Visitor Stopover Statistics
During the period 2008 to 2010, Trinidad and Tobago’s tourism sector was severely affected by the global economic crisis, which curbed international visitor arrivals. Between 2010 and 2012 there was a surge in arrivals followed by an annual average decline of 4.8% from 2012 and 2014. However, the current outlook is positive as yearend data for 2015 show an increase of 6.6% to 439,749 visitors when compared with 2014, which was 4.9% below 2013. In 2015, the average number of tourist per month was 36,600, with February 2015 experiencing the greatest number of visitors (48,000) and September being the lowest (29,100).
|International Tourist Arrivals to Trinidad and Tobago 2014 vs 2015 vs 2016|
|Month||2014||2015||y-o-y % Change||2016||y-o-y % Change|
|Data Source: Immigration Division of Trinidad and Tobago via the Ministry of Tourism
Note: data is captured based on arrivals by Nationality and not country of residence and also presented based on visitors main place of stay.
Key facts on stop-over visitors to Trinidad and Tobago
- Average no. of stopover visitors per year: approximately 423,900 (5-year average)
- Average Length of Stay: 14 days (CSO estimate)
- Average Daily Expenditure (ADX) per person: TTD 580.00 (TDC estimate)
- Estimate Direct Foreign Revenue Earnings: approximately TTD3.5 billion per annum (TDC estimate)
- The peak periods for visiting Trinidad and Tobago from these source markets are: Carnival, July, August and Christmas.
- The USA continues to be the destination’s main source market, accounting for 39%, followed by the Caribbean with 19% and Canada with 13%
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