US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association

The Caribbean Tourism Organization Secretary General Hugh Riley presented the State of the Industry Report 2014 at a news conference at the CTO headquarters in Barbados on Feb. 10.

“With a strong year for air travel, a positive performance by the accommodation sector, solid growth in cruise visits, and faster-than-expected rise in stay-over arrivals, the Caribbean Tourism Organization is pleased to report that the state of Caribbean tourism is sound,” said Riley.

“In a clear demonstration of strong demand for travel, and for Caribbean vacations in particular, a record 26.3 million visitors came to enjoy the Caribbean’s un-equaled and diverse experiences in 2014, spending a record 29.2 billion U.S. dollars,” he added.

The full report is available on CTO TV (the CTO’s YouTube Channel.

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