307.8 million US dollars generated from Tourism in first six months
10% more stayover arrivals in June 2018
WILLEMSTAD - The overall stayover arrivals in the first six months grew by 2% compared to last year. Curaçao welcomed in total 204,804 stayover visitors in the first six months of 2018. If we take the tourism count from Venezuela out of the total stayover arrivals we would have register 8% growth. During the first six months of 2018 a total of 86,435 Dutch visitors were welcomed. Last year in the same period 77,744 Dutch visitors were counted, an increase of 11%. From the United States of America the year to date growth is recorded at 14% counting a total of 36,094 US visitors from January through June 2018. In 2017 we welcomed 31,743 stayover arrivals from USA. Canada grew with 6% more visitors, counting a total of 13,517 stayover arrivals in the first half of the year 2018.
A direct impact of $ 307.8 million US dollars is generated for the local economy in the first six months of 2018. 46% of the total direct impact is generated from European visitors who are responsible for $ 142.9 million US dollars. The direct economic impact from the remaining regions is as follows: North America $ 80.6 million, South America $ 45.2 million and Caribbean/other regions $ 39.1 million.