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Grenada Maintains Growth, Reports 525K Visitors in 2019

Grenada is on a roll. 2018 was a document-breaking year for Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique as the 3-island destination welcomed far more than 50 percent a million total readers to its shores. Building on this good foundation, supported by continued aggressive public relations and internet marketing endeavours to bring in concentrate on audiences, Grenada taken care of its progress momentum in 2019, which resulted in a preliminary total customer amount of 525,453 as introduced by the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) now.

Stayover customer arrivals, which are viewed as the most worthwhile customer in conditions of on-island shell out, accounted for 162,902, a one p.c enhance in excess of 2018’s bumper progress (10 p.c) of a hundred and sixty,970 arrivals. With the addition of American Airways’ new direct support from Charlotte’s Douglas Intercontinental Airport and taking into consideration that just one of the premier inns on island, the Rex Grenadian, has been shut for refurbishment because May well 2019, this is a superior indicator of the destination’s progress and large desire with intrepid vacationers.

As the market place share improves, so will Grenada’s accommodations portfolio with the addition of The Royalton Grenada lodge, scheduled to open on March one, 2020, as the premier lodge on island with 269 rooms. Sandals Grenada with 257 rooms and Radisson Grenada Seaside Resort with 227 rooms will turn out to be the 2nd- and third-premier inns on island, respectively. The destination will also be residence to the Kimpton Kawana Bay lodge, which will have 220 rooms, with building perfectly underway on Grand Anse Seaside

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Cruise customer arrivals accounted for 337,940 arrivals, preserving good figures just after 2018’s document amount of 342,826 (a 15 p.c enhance from the year prior). Strategies are in spot for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to enhance visits from 19 cruise calls in 2019 to 29 cruise calls in 2020 split in between Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean Intercontinental. Carnival Corporation’s Carnival Fascination is preparing 12 new calls to Grenada in the course of the year 2021.

Grenada also continued its spectacular progress in yachting with preliminary customer arrivals at this time at 24,611, with the Camper and Nicholson’s marina at this time less than enlargement.

The GTA’s CEO, Patricia Maher, said that tourism potential customers are exceptional for the destination—not just for 2020 but over and above, with the announcement of a Six Senses Resort to open in 2022. This upscale 100-area lodge venture is part of a two-lodge development system at La Sagesse. It will be the first Six Senses brand name lodge in the Caribbean.

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