Turks and Caicos welcomed more than 1.5M arrivals in 2023

The Turks and Caicos Islands continue to demonstrate it is a preferred luxury lifestyle destination for 2023, welcoming more than 1.5 million air arrivals and cruise visitors.

Air arrivals increased in 2023 to 662,707 visitors, representing a 21.62% increase over 2019. The air arrivals in 2023 surpassed 2022 air arrivals by 6.56 per cent and exceeded 2021 air arrivals by an impressive 52.38 per cent.

Cruise tourism registered growth in 2023, with 924,250 guests arriving at the Grand Turk Cruise Centre, representing a 25.84 per cent increase over 2022. While cruise visitors for 2023 are below 2019 cruise visitor arrivals by 16.85 per cent, minister of tourism, the honourable Josephine Connolly expressed optimism for ongoing momentum in cruise tourism visitors for 2024.

“Our primary objective is to increase visitation from the affluent, luxury lifestyle, multi-generational market to increase spend throughout all our islands and enhance the lives of our citizens across the entire archipelago,” Connolly said.

About Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos Islands’ offers many sights and experiences beyond Providenciales.

Diving off the third largest barrier reef in Grand Turk, exploring scenic secluded white sand beaches such as Bambarra Beach in Middle Caicos, seeing picturesque natural formations such as the Indian Caves in North Caicos and embarking on exciting marine activities in South Caicos are just a handful of examples.

Virtuoso Preferred

In October 2023, the Turks and Caicos Islands achieved “Virtuoso Preferred” Destination Status. Virtuoso is an exclusive portfolio of luxury travel partners, comprising over 2,000 preferred suppliers in 100 countries.

The Turks and Caicos Islands currently have eight properties that have met the requirements to become Virtuoso accredited, including:

  • Amanyara
  • Beach Enclave
  • COMO Parrot Cay
  • Grace Bay Club
  • The Palms Turks and Caicos
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos
  • The Shore Club
  • Wymara Resort + Villas

As Experience Turks and Caicos looks to 2024 and beyond, we are focused on providing travellers with extraordinary experiences.

For more information on Turks and Caicos, visit www.turksandcaicostourism.com.