Winter Sun & Christmas Destination
Have you always wanted to swap the winter snow for winter sun or the miserable drizzly rain for a crystal clear sea? Spending Christmas on Curacao is a perfect way to celebrate the festive season with your family, removing any added worry of overcooking the turkey!
Santa Prefers Curacao
With a twinkle in his eye, Santa prefers a sail in a boat to a climb down a chimney as he makes his way to the capital city of Willemstad, where he’s greeted with island enthusiasm. For those who prefer to build a sand castle than a snowman, the beach beckons with perfectly packable sand.
From the beginning of Carnival (January) until the New Years fireworks on December 31, Curacao’s calendar is packed with festivities and events for both locals and visitors to the island. During Carnival and Christmas, the festive mood reaches an all-time high!the island is decorated everywhere with colorful ribbons, balloons and other decorations.
The Caribbean is known as a popular summer destination, but also during the festive holidays the tourism continues. In October The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) reports a direct contribution of 39.1 million dollars into the economy, this is a 1% growth compared to last year’s contribution of 38.6 million dollars.
Visitor arrivals from the European region grew by 3% in October 2015. The region provided a total of 16.805 stay-over arrivals compared to the 16.256 recorded in October 2014. The consumer confidence in the Netherlands, our main source market, is very high. The fact that Curaçao is perceived as a destination with good weather and sun, we see a further increase of 4% from this country. From Germany the CTB registered a growth of 1%. In absolute figures, 1.957 German visitors were counted in October 2015.
The Caribbean region increased by 19%. A total of 3.449 stay-over arrivals are registered during October. From Aruba, we registered 3% increase with a total of 1.754 stay-over arrivals.