Tourism grew 7.5 % in 2014

The Central Bank reports that tourism growth of 7.5 % of GDP in 2014 was 3.6 % greater than in 2013. The Central Bank attributes the growth of the sector to a 9.6 % increase in non-resident passenger arrivals. There was also a 3.1 % increase in the national hotel room inventory, with 2,060 new rooms added this year. The Central Bank says that tourism receipts increased by 11.3 %, with tourism contributing an estimated US$5.64 billion to the economy in 2014.

[February 2015]