Bermuda Records 12 Per Cent Increase in Tourist Arrivals in 2011
The number of tourists who took Bermuda holidays in 2011 increased by 12 per cent compared to 2010. The news was announced by Tourism Minister at a press conference and he revealed that the tourism figures were the second highest in the island's history.
The Tourism Minister of Bermuda, Wayne Furbert, has announced that the Caribbean island received 655,236 visitors in 2011; a 12 per cent increase on figures in 2010.
During a recent press conference, Mr Furbert revealed that the increase in the number of tourists who took Bermuda holidays last year was good news but “the best was yet to come”.
The tourism figures were the second highest in the island’s history and 2011 also recorded an increase in the island’s air arrivals and the number of travellers who enjoyed holidays in Bermuda via cruise ships.
In 2011, Bermuda saw 236,038 air passengers fly to the island, which was a two per cent increase compared to 2010, and a 19 per cent increase in cruise passengers.
Last year, several Bermuda hotels recorded a rise in the number of tourists who stayed on the island, as well as an increase in the duration of the average holiday in Bermuda.
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The Caribbean island has always been a popular spot for both tourists going on Bermuda holidays and as a financial offshore hub for businesspeople. In 2008, the global recession severely affected the country’s tourism but it appears that it is now on the road to recovery.
Situated off the east coast of the United States, Bermuda is a beautiful island nation in the North Atlantic Ocean. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the island to relax on its famous pink sand beaches and to enjoy the sub-tropical climate.
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The beautiful country has plenty of activities to entertain visitors of all ages during holidays to Bermuda including hiking and walking around the island’s rolling hills, rugged coastline or pristine beaches. There is a wide range of luxury beachfront hotels and resorts in Bermuda to choose from and guests can enjoy land adventures such as horseback riding, tennis and golf, while the turquoise crystal clear ocean is perfect for watersports such as kayaking, sailing, wind surfing, parasailing, fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling and waterskiing.
No Bermuda holiday would be complete without visiting the popular tourist attractions such as the Bermuda Aquarium, Zoo and Museum, the Bermuda Maritime Museum, the Royal Naval Dockyard, and the historic town of St George which is also a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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