Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Aruba Tourism Authority Invites Kelly Ripa and New Co-host Michael Strahan to Go "Live!" on One Happy Island

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that Kelly Ripa has scored NFL analyst Michael Strahan as her permanent co-host, Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) invites them to celebrate and go "Live!" on One Happy Island.

"We love Kelly's bubbly and positive personality and are thrilled she's found an equally energetic co-host she can have a blast with on camera," said Ronella Tjin Asjoe, CEO of ATA. "There's no better place than Aruba, One Happy Island, for this happy pair to kick off their new show, have some fun and entertain viewers back home."

As one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, Aruba consistently attracts American visitors looking to escape the rat race of everyday life. What they find is pure happiness – echoed in everything from the place to the people. With countless activities and events perfectly suited for the spunky co-hosts on the One Happy Island, Kelly and Michael are sure to go "Live!" with a smile.

The weekly Carnival-style Carubbian Festival gives Kelly and Michael the chance to dance down the streets of San Nicolas and engage with entertainers, locals and tourists on stage. They can tap into their wild sides during an off-road ATV ride through the rugged and wild Arikok National Park or dive off a Catamaran into the turquoise seas with a group of snorkel enthusiasts. They can even get funky with musical legends like Chaka Khan at the 6th Annual Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in October or play ball with pros and amateurs at the Aruba Beach Tennis International Championships in November.

Whether for a couple days or a couple weeks, ATA welcomes Kelly and Michael to embrace the opportunity to share happiness "LIVE!" from the happiest island in the Caribbean.

About Aruba
Aruba, One happy island, is truly an extraordinary experience. Located only two-and- a-half hours by air from Miami and four hours from New York City, the island is ideally situated in the southern Caribbean and boasts year-round cooling trade winds and perfect weather with average annual temperatures of 82 Fahrenheit and less than 20 inches of rainfall per year. Aruba serves up 28 luxurious hotels/resorts, championship golf courses, sumptuous spas, vibrant casinos, extraordinary international and local cuisine, exclusive shops and boutiques, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums, world-famous festivals and events, clubs and cafes with live music and world-class beaches. The backdrop of a cosmopolitan tropical destination with warm, hospitable people is the perfect place for first-time guests and loyal visitors. For more information, please call 1-800-TO-ARUBA , visit us online at or find us on Facebook.