ARUBA ARRIVALS GROW ON LAND AND SEA

BRIAN MAJOR | December 12, 2017

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Tourism growth is expanding across the Caribbean, but nowhere is that more evident than Aruba. Despite strong overall tourism growth during the last five years, Aruba had suffered a 10 percent visitor arrival decline in 2016 driven partly by a dramatic downturn in visitors from Venezuela, its second largest market. Nevertheless, the southern Caribbean nation remains a perennial favorite among North American travelers, as only the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and Jamaica hosted more overnight arrivals among Caribbean nations than Aruba’s 1.1 million arrivals in 2016.

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