By the Caribbean Journal staff
Aruba is seeing a significant increase in travel demand, according to data from Expedia.
Travel demand for Aruba grew by 15 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013, the company said.
“As a result of the intense promotion of Aruba to our global audience of travelers, the island is one of the largest destinations in the Caribbean for the Expedia group,” said Demetrius Canton, director of Market Management for the Expedia group in the Caribbean.
The United States remains the main feeder market for Aruba, with additional source markets including Venezuela, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the Netherlands and Italy.
“We’re committed to working closely with our lodging partners in Aruba and throughout the Caribbean to extend their reach to an entirely new audience,” Canton said.
The Expedia group includes more than 140 websites in almost 70 countries.