GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman --- Total visitor arrivals in the Cayman
Islands in April rose 21.9% over the same month a year ago,
according to McKeeva Bush, minister of tourism.
By market segment, arrivals from the U.S. were up almost 25% in
April; Europe increased 1%; and Canada 20%.
Bush said that arrivals from the U.S. southwest increased 42.5%,
"reflecting the first April we have had additional Continental
flights from Houston."
Cruise arrivals jumped 7% compared with April 2003.
In the first quarter, air arrivals to the destination increased
80% compared with the first three months of 2003.
"Actual April numbers show that the Cayman Islands has, for the
first time, hit pre-9/11 actual visitor arrivals," Bush said.
To contact reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].