The figures for October are positive, and the report shows that Aruba is among the top 3 destinations to visit in the Caribbean. Last month, the island welcomed 93,857 tourists through its airport, marking a 12.4% growth compared to October 2022. Of these, 81.6% were from North America, 10.1% from South America, and 5.9% from Europe.
The reasons for visiting in October 2023, compared to 2022, include business, conferences, and shopping in Aruba. The visitor experience remains high, with a service score of 9.3 and gastronomy at 9.5, according to evaluations by the tourists.
The Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) is working with the "transparent insight" platform to assess short-term vacation rentals on properties in Aruba and evaluate the average daily rate (ADR) to measure its impact on our economy. Additionally, Aruba is among the top 3 with the highest ADR for vacation rentals in the Caribbean.
Vacation rentals in Aruba from January to October 2023 amount to $47,424,595 more compared to 2022. This scenario demonstrates growth, and our visitors spend more in our economy.
Cruise lines also show confidence in Aruba, with a growth of 60.5% from January to September 2023 compared to 2022.
The government expresses gratitude to all partners and individuals working in the tourism industry, contributing to Aruba surpassing expectations in its recovery.