U.S. Virgin Islands Oct. Cruise Passengers Rise 3.5%

Following is a summary table for the U.S. Virgin Islands October cruise passenger traffic statistics from the U.S.V.I. Bureau of Economic Research:

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                  Oct.      Sept.       Aug.       July       June        May
                  2013       2013       2013       2013       2013       2013
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Passengers     111,142     92,592     97,978    112,217    101,746     90,517
  MoM%           20.0%      -5.5%     -12.7%      10.3%      12.4%     -52.9%
  YoY%           10.3%      33.2%       9.2%      15.9%      24.1%      -1.1%
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YtD Pax.     1,527,200  1,416,058  1,323,466  1,225,488  1,113,271  1,011,525
YtD YoY%          3.5%       3.0%       1.4%       0.8%      -0.5%      -2.5%
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NOTE: Year to date levels and percentage changes calculated by Bloomberg News.
Total arrivals for the U.S.V.I. include first territorial port of entry only; 
passengers visiting more than one U.S. Virgin Island during the same cruise 
are only counted once in the U.S.V.I. total.
Data subject to revision.

SOURCE: U.S.V.I Bureau of Economic Research

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