Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Coronavirus and Travel: What You Need to Know

Coronavirus Pandemic and Travel Refunds

There are still inconsistencies across the travel industry regarding refunds and changes. You may even get different answers from the same company, depending on the representative you speak to. Use this information to learn about your official refund rights according to various providers. Read MORE

Friday, June 26, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Caribbean Quiz

Aruba Bound

Find your perfect island. Read MORE

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

Slow start expected at Aruba Airport

There’s tremendous hope as we look forward and see light at the end of the tunnel.

Aruba Bound

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) since the start of the crisis has been in close contact with all airline partners and stakeholders who were affected due to the global impact on air travel. AAA will continue to communicate with transparency by providing general updates on the destination and air service as AAA continues to actively evaluate re-opening strategies. As tourism is the lifeline of Aruba’s economy, AAA will continue to play an integral part of the Economic Recovery process.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Essential, must read information for all travelers to Aruba

Aruba Bound

The following information reflects the most up-to-date information as it pertains to Aruba’s reopening protocols and procedures. Aruba’s health and safety protocols will be revisited and reevaluated on an ongoing basis. Based on the ever-changing situation, we recommend all visitors check Aruba.com frequently for any changes to dates, markets, required procedures and more. This information is subject to change at the discretion of the Government of Aruba.

Reopening dates & permitted regions and countries

As of June 10, 2020, the government of Aruba officially announced the country will reopen its borders and once again welcome inbound travel. The decision to reopen borders, which were closed due to COVID-19 restrictions in early-March, was made in conjunction with the Aruba Department of Public Health (DPH) and took into consideration the ongoing guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Aruba Tourism Authority First to Offer Couples 'Happily Ever After Guarantee' Pandemic Postponement Policy

Couples can now book their dream 2021 destination weddings and honeymoons with confidence

Aruba Bound

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Aruba Tourism Authority has announced the 'Happily Ever After Guarantee,' a postponable, destination booking policy for couples dreaming of booking a 2021 wedding or honeymoon, but are worried about COVID-19 affecting future travel.

Couples can now book their event of a lifetime with the participating hotel or resort venues of their choice with confidence, knowing their special occasion can be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic issues, by providing a 30-day notice period (1). As part of Aruba's 'Happily Ever After Guarantee' program, weddings and honeymoons booked for 2021 can be postponed for up to a year from the original event date.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Here's Where Americans Are Looking to Travel First, According to Expedia

“As people become more comfortable with the idea of travel, it’s likely Americans will choose to explore their own backyard first.” Read MORE

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Aruba Announces Nationwide Health and Safety Protocols Ahead of Summer Arrivals

New 'Aruba Health & Happiness Code' Gold Certification to Protect Visitors' Travel Experience

Aruba Bound

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Aruba Tourism Authority  (A.T.A) and the Department of Public Health announced the 'Aruba Health & Happiness Code,' a stringent cleaning and hygiene certification program that will be mandatory for all tourism related businesses across the country.
"As we prepare to reopen our borders, it is critical to evolve and innovate as a tourism destination to protect our local community and future travelers once they reach our shores," said Danguillaume Oduber, Minister of Tourism, Public Health and Sport of Aruba. "We want all visitors to feel reassured in traveling to our One happy island, knowing we worked together as a nation to implement the highest health and safety protocols through every step of their journey."