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Tourism Statistics

Barbados Tourism Statistics

Totally Barbados Tourism Statistics provide a wealth of quantitative and qualitative tourism data for the island of Barbados. Tourism in Barbados is the greatest contributor to the island’s GDP and therefore of great importance to Barbados’ sustainability and future growth.

Totally Barbados makes every effort to provide current and valid data. Legitimate reference sources include the Barbados Statistical Service, the Barbados Ministry of Tourism, The Barbados Port and the Barbados Economic and Social Report 2005.

TABLE 32
NUMBER OF ROOMS AVAILABLE
BY TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION 1995 – 2004
TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
HOTELS – GROUP I 1,234 1,343 1,406 1,405 1,198
HOTELS – GROUP II 445 508 704 821 775
HOTELS – GROUP III 263 264 463 437 571
GUESTHOUSES 186 247 169 150 147
APARTMENT HOTELS
AND APARTMENTS
4,328 4,419 4,000 3,397 3,254
ALL ESTABLISHMENTS 6,456 6,781 6,742 6,210 5,945

Source: Ministry of Tourism

TABLE 39
BARBADOS TOURISM RECEIPTS
1995 – 2004
RECEIPTS (BDS.$M) CONTRIBUTION TO
GDP (BDS.$M)
YEAR AMOUNT % CHANGE OVER
PREVIOUS YEAR
AMOUNT %
1995 1,224 2.4 419.7 13.3
1996 1,289 5.3 442.0 13.1
1997 1,314 1.9 450.8 12.5
1998 1,406 7.0 482.2 12.4
1999 1,332 -5.3 457.0 11.2
2000 1,422 6.8 487.9 11.5
2001 1,374 -3.4 471.1 11.2
2002 1,296 -8.9 444.4 10.9
2003P 1,494 15.3 512.4 11.8
2004P 1,526 2.2 573.8 12.4

P = Provisional
Source: Barbados Economic & Social Report 2004

TABLE 7
TOURIST ARRIVALS BY MAJOR MARKETS 2003 – 2004
NO. OF TOURISTS % SHARE
MARKET 2003 2004 2003 2004
USA 129,326 129,664 24.3 23.5
CANADA 49,641 50,032 9.3 9.1
UK 202,564 213,947 38.1 38.8
EUROPE 30,534 30,480 5.7 5.5
CARICOM 96,809 104,564 18.2 19.0
OTHERS 22,337 22,815 4.2 4.1
TOTAL 531,211 551,502 100 100

Source: Ministry of Tourism

Tourist Arrivals By Major Markets 2004

Source: Ministry of Tourism