Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 22

NEW VISUALS FOR THE BE A DIVER POOL TOUR UNVEILED AT DEMA SHOW 2013

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Eye-catching Bonaire banners are in production and will be unveiled at the Show. The new Be A Diver Bonaire pool banners will follow the branding of the destination at the DEMA Show which is the signature Bonaire, “Diver’s Paradise”, license plate. Since the pool is closely associated with DEMA, the Bonaire license plate was maintained …

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Oct 22

“SCRATCH N DIVE” YOUR WAY TO BONAIRE: ONLY AT DEMA SHOW 2013

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 In our continuing efforts to showcase Bonaire’s dive product and varied topside activities at this year’s DEMA Show, November 6-9, in Orlando, FL, TCB-NA created a promotion that will help drive traffic to the Bonaire Pavilion during the Show and engage the audience at large.   The Scratch N Dive contest will be available to …

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Oct 22

#ashtag with Bonaire on Instagram!

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To kick off the New Year 2014, TCB-NA will be launching Bonaire’s newest social media page on the popular social network Instagram. Instagram is a fun way to share your life and engage people through a series of pictures. It has become one of the fastest growing social networks with more than 130 million users, …

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Oct 22

Media Buzzes about Bonaire!

USAToday.com  (Unique Monthly Views [UMV]: 16,967,518) Bonaire was featured in the September 28 issue of USAToday.com. Entitled “Top Three Ports For Snorkeling, Scuba Diving,” Bonaire’s cruise port is mentioned for offering attractions both above and beneath the surface. The island is highlighted for being a top choice to visit in the summer as it’s below …

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Oct 22

Bonaire attends World’s Routes

Mr. Burney el Hage, Commissioner of Tourism and Economic Development and Ms. Candice Kimmel of TCB-NA represented Bonaire at the 19th World Route Development Forum on October 5-8, 2013, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.   World Routes is the world’s largest forum for airlines, airports and destinations to engage. It provides the opportunity …

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Oct 22

LAN-CHILE starting flights to the Caribbean, opportunities for Bonaire!

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From December 01st the airline is announcing two daily flights via Bogota from Santiago de Chile to Aruba.  Without a doubt benefiting the arrivals to Bonaire not only from the emergent market of Chile but also for Colombia which was not counting with an adequate air connection from Bogota City.    As Yasmin Perez from TCB …

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Oct 22

Bonaire in Mexico, huge Promotion!!

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For the first time the island of Bonaire was promoted at Expo-Buceo.   This is the annual B2C dive show in Mexico gathering dive centers and the public sector.   The event was held on  October 05th and 06th.  It has a giant population of around 28 million people. The Mexican market has a great potential for …

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Oct 22

DEMA SHOW November 6-9, 2013

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Bonaire DEMA exhibitors are preparing for this year’s show that will take place in Orlando, Florida from November 6th thru 9th. This year Bonaire will be represented by no less than 24 exhibitors.  In order to get more traffic and to gain better exposure to the pavilion, we will launch a Scratch N Dive promotional …

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Oct 22

Marketing Meetings 2013

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The TCB Marketing Meetings held in September gave all attendees insight into what has been accomplished in 2013, the promotional ideas for 2014 and a look at the long and short term visions of TCB. All of the three TCB overseas offices as well as TCB headquarters presented their plans for 2014. In addition to …

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Oct 22

Busy Cruise season ahead

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Tourism Corporation Bonaire is preparing for the new Cruise Season which starts November 13th 2013 until April 22nd 2014. For the current 2013 – 2014 peak winter cruise season, Bonaire is projecting approximately 170,000 passenger arrivals, which is an increase of 20,000 passengers compared to the previous high season. This will be a busy Cruise …

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Oct 22

Bonaire goes “Platinum”at FCCA

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A delegation from Bonaire led by Mr. Ethsel Pieternella, Director of Tourism Corporation Bonaire, is reporting successful results from its participation in the 20th Annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show. This year the FCCA conference took place between September 30th and October 4th, 2013 in Cartagena, Colombia. The successful attendance also included the announcement …

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Oct 22

Remodelling TCB office

Right on time for the start of the tourism high-season, TCB headquarters will be moving back to the original office space at Kaya Grandi # 2 in Kralendijk, Bonaire. The management has refurbished and remodeled the office in its entirety with new computers, new furniture, visitor friendly info shop, larger front office and new interior …

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Oct 22

46th Edition of the Bonaire Regatta

Regatta and Bonaire are almost impossible to name separately. The 46th edition of the Bonaire Regatta exceeded all expectations. TCB once again played an important role in promoting, organizing and executing the festival and on island activities during the last four days of this International Sailing Festival. With vessels from the surrounding Caribbean islands actively …

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Oct 22

Bonaire in Norwegian travel magazine

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Recently, the Norwegian journalist Runar Larsen made a press trip to the ABC islands. His findings can be found if you understand Norwegian or  just use Google translate ) in the four-page article ‘Karibiske Perler ‘(Caribbean Pearls) that was published in a Norwegian travel magazine. Runar stayed at Divi Resort, the accommodation TCB arranged for …

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Oct 22

Top travel agents Meiers Weltreisen are coming to Bonaire

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Meiers Weltreisen, one of the largest tour operators in Germany sponsors  an annual Mega Fam trip for their best Travel Agents. This year they are coming to the ABC Islands. Around 50 travel agents will visit Bonaire by the end of November/beginning of December. Together with TCB HQ and BONHATA,  a nice program will be …

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Oct 22

Extra flights to Bonaire

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A lot of media attention was created by the Dutch television show ‘Boer zoekt vrouw’, an anniversary edition about Bonaire in Duiken magazine and the intention of the Dutch diving industry to work with Bonaire on product development. The travel industry is excited  with the developments taking place with the island as the focal point. …

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Oct 22

Bonaire anniversary partner magazine Duiken

Bonaire is going to be the anniversary partner of Dutch magazine Duiken. This year the leading dive magazine is celebrating its 25th year of publication.  Duiken will publish a special edition  that is fully dedicated to our island. They publish articles about Bonaire on a regular basis but a special edition is something else! Bonaire …

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Oct 22

Smaak van Bonaire successful

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The networking event ‘De Smaak van Bonaire’ (Taste of Bonaire) turned out to be a great success. During the Mini Week (September 10th-12th) over 200 participants visited the Bonaire House for workshops, presentations, meetings and other activities. De Smaak van Bonaire is organized by TCB in corporation with STINAPA and the tourism industry every two …

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Oct 22

Boer zoekt vrouw Campaign

This past September Holland was captivated by the TV show ‘Boer zoekt vrouw (Farmer Wants a Mate): 3.1 million people watched the first episode. They not only met  farmer  and goat cheese producer Aletta van Beeck, but also were treated to beautiful images of Bonaire. In December and January the series will continue to air …

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