WILLEMSTAD – The overall stayover arrivals in the first ten months grew by 6% compared to last year. Curaçao welcomed in total 345,282 stayover visitors in the first ten months of 2018. During the first ten months of 2018 a total of 143,741 Dutch visitors were welcomed. Last year in the same period 129,899 Dutch visitors were counted, an increase of 11%. From the United States of America the growth is recorded at 17% counting a total of 58,503 US visitors from January through October 2018. In 2017 we welcomed 49,442 stayover arrivals from USA. Canada grew with 5% more visitors, counting a total of 16,456 stayover arrivals in the first ten months of the year 2018.
A direct impact of $ 514 million US dollars was generated for the local economy in the first ten months of 2018. Forty-seven percent of the total direct impact is generated from European visitors who are responsible for $ 241.5 million US dollars. The direct economic impact from the remaining regions is as follows: North America $ 118.4 million, South America $ 87 million and Caribbean/other regions $ 67 million.
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