May 2014

Public Tourism Arrivals Report (through May 2014)
 
For Month May Quarter 2 % Total Air Arrivals YTD
2013 2014 % Diff. 2013 2014 % Diff. 2013 2014 # Diff.
USA 21,782 24,071 10.51% 44,509 50,895 14.35% 78.53% 76.46% 8,805
Northeast 6,950 8,063 16.01% 16,420 19,651 19.68% 29.36% 28.22% 2,660
Midwest 3,660 3,918 7.05% 8,029 9,522 18.60% 20.31% 20.14% 2,917
Southeast 4,575 4,777 4.42% 8,390 8,771 4.54% 12.30% 11.61% 744
Southwest 4,921 5,418 10.10% 8,160 8,973 9.96% 11.62% 11.66% 1,916
West Coast 1,676 1,895 13.07% 3,510 3,978 13.33% 4.94% 4.82% 568

Europe 1,917 2,914 52.01% 4,297 6,502 51.31% 7.42% 8.77% 3,555
UK & Ireland 1,071 1,219 13.82% 2,435 2,863 17.58% 4.13% 3.96% 352
Continental Europe 846 1,695 100.35% 1,862 3,639 95.44% 3.29% 4.81% 3,203

Canada 1,408 1,525 8.31% 3,626 3,839 5.87% 8.04% 8.04% 1,273

DOT Subtotal 25,107 28,510 13.55% 52,432 61,236 16.79% 93.99% 93.26% 13,633

Other 2,196 2,614 19.03% 4,061 5,752 41.64% 6.01% 6.74% 2,239

Total Air 27,303 31,124 13.99% 56,493 66,988 18.58% 100.00% 100.00% 15,872
 
Total Cruise 76,264 97,317 27.61% 199,686 231,963 16.16%  
 
SUMMARY TABLE   YTD - May(2013) YTD - May(2014) %Total Air Arrivals YTD
YTD Totals   160,522 176,394 9.89%
 
Notes:
 
Month: May     Year: 2014
 
The CONTINENTAL EUROPE break includes visitor arrivals from all other countries outside of the UK & Ireland as follows:
 
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican City
 
USA state breakdowns by region are as follows:
Northeast: CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV
Midwest: IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, OH, SD, WI, WY
Southeast: AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN
Southwest: AK, AR, AZ, CO, HI, KS, LA, NE, NM, OK, TX, UT
West Coast: CA, ID, NV, OR, WA
 

(1) Every traveler recorded as a visitor by the Cayman Islands Immigration Department has been counted as a Tourist Arrival in this report.

(2) All users of this data should be aware of the following:
(a) Pursuant to the Cayman Islands Immigration Law (2013 Revision), a Tourist Visitor is defined as a person arriving in the Islands for a visit of not more than six months duration otherwise than for a professional, financial trade or business purpose or for the purpose of seeking or engaging in employment.

(b) A Transit Passenger as per the Cayman Islands Immigration Law (2013 Revision) is defined as a passenger who has arrived in the Islands for a period of not more than twenty-four hours, is in possession of the required travel documents and is on his way to a destination other than the country from which he arrived.

(c) In cases where persons travel to the Cayman Islands for business and do not require any special immigration authority other than permission given to land, these persons are considered visitors and not in-transit regardless if they remain in these islands for 24 hours or less, as a result of the Cayman Islands being recorded as their intended destination and not a transit point to another foreign country.

(d) It is by way of lawful discretion of the Immigration Officer to make the determination of the category of visitation a traveler is landed in the Cayman Islands.

(3) Due to potential errors in the collection and recording of this data, there may be minor reporting errors within these summary statistics.