Anguilla On Track To Achieve 20% Arrival Growth – Canada Up 235%
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
The Anguilla Tourist Board is well on its way to achieve its goal of a 20% increase in stayover arrivals for the fiscal year 2019.
According to the latest numbers released by the Department of Statistics, Anguilla recorded a record breaking 55,916 stayover arrivals from January through June 2019. This reflected an increase of 26.03% over the same period in 2016 (44,368), and 16.75% over the 47,894 arrivals recorded in the corresponding period in 2017, the previous all-time high.
From Jan-May 2019, tourist arrivals to Anguilla from Canada totalled 2,544. Compared to the same period last year, this represents a massive 235% increase in traffic.
“We are delighted to see the results of the intense work we have put into the marketing and promotion of Anguilla,” said the Hon. Cardigan Connor, Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism Sports Youth & Culture.
“We are grateful for the combined efforts of both our public and private sector partners, in producing the desired results. With events such as our recent Summer Festival, and the upcoming Anguilla Cup, we are confident that we will continue to attract and grow the number of visitors to our wonderful island,” he concluded.
The Anguilla Tourist Board has a full schedule of trade and consumer related activities in market, and a series of on island trade and media familiarization trips from all source markets planned for fall.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.