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Tourist bookings for winter season remain strong

A study, undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, has revealed that forward bookings for the Caribbean region for the winter season, November 1 to January 31, are currently 1.6 per cent ahead of where they were at the equivalent point last year. Pictured: (from left) Joy Jibrilu, director general of tourism; Dominic Fedee, chairman, Caribbean Tourism Organization and minister of tourism for Saint Lucia; and Olivier Ponti, vice president, Insights ForwardKeys. (MOT Photo/unattributed)

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Ministry of Tourism
Friday, November 8, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019

ForwardKeys logoA study, undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, has revealed that despite the recent ravages of hurricane Dorian and other huge storms in the Caribbean, tourism will continue to grow.

The results of the study were presented at a Caribbean Tourism Organization-organised news conference at the recent World Travel Market.

Forward bookings for the important winter season, 1stNovember to 31stJanuary are currently 1.6% ahead of where they were at the equivalent point last year.


Currently, bookings from the USA, the most important source market are 3.0% behind but bookings from all the other major source markets are ahead, France 9.8%, the UK 0.9%, Canada 8.2%, Argentina 8.1% and the rest of the world collectively 3.2%. The current leader is the Netherlands, 42.1% ahead.

This is an excerpt from Ministry of Tourism as it appeared on November 8, 2019. For updates or to read the current version of this post in its entirety, please click here.

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