September 2013

Public Tourism Arrivals Report (through September 2013)
 
For Month September Quarter 3 % Total Air Arrivals YTD
2012 2013 % Diff. 2012 2013 % Diff. 2012 2013 # Diff.
USA 7,959 7,105 -10.7% 51,178 52,268 2.1% 80.1% 78.4% 8,263
Northeast 2,042 1,978 -3.1% 15,498 17,389 12.2% 26.8% 27.5% 6,093
Midwest 1,388 1,158 -16.6% 7,996 7,385 -7.6% 18.0% 17.1% 438
Southeast 2,138 1,956 -8.5% 10,755 10,125 -5.9% 14.4% 13.4% -336
Southwest 1,703 1,344 -21.1% 13,041 13,353 2.4% 15.4% 15.1% 1,576
West Coast 689 669 -2.9% 3,887 4,015 3.3% 5.4% 5.3% 492

Europe 963 1,271 32.0% 4,103 6,011 46.5% 6.3% 7.5% 4,238
UK & Ireland 620 582 -6.1% 2,399 2,611 8.8% 3.9% 3.9% 480
Continental Europe 343 689 100.9% 1704 3,400 99.5% 2.4% 3.7% 3,758

Canada 688 662 -3.8% 2,573 2,725 5.9% 6.9% 6.4% -278

DOT Subtotal 9,610 9,038 -6.0% 57,854 61,004 5.4% 93.3% 92.3% 12,223

Other 1,068 1,715 60.6% 6,675 8,173 22.4% 6.7% 7.7% 3,728

Total Air 10,678 10,753 0.7% 64,529 69,177 7.2%  
 
Total Cruise 77,909 58,976 -24.3% 256,299 193,421 -24.5%  
 
Notes:
 
Month: September    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.