Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Passenger Flow Control at Check-in For U.S. Bound Passengers


November 25, 2021- ORANJESTAD - Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA), the company that manages and operates Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix (AUA Airport) informs all US departing passengers that starting December 1, 2021 AUA Airport will introduce “Passenger Flow Control” at the check in terminal for all passengers to the USA.

Based on agreements made by the Aruban Government with the US CBP in Washington recently, ongoing construction activities in the terminal building and also Covid restrictions, AUA Airport has created a staged approach to allow passengers to enter the check in facilities and the terminal for processing. The Passenger Flow Control concept entails that passenger are allowed to enter the check in facilities based on separate groups (Yellow, Blue and Orange) established by the scheduled airline departure times. Passengers will thus receive a dedicated timeslot to enter the terminal as indicated in table below.

This dedicated timeslot is determined for visitors based on the information provided in the ED (Electronic Disembarkation) Card where information on the departure flight will also have to be submitted. Residents travelling out of Aruba to the US should take their scheduled departure time into account to determine at what time they are allowed to check-in (not earlier than 3 hours before that time of departure). The Passenger Flow Control is introduced with the intention to prevent passengers arriving (too) early at AUA Airport for check-in. This will be in place for the winter season starting December 1, 2021, until March 12, 2022.

AUA Airport will have ambassadors at the entry doors to actively control the time slots per passenger. Early passengers will have to wait outside for their correct time slot.

With this Passenger Flow Control AUA Airport hopes to better manage the processing of passengers at the different check points inside the terminal areas and therefore also contribute to shorter lines and waiting times resulting in a much safer environment and better service levels for all passengers. AAA counts on the active participation and control of all stakeholders in this process to ensure that passengers are dropped off at the airport “in time” as per their assigned time slots for check-in of flights to the US.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Plan a Winter Getaway with Aruba's Black Friday and Cyber Monday Offers

Give the gift of travel this holiday season with top hotel deals to the One happy island of Aruba

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Nov. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire -- Aruba is inviting visitors to escape the winter cold and enjoy the island's year-round sunshine with a number of exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday hotel deals. With potential shipping and supply delays impacting traditional Black Friday shopping this year, the gift of travel for the holidays or coming year is the perfect way to give an experience to be enjoyed together with your loved ones.

Located outside of the hurricane belt, One happy island promises an unforgettable warm weather getaway with 82-degree days and cooling trade winds. Travelers to Aruba can find adventure within the rugged Arikok National Park, relaxation among pristine white sand beaches, culinary delights at one of more than 250 restaurants located on-island and more.

With offers available at luxury high-rise resorts to intimate boutique properties on the renowned Eagle Beach, travelers have an array of deals to take advantage of, which can be found HERE. A sampling includes:

Courtyard Aruba Resort
Sunny days and clear turquoise waters make the call to linger longer in paradise. Available to book now through Dec. 10 for travel through Jan. 31, 2022, get a 20% discount staying five (5) nights or more with promo code LTS.

Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives
Located on over a mile of white sand beach and offering oceanfront rooms, the Divi & recently renovated Tamarijn Aruba make the perfect island oasis. Available to book between Nov. 22 – Dec. 5 for travel between Jan. 3 – March 31, 2022, travelers can receive 25% off all-inclusive rates with promo code NOCHE21.

Divi Resorts
From Nov. 24-30, travelers can save 50% off rates at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort and Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort for 2022 travel between April 17 – Dec. 20, 2022.

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
With ten restaurants and bars, ocean view guest rooms, two outdoor pools including the H2Oasis adult's only pool and Stellaris Casino, this beachfront resort is the ideal escape. Available to book between Nov. 26-29, 2021 for stays through Oct. 31, 2022 with promo code L9Z.
For travel dates Nov. 26, 2021 – Jan. 31, 2022, stay four (4) nights and save up to 30% or stay five (5) nights or more and save up to 35%.
For travel dates Feb. 1 – Oct. 31, 2022, stay four (4) nights or more and save up to 25%.

Aruba is just a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Miami and a four-hour flight from New York City with plenty of direct flight options from major U.S. hubs, and now, Aruba will be more accessible than ever with a new, nonstop flight route from Miami to Aruba with Frontier Airlines beginning on Nov. 20.

Since reopening its borders last summer, Aruba has implemented a number of traveler protocols to keep visitors and locals alike safe, including requiring travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test prior to or upon arrival and purchase Aruba Visitors Insurance. Aruba also has one of the highest vaccination rates in the Caribbean with 77% of the population fully vaccinated. For the most up-to-date entry requirements and on-island protocols, visit www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements.

To learn more about the One happy island of Aruba, find more information at Aruba.com, and make sure to follow along on social, using the #OneHappyIsland hashtag and tagging @ArubaTourism.

About Aruba
As one of the most revisited Caribbean destinations, Aruba – One happy island – offers breathtaking beaches, diverse culinary delights, a sprawling and unforgettable Arikok National Park, and award-winning hotels and villas. A leader in innovation, the country was awarded a top spot on Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2020 list due to their ambitious sustainability efforts. In today's ever-changing world, Aruba's 'Health and Happiness Code' safety protocols provide peace of mind, while still delivering a relaxing on-island experience. Located outside the hurricane belt, explore all Aruba has to offer, from romantic beach getaways, unique wellness experiences and more, on Aruba.com.

Friday, November 19, 2021

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Follow these tips will help make sure your packing experience is a little less overwhelming, especially when flying a low-cost carrier with strict baggage rules. Read MORE

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Time for new memories at the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort

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Friday, November 12, 2021

ARUBA 2021