Curacao August Tourist Visits: Summary

Following is a summary of Curacao’s August tourism arrivals figures from the Central Bank in Curacao:

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                     Aug.     July     June      May    April    March    Feb.
                     2013     2013     2013     2013     2013     2013    2013
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                     ------------------------ Curacao ------------------------
Total visitors     38,914   24,959   24,959   26,775   55,055   69,251  70,191
  YoY% change       -0.3%    -1.5%     5.1%     8.7%     4.7%    11.2%    4.7%
Hotel Occ. Rate     67.7%    62.5%    62.1%    59.7%    72.9%    76.3%   78.4%
United States       6,138    5,856    5,993    5,076    5,390    6,163   5,754
  YoY% change        3.5%    15.6%     0.3%     1.2%     6.5%     5.1%    5.2%
Canada                292      254      219      308      888    1,899   1,568
  YoY% change      -17.3%     9.5%    10.1%    22.7%    68.2%    11.4%  -11.0%
Venezuela           7,892    5,704    5,882    6,985    6,909    7,413   6,723
  YoY% change       -3.1%   -16.8%    -4.9%    23.8%     0.0%    32.7%   41.3%
Other America       4,747    3,455    3,516    3,493    3,196    3,210   3,092
  YoY% change        4.1%    -5.2%    22.7%    51.5%     3.9%    18.2%    1.2%
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                     Aug.     July     June      May    April    March    Feb.
                     2013     2013     2013     2013     2013     2013    2013
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Aruba               2,060    2,064    1,953    1,637    1,704    1,516   1,089
  YoY% change      -13.7%     0.0%     9.4%    -4.4%   -17.9%     1.0%  -19.2%
Other Caribbean     1,913    1,856    1,760    1,470    1,613    1,702   1,359
  YoY% change        3.1%     7.8%    38.8%     4.9%     0.1%    16.3%   12.4%
Netherlands        11,095   11,188    9,418   10,037   11,797   10,935  12,307
  YoY% change       -4.4%   -11.7%    -1.7%    -7.4%     3.8%    -8.8%  -12.4%
Other Europe        3,355    3,057    2,454    2,642    3,344    4,990   3,553
  YoY% change       13.1%    20.4%    10.1%    13.5%    -0.7%    22.7%   17.1%
Rest of World       1,422    1,759    1,749    1,542    1,673    1,925   1,331
  YoY% change       17.0%    87.1%    40.9%    49.0%    91.6%   124.4%  205.3%
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SOURCE: Curacao and St. Martin Central Bank

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