Barbados has welcomed more than 720 000 visitors so far this year, with 58 270 arriving for July alone.
President of the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA), David Rice, at a Press conference reviewing the Rihanna Loud Concert yesterday, said the July numbers showed a 13 per cent increase over last year’s arrivals or the equivalent of 6 726 more visitors to the country for the period.
Rice also revealed to the DAILY NATION that the country had recorded 2 466 more visitors in the final week of July, which showed a 17.8 per cent increase over the corresponding period last year.
Between July 25 and 31, 16 351 visitors came to Barbados. Of those 4 922 came from Britain, 4 740 from the United States, another 2 288 from CARICOM countries and 1 872 from Trinidad and Tobago. (CT)
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