Increasing numbers of British holidaymakers travelled on flights to Aruba during the first nine months of this year.
This is according to figures from the Aruba Tourism Authority, which revealed a 19.5 percent increase in the number of UK visitors to the Caribbean island in the first nine months of 2010 compared to the same period last year.
A total of 12,263 Brits journeyed to Aruba between January and September, while the figure last year stood at 10,265.
Despite the lesser figure in 2009, visitors numbers over the course of that year were 28.3 per cent higher than they were in 2008, surpassing 10,000 in a single year for the first time and breaking the record for the number of UK arrivals.
Aruba’s UK tourism market is now second only to The Netherlands in terms of visitors from key European markets.
Earlier this month, it became possible for British Airways passengers to connect to American Airlines’ flights to Aruba from Miami and New York JFK.