Friday, October 28, 2011

Aruba Reviews Part I

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In reading some recent reviews on a travel website, I have come to the following conclusion. Trip reviews are just that, one persons perception of a resort or a destination. Always do your own research and ask a lot of questions.

It is very interesting to see how people see things differently. Remember that game called "telephone" you played as a child?

Radisson Aruba finishes 18-month renovation - Travel Weekly

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Link: Radisson Aruba finishes 18-month renovation - Travel Weekly

Monday, October 24, 2011

ART Exhibition ‘Destinations’ – by Local Artist Grace Ashruf

ORANJESTAD - Grace Ashruf is very proud to exhibit her latest collection of original Art titled 'Destinations' on Wednesday, October 26th. The exposition will take place in the OLD Garage Cordia Building, at L.G. Smith Blvd. 114 and continue for two weeks.

This collection of 30 original artworks is a fusion of Contemporary Art and names of Aruban Neighborhoods. The works not only reflect the names of popular places on the island, but also many of the ancient aboriginal names given them by the native Indians. Much of the true significance of these names and their origins remain unknown.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa Completes $2 Million Room Rejuvenation

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September 26th, 2011- “Contemporary comfort … timeless Caribbean charm” is the new resort slogan of the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa as announced by general manager Edgar Roelofs. “A complete two-million dollar room rejuvenation of the 45-year old resort located on the shores of majestic Eagle Beach will be completed this September 2011. We offer our guests the ultimate Caribbean vacation experience when combining today’s comfort with the intimate charm of the Caribbean” he adds.

Friday, October 14, 2011

La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club Celebrates 20 Years with Completion of US$36 Million Renovations

La Cabana Beach and Racquet Club is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year with the completion of a three-year, US$36 million room renovation project that re-establishes the resort as one of the premier timeshare facilities in the Caribbean.

Local dignitaries and tourism professionals will join in the celebrations at La Cabana on Sept. 20 in the newly completed hotel lobby.

“Once called the resort ‘where dreams come true’ La Cabana has resurfaced with a bold new look and feel from the front lobby to the interior of every room,” said Willie Mosconi, president of the Board of Directors.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Considering purchasing an Aruba Timeshare?

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Let's outline some considerations when purchasing an Aruba timeshare. Purchasing a timeshare in Aruba is an investment. You need advice so you head to an online forum for advice. Keep in mind when seeking advice of others that many of those who reply will be owners of timeshares. They have a vested interest in their investment. It is only natural that they will give you all of the pro's of a resort and hardly ever any of the negatives.

Friday, October 7, 2011

It's All Accolades, Awards & Recognitions for the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives in 2011

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Properties Earn Kudos from Top Travel Brands Travelocity, TripAdvisor and Travel + Leisure

Oranjestad, Aruba – (August 15, 2011) – As the summer began to heat up, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives were also becoming “hot” as the properties earned recognitions from top travel industry brands Travelocity, TripAdvisor and Travel + Leisure for 2011.

“It’s truly an honor to receive these distinctions from some of the most prestigious brands in the travel and tourism industry,” said Alex Nieuwmeyer, Managing Director of Divi Resorts Aruba and Bonaire. “The fact that all three were awarded within the past few months is both a milestone and a testament to the success of our operations even within today’s highly competitive marketplace.”

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Southwest Airlines Announces Fares and Flights to/from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

- Initial Schedule of Fifteen Daily Departures Begins Feb. 12, 2012

- Fares starting as low as $79 one-way

- Southwest, AirTran Take First Steps to Blend Frequent Flyer Programs

ATLANTA, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is launching new service to Atlanta (ATL) on Feb. 12, 2012, bringing greatly reduced fares and new flexibility for both business and leisure Customers. With initial fares for nonstop travel as low as $79 one-way, the first Southwest flights to and from Georgia will also mark a significant and eagerly anticipated milestone in the carrier's acquisition of AirTran Airways.

Southwest President, Chairman, and CEO Gary Kelly revealed details of Southwest's first Atlanta schedule during a luncheon with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.