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Tourism
Tourism has contributed positively to the economic growth and continues to be the main economic activity. Furthermore, tourism is the main employer and foreign exchange earner.

In 2013 compared to 2012, the number of stay-over visitors increased with 8.0 % to 979,256, while tourism receipt increased with na % to Af na million.
The United States continues to be the major tourist market, accounting for 57 % of the total stay-over visitors, followed by Venezuela and The Netherlands respectively.

During 2013, stay-over visitors spent 7,126,771 nights, averaging 7.3 nights.
At the end of 2013, the hotel room capacity totaled 8,000* rooms. In 2013, the number of cruise ship passengers experienced an increased to 688,568 and the number of cruise ship calls increased to 358.

YearHotel roomsStay-over visitorsVisitor nights

Cruise ship

calls 

Cruise ship

passengers

Tourism

Receipts

(Af million)

19996,596683,3235,143,302 230257,8291,419.5
20006,980721,2245,247,824 331289,0381,546.9
20017,004691,4205,144,594 298490,1481,614.1
20026,831642,6274,862,548 337487,2961,628.6
20036,912641,9065,097,571 315542,3271,522.7
20047,198728,1575,639,869 318576,3201,883,5
 20056,532 732,514 5,694,501  311552,819 1,959.4
 20066,834694,3725,470,544 314591,474 1,895,5
 20077,785772,0365,879,888  315481,7752,162,7
 20087,826826,7746,264,689 299556,090 2,400,5 
 20097,858 812,6236,172,913 327606,7682,164,3
 2010 7,860824,3306,462,756  314569,4242,228.2
 20118,000868,973 6,685,807 332599,893 2,420.2
 2012 *903,9346,907,143  294582,313 2,504.9
 2013 *979,2567,126,771 358688,568*

*Provisional 
Source: CBS, CBA (year 2013) 

Aruba enjoys a natural stretch of white sand beaches that continues for miles along the west coast and belongs to the finest in the world. Most of the resorts and casinos are located along this beach. Tourists can spend the evening in exotic restaurants and nightclubs, discos or casinos. Restaurants serve a wide range of cuisines.

For more information, please contact

ARUBA TOURISM AUTHORITY
L.G. Smith Boulevard 8
tel: +297 582 3777
fax: +297 583 4702
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Website: www.aruba.com