Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal

Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica

Statistics on the tourism industry in Dominica for the period 2004 - 2008.

 2004200520062007*2008*
STAY OVER VISITORS (TOURISTS) 80,087 79,258 84,041 76,515 78,481
Some Major Markets
United States 17,574 18,492 22,011 21,477 20,458
French West Indies 20,420 18,518 19,475 17,575 18,399
United Kingdom 6,035 6,117 6,503 6,211 7,180
France 1,866 1,853 2,239 2,403 3,416
Canada 1,724 1,977 2,552 2,610 3,310
% using Paid Accommodations 44.4% 42.1% 41.5% 44.8% 43.3%
Purpose of Visit (%)
Vacation 69.8% 73.8% 73.8% 69.5% 69.9%
Business Related 10.8% 11.0% 10.6% 11.4% 11.4%
Study 6.1% 4.8% 5.6% 7.5% 7.6%
Visiting Friends/Relatives 9.2% 5.7% 3.7% 6.1% 8.5%
CRUISE ACTIVITY
Cruise Passengers 383,614 301,511 379,643 354,515 380,941
Cruise Calls 299 234 314 252 211
EXCURSIONISTS 1,821 651 939 880 984

*preliminary, subject to revision

**Source: Discover Dominica Authority