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262.5 million US dollars generated from Tourism in first five months

262.5 million US dollars generated from Tourism

WILLEMSTAD – During the first five months of 2018 a total of 74,371 Dutch visitors were welcomed. Last year in the same period 67,560 Dutch visitors were counted, an increase of 10%. From the United States of America the year to date growth is recorded at 11% counting a total of 29,249 US visitors from January through May 2018. In 2017 we welcomed 26,395 stayover arrivals from USA. Canada grew by recording 7% visitors, counting a total of 12,837 stayover arrivals in the first five months of 2018.

The overall stayover arrivals in the first five months remained flat compared to last year. Curaçao welcomed in total 173,984 stayover visitors in the first five months of 2018. If we take the tourism count from Venezuela out of the total stayover arrivals we would have register 6% growth. This is a total of 10,404 more visitors. The year to date stayover arrivals also show a strong growth out of the focus markets.

A direct impact of $ 262.5 million US dollars is generated for the local economy in the first five months of 2018. 47% of the total direct impact is generated from European visitors who are responsible for $ 123.1 million US dollars. The direct economic impact from the remainder regions is as following: North America $ 69.2 million, South America $ 37.2 million and Caribbean/other regions $ 33 million.

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