WILLEMSTAD – October 13, 2021 – The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) is reporting 27,539 stayover visitor arrivals for the month of September. With these arrivals, September 2021 achieved 85% of the pre pandemic arrivals of September 2019, when we welcomed 32,510 stayover visitors. Same as the previous months, despite the situation that the travel industry is currently in worldwide, September 2021 was a positive month. Curaçao welcomed 17,137 Dutch visitors in September 2021. For the third consecutive month, arrivals from the Netherlands in 2021 are surpassing arrivals in the same months in 2019.
For September, there were 19,655 stayover visitors out of Europe. 17,137 from the Netherlands, 1,063 from Germany and 549 from Belgium. Of these European visitors, 55% stayed in resort hotels in September.
From the USA, we welcomed 3,363 visitors for September of which 66% stayed in resort hotels.
From the South American region, we welcomed 2,451 visitors. Of the South America arrivals, 29% and 37% came from Colombia and Brazil, respectively.
Out of the Caribbean region, we have welcomed 1,284 stayover visitors in September, primarily from the Dutch Kingdom islands.
There were 7 cruise ship calls and 9,730 cruise visitors for the month of September.
“With close to 28,000 stayover arrivals for September our tourism recovery is making progress. The collective effort from our local stakeholders combined with our international partners in our main markets made the month of September a success. Besides this, Curaçao welcomed a total of 150,245 stayover arrivals for the first nine months of 2021,” commented CTB Deputy Director, Hugo Clarinda.