Travel and Tourism

The Travel and Tourism Program provides analysis and data on tourists who visit Antigua and Barbuda. Statistics include stay-over arrivals by tourist’s age and gender, type of accommodation, length of stay, purpose of visit and country of origin. Information is also available on sea arrivals for cruise and yacht passengers. The Immigration Department produces these statistics by collecting information from embarkation/disembarkation cards and cruise ships’ manifests.

Visitors are classified as people from another country who stay in Antigua and Barbuda more than 24 hours, but less than one year. People who are in transit and/or spend less than a day are not classified as visitors. Total sea arrivals comprise tourists who arrive by cruise or yacht, with cruise visitors spending less than a day, and yacht visitors staying a day or more.