Curacao’s visitor arrivals for the month of August 2022, surpassed figures for August 2019. Additionally, stayover visitor arrivals for the first eight months of the year (318,432) were 1% higher than those of the first eight months of 2019 (313,954).
These statistics were revealed in a recent press release from the Curacao Tourist Board (CTB). The release shared that August 2022’s figure of 42,633 stayover visitors was a 10% increase over August 2019 arrivals of 38,933. This improvement is due to robust bookings from the island’s top three markets – the Netherlands, United States of America, and Colombia. These three countries account for 70% of the stayover visitors who arrived in August 2022.
Curacao’s Visitor Arrivals for August
Further analysis of the figures reveal that 22,938 stayover visitors came from Europe. Of these, 18,877 from the Netherlands, 1,426 from Germany and 749 from Belgium. In August, the average length of stay for European visitors was 11.4 nights. This was an increase from the 10 nights average of August 2019.
North American visitor arrivals are also promising and are following upward trends for that market. Of the 9,380 visitors from North America, 8,927 were from the United States of America. This is the third consecutive month of record-breaking stayovers from the USA. The Board believes that because Curacao has increased its offering of US branded resort hotels, more visitors from the USA are visiting the island. In August, the average length of stay for American visitors was 6.3 nights. This was an increase from the 5.9 nights average of August 2019.
South America and the Caribbean also showed improvements. The island welcomed 6,546 visitors from South America and 2,654 visitors from the Caribbean. In particular, there were 2,156 visitors from Columbia, 1,057 from Brazil, 1,162 from Ecuador and 2,654 from the other Caribbean islands. In August, the average length of stay for South American visitors was 6 nights. This was a decrease from the 6.6 nights average of August 2019.
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