Caribbean & Co. Releases New Infographic of United States Presidential Visits To The Caribbean
Caribbean & Co. released a new infographic that highlights United States presidential visits to the Caribbean region.
In the aftermath of the recent visit by President Barack Obama to Jamaica, the Caribbean focused digital platform has uncovered information detailing the frequency of United States presidential visits to the region.
Starting with the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt in 1901, the research compiled in the new infographic, reveals that 14 different United States presidents have made a total of 36 visits to the Caribbean. Included in these numbers are visits to Bermuda in the Northern Caribbean and the South American territory of Suriname, both members of the Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM).
Fourteen (14) Caribbean countries have had at least one visit, with the most visited countries being Bermuda with eight (8) visits, Bahamas with six (6), Trinidad & Tobago with five (5), and Jamaica with four (4) visits. President Franklin D. Roosevelt holds the distinction of most frequent visits to the region, recording a total of 14 trips. About half of those visits were informal or for holiday purposes, as Roosevelt was known to be fond of fishing in The Bahamas.
The first visit by President Barack Obama was to Trinidad & Tobago on April 17-19, 2009, when he attended the Summit of the Americas. The infographic by Caribbean & Co. was compiled based on information from the United States Department of State, Office of the Historian.