MIAMI -- The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
reported a 1.5% increase in overnight visitors during the first two
months of the year, with the number reaching over 1.8 million
The European market, with almost 300,000 visitors for the
period, registered a 4.5% increase.
The Latin American market registered a 3.2% increase, and the
However, the domestic market, where El Nino caused unusually
mild weather in the Northeast, registered only a slight increase of
less than 1%.
Canada, which also experienced relatively mild weather, showed a
By contrast, Midwest arrivals remained steady with last
Also, arrivals from the South grew by 1.7%.