Central Bank of Aruba announces tourism receipts for Aruba increased by 8.4% in the second quarter of 2018.
The Central Bank of Aruba recently released its Second Quarter 2018 numbers and announced that tourism receipts for Aruba grew by 8.4% in the first quarter, from 735.1 million AFL in the second quarter of 2017 to 796.6 million in the second quarter of 2018. During these same three months the number of stopovers to Aruba increased by 0.9% while the number of cruise visitors fell by 16.7% compared to the same three months of 2017.
During the first six months of 2018 tourism receipts increased by 9.5% compared to the same six months of 2017, growing from 1,691.7 million AFL in 2017 to 1,853.1 million AFL in 2018. During the same six months the volume of stopovers grew by 2.6% while the number of cruise visitors grew by 0.5%.
Tourism Receipts - Revised Series in Millions of AFL
(source Central Bank of Aruba)
Percentage change 2018/2018
Jim Hepple is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aruba and is Managing Director of Tourism Analytics.