WILLEMSTAD – July 18, 2022 – The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) is reporting 37,541 stayover visitors for the month of June. It is the first time that CTB reports over 37 thousand stayover visitors during the low season month. The number of stayover visitors surpassed the June 2019 arrivals with 3,614 visitors, when CTB registered 33,927 stayover visitors. The US market in particular outperformed all its previous registered number of visitor arrivals. Curaçao welcomed a total of 9,584 US visitors in June, a record-breaking number of US visitors in one single month.
In overall, we welcomed an average of 1,251 stayover visitors per day who spent a total of 326,264 visitor nights in Curaçao.
We welcomed 14,796 Dutch visitors in June, which is 13% more than June 2019, when we welcomed 13,081 Dutch visitors (pre-pandemic). Out of Germany and Belgium, we registered 1,099 and 674 visitors respectively.
A total of 9,584 US visitors were welcomed in June. Two hundred and seventy-five visitors were welcomed out of Canada. In total we welcomed 9,859 visitors from North America.
We welcomed 6,206 from the South American region. Of the South America arrivals, 3,378 (54%) and 875 (14%) traveled from Colombia and Brazil, respectively. From the Caribbean region, we have welcomed 2,877 stayover visitors in June, primarily from the Dutch Kingdom islands.
There were 9 cruise ship calls and 29,808 cruise visitors for the month of June.
Year to Date arrivals: January through June 2022
In total 227 thousand visitors are registered from January through June 2022. Out of Europe, we welcomed 141 thousand tourists in Curaçao. From North and South America, we welcomed 41 and 27 thousand visitors respectively. Our neighboring islands from the Caribbean provided 12 thousand visitors during this period.
Our progress to recoup our pre-pandemic production continues in the right direction. We have recovered 96% of the tourist arrivals in the first six months of the year. In the first six months of 2019 we have registered 237 thousand visitors.
All efforts to register positive tourism performance is a joint collaboration between our local stakeholders combined with our international partners. CTB is noticing the demand to our destination and foresees great performance in the upcoming months.