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Aruba Tourism Statistics

Aruba tourism statistics
Data source: Aruba Tourism Board. Graphic ©
Aruba tourism continues a steady climb in popularity for this southwestern Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela.

The latest statistics from the Aruba Tourism Board show that more than 1 million people visited Aruba for a stopover or long-term stay in 2014.

The total was a 9.5 percent increase over 2013. It includes a 4.2 percent increase during the winter and a 12 percent increase during the summer.

Cruise passengers arrivals declined 3.9 percent versus 2013 for a total of 667,095 visits, according to the tourism board.

The most popular month for visitors in 2014 was December at more than 100,000 people followed by August, November and July.

The least popular month was May at 78,000 visitors followed by February and June.

Aruba was most popular with Americans who totaled 577,000 visitors. Europeans accounted for 80,000 visits, Canadians at 44,000 visitors and “Other" at 371,000.

The island ranked sixth for total stopover tourists among the destinations tracked by the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

The most popular destinations from top to bottom were Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.

2013 Statistics

The island had 980,000 stopover visits in 2013 and an 8.3 percent increase over the previous year.

Tourism increased 4.3 percent during the winter and 10.4 percent during the summer, the tourism board reported.

The number of cruise passengers jumped 18 percent versus the previous year to a total of 689,000.

U.S. visitors accounted for 556,000 of the total followed by Europe at 77,000, Canada at 44,000 and “Other" at 302,000.

Like 2014, the most popular month to visit in 2013 was December followed by March and a virtual tie between August and November.

The least popular month was another near tie between May and September.

The following breakdown shows the 2013 visitor statistics by month:

January - 75,751
February - 74,049
March - 89,844
April - 76,021
May - 72,746
June - 76,964
July - 87,694
August - 88,289
September - 72,631
October - 76,681
November - 88,296
December - 100,290
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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April 23, 2015
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