Another Positive Month for Curacao Tourism 

sandals curacao resort newThe new Sandals Royal Curacao.

It was another positive month in what has been a very strong summer for tourism in Curacao. 

The month of July saw hotel occupancy of 73.7 percent, a 9 percentage-point jump compared to July 2019, before the pandemic, according to data from STR. 

Average daily rates were $195.38 last month, up 33.9 percent from July 2019, while revenue per available room jumped by 46 percent compared to the same period. 

For the year to date, Curacao’s tourism recovery, with the island’s performance at 96 percent of what it was prior the pandemic. 

“The hospitality and tourism sector recovery continues and considering the increasing tourist arrivals the perspectives remain positive,” the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association said in a statement. “Although external influences of rising prices and the war in Ukraine continue to influence the future sentiment worldwide, CHATA and CASHA members therefore remain cautiously optimistic about the future of the sector and the last months of 2022.”

Of course, the biggest impact on the island’s tourism this summer was without question June’s debut of the Sandals Royal Curacao, the first-ever Sandals resort in the Dutch Caribbean. 

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