Turks and Caicos Sees Major Increase in Visitor Arrivals
As the tourism sector continues to rebound, the Turks & Caicos is once again breaking visitor arrival records, with some 138,762 air arrivals and 173,151 cruise arrivals in the first quarter of 2022. The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board released the preliminary figures, showing that the destination has seen a major increase in visitor arrivals.
“The tourism industry is poised for a full recovery,” said Mary Lightbourne, acting director of tourism for the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board. “The first quarter of 2022 has been particularly strong, year on year, in context to the destination revitalizing from the decline dealt to the sector by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years.”
“We are indeed buoyed by these figures, in particular the month of March, which is critical to our sector,” said Lightbourne. “The first quarter, especially March, is traditionally excellent for winter vacationers, have seen a robust in visitor arrivals, almost paralleling the corresponding month in 2019, which saw the best pre-COVID arrivals for the sector.”