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October 2022, Bonaire achieved 17% increase of the pre-pandemic arrivals of October 2019

November 6, 2022

Bonaire Monthly Tourism Performance – Preliminary results

Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) is reporting a total of 14303 stayover visitors for the month of October 2022 which is approximately 17% increase of the pre-pandemic arrivals according to CBS figures of 12200 stay over tourists in October 2019. The European market outperformed all other registered market numbers of visitor arrivals. Bonaire registered a positive performance from its top two main markets. Bonaire welcomed a total of 7274 (50%) Dutch visitors, a total of 2951 (20%) visitors from USA. Bonaire also welcomed from neighboring island Curacao, a total of 1841 which represented (13%) of the total arrivals.

Secondary markets that have shown a positive double-digit growth compared to the September include Germany, Belgium, Canada and United Kingdom.

The annual Bonaire Regatta is considered a signature event that positively impacted the total tourism arrivals numbers for the month of October 2022.

TCB monitors Bonaire’s tourism performance on a daily basis and similarly the region benchmarks its KPI’s with pre-pandemic figures. 2019 was one of the best performing years for the island of Bonaire and is currently used by TCB as the baseline/benchmark to measure Bonaire’s Tourism Recovery.

Bonaire measured an average length of stay for the Dutch market of 14 nights and 7 nights for the US market. Furthermore, the dominating age group of all our visitors ranges between 46 and 65 years. For the month of September 2022, Bonaire welcomed 5 cruise ships carrying a total of 14398 passengers.

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