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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:04 pm 
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Record August Month For Tourism



September 9th 2013, Aruba.



ORANJESTAD-Stay-over tourism is up by 5.8 percent in Augustus 2013 in comparison to Agustus 2012,
according to the report released by the Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA). Aruba welcomed a total amount of
88,289 stay-over arrivals in Augustus 2013, compared to 83,477 stay-over arrivals in Augustus 2012, a
record!

Aruba's main market, The United States reported a solid growth of 8.9 percent, to a total of 47,363
Americans who arrived in Augustus 2013. The Venezuelan market grew by 6.4 percent, mounting up to
21,963 stay-over arrivals. Other markets such as that of Canada is up by 2.9 percent, Colombia is up by
5.4 percent, Argentina is up by 11.5, and Brazil is up by 41.4 percent. The Dutch market fell by 11.5
percent, which is attributed to the difficult economic situation in that country according to the ATA report.


The number of stay-over arrivals in Aruba during the first 8 months of 2013 is up by 5.8 percent. The
government's goal was a minimum of 3 percent in 2013. The government is now expecting a 6 percent
increase in stay-over arrivals for 2013, in what is to be another record year for the island's tourism
industry.






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