For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bahamas reached nearly 90% of pre-pandemic cruise passengers, welcoming more than 1 million cruise passengers in the first three months of 2022.
According to preliminary data from the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) released by Tourism Analytics, a consulting firm led by former MOT executive James Hepple, approximately 1,003,441 cruise passengers visited during the first three months of 2022. This is 68% of the 1,474,573 cruises. We accepted visitors in the first three months of 2019.
“Of the 1,003,441 cruise visitors, 420,378 (41.9%) called Nassau as their first port of entry, and 544,186 (54.2%) cruise visitors were their first port of entry to the family island port. Called and 38,877 (3.9%) cruise visitors were the first entry points in Grand Bahama, “Tourism Analytics said.
“According to MOT, the Bahamas received 464,690 cruise visitors at its first port of entry in March 2022, which is 53.5 percent more than the 302,787 cruise visitors received in February 2022. increase.
“Of the 464,690 cruise visitors, 190,131 (40.9%) called Nassau as their first port of entry, and 252,348 (54.3%) cruise visitors were their first port of entry to the family island port. Called 22,211 (4.8%) cruise visitors as their first entry point in Grand Bahama. 464,690 cruise visitors received in March 2022 received 530,038 in March 2019. It was 87.7% of cruise visitors. “
Last week, the Central Bank of the Bahamas revealed that the total number of tourists in the first quarter of 2022 was about 75% of the 2019 record. This was a historic year for the Bahamas, with more than 7 million visitors passing through the Bahamas harbor.
According to official data from the Ministry of Tourism, the total number of arrivals in January and February was 723,522, while the number of arrivals in the same period in 2021 was 53,129.
Airplane arrivals reached 173,712 passengers and sea arrivals increased to 549,810 visitors.
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