In 2013 the Cayman Islands recorded a total of 345,387 visitor air arrivals, the best stay-over visitor arrival figure recorded in over 10 years. Every market plays its part, however visitor air arrivals from the UK and Ireland from January to June 2014 already show a 4.1% per cent like-for-like increase on last year’s record breaking figures; giving an early indication of a second year of growth.
UK and Irish holiday makers have made Cayman their destination of choice as the islands, which are easily accessible with direct British Airways flights from London, combine a thriving heritage and culture with world-class facilities and unparalleled natural beauty. Cayman’s cosmopolitan and vibrant spirit offers a plethora of activities for all to enjoy and visitors can freely explore the islands and all that they have to offer.
Don McDougall, Regional Manager, Europe of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, commented “We are delighted that the success of 2013 looks set to repeat itself. It is still early days but the indicators are there and we’re optimistic that the growth of visitor figures will continue through 2014 and beyond.”
“For the UK and Irish markets the Cayman Islands are considered a luxury, long-haul destination. By marketing the islands as the archetypal Caribbean destination for the discerning and adventurous traveller, we’ve successfully encouraged a wide range of visitors to make the trip and enjoy our world-class diving, incredible scenery, internationally renowned resorts and spectacular culinary offering.”