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Preliminary Results of May 2023 Tourism in Bonaire: 12,609 Stayover Visitors

June 6, 2023

Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) reports that Bonaire welcomed a total of 12,609 stayover visitors in May 2023.overview with graphs and information In May 2019, 12,100 stayover visitors were recorded. An increase of 4% more stayover visitors has been recorded compared to May 2019. The island’s two largest source markets are the Dutch visitors with 5,687 (47.0%) and 3,041 American visitors (25.4%). 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 six states: Florida, New York, California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Texas.

Furthermore, 2,023 (16.9%) of all visitors to Bonaire came from neighboring island Curaçao.

Germany also emerged as a prominent market for Bonaire, with 284 stayover visitors recorded in May, positioning Germany as the fourth-best performing market last month.

Secondary markets, including Aruba, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Colombia, and Brazil, maintained their market share in May 2023, similar to April 2023.

TCB constantly evaluates the state of the tourism industry by tracking key performance indicators and comparing them to the situation before the pandemic. 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 16 cruise ships that visited Bonaire in April 2023, with a total of 41,465 passengers.

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