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 ACCOMMODATION20002001200220032004
HOTELS – GROUP I1,2341,3431,4061,4051,198
HOTELS – GROUP II445508704821775
HOTELS – GROUP III263264463437571
GUESTHOUSES186247169150147
APARTMENT HOTELS
AND APARTMENTS
4,3284,4194,0003,3973,254
ALL ESTABLISHMENTS6,4566,7816,7426,2105,945

Source: Ministry of Tourism

TABLE 39
BARBADOS TOURISM RECEIPTS
1995 – 2004
RECEIPTS (BDS.$M)CONTRIBUTION TO
GDP (BDS.$M)
YEARAMOUNT% CHANGE OVER
PREVIOUS YEAR
AMOUNT%
19951,2242.4419.713.3
19961,2895.3442.013.1
19971,3141.9450.812.5
19981,4067.0482.212.4
19991,332-5.3457.011.2
20001,4226.8487.911.5
20011,374-3.4471.111.2
20021,296-8.9444.410.9
2003P1,49415.3512.411.8
2004P1,5262.2573.812.4

P = Provisional
Source: Barbados Economic & Social Report 2004

TABLE 7
TOURIST ARRIVALS BY MAJOR MARKETS 2003 – 2004
NO. OF TOURISTS% SHARE
MARKET2003200420032004
USA129,326129,66424.323.5
CANADA49,64150,0329.39.1
UK202,564213,94738.138.8
EUROPE30,53430,4805.75.5
CARICOM96,809104,56418.219.0
OTHERS22,33722,8154.24.1
TOTAL531,211551,502100100

Source: Ministry of Tourism

Tourist Arrivals By Major Markets 2004

Source: Ministry of Tourism