WILLEMSTAD – In August, Curaçao welcomed a total of 12,809 stayover visitors from the Netherlands, a decrease of 8% compared to August 2016. Visitors from Holland stayed longer than previous year. The average night per visitor in August 2017 from The Netherlands was 11.6 nights per person. Last year August we saw that visitors from Holland stayed on average 11.2 nights.
Stayover visitors from Germany registered a decrease of 11%, counting 1,526 visitors. In August 2016 we welcomed 1,708 German visitors. The average night per person from Germany remained almost the same recording 0.3%. Last year we registered on average 11.6 nights per person, while this year we see an average stay of 11.7 nights per person.
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CTB registered a total of 5,467 stayover visitors from North America in August 2017. Curaçao welcomed a total of 749 stayover visitors from Canada, recording a 12% growth. From the United States of America 4,718 stayover visitors are registered. The loss of 183 visitors from USA is a 4% decrease.
In August we welcomed less South Americans, a total of 6,294 stayover visitors are registered. This fall is due to the continuing drop in stayover arrivals from Venezuela, with 62% less stayover visitors compared to last year. In August we welcomed 2,077 stayover visitors from Venezuela. Arrivals from Colombia performed well compared to last year. We registered an increase of 11% to a total of 1,239 stayover visitors from Colombia. Brazil and Suriname recorded respectively 7% and 34% decrease in August.
August registered an increase in average visitor nights per stay of 12%. On average visitors stayed 9.2 nights in August. Last year the average nights per person was recorded at 8.2 nights. In terms of total visitor nights a decrease of 10% is recorded in August 2017. A total of 283,521 visitor nights were registered compared to 314,743 last year.