Aruba saw the volume of stopover arrivals increase by 0.8% in August 2018, growing from 90,798 arrivals in August 2017 to 91,534 arrivals in August 2018. Stopover arrivals from the USA grew by 7.0%, from 55,284 in August 2017 to 59,160 in August 2018.
Through the first eight months of 2018 Aruba has seen a 1.9% increase in the volume of stopover arrivals, growing from 719,813 arrivals in the first eight months of 2017 to 733,297 arrivals in the same eight months of 2018. Arrivals from the USA increased by 7.4% in the first eight months of 2018, growing from 478,696 arrivals in 2017 to 513,931 arrivals in the same eight months of 2018.
Jim Hepple is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aruba and is Managing Director of Tourism Analytics.