Earlier today [Aug 24] the Minister of Business Development and Tourism Wayne Furbert provided an update on the latest tourism figures, which show that total visitor arrivals to Bermuda in the second quarter of 2012 declined by 1.4%.
The report said: “Total visitor arrivals to Bermuda in the second quarter of 2012 declined marginally during the period by a little over 1%. This decline is a direct result of the decrease in air visitors to the island during this period with cruise visitation remaining constant and yacht arrivals soaring. The quarter ended with a total of 240,538 visitors to the island, down from 243,858 visitors in the second quarter of 2011.
“Persons choosing to travel to the island by air declined in the second quarter by 6.6% with 75,186 visitors flying to Bermuda during this time. The decrease is mostly a result in the decline in convention business which saw a dip of almost 62%, as large incentive groups received in 2011 were not recouped in 2012.
“Business travelers and visitors to the island for the purpose of visiting friends and family also declined by 12% and 13% respectively. On the other hand visitors to the island for unidentified or other reasons increased by 22% and leisure vacation travelers remained constant.”
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