CBS: More tourists on Bonaire and Saba


As reported by Statistics Netherlands, Bonaire received 5 percent more air passengers as tourists in the first half of 2015 than in the same period in 2014, Saba 4 percent. Tourism to St Eustatius did not increase.


5 percent more tourists to Bonaire

In the first half of 2015, 68.8 thousand tourists landed on Bonaire, an increase of over 5 percent compared to the first six months in 2014. Especially April saw more tourists visiting the island: 1,300 more than one year previously.


Mainly Dutch visiting Bonaire

More than half of the tourists flying to Bonaire were Dutch nationals. Of this group, 29 percent lived in the European part of the Netherlands, while the other 25 percent were Dutch nationals who lived outside of the Netherlands. The Americans formed the second largest group of tourists with 23 percent.



4 percent more tourists to Saba

Over the first half year of 2015, 5.4 thousand tourists flew to Saba, up 4 percent from the first half of 2014. January was the busiest month.


Tourists mainly Dutch or American

Almost four out of ten tourists flying to Saba had the Dutch nationality. Americans formed the second largest group of tourists with 27 percent. In addition, more Canadians and French flew to Saba than to the other islands of the Caribbean Netherlands.


No increase in tourism to St Eustatius

In the first half of 2015, 5.6 thousand tourists arrived on St Eustatius by airplane, which is equal to the same period in 2014.


Half has the Dutch nationality

Half of the tourists were Dutch while 13 percent were American.



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