Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 20

Launch of the Bonaire Photo Contest 2014

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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 17

Words from the Director’s desk

Somewhere in my memory I have heard some of my American friends say “February is the Meanest Month of the Year”. Think about it. Many of those in the US and Europe for that matter suffer unstable weather, hot, cold, snow, blizzards. Just when you think you are ready to hang up those heavy woolens …

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Feb 17

Passengers to Bonaire increased 2.6% in 2013

After compiling and analyzing the statistical information obtained via the Bonaire airport arrival data system, Tourism Corporation Bonaire can now share the results for the year 2013. The statistics are based on International and Domestic Arrivals between January 1st and December 31st 2013. Overall the arrivals increased with 2.55% or 4,132 passengers. This translates into …

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Feb 12

Cruise season 2013-14 in full swing!

The cruise season 2013-14 has been going extremely well, we currently just passed the half way of the season and the general feeling is very positive. TCB would like to thank all the operators, Taxi drivers and our private sector for providing our Cruise passengers with an excellent customer service and experience. The organization at …

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Feb 12

Bonaire’s website renewal project

TCB is pleased to announce that www.tourismbonaire.com is being renewed and redesigned. The new website will be fully responsive to optimize the viewing experience on desktop, tablet and mobile platforms. It will be multi-lingual and it will also incorporate social media and SEO functionality. Its purpose will be to engage visitors, communicate the unique experiences …

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Feb 10

Bonaire re-introduces nonresident arrival card

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The New Bonaire Non Resident Card to Provide In-Depth Statistics for Bonaire. Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) is pleased to announce that it has upgraded its system of collecting visitor information data. The new system is already in place. The Bonaire Non Resident Card (BNRC) is similar to the arrival data cards used by other Caribbean …

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Feb 06

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

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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 !!

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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 !

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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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Feb 06

Media highlights

Caribbean Journal (Circulation: 85,000) Bonaire was featured in Caribbean Journal in two separate stories this month. Both placements were a direct result of Editor Alex Britell, visiting Bonaire on a TCB sponsored press trip to Bonaire in February 2013.   Bonaire’s Buddy Dive      Resort’s Ingridients Restaurant      was featured in the January 26 issue …

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Feb 06

Bonaire Becomes an #InstaHit on Instagram

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To kick off the New Year, TCB-NA launched the official Instagram account for Tourism Corporation Bonaire. Found under the username @BonaireTourism, the account aims to engage past and potential visitors by posting daily images of the island. In less than one month, @BonaireTourism already has over 200 followers! The number of followers will continue to …

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Feb 06

Bonaire Front and Center at the Be A Diver Pool Tour

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As the title sponsor for DEMA’s largest and most recognized diver acquisition and awareness program, the Be A Diver Pool, Bonaire makes a big impact at all of the scheduled shows. The Be A Diver Pool introduces people to the sport of scuba diving, giving them the opportunity to try the sport on-site, and also …

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Feb 04

Bonaire highlighted in media resellers

This winter Aletta’s goat farm was one of the settings for this year’s program  “Boer zoekt Vrouw”. Viewers, originally rose from 3.5 million more than 4 million who saw Bonaire during eight weeks. Several of our partners took advantage of this promotion, and mentioned Bonaire prominently in their media. KLM, TUI, and tour operators like …

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Feb 04

Bonaire Promotion Prize goes to…

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Also this year the Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht took place. This is the biggest holiday show in the Netherlands and was a success with 13% more visitors than last year. Again the Caribbean Village was the place to be. Not only was Bonaire represented with a booth in the Caribbean Village, also the CN Expo was …

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Feb 04

Inspirational App: Bonaire LookBook out now!

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At the end of January, TCB Europe launched the new App: Bonaire LookBook. This inspirational App takes you on a visual journey to Bonaire. Beautiful images of our island are shown in several categories like diving, culture, eco adventure, windsurfing, nature etc. All images have a short description with links to the TCB website. The images …

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Feb 04

Successful German tourism show

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During these nine days visitors were informed about the latest developments on Bonaire. In addition to TCB, also Captain Don’s Habitat, Buddy Dive, Tropical Divers and Den Laman/La Pura Vista were represented at BOOT. They were all very enthusiastic about the business they’ve done at their booths and for sure they are interested in participating …

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Feb 04

QualityCoast Award for Bonaire

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In January Bonaire received the QualityCoast BasiQ Award. During the Trade-day of the Vakantiebeurs Roger Davids (TCB Europe) received the certificate from Mr. Albert Salman, director of sustainable development (Coastal & Marine Union – EUCC). Due to all the effort of Bonaire’s government and its private sector, Bonaire was elected as number 1 out of …

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