Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Donkey Sanctuary at Bringamosa is officially open!

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The new Aruba Donkey Sanctuary at Bringamosa is officially open! Quite a lot of cheerful visitors to the Donkey Fair viewed the opening ceremony, which was done by the six volunteers, who started the sanctuary twenty years ago. Honorary guests Ramon and Maria Boekhoudt, Mevine Kock and Stewart Willems, Facundo Franken, Chito Paris and Johnnie Fingal cut a veggie cake and distributed it among the donkeys present as the official opening ceremony. Thus the move to Bringamosa, which offers the 130 donkeys and the 25.000 visitors a year a wonderful new location and the 20th anniversary of the sanctuary were jointly celebrated.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Eagle Beach in Aruba

Trip Advisor’s 3rd Best Beach in the World for 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Donkey Sanctuary organizes a grand Donkey Fair

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On Sunday, April 9 it is party time at the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary at Bringamosa. On that day the sanctuary celebrates its 20th anniversary and its new complex at Bringamosa will be officially opened. The opening ceremony will be held at 11 am; the first volunteers who started the sanctuary twenty years ago will be the guests of honor. Without them the Donkey Sanctuary would not exist – many donkeys would be roaming around and Aruba would not have a major tourist attraction.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Aruba Shines as Most Decorated Destination in Caribbean

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Awarded by TripAdvisor, HSMAI, Expedia, among others

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Solidifying its positioning as the most decorated destination in the Caribbean, Aruba swept dozens of industry awards and top consumer rankings over the past year – accepting accolades ranging from "World's Best Beaches" and "Happiest Island in the World" to "Destination Partner of the Year."
"TripAdvisor, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association (HSMAI), Expedia and Travel Weekly are among the many industry leaders to recognize Aruba for our always-evolving on-island product and marketing achievements," said Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO of Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA). "As a destination driven by innovation and creativity, we are honored by the global distinctions."

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Aruban Donkey Sanctuary organizes a wonderful raffle

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Twenty years ago, in the month of April, the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary opened its doors. At the time there were many roaming herds of donkeys and the growing number of accidents with donkeys, injured donkeys and donkey abuse was the reason that a group of concerned local people got together to protect the animals. This was the start of the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary. Ten donkeys from Pos Chiquito were the first to be relocated to a safe haven; twenty years later the Sanctuary offers food and shelter to 130 donkeys. Volunteers take care of the herd, which has become one of the island’s major tourist attractions.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Paseo Herencia Mall Aruba Introduces New Kids Activities

Paseo Herencia Mall located in Palm Beach, is known for their diverse offerings and focus on entertainment for the whole family. More Info

Friday, March 24, 2017

Aruba Downtown Walking Tour

An authentic experience with local experts exploring Aruba History, Traditions, Museums and Culture by foot. More than 30 sites!


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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TSA PreCheck vs. Global Entry vs. Clear: Which is best for you?

TSA PreCheck vs. Global Entry vs. Clear: Which is best for you?: If you're a frequent flyer, you've got three trusted traveler programs to choose from if you want to speed your way through the security line.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wings Global Media Introduces New Aruba Photo Tour

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Explore Aruba with one of the best photographers in Aruba and gain beautiful keepsakes from the day! The adventure begins when one of our professional photographers picks you up at your hotel for a fun-filled day and private tour of the Island. More Info

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

TripAdvisor Names Aruba Beach Top 3 in the World

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor, the global travel planning and booking site, today announced the top beaches in the world, presenting Aruba with three profound tourism accolades – further endorsing the destination for its unparalleled coastlines.

Aruba's famous Eagle Beach ranked No. 2 in the Caribbean and No. 3 in the World in the annual rankings revealed this week. A treasured shore, Eagle Beach boasts the widest beach in Aruba and is one of the most breathtaking – showcasing clear, sparkling Caribbean waters, powdery white sands and two of the island's renowned signature fofoti trees.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Aruba's Online Embarkation and Disembarkation Program

Travelers to Aruba, the Aruban Immigration Authority in collaboration with the Aruba Tourism Authority offer the first “bon bini” in the form of Aruba’s online Embarkation and Disembarkation (ED) program.

The benefits of the online ED program:

The online application consists of a few easy steps:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Unveils a Bold, New Look for 2017

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Renovations Include an All-New Lobby Plus Fully Redesigned Cunucu Terrace and Palm Grill Restaurants

ORANJESTAD, ARUBA - (February 13, 2017) - The Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive has just completed extensive renovations throughout the property that redefine Aruba's all-inclusive options. New for 2017, the property now features a stylish and trendy look while providing modern luxuries and sweeping views of its signature mile-long white sand beach.
"At the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive, we are always striving to improve the visitor experience," commented Alex Nieuwmeyer, Managing Director of Divi Resorts Aruba. "The property now embodies the most current vision and elevates every stay to the highest level. Both our loyal guests and new visitors will appreciate the upscale amenities, inspired dining, stylish accommodations and iconic beach."

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hyatt Announces Plans for First Hyatt Place Hotel in Aruba

Construction of new Hyatt Place Aruba Airport increases Hyatt’s brand presence in the Caribbean

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)February 02, 2017 03:49 PM-- Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced that Hyatt has entered into a management agreement with Pelca Development V.B.A. for a Hyatt Place hotel within the Aruba Airport Business Center in Oranjestad, Aruba. The 116-room hotel will be the first Hyatt Place hotel in Aruba, adjacent to the Reina Beatrix International Airport (AUA), and will provide guests with a relaxing and uncomplicated place to pause before beginning the next leg of their journey.

The Hyatt Place brand is rooted in extensive consumer insights indicating that guests seek stylish, comfortable, seamless experiences that accommodate their lifestyles and familiar routines. To embody this, the brand offers casual hospitality and purposeful service in a smartly designed, high-tech and contemporary environment.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Atlanta Falcons Invited to Touch Down in Aruba for Happiness

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- While they did not win the big game, the Atlanta Falcons have been offered a second chance to score happiness. Aruba Tourism Authority invites the players to touch down on the happiest island in the world for four days of sun, sand and smiles. Only the MVP of the opposing squad has the opportunity to jet off to another happy place, but Aruba extends expenses-paid vacations to the entire Falcons team.

Friday, January 27, 2017

The twelfth Donkey Walk was a blast

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Aruba’s Donkey Sanctuary twelfth Donkey Walk was a blast this past weekend. A whopping 227 paying participants conquered the more than 5 kilometer-long route through gorgeous natural terrain.

The starting point was the new Donkey Sanctuary at Bringamosa, which also doubled as the finish. The hill-studded route had a watering point halfway.
Everyone enjoyed not only a great walk, but also a very safe one as donkeys Diva and Igor, the Aruban police force and the local Red Cross took care of that department. At the finish wonderful, enthusiastic comments could be heard from the participants, who were received in the brand-new Visitors’ Center at the Sanctuary and who were treated to fruit and nuts (courtesy of SuperFood and Leon Trading). As most athletes stayed quite a long while afterwards, they went home at sunset.

As a surprise all participants of this year’s 20th anniversary walk received a super Stylos ballpoint, with the text `Donkey Sanctuary Aruba 1997 – 2017’. Twenty years ago a group of volunteers started to catch and house the many roaming donkeys on the island. And, as they say: the rest is history.

Nowadays the Donkey Sanctuary has become one of the best-known and most-loved tourist attractions with its 130 donkeys. The housing and feeding costs are covered by donations and fundraising activities, such as this Walk, which has generated AWG. 2.270,-- ($1273.76 USD) (ten florins $5.61 USD per person).

This is such a great initiative: giving everyone a chance to enjoy a nature walk while supporting the Donkey Sanctuary at the same time!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017