May 2015

Public Tourism Arrivals Report (thru May 2015)
 

For Month May
Quarter 2
% Total Air Arrivals YTD

2014 2015 # Diff. % Diff. 2014 2015 % Diff. 2014 2015
USA 24,071
23,032 -1,039 -4.32% 50,895
50,919
0.05%
76.46%
77.29%
Northeast 8063 7195 -868 -10.77%
19651
19349
-1.54%
28.22%
30.05%
Midwest 3918 3654 -264 -6.74%
9522
9277
-2.57%
20.14%
19.47%
Southeast 4777
4702 -75 -1.57%
8771
8929
1.80%
11.61%
11.38%
Southwest 5418
5920 502 9.27%
8973
9660
7.66%
11.66%
11.96%
West Coast 1895
1561 -334 -17.63%
3978
3704
-6.89%
4.82%
4.43%

Europe 2,914
2,335
-579
-19.87%
6,502
5,415
-16.72%
8.77%
8.29%
UK & Ireland 1219
1192
-27
-2.21%
2863
2669
-6.78%
3.96%
3.82%
Continental Europe 1695
1143
-552
-32.57%
3,639
2,746
-24.54%
4.81%
4.47%

Canada 1,525
1,495
-30
-1.97%
3,839
4,128
7.53%
8.04%
7.88%

DOT Subtotal 28,510
26,862
-1,648
-5.78%
61,236
60,462
-1.26%
93.26%
93.46%

Other 2,614
2,403
-211
-8.07%
5,752
4,820
-16.20%
6.74%
6.54%

Total Air 31,124
29,265
-1,859
-5.97%
66,988
65,282
-2.55%
100.00%
100.00%
 
Total Cruise 97,317 95,072 -2,245 -2.31%
231,963
270,297
16.53%  
 
SUMMARY TABLE   YTD - May(2014) YTD - May(2015) %Total Air Arrivals YTD
YTD Totals   176,394
180,922 2.57%
 
Notes:
 
Month: May    Year: 2015
 
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.