Published On: Mon, Aug 27th, 2018

364.7 million US dollars generated from Tourism in first seven months

19% more stayover arrivals in July 2018

CTBWILLEMSTAD - The overall stayover arrivals in the first seven months grew by 4% compared to last year. Curaçao welcomed in total 240,214 stayover visitors in the first seven months of 2018. During the first seven months of 2018 a total of 102,331 Dutch visitors were welcomed. Last year in the same period 90,950 Dutch visitors were counted, an increase of 13%. From the United States of America the growth is recorded at 16% counting a total of 42,205 US visitors from January through July 2018. In 2017 we welcomed 36,365 stayover arrivals from USA. Canada grew with 6% more visitors, counting a total of 14.146 stayover arrivals in the first seven months of the year 2018.

A direct impact of $ 364.7 million US dollars is generated for the local economy in the first seven months of 2018. 47% of the total direct impact is generated from European visitors who are responsible for $ 172.1 million US dollars. The direct economic impact from the remaining regions is as follows: North America $ 91.3 million, South America $ 54.3 million and Caribbean/other regions $ 47 million.

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