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The Curacao Tourist Board (CTB) has registered a double digit growth of 13% in visitor arrivals in March 2016 compared to last year. A total of 44,736 visitors were registered against 39,526 in the same month last year.Stay over arrivals from North America increased by six percent in March with a total of 9,184 visitors compared to the 8,695 visitor arrivals in March 2015. The United States, with 6,462 stay over arrivals, recorded an eight percent increase. Canada recorded a slight one percent increase with 2,722 stay over arrivals this March 2016.The South American market increased by 15% in March 2016, with a total of 12,349 stay over arrivals compared to 10,721 in 2015. Demand out of Venezuela bounced back, growing strong in March 2016. From Venezuela, a 16% increase was registered with a total of 8,536 visitors being counted 2016, compared to the 7,354 visitor arrivals of last year.Colombia and Suriname also registered increases in stay over arrivals of respectively 15% and 49%. In absolute figures, Colombia and Suriname registered 1,216 and 1,051 stay over arrivals. Brazil showed a decrease of 24%.The European market recorded an increase of 13% in March 2016. The region provided a total of 19,103 stay over arrivals compared to the 16,912 recorded in March 2015. The main producing country, the Netherlands, recorded a five percent increase with 12,453 visitors in March 2016 compared to 11,883 in 2015.Germany increased, recording 15% more visitors in March 2016. A total of 3,261 visitors were registered. Last year, in this same month 2,830 German visitors were counted. From Belgium a 154% increase was registered, with a total of 1,224 stay-over visitors in March 2016.The Caribbean region grew by recording 30% more visitors in March 2016. Aruban visitors increased by 60%, representing 1,487 stay-over visitors in absolute numbers. Trinidad and Tobago also recorded good performance with 18% more visitors.