Solid growth in tourism.SOLID GROWTH IN TOURISM. The Caribbean tourism industry has enjoyed solid growth during the first few months of 2004, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. statistics supplied by the Caribbean Tourism Organization The Caribbean Tourism Organization's main objective is the development of sustainable tourism for the economic and social benefit of Caribbean people. The CTO provides to and through its public and private sector members, the services and information to accomplish this goal. Of 28 destinations reporting stop-over arrivals, 26 recorded positive growth, and 14 of these showed double-digit dou·ble-dig·it
Being between 10 and 99 percent: double-digit inflation. improvement over the previous year. In the category of cruise passenger arrivals, 15 of 18 destinations reported positive growth, 12 in the double-digit category, and one (Dominica) in the triple digits. Three Caribbean destinations (Cancun, Cuba and the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (dəmĭn`ĭkən), republic (2005 est. pop. 8,950,000), 18,700 sq mi (48,442 sq km), West Indies, on the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola. The capital and largest city is Santo Domingo. ) reported more than 1 million stop-over arrivals for the first few months of the year, and two (the Bahamas and Cozumel) received more than 1 million cruise passengers in that period.
(for details, see Data Base section later in this issue).