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Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board Celebrates World Tourism Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The Destination Continues to See an Influx of Tourists, Following One of the
Busiest Summers on Record, and Is Optimistic for the Future

PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS (September 27, 2021) – The Turks and Caicos Islands
Tourist Board
, the exclusive tourism authority for the Turks and Caicos Islands, is excited to
celebrate World Tourism Day on today, September 27, 2021, and reflect on the Island’s
significant increase in tourism since the pandemic. Thanks to the Tourist Board’s strategic
marketing and public relations plans, combined with its vigilant TCI Assured protocols,
aggressive vaccine campaign, and pent-up travel demand, the destination reported one of its
busiest summers to date in 2021 with an increase of over 18% in June, 19% in July, and 15% in
August compared to pre-pandemic statistics in 2019.

“On World Tourism Day and every day, we are proud to celebrate the success of tourism to the
Turks and Caicos Islands, especially after the challenges that we and all tourism-driven
countries faced during the pandemic,” said Pamela Ewing, Director of Tourism for the Turks and
Caicos Islands Tourist Board. “We have worked hard to enforce necessary safety protocols to
ensure that tourism, our main economic driver, continues to positively impact both our local
and travelling communities. The destination is optimistic for one of the busiest Festive seasons
to date ahead, and we wish success to all other islands in the Caribbean.”

Tourism in the Turks and Caicos Islands continues to flourish due to the Tourist Board’s
strategic marketing and public relations campaigns in the United States, Canada, South
America, United Kingdom and Europe to promote the destination as safe for travelers. This
includes press trips with key publications, radio campaigns in source markets, advertising and
partnerships with stakeholders, and executing the signature event, Turks and Caicos
Conference (TACC), which updated all partners on protocols and accommodation availability.

“We are grateful for all of our valued tourism partners, who have supported our efforts to
ensure the ongoing safety of our residents and guests, and to the community for their vigilance
in getting vaccinated and adhering to protocols,” said Honorable Josephine Connolly, Minister
of Tourism for the Turks and Caicos Islands. “It is because of everyone’s commitment that
we’ve been able to keep tourism thriving safely and allow guests to focus on enjoying the
exceptional vacation experience afforded by the destination, our picturesque beaches, and our
world-class resorts and villas.”

For more information on the Turks and Caicos Islands, call 1 (800) 241-0824 or visit
www.turksandcaicostourism.com. Follow the Turks and Caicos Islands
on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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