Caribbean Netherlands: inbound tourism by air

Caribbean Netherlands: inbound tourism by air

Caribbean Netherlands Periods Inbound tourism by air (x 1 000)
Bonaire 2020 October 1.7
Bonaire 2020 November 4.0
Bonaire 2020 December 7.0
Bonaire 2020 66.0
Bonaire 2021 October* 14.9
Bonaire 2021 November* 14.2
Bonaire 2021 December* 14.7
Bonaire 2021* 111.3
St. Eustatius 2020 October 0.1
St. Eustatius 2020 November 0.2
St. Eustatius 2020 December 0.2
St. Eustatius 2020 3.4
St. Eustatius 2021 October* 0.3
St. Eustatius 2021 November* 0.4
St. Eustatius 2021 December* 0.4
St. Eustatius 2021* 3.6
Saba 2020 October 0.1
Saba 2020 November 0.1
Saba 2020 December 0.2
Saba 2020 2.7
Saba 2021 October* 0.4
Saba 2021 November* 0.5
Saba 2021 December* 0.5
Saba 2021* 4.0
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table shows the number of visitors to Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba by plane (inbound tourism). Visitors arriving by boat, such as cruise, yacht or ferry, are not included. A visitor can be a day visitor (no overnight stay on the island) or a tourist (at least one overnight stay on the island).

Data available from: January 2012

Status of the figures:
Figures in this table over 2012 to 2020 are final. The figures for 2021 are provisional.

Changes as of March 2022:
The provisional figures for the fourth quarter 2021 and for the year 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The new figures for the first quarter of 2022 are expected in the second quarter of 2022.

Description topics

Inbound tourism by air
Visitors who arrived by plane on Bonaire, St Eustatius or Saba. An airplane passenger is counted as a visitor, when he or she is not registered in the population register of the island in question (PIVA). So it is not just about people travelling for their ' pleasure ', but also about people travelling for other purposes such as business and health.

Note that passengers who live in Curaçao, Aruba or St Maarten and fly to Bonaire, St Eustatius or Saba are also counted as visitors. The shares from Curaçao, St Maarten or Aruba are indicated in the table "Caribbean Netherlands: inbound tourism by air; nationality". Visitors who live on Bonaire, St. Eustatius or Saba and who visit one of these Dutch islands are not counted, because this concerns domestic tourism.