Thursday, June 28, 2012

Madsen, Liotta Rock Aruba Film Fest



Virginia Madsen, Ray Liotta and Xavier Samuel rock the red carpet and sun at the Aruba Film Festival.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Strea Charters Review

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Strea Charters

Strea only takes 8 people and this snorkel tour is an excellent value for the money for an intimate tour experience. Even if you do not snorkel, I would recommend this excursion for anyone looking for a leisurely boat ride along the mangroves of Aruba’s western coastline with turquoise waters all around.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Eat Like a Local at The Queen’s Restaurant – Now at Palm Beach Plaza

Date June 14th, 2012-- “The Queen’s” restaurant featuring authentic island cuisine, has moved from Oranjestad to Palm Beach Plaza and the always popular restaurant welcomed friends and loyal patrons for a festive opening on Friday night, June 1. An elegant décor with a breezy terrace overlooking Palm Beach welcomed guests along with owner Varella Innocencia, along with pitchers of mojitos on the house for the opening night. Friends and relatives toasted this family operation with glasses of Org-e and Hynotiq liqueur.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba KidSpree Vacation Club

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The KidSpree Vacation Club is open daily, with scheduled games and activities through the day. Shuffleboard, Volleyball, Ping-Pong, Pool-shot, Aqua-volley, face & t-shirt painting, movies, excursions, board games, play garden with jungle gym, sand castle building and lots more! The Game Room houses 13 fun machines, and a Lending Library has a variety of books to borrow for vacation reading.

Private baby-sitting service is available. Optional off property excursions to interesting places are offered at a nominal fee.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Travel Shop Girl Blog: International Air Travel | Preparing for Your Next...

Travel Shop Girl Blog: International Air Travel | Preparing for Your Next...: Maybe it's your first time out of the country or perhaps it's your first trip in a few years. The last thing you're thinking about is what what to expect on your trip to the airport or on the plane.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rio+20 Update: Aruba to go 100% Renewable Energy

SustainableBusiness.com News 06/20/2012 04:57 PM-  Sir Richard Branson and Aruba Prime Minister Mike Eman announced at Rio+20 today that Branson's Carbon War Room will work with the country to transition the island to 100% renewable energy and the world's first sustainable economy.

They will create a roadmap in line with the country's consensus-driven policy making that includes Aruba's citizens.

Aruba, a 33 kilometer-long island, just north of Venezuela, has one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean with low unemployment, mostly from its strong tourism industry.

Fofoti Tours & Transfers Launches New Website

June 19th, 2012- Fofoti Tours & Transfers strengthens online experience with a new website that meets their exceptional “offline” service reputation.

Oranjestad, 18 June 2012 – Fofoti Tours & Transfers, the young company that has revolutionized the tours and transfers services on Aruba, has given their website, www.fofoti.com, a brand new look.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Saving lives 'four paws at a time'- ARF Aruba

Story are sometimes extremely sad, but they are stories which must be told. The Animal Relief Foundation in Aruba is always looking for assistance. Even on vacation you can help.

Link: Saving lives 'four paws at a time' » Local News » NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Animal Relief Foundation Aruba

Animal Relief Foundation Aruba on Facebook

Monday, June 11, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

How Airlines Spend Your Airfare

How Airlines Spend Your Airfare

This is an excellent analysis. Though it is very easy to hate most airlines, for any number of reasons, it is easy to see how fragile airlines are when their margins are so slim. Even more so when they are held captive to high oil prices just like the rest of us.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Timeshare By Owner Acquires Reserved Weeks Ready for Rental at Discounted Rates

From coast to coast, Timeshares By Owner has the vacation timeshare that’s right for you.

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 31, 2012- It’s that time of year again, it’s vacation time! That’s right! Summer time is approaching, the kids are out of school; it’s time to plan those summer vacations and Timeshares By Owner has some of the best deals ever just for that vacation! There are amazing destinations coast to coast, from Orlando, FL to San Francisco, CA; and don’t forget their international inventory – Freeport in the Bahamas, Saint Maarten in the Virgin Islands, Aruba, and many more!

Timeshares By Owner
We have amazing destinations coast to coast, from Orlando, FL to San Francisco, CA; and don’t forget our international inventory – Freeport in the Bahamas, Saint Maarten in the Virgin Islands, Aruba, and many more!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Interval International Recognizes Aruba Based Resorts

May 26th, 2012- ORANJESTAD – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, recognized Aruba-based member resorts that participated in this year’s fundraising initiative benefiting the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Education Foundation. Earlier this month, David Callaghan, Interval’s vice president of resort sales and service, presented Foundation executives with a $60,000 donation.

The shared ownership resorts in Aruba that generously contributed include the Aruba Beach Club, Caribbean Palm Village Resort, La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club, Paradise Beach Villas, Playa Linda Beach Resort, Marriott Vacation Club, and Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino.

“The Foundation is able to provide many more scholarships as a result of the commitment of valued partners like Interval and its resort affiliates,” noted Tom Pas, chairman of the CHTA Education Foundation. “We truly appreciate their efforts on behalf of higher education for Caribbean nationals.”

“Aruba-based resorts have consistently supported the CHTA Education Foundation and been instrumental in the success of this worthy cause,” said Callaghan. “It’s very gratifying that their efforts have funded scholarships and grants for so many individuals pursuing careers in hospitality.”

The CHTA Education Foundation was established in 1987 as a non-profit organization through which scholarships and special assistance would be made available for the education of Caribbean hotel industry personnel and students pursuing careers in tourism. As part of its mission, it provides people throughout the region with an awareness of the industry’s varied career opportunities, as well as technical and professional development. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded US$1.5 million in scholarships and grants to applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to the hotel and tourism industry.

As a strategic partner of CHTA and a board member of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Education Foundation, Interval is committed to understanding the unique needs of the Caribbean region and providing products and programs tailored to this market.

Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market since 1976. Today, Interval has an exchange network of approximately 2,700 resorts in more than 75 nations. Through offices in 15 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and about 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs. Interval is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.

Story Courtesy of Aruba Daily

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Name the New Baby Contest

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Last week a new baby boy, born late May 2012, came into the care of Aruba's Donkey Sanctuary. The sanctuary is organizing a “name the baby contest” and will draw the name out of the “hat” on June 30, 2012.

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Donate US$10 through their PayPal button on their website and enter your name for this cutie. Non-human names are preferred. Win this painting if your name is chosen for the little fellow.

Remember all donations made to charity are tax deductible for Arubans.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Aruba: The Happy Island of Caribbean

Link: Aruba: The Happy Island of Caribbean

Beautiful photos off the beaten path...