Caribbean Travel Update

Stunning new hotels. Ramped up cruise visits. The return of Carnival. Dive into the latest travel news out of The Caribbean.

Antigua & Barbuda is more than just a winter getaway! The Caribbean nation saw increased demand for summer travel in 2021, with July and August figures coming in even higher than 2019 levels.

Overall, Antigua & Barbuda welcomed a total of 169,469 air travellers in 2021, marking a 35% increase over 2020. While those figures still represent a 45% decrease on 2019 numbers, Charmaine Spencer, sales and marketing consultant for the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority, noted that 2019 “was quite a banner year so we’re quite happy.”

Meanwhile, sea arrivals for 2021 totalled 83,373 passengers across 102 cruise visits with 80,588 passengers and 2,758 arrivals via yachts. A fifth cruise berth and boardwalk, which can accommodate Oasis-class ships — the largest in the world — is now open. So far 202 cruise calls are booked for 2022.

For the full story, check out this week’s issue of TRAVEL COURIER.