Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Popular "Dine on Aruba" Program Returns To Promote Island's Flavorful Cuisine

Aruba Bound
ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by the successful launch of this culinary promotion in 2012, Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) and Aruba Gastronomic Association (AGA) invite visitors to "Dine on Aruba" once again this fall.

When guests book a stay of five or more nights through participating tour operators,* now through Oct. 31, 2013, they will receive two $50 "Dine on Aruba" gift certificates** to use during their September and/or October 2013 vacations. The popular program allows visitors to experience flavorful and diverse cuisines from more than 20 well-known international restaurants on island.
"Influenced by more than 90 nationalities on island, Aruba's culinary scene is booming with local delights and international delicacies," said Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, Aruba Tourism Authority chief executive officer. "This program opens the door to visitors exploring an array of dining options, and we encourage 'Dine on Aruba' participants to embrace their inner foodies and indulge in this gastronomic adventure."
Through "Dine on Aruba," visitors can discover Aruba's impressive world culinary tour and enjoy everything from fresh seafood, Caribbean and vegetarian dishes to exotic churrascaria creations and vibrant Italian, Mexican and Creole cuisine. Among the most popular local dishes include gouda-glazed chicken and beef keshi yena, keri-keri and goat stew, paired with pan bati, funchi and more.

Warm island hospitality, world-class chefs and fine international wines combined with casual and elegant ambiances will once again make "Dine on Aruba" a dynamic cultural experience. The promotion is an extension of AGA's popular Dine-Around program, which offers attractive menu specials at several participating restaurants year-round.

To book a five-night vacation at a participating hotel and take advantage of the "Dine on Aruba'" promotion, contact one of the following travel agents / tour operators:

  • Apple Vacations
  • Caradonna
  • Cheap Caribbean
  • Classic Vacations
  • Costco
  • Delta Vacations (MLT)
  • Expedia
  • Funjet Vacations (Mark Travel)
  • JetBlue Getaways
  • Liberty/GOGO Travel (Flightcentre)
  • MCM Tours
  • Orbitz
  • Player's Choice
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Southwest Vacations
  • TNT Vacations (Mark Travel)
  • Travel Impressions
  • Travelocity
  • United Vacations (MLT)
  • USAirways Vacations
  • Vacation Express
  • Vacations to Go
  • World Travel Holdings

For more information, visit the new Engage with Aruba via social media at or @ArubaTourism.

**Two $50 "Dine on Aruba" gift certificates per booking (minimum of two persons per booking). This promotion is valid only for U.S. and new bookings. Certificates valid at all participating AGA restaurants. Visit for a complete list of AGA restaurants. Gift certificates cannot be exchanged for cash and / or other value. ATA maintains the right to end promotion at any given moment and with at least two weeks notice to tour operators.

About Aruba
As one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, Aruba -- One Happy Island -- is an island of contradictions, where pristine turquoise waters collide against the desert-like terrain of the north shore; where peace and relaxation coexist with wild and rugged adventures; where Dutch influence meets American ease; and where a diverse history parallels a bright future. Nestled in the Southern Caribbean on the fringes of the hurricane belt, the island is just a two-and-a-half hour flight from Miami and a four-hour flight from New York City and also boasts year-round cooling trade winds and an average 82 degree temperature. Aruba offers beach lovers, adrenaline junkies, relaxation seekers and everyone in between a slice of paradise, including breathtaking beaches, a booming culinary scene, world famous festivals and events, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums, sumptuous spas, championships golf and exclusive shopping. With all-inclusive resorts, boutique hotels in charming Eagle Beach, high-rise branded hotels in Palm Beach or a cosmopolitan city hotel in Oranjestad, the island of contradictions provides the perfect getaway for first-time guests and loyal visitors.

SOURCE Aruba Tourism Authority