Despite the gloomy performance of the global economy, the tourist industry is growing in leaps and bounds.
According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the number of international tourists grew by 5% between the first six months of 2012 compared to the first six months of 2011.
Tourism in Roatan has outperformed this international growth, with an estimated 20% increase from 2010 to 2012. Roatan has been known as the last undiscovered jewel of the Caribbean, but word is getting out. The island is the latest stop on many cruise ship routes and is predicted to be one of this decade’s top international vacation spots.
Roatan is also attracting world-wide attention as a growing vacation home market. In 2010, the National Association of Realtors estimated that 10% of the residential transactions made were for vacation homes. Considered relatively undervalued, the Roatan market is not escaping the attention of the aging population in Canada and the U.S.
Most speculators agree that values will increase over the next ten years, so don’t delay – contact About Roatan Real Estate today!