CTO releases first quarter tourist figures

1st Jul 2008

The Caribbean Tourism Organization has released its tourist figures for the first quarter, showing wide differences across the region. Cuba experienced double-digit growth compared to the same period last year (up 15.2%), as did Jamaica (up 10.1%). The Cayman Islands registered 9.5% growth for the same period. St. Lucia was third with 9.4% growth while Antigua & Barbuda saw an 8.7% increase.

At the other end of the scale, Guyana showed an almost 26% drop between January and May this year. March and April were especially bad months, with data showing a 50 and 35% drop, respectively. January saw a dip by 13% while a 18.1% drop was registered in May.


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