Caribbean destinations fall 60%-70%

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Throughout the Caribbean most destinations have seen a 60% – 70% decline in tourist arrivals so far this year.
Looking at the arrival figures for eight key destinations in the Caribbean it would appear that almost all countries have seen their stopover arrivals fall by between 60% – 70% compared with the same months of 2019. The United States Virgin Islands has seen the smallest decline (air arrivals down by 40.1% for the first nine months of 2020) while Antigua and Barbuda has seen a 55.4% decline in stopovers compared with the same ten months of 2019. Through the first ten months of 2020 Aruba has experienced a 68.1% decline in stopover arrivals compared with the same ten months of 2019. Most destinations chose to re-open to international traffic in July 2020. Looking at the same eight destinations for the period July through October most destinations have seen their volume of stopover arrivals fall between 20% and 30% of the arrival volumes for the same months of 2019. Only the USVI has performed at a higher than average level. Aruba has seen its arrivals for the four months of July through October total 19.0% of the total for the same four months of 2019. Source: