Virgin Islands, U.S.

In-depth country-focused analysis on the US Virgin Islands' economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Virgin Islands, U.S.

Our comprehensive assessment of the US Virgin Islands' operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect the US Virgin Islands, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact the US Virgin Islands' industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in the US Virgin Islands before your competitors.

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Tourism

Virgin Islands, U.S. Tourism

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BMI View: Arrivals growth in the Caribbean will pick up to 2.5% in 2016, reflecting improved visitor numbers from Europe and North America. The Dominican Republic, St Eustatius and Cuba are expecting the highest rate of arrivals growth, but all tourism markets except St Vincent will experience growth in 2016. However, the outbreak of the Zika virus from late 2015 could pose downside risks to 2016 arrivals forecasts.

We currently expect arrivals to the Caribbean to grow by 2.5% in 2016, to 33.5mn, reflecting an improvement from growth of only 0.7% in 2015. We expect the Dominican Republic, Cuba, St Eustatius and St Lucia to post the highest level of arrivals growth in 2016, at around 6%, but we note the positive sign that all Caribbean countries except St Vincent will experience...

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