Curaçao Tourist Board
The Curaçao Tourist Board has taken every effort to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the information gathered and presented on this website. You will find information regarding tourism statistics produced by the Curaçao Tourist Board and also useful information regarding room tax legislation. Information about investing in the Curaçao Tourism Accommodation sector you can find on the website of Curaçao Investment & Export Development Foundation (CINEX).
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About the Curaçao Tourist Board
The Curaçao Association for the Promotion of Foreign Visits was formed in 1915 and its responsibilities were taken over by the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1934. In 1945, Curaçao appointed a representative in New York reporting to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry until 1948, when the Government took over tourism promotion from the Chamber of Commerce and created the Curaçao Tourism Commission (CTC). In 1955, the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) replaced the CTC and opened an office in Caracas in 1982. In 1984, the CTB opened an office in Rotterdam.
In 1989, the Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation (CTDF) was formed. In 2003, the CTDF start doing business as the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB). The Supervisory Board comprised of seven persons supervises the foundation. The organization is managed by a Director and a Deputy Director.
About Our Historic Building
In 1750, the first houses were built in Pietermaai, named after Mr. Pieter de Mey. The houses were built at a large distance from the town walls because of unobstructed field of fire from the fort. Buildings were erected on both sides of the “Stenen Pad” (stone path), which started from the town gate going to the East. Prosperous Jewish families would later live here.
Most buildings in Pietermaai, which used to be houses, are classical in style. The same applies for Pietermaai #19. With great certainty the present building of the Curaçao Tourist Board was erected in the second half of the 19th century, because only after 1861 governmental concessions were given to construct in this part of Pietermaai. The building became the main office of the Curaçao Tourist Board in October 1989.