According to the Bermuda Tourism Authority, Bermuda saw the volume of air arrivals decline by 0.4% in October 2018, falling from 21,538 arrivals in October 2017 to 21,452 arrivals in October 2018. Air arrivals from the USA fell by 2.7%, from 15,696 visitors in October 2017 to 15,271 visitors in October 2018. Cruise arrivals grew by 89.9% however, from 34,988 cruise visitors in October 2017 to 66,429 cruise visitors in October 2018.
Through the first ten months of 2018 Bermuda saw a 5.4% increase in the volume of air arrivals, growing from 235,962 arrivals in the first ten months of 2017 to 248,783 arrivals in the same ten months of 2018. Arrivals from the USA increased by 9.0% in the first ten months of 2018, growing from 174,737 arrivals in 2017 to 190,473 arrivals in the same ten months of 2018. The number of cruise visitors increased by 11.6% in the first ten months of 2018, growing from 410,285 cruise visitors in 2017 to 457,752 cruise visitors in 2018.
Jim Hepple is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aruba and is Managing Director of Tourism Analytics.