December 16, 2007


Does this actually surprise anyone?

From Amigoe, December 14, 2007

CBA: Considerable decrease in cruise tourism

The Carnival Destiny came for the last time to Aruba in January. The cruise ship used to bring more than 1000 tourists to the island. But according to statistics, the arrival of other ships did not compensate the loss of these tourists.

ORANJESTAD – In the growth/drop percentages, a comparison is always made with the same period a year before. The average hotel occupancy shows a growth of 2.4 percent in October of this year and increased to 75.9 percent, announced the Central Bank of Aruba in her monthly report. The Cruise Tourism Authority (CTA) shows on the other hand a considerable decrease of the number of cruise ships and cruise passengers that visited Aruba in October of this year.

17 Cruise ships visited Aruba this year in October, which is 44.4 percent less. The number of passengers was 25.858, 45.2 percent less. Up till November in 2007, 316 cruise ships visited Aruba and the number of passengers was approximately 474.000, considering 1500 passengers per ship; a decrease of approximately 20 percent.

The money quantity decreased again with 20.3 percent in October to 2.531.4 million florins. The percentage of the decrease for just October was 0.8 percent. The bank claims on the private-sector increased with 12.9 millions. The business loans (12.5 millions) as well as mortgages (2.7 millions) increased in October, but the claims resulting from consumer credits decreased with 1.7 million florins (0.3 percent).


Anonymous said...

you know Joran is a serial rapest and murderer.However Anita Vandersloot his mother was his first piece oof ass and rape victim.A girl pretty famous on the internet named Rebeccastylings live in Aruba and knew the sloots.She says that Paulus held anita down and had Joran have at her! This family is even sicker than anyone ever thought!The boycott roll.s on!Iam going to Daytona i wouldnt take a chance on the safty of leaving the US My wife and our lives are too precius!

Anonymous said...

Many tourists have teenage daughters just like Natalee. Aruba let loose the sex predators Joran, Deepak and Satish on the island streets and beaches to hunt for their victims at C&C with their fake taxi cab. The face and safety of Aruban have been fatally damaged and never will recovered. All the cruise ship tourists would rather visit another island, but not Aruba.

Anonymous said...

Ramm said the Natalee's body will be found this week. He had read the Dutch investigation files and noticed a statement made by Joran about Koen's boat. However judge Smid will deny the evidence again because nobody know how Natalee got into the crab trap by herself. The Dutch law requires strong witnesses to file murder charges. There are just no witnesses and evidences in this case. FBI says they will accept the remains and take over the case from there based on the treaties signed by the Dutch and American governments. A cold case for the Dutch will be a hot case for USA. When that happens Joran, Deepak and Satish will be on the American government's suspects list website. Joran, Deepak and Satish should not arrive the USA without the companies of their attorneys, and they will escorted to the detention centers for interrogations by the US criminal codes.