Antigua and Barbuda is a small island nation-state located in the Caribbean. The sister islands of Antigua and Barbuda house a local population of only 90,000 inhabitants but welcome over 700,000 visitors per year, mostly via cruise ship. The country is largely focused on beach tourism while also developing its yachting and marine water sports industry. Top destinations within the nation are largely found on the coasts of Antigua. There are a number of environmental attractions, including natural limestone formations and nature sanctuaries, along with historic attractions, with some dating back to the 17th century.

Overview of Tourism Policies and Development

Tourism began to be developed in Antigua and Barbuda in the mid-20th century. In the late 1950s, the annual number of tourists visiting the nation ...

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