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Curaçao Continues Tourism Rebound

 Curaçao’s tourism sector continues to recover, buoyed by a tourism surge in December.  The Dutch Caribbean island welcomed a total of 265,000 stay over visitor arrivals in 2021, according to new data from the Curacao Tourist Board.  That represented 57 …

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The 6 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Curaçao

 Just a few years ago, Curaçao was barely on the radar of travelers looking to pay one price for accommodations, dining, drinks, and activities, but now there are multiple all-inclusive resorts to choose from on this windswept Dutch Caribbean island. …

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Curaçao Hits Major Tourism Milestone

 Curaçao has reached a major milestone, eclipsing its 2019 tourism totals in a month for the first time since the pandemic, according to data from the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association. In October, the Dutch Caribbean island reported 35,020 stay …

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 Apple Leisure Group has announced plans to expand its luxe Zoëtry brand to a new destination: the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. The new Zoëtry Curacao Resort and Spa is slated to open in November.  It will debut at the …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao reported just under 31,000 stayover visitors in August, according to data from the Curaçao Hotel and Tourism Association.  That represented about 79 percent of the pre-pandemic, August 2019 stay over totals, according to the …

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 Hilton has continued its Caribbean all-inclusive expansion with its first-ever all-inclusive on the island of Curacao.  The new Mangrove Beach Corendon Curacao All-Inclusive Resort is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, a nod to the surging interest in all-inclusive …

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 Air Belgium has launched its first-ever flights to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao.  The launch of the flight means a new link between Belgium and Curacao, one that includes a stop on the French Caribbean island of Martinique.  Air …

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 It’s the only one of its kind in the Caribbean — a clothing-optional eco resort.  And now it’s green, too.  Curacao’s clothing-optional hotel, The Natural, has added 17 solar panels to the roof to its main building; the 3,000-watt SMA …

 Curaçao had a tough year for tourism in 2016, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Dutch Caribbean island reported a total of 441,226 stayover visitors in 2016, a decline of 5.8 percent from 2015. The …

 You can stay like a swimsuit model at Curacao’s Avila Hotel, where the “glamazons” featured in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue (on newsstands now) stayed while on location for the magazine. Avila is one of the best places to stay on …

 The Curaçao Hotel and Tourism Association has named a new top executive. CHATA has appointed Miles Mercera to serve as the organization’s new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Current CHATA President & CEO, Lizanne Dindial, will step down …

Chichi

 Curaçao’s Must-Visit Art Factory By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’ve ever been to Curaçao you’ve no doubt seen the colorfully painted dolls called “chichis.” The Rubenesque ceramic figurines, whose name means “big sister” in the local dialect, Papiamento, have …

Koraal

 One of the southern Caribbean’s top nightlife destinations has another great offering: Koraal. The island’s newest hotspot is a rooftop bar with an infinity pool that’s quickly become a must-visit for craft cocktails, tapas and people-watching. The bar, which is …

Flavors of Curaçao

 The Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association will hold its second “Flavors of Curaçao” culinary festival on October 28 and 29. The event, which last year attracted more than 1,600 visitors, will be held at Piscadera Village. Locals and tourists alike …

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 In a new level of innovation for regional aviation, Curacao’s Hato International Airport has added major new technology to its immigration experience. The airport has officially inaugurated its new state-of-the-art Automated Border Control system. The system, known as “E-Gates,” provides …

 Curaçao tourism showed improvement in 2015, according to the latest data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Dutch Caribbean island reported a 3.1 percent increase in tourist arrivals, with 468,442 stayover tourists in total. The island was led by a …

 Above: the Kunuku Aqua Resort in Curaçao The Kunuku Aqua resort in Curacao has just completed a significant expansion project, according to the Curaçao Tourist Board. The propert has added 90 new rooms, expanding to a total of 114 apartments …

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 American Airlines has launched a new service to the Caribbean. The carrier has begun a new weekly service between Charlotte, North Carolina and Curaçao in the Dutch Caribbean. The flights will be operated on an Airbus A319 aircraft with 128 seats, …