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Cruise Visitors Bring $45m To Grand Bahama

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT – An estimated $45.8 million was spent by cruise visitors in Grand Bahama in 2011, according to a cruise visitor report released this July by the Ministry of Tourism’s Research and Statistics Department.

The Grand Bahama Cruise Visitor Report 2011 indicated that each cruise visitor spent on average $74.10 while on island.

The bulk of $45 million expenditure by cruise visitors in Grand Bahama went on activities, tours and excursions, while shopping was the second biggest spending item.

Despite the fact that most cruise ships have onboard casinos, some five per cent of cruise visitors that got off the ship visited a casino. The report also indicated that 95 per cent of visitors would return on vacation to the Bahamas.

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Puzzled 7 years ago

What are these figures based on? If they are based on the survey that is posted on the back of the landing cards, then the figures should be treated with more than just a grain of salt! Most of these surveys are filled in at the time the landing card is returned. They are filled without much thought and in a hurry. Why not encourage an on line survey for visitors with a chance of winning free nights or companion airfare to the winner. This might yield a much more reasoned survey with a chance of learning something of the visitors experience.

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concernedcitizen 7 years ago

thats a good idea ,and also let the general public see the comments ,then we will know what we are doing good and what needs a little improvement ..

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