Curaçao Tourism generated 262.5 million US dollars

Published on : Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The overall stayover arrivals in May show positive recording 7% growth in Curaçao.  A total of 31,251 stayover arrivals were welcomed in May where last year 29,196 stayover arrivals were counted.



Curaçao has 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 they surpassed thirteen thousand visitors from Holland in May. The Netherlands continues to be the leading country where 44% of their share from stayover arrivals is originating. The second main country in Europe is Germany. This year with no direct service from Germany they 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.




Curaçao Tourist Board has 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.




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 their neighbor island Aruba a growth of 4% is registered. A total of 977 Aruban visitors travelled to Curaçao in May.

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