Turks and Caicos Sees Increase in Arrivals

Turks and Caicos is recognised as one of the most luxurious of all of the Caribbean islands and as a reflection of this the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) has released occupancy rate figures indicating a 19% increase in occupancy rates from January to March 2005, compared to the first quarter of 2004.

The growth in occupancy is being welcomed by Chief Executive of the TCHTA Caesar Campbell who has stated that the comparative occupancy rates have continued to rise in April and May according to statistics collected from Association members.

He commented:

“It is clear that the progress being made in terms of air service enhancement, product development and our cooperative and collaborative marketing efforts is helping the tourism industry to attract increasing number of visitors to the destination.”

TCHTA Chairman and Managing Director of Coral Garden Resorts, Andre Niederhauser commented;

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“We are delighted to have seen such an upturn in figures from TCHTA members. At Coral Gardens, we have made significant additions to the service including special spa, romantic and culinary packages that capture the imagination of current and new guests. Similar initiatives to add value to guest experiences are happening in most of our member hotels.  Our efforts are bearing fruit and we look forward to the upward trend continuing throughout the summer and in the Fall.”

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