Preliminary Results of February 2023 Tourism in Bonaire: 15,811 Stayover visitors
March 1, 2023
Bonaire Monthly Tourism Performance
Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) reports that Bonaire welcomed a total of 15811 stayover visitors in February 2023. Over 15.4% more stayover visitors have been recorded compared to February 2019. The island’s two largest source markets have shown signs of growth. There was a total of 7882 Dutch visitors (49%) and 3972 American stayover visitors (25%). Our Dutch stayover visitors primarily traveled from the southern and northern regions of their home country. Whereas, most of our American stayover visitors visited from the following eight states: New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Minnesota. Furthermore, 1442 (9%) of all visitors to Bonaire came from neighboring island Curaçao.
Bonaire saw 497 Canadian stayover visitors in February, making Canada the island’s fourth best-performing market last month.
Multiple secondary markets, including Germany, Aruba, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, have kept the same market share in February 2023 as they did in January 2023.
TCB constantly evaluates the state of the tourism industry by tracking key performance indicators and comparing them to the situation before the pandemic. As one of Bonaire’s most successful years ever, 2019 is now serving as the barometer by which the island’s tourism is being measured.
Visitors from the United States stayed an average of seven nights while those from the Netherlands stayed an average of 14 nights. Furthermore, most Americans are middle-aged (55+), while most Dutch are 45+.
There were 28 cruise ships that visited Bonaire in January 2023, with a total of 70256 passengers.
The latest updates for the upcoming cruise season can be found on the website www.bonaire.portcall.com.