Tuesday, March 24, 2015

JetBlue's Acclaimed Premium Experience, Mint, Begins Flying to the Caribbean This Fall

JetBlue to Become the Only U.S. Carrier to Offer Regularly Scheduled Lie-Flat Seating to Barbados and Aruba From New York

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - March 16, 2015) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, today announced plans to offer its highly successful Mint experience from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Barbados (BGI) and Aruba (AUA), two of its most popular Caribbean routes. The new seasonal service begins in November and is available for booking on JetBlue.com today.

Since launching on transcontinental routes in June 2014, Mint has quickly become recognized for its whole new take on flying, which includes private suites, the widest seat and longest fully-flat bed in the U.S. domestic market (a), tapas-style dining, custom amenity kits and 15-inch flat screen televisions with free entertainment. With Mint service to the Caribbean, JetBlue will become the only U.S. carrier to operate regularly scheduled service with lie-flat seating to the region.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Aruba Wins National Geographic World Legacy Award For Leading Sustainability Efforts

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Praised for its unparalleled sustainability efforts, Aruba was named the National Geographic World Legacy Award Winner for "Destination Leadership" this week at ITB Berlin, the world's largest tourism convention.

The World Legacy Awards launched in 2014 to recognize the leading travel and tourism companies, organizations and destinations who are transforming sustainable tourism. More than 150 award entries were received, representing 56 countries and six continents. Finalists in five categories were selected by an international team of 18 sustainable travel experts, who conducted thorough on-site inspections before choosing the winners in each category.

As the "Destination Leadership" winner, Aruba immediately stood out to judges for its world-leading green energy initiative. In 2012, Aruba partnered with Sir Richard Branson's Carbon War Room, founded to fight climate change, and other key entities such as Harvard. Due to the island's natural solar/wind resources and aggressive plan supported by partners, Aruba is on track to be the world's first country to fully transition off fossil fuels by 2020.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Google Flight Search

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Aruban Donkey Sanctuary starts a new sponsoring program

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More than 40 volunteers take care of a large group of donkeys on a daily basis. They also help raise money, as 130 donkeys cost a lot. Now there is a new way to help support this worthwhile foundation.

Support the Aruban Donkeys (SAD) is a newly founded club for locals. Each participant pays just 10 florins a month and helps support the good work of the Donkey Sanctuary this way. Hopefully the Donkey Sanctuary can thus continue keeping this part of the Aruban cultural heritage alive. At the same time, participants also keep one of the island's most popular tourist attractions alive and in business.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

15th Anniversary of the Soul Beach Music Festival

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The Headliners for the Soul beach music festival are Charlie Wilson & Trey Songz. Shining Bright like a Diamond Memorial Day Weekend May 20-25. Comedy night and live performances by an array of music artists.

Los Angeles, CA – February 17, 2015 – Crowning off the 15th Anniversary of the Soul Beach Music Festival hosted by Aruba are nine-time Grammy nominee megastar Charlie Wilson, Saturday headliner, and Grammy nominated superstar Trey Songz, Sunday headliner, both illustrious music artists, sure to light up the Caribbean sky with melodic brilliancy and stellar main stage concert performances Memorial Day weekend, May 20-25. Voted #4 by USA Today readers’ choice “10 Best Caribbean Celebrations” as well as #1 “Caribbean Summer Festival” by Jetsetter Magazine, the 2015 Soul Beach Music Festival boasts a cross-section of visitors and celebrities who attend this renowned three-in-one experience featuring live music performances, comedy shows and beach parties. Bringing an astronomical repertoire, notorious hit maker/song writer Charlie Wilson sets it off with his sixth solo album, titled Forever Charlie and will tantalize festival goers with a gravity defying mix-up of electro-funk, dance flow and R&B romp. With 20 million albums and singles sold, Trey Songz delivers the perfect blend of R&B soul and pop feel-good on TRIGGA, his latest album, a quixotic fusion of heart and heat packed indulgence to culminate the Soul Beach Amphitheatre concerts.