Thursday, January 21, 2021

Grenada reports stellar tourism performance in 2019

2018 was a record-breaking year for Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique as the three-island destination invited the greater part a million all out guests to its shores. Building on this strong launch, upheld by continued forceful advertising and marketing endeavors to pull in target crowds, Grenada maintained its development energy in 2019 which brought about a preliminary all out guest number of 525,453 as discharged by the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) today.
Stayover guest appearances, which are viewed as the most significant guest as far as on-island spend, represented 162,902, a 1% increase over 2018’s guard development (10%) of 160,970 appearances. With the expansion of American Airlines’ new immediate assistance from Charlotte’s Douglas International Airport and considering that perhaps the biggest inn on island, the Rex Grenadian, has been shut for restoration since May 2019, this is a decent indication of the destination’s development and appeal with intrepid voyagers. As the piece of the overall industry increases, so will Grenada’s lodging portfolio with the expansion of The Royalton Grenada inn, booked to open on March 1, 2020 as the biggest inn on island with 269 rooms.
Shoes Grenada with 257 rooms and Radisson Grenada Beach Hotel with 227 rooms will be the second and third biggest inns on island individually. The destination will likewise be home to the Kimpton Kawana Bay inn which will have 220 rooms with development well in progress on the world acclaimed Grand Anse Beach and 100 rooms will be accessible by December 2020.
Voyage guest appearances represented 337,940 maintaining strong numbers after 2018’s record development (15%) of 342,826. Plans are set up for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) to increase visits from 19 journey brings in 2019 to 29 voyage brings in 2020 with Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International. Jamboree Corporation’s Carnival Fascination voyage transport is planning 12 new calls to Grenada during the time 2021. Grenada continues its stellar development in yachting with preliminary guest appearances as of now at 24,611. With the extension of Camper and Nicholson’s marina of 160 compartments, with an extra 90 finished, the world class office at Port Louis is gearing up for significant development in the segment.
GTA’s Chief Executive Officer, Patricia Maher, expressed that tourism possibilities are astounding for the destination, for 2020 as well as past, with the declaration of a Six Senses Hotel to open in 2022. This upscale 100-room lodging venture is a piece of a two inn advancement plan at La Sagesse in the excellent ward of St. David’s. It will be the initial Six Senses brand lodging in the Caribbean. As of late, the destination was named “Top 12 to watch in 2020” in the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) Travel Trends Report 2020, the main Caribbean destination to be included in the UK worldwide benchmark report since 2018. Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Hon. Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen, noticed the destination’s tourism accomplices and the industry’s partnered individuals are looking forward to critical future development designs all through Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique taking into account all the new advancements in the stayover, voyage and yachting areas.

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