Published On: Wed, Jan 13th, 2016

Tourism facts and figures Third quarter report – 2015

WillemstadWILLEMSTAD – The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) recently published its Tourism facts and figures Third quarter report – 2015.

According to the CTB if they can draw one overall conclusion from this third quarter’s facts and figures, it is that – as far as tourism markets are concerned - it pays off to spread the eggs over several baskets. As a result, Curaçao can pride itself that its overall tourism picture is one of continued growth, in spite of a decrease of South American visitors and a decrease in overall stay over nights.

The steady progress is mainly attributed to a growing flow of visitors from North America and Europe. An additional benefit is that, on average, visitors from the growing markets spend more per day than visitors from the shrinking market.

By far the highest number of tourists came from the top three markets: the Netherlands, Venezuela and the United States. Although that was also the case last year, the markets showed significant fluctuations.

The number of visitors from the Netherlands and the United States each grew by 10% in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the year before. On the other hand the number of visitors from Venezuela shrunk by 19% in the same period of time.

The Netherlands brought in the largest number of visitors in the third quarter of 2015, representing 33% of all arrivals combined. This market share has gone up by 3% compared to the year before. Venezuela brought in the second largest number of visitors, representing a market share of 19% and a decrease of 5% compared to the year before. Third was the United States with a market share of 12%, representing an increase of 1%.

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