Canadians Are Flocking to Antigua and Barbuda-report



Canadians are flocking to Antigua and Barbuda, according to recently-released numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

In the first half of 2018, Antigua and Barbuda reported a total of 23,243 tourists from Canada, a number that represented a whopping 81.5 percent increase compared to the same period in 2017.

That growth rate was the highest increase in Canadian visitors of any destination in the Caribbean in the first half of 2018, according to the CTO report.

The report’s data was released during the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry conference at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas this week.

Antigua saw a total of 148,139 tourists in the first half overall, which represented a 7.6 percent increase in stayover visitor arrivals compared to the first half of 2017.

The Caribbean destination which the next-highest growth rate from the Canadian market? Belize, which reported 22,381 visitors from Canada, a 43 percent jump over last year at this time.

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  1. Because they can smoke with a little freedom 15 grams is ok …gaston great initiative for thinking outside of the box ,gaston can we have 6 to 7 threes in stead after you start getting your tea its over and have to wait 5 more months again

  2. I just hope the trend continues and that we can in a short period have more reliance on tourist from Canada than that from USA

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