Published On: Mon, Jul 2nd, 2018

CTB: May Visitor Arrivals 2018

CTBWILLEMSTAD - The overall stayover arrivals in May are positive recording 7% growth. A total of 31,251 stayover arrivals were welcomed in May where last year 29,196 stayover arrivals were counted. Curaçao welcomed a total of 13,844 stayover visitors from the Netherlands, the main producing country closed May with double-digit growth of 14%. It is the first time in history that we have surpassed thirteen thousand visitors from Holland in May. The Netherlands continues to be the leading country where 44% of our share from stayover arrivals is originating. The second main country in Europe is Germany. This year with no direct service from Germany we registered 1,361 German visitors, a 9% decrease in stayover arrivals. Overall the European region grew by 12% in May 2018. A total of 16,675 stayover visitors are recorded.

The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) registered a total of 7,012 stayover visitors from North America in May 2018, ranking North America the second biggest contributor in visitor arrivals. Curaçao welcomed a total of 1,089 stayover visitors from Canada. The prolongation of the WestJet flights in May resulted in 66% more Canadian visitors than May 2017. From the United States of America an increase of 14% is registered in May 2018. In total 5,923 stayover visitors are registered. Last year we recorded 5,186 stayover arrivals from USA. The positive figures out of the USA are the effect of the second weekly flight out of Charlotte and the upgauge of equipment with American Airlines from Miami.

Both secondary focus countries from South America performed very well recording double digit growth. From Colombia we registered an increase of 11% to a total of 1,114 stayover visitors. The increase in stayover arrivals is the result of marketing efforts. Traffic from Brazil recorded growth of 24% in May 2018. In total 755 Brazilians were welcomed. A total of 1,799 Caribbean visitors were welcomed in May 2018. From our neighbor island Aruba.

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Stayover Visitor Arrivals May 2018

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