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Bonaire welcome 16.905 stay-over visitors January 2024

February 7, 2024

Preliminary results indicate that Bonaire welcomed 16.905 stay over visitors during the month of January 2024. Comparatively, in 2023, the total number of visitors amounted to 16,483, while in 2019, it stood at 14,800, signifying a positive trend in Bonaire’s tourism growth trajectory. This represents an increase of approximately 2.55% from 2023 to 2024 and a substantial growth of approximately 14.55% from 2019 to 2024.

Dutch visitors remained the largest group, accounting for 47% of the total, followed by Americans at 29.3%. Curacao, Canada, Germany, and Aruba also contributed significantly to Bonaire’s tourism industry.

In 2024, Bonaire experienced a remarkable surge of 22% in American visitors compared to the previous year and a substantial increase of 46% in Canadian visitors.

Notably, 44% of visitors were first-timers, indicating Bonaire’s success in attracting new travelers. Meanwhile, 56% were repeat visitors, underlining the island’s strong reputation for loyalty among past visitors.

US visitors visited primarily from New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, California, and other major states. The age groups with the highest representation were 55-64 (24.8%) and more than 65 (27.6%), indicating a strong interest from mature travelers. Dutch visitors mainly hailed from North Holland, South Holland, and North Brabant, with the dominating age group being 55-64 (25%) and 45-54 (18%).

Furthermore, Bonaire’s welcomed 59612 cruise visitors with 26 cruise ships in December of 2023.

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