May 30. As the tourism sector continues to rebound, the Turks & Caicos is once again breaking visitor arrival records, with some 138,762 air arrivals and 173,151 cruise arrivals in the first quarter of 2022. The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board released the preliminary figures, showing that the destination has seen a major increase in visitor arrivals.
“The tourism industry is poised for a full recovery,” said Mary Lightbourne, acting director of tourism for the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board. “The first quarter of 2022 has been particularly strong, year on year, in context to the destination revitalizing from the decline dealt to the sector by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years.”
According to the figures, as a close approximation in measuring the destination’s tourist arrivals at the beginning of 2022, Turks & Caicos saw an average increase of approximately 33 percent in stopover arrivals through Providenciales International Airport and FBOs, growing from the 34,057 stopover arrivals in January 2022 to 44,596 stopover arrivals in February 2022, and 60,109 in March 2022.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted its risk advisory for cruise ship travel in March 2022, indicating that the public health measures in place on cruise ships are effective, which will hopefully influence more cruise passengers.
Source: Insider Travel Report