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The Dominican Republic, Cuba and Jamaica topped the leader board as Canadians' preferred Caribbean vacation destinations for 2016. Canada, normally a robust market for the Caribbean tourism region, recorded a decrease in visits last year for the first time since 1994, which was only the second decline since 1982. The 3.3 million arrivals from Canada in 2016 represented a 3.4-per-cent drop over 2015.

Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean

By main market, in thousands, 2016

Total

29,341.3

U.S.

14,630.9

Canada

3,306.6

 

5,634.6

Europe

1,712.1

Caribbean

S. America

1,808.1

2,249.0

 

Other

Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean

From Canada, 2016

3,001

Anguilla

Antigua & Barbuda

21,196

Aruba

42,059

Bahamas

100,614

Barbados

56,191

Belize

21,866

Bermuda

22,065

Cayman Isl.

23,274

Cuba

527,757

Curacao

17,858

Dominica

2,722

Dominican Rep.

768,486

Grenada

10,723

Guyana

17,628

Haiti

11,074

Jamaica

372,137

Montserrat

307

Puerto Rico

14,388

Saint Lucia

37,772

St. Kitts & Nevis

2,142

St. Vincent

5,782

Suriname

510

Trinidad & Tobago

49,981

Turks & Caicos Isl.

44,974

UNITED STATES

0

500

KM

Canadians accounted for 11.3

per cent of all 2016 arrivals in

the Caribbean region.

Americans provided about half.

Gulf of Mexico

Bahamas: 100,614

Turks & Caicos Islands: 44,974

Atlantic Ocean

Cuba: 527,757

Dominican Rep.: 768,486

Anguilla: 3,001

Antigua &

Barbuda: 21,196

Belize: 21,866

Cayman Islands: 23,274

Haiti: 11,074

Montserrat:307

P. Rico: 14,388

Jamaica: 372,137

St. Kitts &

Nevis: 2,142

Dominica: 2,722

HONDURAS

Aruba: 42,059

Saint Lucia: 37,772

Caribbean Sea

COSTA

RICA

Barb.: 56,191

St. Vincent: 5,782

Curacao:

17,858

Grenada: 10,723

Trinidad &

Tobago: 49,981

Pacific Ocean

PANAMA

VENEZUELA

Guyana: 17,628

Canadian tourist

arrivals to the

Caribbean, 2016

Over all, tourists, including cruise

ship passengers, spent $35.5-billion

(U.S.) in the Caribbean last year,

a 3.5-per-cent increase from 2015

Suriname: 510

Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean

By main market, in thousands, 2016

Total

29,341.3

U.S.

14,630.9

Canada

3,306.6

 

5,634.6

Europe

1,712.1

Caribbean

S. America

1,808.1

2,249.0

 

Other

Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean

From Canada, 2016

3,001

Anguilla

Antigua & Barbuda

21,196

Aruba

42,059

Bahamas

100,614

Barbados

56,191

Belize

21,866

Bermuda

22,065

Cayman Isl.

23,274

Cuba

527,757

Curacao

17,858

Dominica

2,722

Dominican Rep.

768,486

Grenada

10,723

Guyana

17,628

Haiti

11,074

Jamaica

372,137

Montserrat

307

Puerto Rico

14,388

Saint Lucia

37,772

St. Kitts & Nevis

2,142

St. Vincent

5,782

Suriname

510

Trinidad & Tobago

49,981

Turks & Caicos Isl.

44,974

Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean

By main market, in thousands, 2016

UNITED STATES

Total

29,341.3

Canadians accounted for 11.3

per cent of all 2016 arrivals in

the Caribbean region.

Americans provided about half.

U.S.

14,630.9

Canada

3,306.6

 

5,634.6

Europe

Gulf of Mexico

1,712.1

Caribbean

Bahamas: 100,614

S. America

1,808.1

Turks & Caicos Islands: 44,974

Cuba: 527,757

2,249.0

 

Other

Dominican Rep.: 768,486

Anguilla: 3,001

Belize: 21,866

Antigua &

Barbuda: 21,196

Cayman Islands: 23,274

Haiti: 11,074

Montserrat:307

Puerto Rico: 14,388

Jamaica: 372,137

St. Kitts &

Nevis: 2,142

Dominica: 2,722

HONDURAS

Aruba: 42,059

Caribbean Sea

Saint Lucia: 37,772

COSTA

RICA

Barbados: 56,191

St. Vincent: 5,782

Curacao:

17,858

Grenada: 10,723

Trinidad &

Tobago: 49,981

Pacific Ocean

PANAMA

VENEZUELA

Guyana: 17,628

Canadian tourist

arrivals to the

Caribbean, 2016

Over all, tourists, including cruise

ship passengers, spent $35.5-billion

(U.S.) in the Caribbean last year,

a 3.5-per-cent increase from 2015

Suriname: 510

0

500

KM

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