WILLEMSTAD – February 12, 2021 – January Visitor Arrivals 2021 – The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) is reporting 5,790 stayover visitors for the month of January. The disappointing numbers for January are directly related to a negative travel advice announced by the Dutch Government early in December 2020, placing Curaçao to code orange. This decision continues to have a negative impact on arrivals from our number one market; The Netherlands.
For January, we welcomed 3,170 Dutch visitors, which is 83% less than January 2020. Out of Germany, we registered 191 visitors. Of these European visitors, only 31% stayed in resort hotels in January. This compares to 55% staying in resort hotels in previous months, which is another impact of the negative travel advice.
From the United States of America we welcomed 739 visitors in January. One hundred and twenty one visitors were welcomed out of Canada and out of the South American region, 342 visitors were welcomed. Of the South America arrivals, 57% came from Colombia.
From the Caribbean region, we have welcomed 456 stayover visitors in January, primarily from the Dutch Kingdom islands.
“The situation with the Corona virus in Curaçao has been steadily improving. The daily count of newly infected cases has been very low and active cases are less than 100. The government of Curaçao and all sectors of the industry are working to maintain this improving situation while at the same time liaising with the government of the Netherlands to try to get Curaçao back to code yellow soonest possible”, commented CTB CEO, Paul Pennicook.