An eight (8) member delegation from Grenada led by the Honourable Yolande Bain-Horsford, Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation attends the 31st Annual Cruise Shipping Miami (CSM) Seatrade Conference & Trade Show.
18.88% more cruise and stay-over visitors came to Grenada in 2014 than in 2013, revealing an increased interest for travel to the beautiful tri-island state.
Grenada is expected to have another successful year for tourism arrivals, according to reports from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s 2015 Caribbean Travel Marketplace held from 28th to 30th January, 2015.
Grenada is the top trending beach destination according to KAYAK 2015 Travel Hacker Guide. Research spanning 2013 to 2014 revealed an increase of 31% in flight searches from the previous year for round-trip flights from North America.
With just under two thousand registered rooms in Grenada, Carriacou, Petite Martinique, the Grenada Tourism Authority’s new Homestay programme aims to expand the nation’s room stock while diversifying its tourism product.
Medical student, Mr. Stephen Petrou won a trip to Carriacou for himself and three friends by uploading pictures of Grenada on Instagram with the hashtag #FollowGrenada. He entered into the competition under the Grenada Tourism Authority’s Follow Grenada campaign which targets the 6000 students of St. George’s University (SGU).
For the 2nd consecutive year, Grenada’s yachting products were promoted at the Toronto International Boat Show in Canada from 10 to 18 January. The delegation included Ms. Dawne Francois, the Grenada Tourism Authority’s Director of Sales and Promotion for Canada, and Ms. Jacqueline Pascall and Mr. James Pascall of Horizon Yacht Charters.
On Thursday, 8th January, 2015 the Directors, Managers, and Staff of the Grenada Tourism Authority met with the Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Hon. Yolande Bain-Horsford and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mrs. Arlene Buckmire-Outram to expand on a briefing document provided to the Ministry in December.
During 2014, both cruise arrivals and expenditure increased by twenty nine percent (29%) compared to 2013. Preliminary data has revealed that 162 cruise calls and 254,248 cruise passengers visited ports in Grenada and Carriacou contributing 28M Eastern Caribbean dollars to the economy.
The MS Serenissima visits Grenada for the first time, berthing at both St. George’s and Hillsborough on Thursday, 18th December. The 100 passenger cruise ship will berth at Melville Street Cruise Terminal from 7:00am to 6:00pm.