It’s been a strong year for the Antigua & Barbuda’s tourism, and the numbers continue to improve. The twin island nation has become one of the fastest-growing destinations for visitors from the United States.
The twin-island Caribbean country reported over 200,000 visitors through the end of September, a 9 percent increase over the first three quarters of 2015.
That makes the country one of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations, buoyed by new airlift from carriers like JetBlue, the region’s most advanced new international airport, ramped up marketing and a series of high-profile investment deals that have raised the country’s image international like, for example, the in-development Paradise Found project by Robert De Niro, who has been serving as one of the country’s special economic envoys, the Half Moon Bay development being developed by Canadian developer Replay Resorts and the much-anticipated Rendezvous Bay project adjacent to the region’s yachting epicentre English Harbour. One of the most exciting new homes is Nelson’s Retreat overlooking Nelson’s Dockyard a newly appointed UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The tourism ministry is focused on attracting yet more international direct flights to the regional hub with its ultra modern new airport opened in late 2015. Watch this space for more exciting news from Antigua.