Curacao December Tourist Visits: Summary

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

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                     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.     Aug.     July    June
                     2013     2013     2013     2013     2013     2013    2013
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                     ------------------------ Curacao ------------------------
Total visitors     40,138   60,349   40,287   21,738   27,612   24,959  24,959
  YoY% change        0.7%     8.8%     7.8%     3.7%    -0.4%    -1.7%    5.4%
Hotel Occ. Rate     63.2%    67.9%    64.2%    64.9%    67.7%    62.5%   62.1%
United States       4,586    4,026    3,901    4,022    6,138    5,856   6,010
  YoY% change      -16.4%   -13.7%    -9.4%    -9.5%     2.5%    14.8%   -0.2%
Canada              1,375      641      287      289      292      254     219
  YoY% change       -5.1%   -23.2%   -21.8%     5.1%   -17.0%     8.5%   10.1%
Venezuela           9,825   10,737    9,119    8,471    7,893    5,704   5,883
  YoY% change       -0.5%    17.7%    32.8%     4.7%    -4.4%   -17.2%   -5.1%
Other America       3,978    3,246    3,540    4,215    4,747    3,455   3,517
  YoY% change        4.0%    -7.3%     6.8%    -0.2%     2.9%    -5.8%   22.5%
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                     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.     Aug.     July    June
                     2013     2013     2013     2013     2013     2013    2013
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Aruba               1,546    1,762    1,778    1,342    2,060    2,064   1,954
  YoY% change      -14.5%   -14.5%    -4.9%   -12.3%   -14.3%    -0.5%    9.4%
Other Caribbean     1,233    1,674    1,541    1,349    1,913    1,856   1,763
  YoY% change       -9.7%    -4.6%     1.7%    -0.1%     2.0%     7.4%   38.5%
Netherlands        10,969   10,750   11,185    9,915   11,095   11,188   9,444
  YoY% change       -1.0%    13.3%    -4.2%     5.0%    -5.4%   -12.7%   -1.5%
Other Europe        4,118    4,377    4,419    3,566    3,355    3,057   2,459
  YoY% change       31.7%    39.0%    17.9%    29.4%    11.8%    18.2%   10.4%
Rest of World       2,508    1,364    1,264    1,147    1,422    1,759   1,746
  YoY% change       35.9%    53.3%    83.2%    15.6%    64.4%   146.0%   51.3%
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SOURCE: Curacao and St. Martin Central Bank

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