According to the Bermuda Tourism Authority, Bermuda saw the volume of total air arrivals decline by 4.7% in November 2018, falling from 19,139 arrivals in November 2017 to 18,241 arrivals in November 2018. Air arrivals from the USA grew by 1.9%, from 13,202 visitors in November 2017 to 13,459 visitors in November 2018. Cruise arrivals grew by 186.1% however, from 6,946 cruise visitors in November 2017 to 18,620 cruise visitors in November 2018.
Through the first eleven months of 2018 Bermuda saw a 4.7% increase in the volume of total air arrivals, growing from 255,101 arrivals in the first eleven months of 2017 to 267,024 arrivals in the same eleven months of 2018. Arrivals from the USA increased by 8.5% in the first eleven months of 2018, growing from 187,939 arrivals in 2017 to 203,932 arrivals in the same eleven months of 2018. The number of cruise visitors increased by 14.2% in the first eleven months of 2018, growing from 417,231 cruise visitors in 2017 to 476,372 cruise visitors in 2018.
Jim Hepple is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aruba and is Managing Director of Tourism Analytics.