The Dutch Caribbean island continues 2015 surge
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Aruba tourism is showing no signs of slowing down in 2015.
The Dutch Caribbean’s tourism power is reporting a 16.2 percent increase in tourism arrivals in the first half of 2015, the highest rate of increase of any destination in the Caribbean.
The island reported 569,153 tourist arrivals in the first six months of 2015, up from the same period in 2014.
That was buoyed by a 19.7 percent increase in the winter tourist season, according to Caribbean Tourism Organization data.
The next fastest-growing country was Barbados at 15.3 percent in the same period.