THE VALLEY, Anguilla, Thursday May 16, 2019 – Anguilla has recorded its best winter season in over 27 years.
The island logged yet another record-breaking month in March, with 11,940 tourist stayover 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 per cent increase over the same period in 2017, and a 22.55 per cent % increase over March 2016, the month that until now held the record for the most tourist arrivals.
April continued this 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.
During the first four months of the year, just under 40,000 guests spent one or more nights on Anguilla. The island has to date attracted almost 50 per cent of the total tourist arrivals for 2016, the island’s best year to date for tourist 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 per cent increase in tourist arrivals over 2016. We appreciate and value the continued support and cooperation of all our stakeholders, and the people of Anguilla, in helping us to achieve these significant milestones for our industry.”