WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- For the first three months of 2002,
overnight visitors from the U.S. to Curacao reached 11,233, an
increase of 7.3% compared with the same quarter in 2001, the
Curacao Tourist Board reported.
The largest jump occurred in March, when arrivals from the U.S.
were up by 20%. The U.S. continues to be the island's No. 2 market,
accounting for 22% of all arrivals, with European travelers
representing the largest source at 27.5%.
Contributing to the growth in U.S. travelers is new service by
Air Jamaica and the presence of SuperClubs Breezes, according to
James Hepple, executive director of the Curacao Tourist Board.