November 2013

Public Tourism Arrivals Report (through November 2013)
 
For Month November Quarter 4 % Total Air Arrivals YTD
2012 2013 % Diff. 2012 2013 % Diff. 2012 2013 # Diff.
USA 19,811 21,237 7.2% 30,436 32,286 6.1% 79.4% 77.5% 10,113
Northeast 6,589 7,264 10.2% 9,991 10,540 5.5% 26.5% 27.0% 6,663
Midwest 4,699 4,828 2.7% 6,682 7,165 7.2% 17.8% 16.9% 903
Southeast 3,970 4,085 2.9% 6,440 6,866 6.6% 14.6% 13.7% 63
Southwest 3,100 3,667 18.3% 4,996 5,603 12.1% 15.0% 14.7% 2,196
West Coast 1,453 1,393 -4.1% 2,326 2,112 -9.2% 5.5% 5.2% 287

Europe 1,868 2,760 47.8% 3,350 4,753 41.9% 6.5% 8.0% 5,641
UK & Ireland 1,175 1,392 18.5% 2,146 2,361 10.0% 4.1% 4.1% 695
Continental Europe 693 1,368 97.4% 1,204 2,392 98.7% 2.4% 3.8% 4,946

Canada 2,525 2,359 -6.6% 3,692 3,484 -5.6% 7.2% 6.6% -486

DOT Subtotal 24,204 26,356 8.9% 37,478 40,523 8.1% 93.1% 92.0% 15,268

Other 1,693 2,234 32.0% 3,127 4,109 31.4% 6.9% 8.0% 4,710

Total Air 25,897 28,590 10.4% 40,605 44,632 9.9%  
 
Total Cruise 132,465 118,360 -10.6% 209,960 202,889 -3.4%  
 
Notes:
 
Month: November     Year: 2013
 
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.