Published On: Sat, Oct 25th, 2014

Curaçao increased in popularity

WillemstadWILLEMSTAD - The popularity of the island as a tourist destination has increased dramatically over the past decade. In 2013 Curaçao was fifth favorite destinations among the Dutch. In 2004 it was the 22nd. According to figures from Knowledge Institute for Transport.

“Willemstad in Curacao climbed from place 22 to 5th place in the period 2004-2013. This is because, in addition to the traditional movement of family and friends to Curacao, tourism has grown significantly,” the organization wrote in the report Mobility Picture 2014.

Last year was about 136,000 Dutch arrived at Hato Curaçao. The most popular destination is the Spanish capital Barcelona with 259,000 Dutch, followed by Antalya in Turkey, London Airport Heathrow and Malaga in Spain.

Curaçao was especially popular as a destination for visiting family and friends, which incidentally was also the case in 2004. There was no question of a position in the top 10 holiday destinations in 2004. The report provides, moreover, no specific location or numbers in that area. In the top 10 business destinations Curaçao does not appear. Aruba, St. Maarten, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba are not mentioned.

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