The Tourism Industry continues to rebound and the figures for July to September of 2011, show that the total tourism arrivals from all points of entry increased by 3.3%, accounting for 51,600 overnight stays.
In terms of arrivals at the Phillip Goldson International, September was strongest it's been since 2007. And so far for 2011, there has been a 4.6% cumulative increase in airline tourist arrivals.
The news though, is not as encouraging for the cruise sector. Cruise arrivals were down 6% decrease in the third quarter.
There was a 12.3% decrease in cruise arrivals in July, followed by an 11.3% increase in August 2011 and yet another decrease of 16.8% in September, rounding out a 6.0% decrease in cruise arrivals through the third quarter, and a 10.0% cumulative decrease so far for 2011.
The BTB expects that moderate increases in cruise arrivals are expected for the last quarter of 2011.