Caribbean stopover arrivals continue to show positive growth.
At the time of writing seven major destinations have published their stopover arrival numbers through the end of May 2022 and compared with the same five months of 2019, five of the seven continue to show strong signs of recovery.
The Dominican Republic saw its 2022 year to date May stopover arrival numbers reach 97.1% of the total for the same five months of 2019, Curacao saw its stopover numbers reach 93.2%, Aruba 89.5% and Antigua and Barbuda 78.9%, all for the same five months.
Barbados saw its stopover count reach 56.2% of its 2019 total with Trinidad and Tobago reaching 42.1% while Cuba lagged behind posting numbers showing it had reached just 24.7% of its 2019 total for the same five months.
Many other destinations have published numbers through the end of the first three months of 2022 and showed a recovery rate of about 50% compared to the same three months of 2019 although Jamaica at 72.1% and Saint Lucia 70.6% did somewhat better than the general average.
Similarly with five leading cruise destinations – The Bahamas, The USVI, Aruba, Curacao, and Barbados – reporting through the end of May 2022 showing that the number of cruise visitors they have received reached 65.1% of the number received in the same five months of 2019. In total 17 cruise destinations have reported their 2022 numbers with the overall average reaching 51% of the 2019 cruise visitor total for the same time period.
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