WILLEMSTAD – September 15, 2021- The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) is reporting 30,852 stayover visitor arrivals for the month of August. With these arrivals, August 2021 achieved 79% of the pre pandemic arrivals of August 2019, when we welcomed 38,933 stayover visitors. August 2019 was a very strong month for arrivals because back then we welcomed a number of additional visitors who flocked to the island for the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival.
Curaçao welcomed 20,107 Dutch visitors in August 2021, which makes it the second consecutive month we have welcomed over 20,000 stayover visitors from The Netherlands in a single month.
For August, there were 22,770 stayover visitors out of Europe. Twenty thousand one hundred seven (20,107) from the Netherlands, 1,056 from Germany and 482 from Belgium. Of these European visitors, 60% stayed in resort hotels in August.
From the USA, we welcomed 4,349 visitors for August of which 70% stayed in resort hotels.
From the South American region, we welcomed 1,657 visitors. Of the South America arrivals, 40% and 20% came from Colombia and Brazil, respectively.
Out of the Caribbean region, we have welcomed 1,305 stayover visitors in August, primarily from the Dutch Kingdom islands.
There were 11 cruise ship calls and 11,850 cruise visitors for the month of August.
“With over 30,000 stayover arrivals for August, there is now great momentum in our tourism recovery. Thanks in part to great partnerships with our local stakeholders as well as with our international partners in our main markets. On a year to date basis we are almost even with 2020 arrivals and as this trend continues we will have positive growth over 2020 in a matter of days,” commented CTB CEO, Paul Pennicook.