The data in this statistical review of tourism in 2003 should provide
government planners and
planners in the Tourism Sector and other closely related economic sectors
information providing the basis for policy
formulation and decision making related to tourism.
Improvements were made in the collection, compilation and analysis of
tourism data during 2003. Visitor
statistics were published throughout the year on a monthly
and quarterly basis in a timely manner. In addition Visitor Exit Surveys
and Occupancy rates were calculated during some
months of the year.
I commend the staff of the Statistics Department especially the
Statistical Officer responsible for the
production of tourism statistical data for the excellent work in this area
undertaken during 2003.
Special thanks also go to the Immigration Department and the Tourist Board
this publication would not have been possible. We are especially grateful to the Immigration
Department for providing the
data in a timely manner. This made
the task of the Statistics
Department easier and contributed to the improvements achieved.
The Statistics Department welcomes comments and suggestions from users as
to expand and improve the data presented in the
NOTE: This publication will be available
on the Statistics web site at www.gov.ai/statistics. If
printed copies will be required, the office will print at a charge of EC$2.50 or US$1.00 per page.