Although the Cayman Islands' total tourism
arrivals and cruise visitor calls for 2007 still are being tallied,
November figures (latest to date) reveal a 13.2% jump in stayovers
compared to November 2006 but a 14.4% dip in cruise visitors over
the same time period.
visitors totaled 25,227, making it the highest November count since
prior to 2001.
arrivals not only rose every month from May through November, but
also surpassed the same month in 2007, it is unlikely that the goal
of 300,000 air arrivals in 2007 set by the Dept. of Tourism will be
the year-to-date figure stood at 261,248.
passenger arrivals did not fare as well. Figures fell for six
consecutive months below the corresponding month in
cruise passenger totals numbering 1.5 million through November,
cruise arrivals are expected to top 1.7 million passengers for the
year, more than any year prior to 2003.
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