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‘Good’ tourist numbers despite recession

Carlos Atwell

‘Good’ tourist numbers despite recession

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Barbados tourist arrivals from January to October this year exceeded those for the same period last year.
Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy, speaking last night during the launch of Tourism Week 2011 at George Washington House, St Michael, said there had also been increases in stay-over visitors, cruise passengers and CARICOM arrivals.
“Despite the global recession, Barbados’ tourism industry is holding its own. Stay-over visitor arrivals for the period January to October 2011 were 465 275. This represented an increase of 7.2 per cent over the previous year,” he said.
Sealy also said cruise passenger arrivals for the same period increased by 3 483 this year for a total of 463 663 arrivals while visitors from Trinidad and Tobago showed an increase of 31.2 per cent for a total of 3 773 arrivals.
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.

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