The Bahamas is in the top three of travel destinations for travel deals company Travelzoo’s 15 million US-based members for 2022, and of all the travel destinations in the world, the Caribbean is at the top of travel lists for a second consecutive year.
Addressing the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s recent webinar on the latest Caribbean travel trends, Caribbean hotel lead at Travelzoo, Ariadne Barrios, said the work the region has put in over the past year since the reopening of tourism has been paying off, as even stronger demand is forecast for the rest of the year.
“Diving deeper into the Caribbean, the top ten destinations our members most want to visit for leisure travel in 2022 lead with the US Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, The Bahamas and Aruba, followed by Saint Martin, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and the Dominican Republic in number 10, which is taking the spot from Jamaica, which fell to number 11 this year. when you look at January data, Puerto Rico, the Dominican
Republic, Jamaica and The Bahamas were among our top most searched international destinations,” she said.
“The Caribbean is the number one travel destination for Travelzoo members before other destinations like Italy, Mexico, Canada and the UK. On top of that, more than half of our members told us that the Caribbean is one of the top destinations that they want to visit this year overall. The Caribbean was at the top of the list last year as well. When we asked the UK, the Caribbean ranks just after the US for destinations outside of Europe. And when we asked Canadians, the Caribbean ranks after the US, Mexico and Costa Rica.”
Tourism officials have said that based on forward booking numbers, The Bahamas could see close to pre-pandemic visitor arrival numbers.
Late last year, Forward Keys said the Caribbean was by far outperforming all other regions in terms of international arrivals for the majority of 2021.
The Bahamas was in the top ten performers for the region in 2021 as well.