Category Archive: TCB South America

Apr 07

Mergulho Magazine, Brazil

Bonaire is one of the COVER STORIES in the February issue of Mergulho Magazine. This is a result of Brazilian underwater photographer Ary Amarante visiting Bonaire on a recent press trip. Entitled “Bon Bini Bonaire: 18 Golden Tips to Enjoy the Wonders of Bonaire Divers Paradise,” the 10 page story highlights Bonaire’s diving product. TCB-SA …

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Apr 07

Bonaire approach Copa Airline for air service

A delegation representing Bonaire comprised of both the private and public sectors led by Commissioner Edsel Winklaar traveled to Panama City February 10 – 12, 2015, to meet with Copa Airlines. Joining the delegation in Panama was the Dutch Ambassador to Panama, Mr. Wiebe J. de Boer. The meeting focused on the service request for …

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Apr 07

Cartagena Boat Show

From March 21 -23, 2015, Bonaire participated in the 3rd Annual Cartagena Boat Show, for the first time. The Bonaire booth was located in the scuba diving area, which also included booths from PADI, well-known scuba diving manufacturers and scuba diving centers from Colombia and Venezuela. Over the course of the three-day show, attendees visited …

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Apr 07

Meeting and training Colombian Travel Agent and Dive Centers

During the week of ANATO, Bonaire hosted various seminars for travel agents, press and dive operators. Bonaire presented the seminars in the cities of Barranquilla, Medellin, Bogota, and ending in Cali at the REMA Show.  It was a very productive and successful week promoting the uniqueness of the island within the Colombian market. The Bonaire …

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Apr 07

Vitrina de Anato 2015

From February 25 – 27, 2015, a delegation representing Bonaire participated in the 34th Annual Vitrina ANATO. This year the show was held at the Cortenias in Bogota, Colombia. The Bonaire delegation included representatives from TCB-Latin America, Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino, Eden Beach Resort and Insel Air. More than 35,000 visitors including, tourism …

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Dec 17

Bonaire promoted at Ladevi magazine that reaches travel agencies in Colombia

As part of the TCB strategy to support Insel Air’s expanding service to key cities in Colombia – announcing operation to Cali and Bucaramanga – in early 2015 we will be focusing deep within the leisure and eco adventure segment complementing the dive niche arriving on island. After negotiating rate conditions with Ladevi, we are …

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Dec 17

Bonaire “Point to Point” by Federico Cabello

The well-known underwater photographer Federico Cabello has completed his ambitious project; to dive, photograph and document all of Bonaire’s more than ninety official dive sites in a book that is already available at the book stores. The Point to Point coffee table book contains over 500 photographs (almost two years of constant research). It takes …

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Dec 17

A success Bonaire Photo Contest 1st edition !

Our Bonaire Photo Contest is almost culminating.  Next Thursday December 18th  Bonaire will announce the six winning pictures of the Bonaire Photo Contest 2014.   From all the pictures received by TCB, 92 images were pre-selected by international judges from Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina and Mexico giving them a rating on a scale of 1 to …

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Dec 17

Insel Air starts 2 weekly flights to Manaus (Brazil)

Insel Air is announcing – as of January 14th, 2015 – to operate 2 weekly flights from Aruba to Manaus. An introductory fare will be launched by the airline to its newest destination operated by a Fokker 70.  A round trip from Bonaire will cost USD 325 including taxes. As you may know, all major traffic …

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Dec 17

Looking forward to a 2015 of close cooperation with you and our trade partners at each market!

As the year 2014 draws to a close, we carry much expectations into the challenging 2015. May this new year bring with it more improvement of the airlift to Bonaire from within our region.  During the recent ROUTES meetings in Chicago, Latin American carriers were provided with the Bonaire market forecast study from ASM Global. …

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Jun 13

Upcoming events II Semester 2014

We invite you all to continue participating at the Latin America America trade shows: ExpoBuceo Mexico DF (Oct 11-12) – PADI Dive Festival Chile (Oct 17-18). Please contact Yasmin at: Southamerica@tourismbonaire.com”

Jun 13

Adventure Sports Fair – Sao Paulo May 15-18

The largest adventure sports and ecotourism event of Latin America offers a  new segment to discover in the huge market of Brazil considering Bonaire is well known in the dive niche.   With an eye catching booth it was well located in front of the water tank sponsored by NAUI.   More than 600 participants enjoyed their …

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Jun 13

Productive days promoting Bonaire in Cartagena and Baranquilla

The announcement that INSEL AIR is to start flying on June 20th to Barranquilla, was received as great news by travel agencies.  They usually connect the Dutch Caribbean via Bogota or Panama.  Now passengers travelling will Insel Air from Barranquilla and surrounding cities Cartagena and Santa Marta, can fly directly with very competitive rates offered …

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Jun 13

Tiempo de Fondo, Argentina

Bonaire is pleased to welcome Tiempo de Fondo onJuly 08th to the 14th.  A bimonthly printed dive publication with 10 years in the market.  The magazine also a special section on eco adventure.  Alvaro Lopez, owner and editor of the magazine together with photographer Mabel Dopazo, will be diving and exploring Bonaire for the first time.  …

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Jun 13

Agenda del Mar, Colombia

Maria José Ospina will be visiting Bonaire from  June 27th to July 1st. She is the director and editor of the prestigious Agenda del Mar. It is anenvironmental project devoted to the sea and the preservation of our planet. Bonaire has been advertising here since 1999.  It is an agenda used by divers, ecological groups and …

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Jun 13

April and May busy months promoting Bonaire in Brazil

Padi Dive Festival – Sao Paulo April 11-13.   Bonaire continues to beregarded as a dream destination for Brazilian divers.  During PADI, large dive centers stopped by the booth to greet the Bonaire delegation and learn the latest on the island and the PADI specials from the hotels for new groups coming during Easter.   PADI represents …

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Feb 20

Launch of the Bonaire Photo Contest 2014

TCB Latin America is preparing to launch the Bonaire Photo Contest 2014. The objective of the contest is to bring Latin American visitors to participate in the 2014 Bonaire Photo Contest. It will be possible through an intensive Bonaire ad campaign developed simultaneously in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and Argentina. And most important, the role …

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Feb 06

Bonaire gets closer to the Mexican market adding a local phone number at DF !

Looking to provide high level service and be closer to our trade industry, TCB LA is pleased to inform the incorporation of a local phone number in Mexico DF.  The new telephone service will allow Mexicans, direct contact with Tourism Corporation Bonaire, for all the necessary information to plan next trips on island. Spread the …

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Feb 06

2014 started very active in promotion for Bonaire !!

Trade shows in the Latin America region are around the corner.   ANATO is the first show taking place at Bogotá on Feb 26th to the 28th. Following Colombia, the trade shows to attend are Brazilians Padi Dive Festival (Apr 11-13) and Adventure Sport Fair (May 22-25).  And ending I semester comes Avavit trade show in …

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Feb 06

Bonaire VISIBLE in the Brazilian Media

What better time to motivate visitors to come to Bonaire during the upcoming Brazilian Carnival and Easter holidays in Brazil.   Three of the most popular dive magazines at the giant market of Brazil, published their press releases highlighting Bonaire in the last trimester of 2013.  It was the result of their recent press visits on …

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Feb 06

OUR BONAIRE BOOKLET NOW: Available online !

The Bonaire booklet in Portuguese and Spanish in a ecological and practical size comes with the dive map inserted. Beautifully designed with attractive pictures, general information for visitors and activities offered on Bonaire, highlights diving on central pages with colorful pictures. Distributed in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela and now to Mexico, Argentina and Chile !.     …

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Dec 10

Looking forward to another year of close cooperation with you!

As the year ends, it is a time for our office to review our accomplishments as well as the challenges we’ve encountered and  what still needs to be done.  We continue working to improve our airlift in the Latin American region and proudly promote our unique island of Bonaire.  We want to thank all of …

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Dec 10

Anato Trade Show Colombia – Feb 26-28, 2014

The trade show is just around the corner.   The B2B tourism fair takes place in Bogota next February from the 26th to the 28th.   During the week of the show, a sales blitz is being programmed in Cali, Medellin and Bogota to meet with the main dive centers.   Actually divers can fly from Medellin to …

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Dec 10

Mexico! A market with many opportunities for Bonaire

Our recent approach to Mexico confirmed a market full of opportunities for Bonaire.   Divers with a high income travel to Fiji, Red Sea, Galapagos, Cuba, Roatan with a minimum of seven nights stay.   Amazing to discover the Mexican market has a great connectivity to Bonaire with United.  Mexicans can go from main cities to Bonaire …

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Dec 10

DEMA, great productive show

During the recent DEMA show, a busy agenda was conducted successfully to meet with our trade partners in the region. Dive centers and tour operators stopped by the Bonaire booth to greet our colleagues and attend schedule meetings with TCB.   Some of them  such as Scubatec Venezuela who are planning a new charter to the …

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