Antigua and Barbuda celebrate record arrival numbers

Tourism arrivals to Antigua and Barbua for July 2022 have topped the July 2019 pre-pandemic record.

Antigua and Barbuda celebrate record arrival numbers

Tourism arrivals to Antigua and Barbua for July 2022 have topped the July 2019 pre-pandemic record.

British arrivals to the Caribbean sister islands increased by 5% in July for the month over 2019, resulting in a record breaking summer for Antigua and Barbuda.

Antigua and Barbuda welcomed 24,673 visitors to the destination in July, an increase over 2021’s 23,405 and the 2019 record of 23,031.

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority is attributing the growth to increased airlift, easy travel protocols, the enthusiasm amongst consumers to return to travel, and their eagerness to once again participate in Antigua’s summer carnival.

The Honourable Charles Fernandez, Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism, sai: “For a second year, we are experiencing a healthy summer season as consumer travel confidence grows and travellers make the decision to take that long-awaited vacation or previously delayed trip.”

Colin C. James, CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, said: “Antigua and Barbuda is presently listed amongst the top ten Caribbean destinations leading the Caribbean tourism recovery efforts.

“With good month-on-month growth and our overall tourism arrivals for the year to date only 16% less than the 2019 figures, Antigua and Barbuda’s tourism rebound prospects are looking positive, particularly when we consider global tourism forecasts.

“For the fall, our teams will continue to focus on closing the gap and achieving full recovery”, James said.

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