|By Marc @ CrystalVisions on Sunday, September 15, 2002 - 5:37 pm:|
Now that I'm back, I've been doing a bit more research today on the island. A couple of sites state (figures as recent as 2000) that on average around 70.000 tourists visit Bonaire each year, and that's *including* the cruiseships. Could any of the locals comment on this figure, whether it's accurate or not. Is the number expected to rise in the coming years?
|By Martin de Weger on Sunday, September 15, 2002 - 5:44 pm:|
Hello Marc, Welcome back. Nice site you guys have. Is the Zoo Blijdorp??
|By Marc @ CrystalVisions on Sunday, September 15, 2002 - 5:50 pm:|
Hi Martin, thanks... and yes, these were taken in Blijdorp :-) I will redo the scans soon though, once I get better scanningsoftware.
|By Henk Schrijver on Monday, September 16, 2002 - 3:09 am:|
|By michael gaynor on Monday, September 16, 2002 - 1:31 pm:|
Around 50,000 over nite tourists. Cruise ship passengers, day trippers are all counted separately. Trend is for a slight dip, but with better airlife, we hope to see a change.
|By Marc @ CrystalVisions on Monday, September 16, 2002 - 4:55 pm:|
Thanks Henk and Michael... any notion on how much cruisers and day trippers there are in a year?
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Monday, September 16, 2002 - 9:05 pm:|
TCB is due to issue tourism statistics (revised ones) for the first 6 months of 2002 sometime in the next two weeks or so. They released some numbers a few weeks back, but these were apparently quite erroneous due to some sort of software problem, I've been told.
|By Marc @ CrystalVisions on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 3:30 am:|
LOL! There's work for me in IT on Bonaire after all ;-) Will you think of me and post those (correct) numbers if you come across them? They might come in handy if I want to write a businessplan :-)
|By Marc @ CrystalVisions on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 4:22 am:|
Nevermind, I've found the "Entre Nous" website... I suspect they'll be posting the figures there :-)
|By michael gaynor on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 7:16 am:|
Yes, we will post the corrected figures in Entre Nous when the are confirmed. E mail me re IT. There is a fair amount of potential.
|By Martin de Weger on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 12:51 pm:|
Marc, let's do a "tweemans zaak" I'm working on MCSE and I do sompting with 'puters too
|By Martin de Weger on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 1:06 pm:|
OK, I do something with 'puters... (most of the time with a spell checker...
|By Marc @ CrystalVisions on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 3:46 pm:|
LOL! And you want *me* to get in a business with you?
|By Martin de Weger on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 4:42 pm:|
Hey, I'm much better in Dutch weet je...
|By Marc @ CrystalVisions on Thursday, October 3, 2002 - 3:14 pm:|
Hmmm... The new issue of Entre Nous has come out, but no new figures... Is TCB skipping them entirely and moving to publish the 2002 figures in January?
|By michael gaynor on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 7:36 am:|
Marc...we don't report the figures as a rule in Entre Nous routinely. The new software is working and when verified statistics are available, there will be a press release. If you need any more details, feel free to e mail me direcly.
|By Marc @ CrystalVisions on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 7:53 am:|
Thanx Michael... You have my address, feel free to share whatever you can when they become available . Does TCB expect any significant increase in the number of tourists coming to Bonaire with the new KLM plans?
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 9:46 am:|
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