September 2015

Public Tourism Arrivals Report (thru September 2015)
 

For Month September
Quarter 3
% Total Air Arrivals YTD

2014 2015 # Diff. % Diff. 2014 2015 % Diff. 2014 2015
USA 8,364
10,169
1,805 21.58% 61,384
60,002
-2.25%
76.42%
76.65%
Northeast 2,578 3,094 516 20.02%
23,054 21,102 -8.47%
27.55%
27.78%
Midwest 1,235 1,366
131 10.61%
7,609 7,266 -4.51%
16.17%
15.73%
Southeast 2,437 2,918 481 19.74%
11,606 12,288 5.88%
12.69%
12.88%
Southwest 1,517 2,110 593 39.09%
14,743 15,513 5.22%
14.88%
15.54%
West Coast 597 681 84 14.07%
4,372 3,833 -12.33%
5.12%
4.71%

Europe 1,887 1,803
-84
-4.45%
8,569
7,722
-9.88%
9.05%
8.45%
UK & Ireland 620 799 179
28.87%
2,922 3,562 21.90%
3.65%
3.88%
Continental Europe 1,267
1,004
-263
-20.76%
5,647
4,160
-26.33%
5.40%
4.57%

Canada 658 648 -10
-1.52%
2,890
2,762
-4.43%
6.13%
6.02%

DOT Subtotal 10,909
12,620
1,711
15.68%
72,843
70,486
-3.24%
91.59%
91.12%

Other 2,495
2,585
90 3.61%
10,318
11,488
11.34%
8.41%
8.88%

Total Air 13,404
15,205
1,801
13.44%
83,161
81,974
-1.43%
100.00%
100.00%
 
Total Cruise 87,536 86,833 -703 -0.80%
313,598
302,116
-3.66%  
 
SUMMARY TABLE   YTD - September(2014) YTD - September
(2015)
%Total Air Arrivals YTD
YTD Totals   293,652
295,469 0.62%
 
Notes:
 
Month: September    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.