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Aruba recognized as top 3 destination to visit with an impressive growth of 109% in the month of October compared to 2019

Aruba recognized as top 3 destination to visit with an impressive growth of 109% in the month of October compared to 2019

ORANJESTAD – Minister of Tourism and Public Health, Mr. Dangui Oduber, informs the community that the tourism results for the month of October 2023 have been released. For the month of October 2023, the figures are positive, and the report shows that Aruba is in the top 3 destinations to visit in the Caribbean.

In October, Aruba welcomed 93,857 tourists through our airport, marking a growth of 12.4% compared to October 2022. The report highlights the growth, with the largest market remaining North America at 81.6%, followed by South America at 10.1%, and Europe at 5.9%.

Tourism continues to grow and surpass levels from the exceptional year 2019. It is also noteworthy that the reasons for visiting in October 2023, compared to 2022, include business, conferences, and shopping in Aruba.

Indicators show that the visitor experience remains high, with a service rating of 9.3 and a gastronomy rating of 9.5, as evaluated by the visitors themselves.

Another highly important indication is that the Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) is working with the “transparent insight” platform, measuring the short term for “vacation rentals” on properties in Aruba and evaluating the “average daily rate” (ADR) to assess its impact on our economy. Additionally, in the Caribbean, Aruba is among the top 3 with the highest ADR for vacation rentals.

Vacation rentals in Aruba from January to October 2023 amount to $47,424,595 more compared to 2022. This scenario demonstrates growth, and our visitors are spending more money in our economy.

Cruise lines also show confidence in Aruba, with a growth of 60.5% from January to September 2023 compared to 2022.

Minister Oduber expresses gratitude to all partners and everyone working in the tourism industry. These individuals contribute to Aruba exceeding all expectations in its recovery. Thanks to the resilient people who have demonstrated their strength; let’s continue to show our warmth and hospitality to our visitors, as we are known for. Tourism remains the main driver of our economy.

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