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)
Other nationalities Bonaire 2021* 2
Other nationalities St. Eustatius 2021* 7
Other nationalities Saba 2021* 8
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 2021 are provisional. The rest of the figures are final.

Changes as of December 2021:
The provisional figures of Bonaire for the third quarter 2021 have been added. These figures are based on data of the first, second and third quarters of 2021.
De figures of St Eustatius and Saba are provisional only and based on the data of the first and second quarters of 2021.
For Bonaire figures are updated every quarter. For Saba and St Eustatius that is twice a year.

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.