It was another positive month in what has been a very strong summer for tourism in Curacao.
July saw hotel occupancy of 73.7%, a jump of 9 percentage points from July 2019, before the pandemic, according to data from STR.
Average daily rates were $195.38 last month, up 33.9% from July 2019, while revenue per available room jumped 46% from the same period.
Since the beginning of the year, the recovery of tourism in Curaçao, with the performance of the island at 96% of what it was before the pandemic.
“The recovery of the hotel and tourism sector continues and given the increase in tourist arrivals, the outlook remains positive,” the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association said in a statement. “Although the external influences of rising prices and the war in Ukraine continue to influence future sentiment around the world, CHATA and CASHA members therefore remain cautiously optimistic about the future of the sector and the past few months. of 2022.”
Of course, the biggest impact on island tourism this summer has undoubtedly been the June launch of Sandals Royal Curacao, the first-ever Sandals resort in the Dutch Caribbean.