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Curaçao Stands out at Successful New York Times Travel Show

The New York Times Travel Show 2019 was kicked off with the Travel Industry Conference, offering an extensive training program, especially for travel agents and members of the press. This year’s focus was on “Caribbean Carnival and Festivals.” The CTB was able to give a presentation, providing travel agents and members of the press with information on the Curaçao Carnival, as well as several other festivals and activities on our events calendar. The doors to the Exhibition Hall were opened after the conference, and the New York Times Travel Show began. The show registered 35,568 attendees, representing a 9.8% increase compared to 2018. This figure includes 11,756 trade attendees including 1,221 members of the press and 23,812 consumer attendees. This year, the CTB presented Curaçao’s new promotional campaign, “Feel it For Yourself,” emphasizing the island’s euphoric carnival. The CTB was accompanied by local partners, and once more the Curaçao booth...
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Wingo announces new flight to Curaçao

Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB), Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP), Curaçao Airport Holding (CAH) and Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA) are pleased to announce an additional 288 seats into the destination from two new flights added by Wingo. The flights to Curaçao will originate from Bogota, Colombia. "We are very pleased that Wingo has added Curaçao to their destinations. Through this new partnership we look forward to welcoming many more Colombian visitors to discover all Curaçao has to offer", said Paul Pennicook, CEO of the Curaçao Tourist Board. The flights will commence second week of April 2019 just before Holy week (Easter). Meaning that as of April 2019, Curaçao will have 13 flights per week from Bogota, Colombia. Colombia is a fast growing market for Curaçao. Colombia is currently the number 3 market. In 2018, Curaçao welcomed 23,593 Colombian visitors, an increase of 38% compared to 2017. Wingo’s flight will be on...
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Airbnb and Curaçao Sign Partnership Agreement

Today, the Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation renewed a significant agreement with Airbnb to promote Curaçao as a leading tourist destination and cooperate in areas of common interest. The agreement further cements the mutual partnership to generate sustainable economic growth of Curaçao’s tourism industry through home sharing. "Airbnb is an unrivaled global community of hosts and guests that has created a whole new way to travel and experience a destination. Curaçao is pleased to deepen our partnership with the platform and amplify our tourism product while empowering our citizens," stated Paul Pennicook, CEO of the Curacao Tourist Board. The home sharing community in Curaçao is a growing component of the local tourism industry and an important asset to the island’s wealth. With more than 1,900 listings throughout the country, Airbnb plays a significant role in Curaçao’s economy. "We are pleased to continue to work with the Curaçao Tourist Board to help...
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Curaçao Promoted as the #1 Dive Destination at the Düsseldorf Boat Show in Germany

‘Boot 2019’ broke the record with over 2000 exhibitors from 73 different countries, covering an area of over 22 hectares (220,000 m2), the Boot Düsseldorf served as a truly gigantic platform for all participating exhibitors. The event focusing on dive tourism and aquatic activities, once again turned out to be a resounding success. This year’s show received close to 250,000 visitors from 100 different countries, most hailing from the Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, Sweden, Italy and, of course, Germany. Over the course of the nine days, Curaçao’s marine life was showcased and the island was presented as the number-one dive destination for any dive tourist looking for an out-of-the-ordinary experience. The CTB also gave a number of 10-minute presentations, including a video of the new ‘Feel it for Yourself’ campaign. That same week, the CTB organized a dinner at the Tulip Inn for all its co-exhibitors as well as a...
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