According to the Curaçao Tourist Board, Curaçao saw an 11.5% increase in stopover visitor arrivals in November, growing from 33,726 stopovers in November 2017 to 37,602 this year. Stopover visitors from the USA grew by 14.7%, from 5,389 visitors in November 2017 to 6,183 visitors in November 2018.
In the first eleven months of 2018 Curaçao has seen a 7.2% increase in the number of stopover visitors, growing from 358,868 visitors in 2017 to 384,633 this year. The number of stopovers from the USA has grown by 19.1% during the first eleven months, from 54,831 in 2017 to 65,293 through November 2018.
The number of cruise visitors grew by 2.6% in November, from 81,314 visitors in November 2017 to 83,400 visitors this year. Through the first eleven months of 2018 the number of cruise visitors to Curaçao grew by 23.3%, from 534,077 visitors in 2017 to 658,307 visitors this year.
Jim Hepple is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aruba and is Managing Director of Tourism Analytics.