Caribbean Tourism Annual Statistics Available Online

17th Jun 2003

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced that its yearly publication, Annual Tourism Statistics Reports is now available for purchase and download online at
, CTOå‘s intranet site.

Persons can now order the Caribbean Tourism Statistical Report 2001-2002 directly from the site at any time, day or night, using a credit card.

“This is the next step in a series of technological developments that we are undertaking and it makes the report available to buyers from across the globe,” said Arley Sobers, director of research and information management at the Barbados-headquartered regional tourism organization.

“Since we built the site we have been exploring various ways to facilitate access to information by our members and the general public and this is a logical step in its development,” stated Mr. Sobers, adding that CTO intended to make other documents and reports available for purchase online as it continues to expand the functions of

The Caribbean Tourism Statistical Report 2001-2002 is a comprehensive source of key tourism statistics on 34 Caribbean countries, with analysis of individual state’s performance for the period.  The in-depth statistical data will allow for better market research while also allowing for market trends to be more efficiently tracked and traced in the various member countries.


“This type of information will be particularly useful to financial institutions, hotels, universities, the media and anyone who is searching for valuable and useful statistical data on the Caribbean,” said Sobers. “Each country will be able to use this information to further develop its infrastructure, attract new business, tourist and other revenue streams. The potential is limitless.”

The report includes data on tourists and cruise passengers, the supply and use of accommodation by visitors and a wide range of visitor-related variables. It also provides a variety of general economic and socio-economic indicators for a number of Caribbean countries.

The CTO intranet site, attracts approximately four thousand, five hundred visitors a month.




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