According to the Curaçao Tourist Board, Curaçao saw an 11.2% increase in stopover visitor arrivals in October, growing from 31,982 stopovers in October 2017 to 35,551 this year. Stopover visitors from the USA grew by 11.4%, from 5,226 visitors in October 2017 to 5,792 visitors in October 2018.
In the first ten months of 2018 Curaçao has seen a 6.2% increase in the number of stopover visitors, growing from 325,142 visitors in 2017 to 345,282 this year. The number of stopovers from the USA has grown by 18.3% during the first ten months, from 49,442 in 2017 to 58,503 through October 2018.
The number of cruise visitors grew by 16.5% in October, from 42,605 visitors in October 2017 to 49,649 visitors this year. Through the first ten months of 2018 the number of cruise visitors to Curaçao grew by 27.0%, from 452,763 visitors in 2017 to 574,907 visitors this year.
Jim Hepple is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aruba and is Managing Director of Tourism Analytics.