LONDON -- The World Travel and Tourism Council is weighing in with
its recovery predictions.
The WTTC says the Caribbean will experience a period of high
growth in 2003, following this year's period of stabilization and
The council predicts a worldwide rebound next year, with the
Caribbean region leading the pack with a 7.1% increase in tourism
Its research also is forecasting that the Cayman Islands'
tourism economy will grow by 6.2% -- the fastest in the region --
during the next 10 years.
Worldwide, Turkey will lead with a travel and tourism industry
growth rate of 10.2%, the council believes.