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Bonaire welcomed 17,218 stay-over visitors in February 2024

February 2024

Tourism Corporation Bonaire informs

 Bonaire announces a historic milestone: preliminary results reveal that the island welcomed a record-breaking 17,218 stayover visitors during February 2024.

Comparatively, in 2023, the total number of visitors amounted to 16,136, while in 2019, it stood at 13,700, signifying a positive trend in Bonaire’s tourism trajectory. This represents an increase of approximately 6.7% from 2023 to 2024 and a substantial growth of approximately 25% from 2019 to 2024.

Dutch visitors remained the largest group, accounting for 44% of the total, followed by Americans at 28.5%. Curaçao, Canada, Germany, and Aruba contributed significantly to Bonaire’s tourism industry. 

In 2024, Bonaire experienced a remarkable surge of 22% in American visitors compared to the previous year and a substantial increase of 81% in Canadian visitors. Despite these overall positive trends, there was a slight decrease in Dutch visitors from 7,923 in 2023 to 7,696 in 2024, representing approximately a 2.86% decrease. This decrease is due to the drop in frequencies and seats available on the AMS-BON route due to a change in aircraft equipment by our Dutch airline partners and the number of scheduled rotations. 

US visitors visited primarily from New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, California, and other major states. The age groups with the highest representation were 55-64 (26.2%) and more than 65 (24%), indicating a strong interest from mature travelers. Dutch visitors mainly hailed from North Holland, South Holland, and North Brabant, with the dominating age group being 55-64 (22%) and 45-54 (19%). 

Furthermore, Bonaire welcomed 54,446 cruise visitors with 24 cruise ships in January 2024.  

For more detailed statistics and information about Bonaire’s tourism performance, please visit our official website at www.bonaireisland.com or email us at info@bonaireisland.com.

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