August 2012 Data Update
BAHAMAS INFO...
Bahamas Visitor Arrivals May 2012 - This is the latest available Immigration Department sourced data providing visitor arrivals to The Bahamas segmented by stopover and cruise visitor arrivals.  Data is broken down by areas (Nassau-Paradise Island, Grand Bahama, Family Islands) as well as by island.  To view go to:
Summary Hotel Performance 1997 to 2011 – Provides a quick summary of hotel occupancy, ADR and revenue from 1997 to 2011, breaking down by total for the Islands of The Bahamas and by island groupings:  NPI, GB and the Family Islands.  To view go to:
Summary Report of Nassau-Paradise Island Large Hotel Performance – A compilation of occupancy, ADR, room inventory and revenue in summary provided to BHA and the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation by large NPI hotels covering January to June, 2012. To view, go to:
Airfare Competitive Pricing Tracker and Schedule – Comparative analysis of airfare prices from NYC and Florida to Nassau, Abaco, Exuma and Grand Bahamas, measured against other key competing regional destinations. Also shows breakdown of scheduled airlift to all key airports in The Bahamas. This latest analysis focuses on the month of September 2012. To view go to:
Bahamas Key Performance Indicators – This brief slide presentation presented by MOT at the BHA June meeting takes a comparative look at air arrivals, RevPar and occupancy – over recent years, by island grouping and Caribbean region, and by hotel size.  To view go to:
Marina/Boater Activity:  Info and Insights -  Presentation developed by the Ministry of Tourism for the Marina Operators of The Bahamas Annual General Meeting in June provides overview of:  origin markets; where boaters stay; comparative to 2008 performance.  Slides 28-33 provide good insight on sector and opportunities.  To view go to:
Nassau Paradise Island Cruise Visitor Cruise Expenditure Report 2011 - Provides detailed insight to the spending patterns of cruise visitors to Nassau and their stated likelihood to return via cruise or hotel.  Shows a very high (98%) ‘likely to recommend a vacation to The Bahamas to family or friends’, higher than in previouis years and better than most stopover results in this questioning category. To view go to:
Grand Bahama Island Cruise Visitor Expenditure Report 2011 - The Research and Statistics Department of the Ministry of Tourism provides detailed information on spending patterns of cruise visitors to Grand Bahama and their satisfaction levels.  To view go to:
CARIBBEAN INFO...
STR Caribbean Lodging Performance June, 2012 – Smith Travel Research report provides a regional comparison of performance and includes aggregate results provided by 15 participating BHA member hotels. To view, go to:
STR Seven Year May to May YTD Performance Snapshot - Provides a quick view of performance occupancy, ADR, and RevPAR for May 2006 - May 2012. To view go to:
STR Regional Performance Overview – Presented at CHTA Annual General Meeting, provides an overview of regional performance over time and summary of distribution channel mixes.  To View go to:
CTO Regional Arrivals Statistics, July 2012 - Caribbean Tourism Organization’s visitor arrivals report by country for the region, showing stopover visitors as well as cruise visitors. Comparatives are difficult due to variances in country reporting times. To view go to:
GLOBAL INFO...
UNWTO Tourism Performance Barometer July 2012 - A detailed overview of world travel trends and projections broken down by regions. BHA and the Ministry of Tourism provide quarterly reports to the UN World Tourism Organization in support of the regional overview. To view go to:
The Pegasus View, June 2012 - The Pegasus View is a monthly analysis of global booking trends. Data reported in The Pegasus View comes from billions of transactions processed monthly by Pegasus Solutions. The report reflects data drawn from both global distribution system (GDS) and alternative distribution system (ADS) transactions, representing the business and leisure markets respectively for nearly 100,000 properties worldwide. To view go to:
WTTC Tourism Economic Impact Report Cuba 2012 –  Prepared by the World Travel and Tourism Council, provides a summary of tourism’s economic impact in Cuba, especially contributions to GDP, Employment, Exports and Overall Investments.
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