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Caribbean Tourism Inching Back to 2008 Numbers

26/01/2011 13:17

The Caribbean is attracting tourists in numbers not seen since the start of the global economic crisis, with several islands boasting new records, government officials said Friday. More than 23 million tourists visited the region in 2010, a nearly 5 percent increase from the 22.1 million that visited the previous year, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

The tiny eastern Caribbean islands of Anguilla and St Lucia drew hordes of tourists from Canada and the US and posted double-digit increases. St Eustatius, a speck of an island that was previously part of the Netherlands Antilles, got a big boost from European visitors.



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