September 2014

Public Tourism Arrivals Report (through September 2014)
 
For Month September Quarter 3 % Total Air Arrivals YTD
2013 2014 % Diff. 2013 2014 % Diff. 2013 2014 # Diff.
USA 7,105 8,364 17.72% 52,266
61,384
17.45% 78.39% 76.42% 19,365
Northeast 1,978 2,578 30.33% 17,389
23,054
32.58%
27.52% 27.55% 8,914
Midwest 1,158 1,235 6.65% 7,385
7,609
3.03%
17.06% 16.17% 2,872
Southeast 1,956 2,437 24.59% 10,124
11,606
14.64%
13.43% 12.69% 2,126
Southwest 1,344 1,517 12.87% 13,353
14,743
10.41%
15.07% 14.88% 4,282
West Coast 669 597 -10.76% 4,015
4,372
8.89%
5.30% 5.12% 1,171

Europe 1,271 1,887 48.47% 6,011
8,569
42.56%
7.50% 9.05% 6,930
UK & Ireland 582 620 6.53% 2,611
2,922
11.91%
3.86% 3.65% 618
Continental Europe 689 1,267 83.89% 3,400
5,647
66.09%
3.65% 5.40% 6,312

Canada 662 658 -0.60% 2,725
2,890
6.06%
6.37%
6.13% 1,326

DOT Subtotal 9,038 10,909 20.70% 61,002 72,843
19.41%
92.26%
91.59% 27,621

Other 1,715 2,495 45.48% 8,173
10,318
26.24%
7.74%
8.41% 4,445

Total Air 10,753 13,404 24.65% 69,175
83,161
20.22% 100.00% 100.00% 32,066
 
Total Cruise 58,976 87,536 48.43%
193,421
313,598
62.13%  
 
SUMMARY TABLE   YTD - Sept (2013) YTD - Sept (2014) %Total Air Arrivals YTD
YTD Totals   261,586 293,652 12.26%
 
Notes:
 
Month: September    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.