Caribbean Netherlands: inbound tourism by air; nationality

Caribbean Netherlands: inbound tourism by air; nationality

Nationality Caribbean Netherlands Periods Inbound tourism by air (% number of visitors)
Dutch (Total) Bonaire 2022* 65
Dutch (Total) St. Eustatius 2022* 60
Dutch (Total) Saba 2022* 48
Dutch (Europe) Bonaire 2022* 55
Dutch (Europe) St. Eustatius 2022* 35
Dutch (Europe) Saba 2022* 27
Dutch (Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten) Bonaire 2022* 10
Dutch (Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten) St. Eustatius 2022* 24
Dutch (Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten) Saba 2022* 21
Other European (excluding Dutch) Bonaire 2022* 4
Other European (excluding Dutch) St. Eustatius 2022* 4
Other European (excluding Dutch) Saba 2022* 3
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table shows the percentage of visitors by nationality (as a proxy for country of residence) who visit Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba by plane (inbound tourism). Visitors arriving by boat, such as cruise, ferry and yacht, are not counted. 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: 2012

Status of the figures:
The figures for 2022 are provisional. The rest of the figures are final.

Changes as of December 2022:
The provisional figures for the year 2022 have been added.
These provisional figures are based on data about the first three quarters of 2022.

When will new figures be published?
The new figures will be published within three months after expiration of the period available.

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.