Welcoming guests from around the world, Anguilla had its best winter season in more than 27 years.
Guests flocked to Anguilla in record numbers, basking on the island’s 33 pristine beaches, feasting on culinary experiences and enjoying the warm hospitality for which the island is known for.
Anguilla logged yet another record-breaking month in March, with 11,940 tourist stay-over arrivals. This marks not only the highest March in history, but also the highest monthly total in the history of Anguilla’s tourism industry. The figure represents a 29.16% increase over the same period in 2017, and a 22.55% increase over March 2016, the month that until now held the record for the most tourist arrivals.
April continued the winning streak, as the 9,790 arrivals recorded is the largest number of tourist arrivals for any month of April dating back as far as 1993. The first quarter tourist arrivals, (January to March 2019) at 30,135, was the highest recorded since the Anguilla Tourist Board began tracking arrivals.
“Let us celebrate, but not become complacent,” said Donna Banks, chairperson of the Anguilla Tourist Board. “There is still much work to be done; our goal remains a 20% increase in tourist arrivals over 2016. We appreciate and value the continued support and co-operation of all our stakeholders, and the people of Anguilla, in helping us to achieve these significant milestones for our industry.”