Willemstad, 21 May 2019 – In April of 2019 Curaçao registered a hotel occupancy of 82.1%. Compared to 2018 (81.4%) this is an increase of 0.7 percentage points.
The average daily rate (ADR) increased slightly with 0.9% compared to 2018, from $155.15 in 2018 to $156.66 in 2019. As for the revenue per available room (RevPAR), the numbers also indicate an increase of 1.9%. The revenue per available room in 2018 was $126.22 and in 2019 it increased to $128.61.
Regardless of the start of the Spring season in colder countries, Curaçao remains attractive as a summer vacation destination. The fact that the Easter weekend was scheduled in April, also had a positive impact on the April performance figures. According to the figures of CTB you see a significant increase in tourist especially from Germany as well as the Latin American countries that took the opportunity to take a mini vacation during “Semana Santa”. This demand also led to an increase in ADR, which automatically also means an increase in RevPAR.
The data on hotel performance is collected monthly by STR. The figures are based on 11-14 properties which represent a total of 2500 rooms on the island.