Monthly Archive: June 2014

Jun 16

Save the Date! September Marketing Meeting 2014

The upcoming TCB Marketing Meeting will be held in the week of the 1st -5th September in Bonaire. We will send more information closer to the date.

Jun 13

Upcoming events II Semester 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Jun 12

BONAIRE sparkles at CTO Media Marketplace during #CWNY14

Bonaire Sparkles at CTO Media Marketplace during #CWNY14 Bonaire was a popular destination during the Media Marketplace event on Thursday, June 5. Many journalists stopped by our booth to hear the latest news on island, (or so we thought). Many also crowded around the table to enter to win one of the prizes from our …

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Jun 12

BONAIRE participates in CTO’S “CARIBBEAN WEEK” in New York (#CWNY14)

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Bonaire Participates in CTO’s “Caribbean Week” in New York (#CWNY14) This year’s #CWNY14 took place June 1-5 and in addition to raising awareness for the destination, Bonaire was represented at seminars, meetings and networking events throughout the week that focused on the advancement of tourism. Among these were a CTO Board of Directors Meeting, a …

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Jun 12

BONAIRE hosts the Scuba Diver Girls and concludes the Diving for Bonaire Treasure Challenge

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TCB and a variety of tourism stakeholders hosted the Scuba Diver Girls on a press visit, May 17-24, 2014. The Scuba Diver Girls were on assignment to blog and post on their social media accounts about their experience on Bonaire, and the results of the Diving For Bonaire Treasure Challenge. The Scuba Diver Girls is …

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Jun 12

TCB hosts DEMA’S executive Director for New Business Acquisition Seminar

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TCB hosted Tom Ingram, Executive Director of DEMA, for a seminar on one of DEMA’s newest marketing tools, the AnySite Marketing Information System from Pitney Bowes. The seminar, held at Captain Don’s Habitat Conference Room on May 22, 2014, brought together a mix of Bonaire hoteliers and dive retailers to learn how to use the …

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Jun 12

Be a part of Bonaire’s Fall Festival; DIVE-DINE-DISCOVER

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We are certain that you’ve heard the news that Delta Air Lines has increased its weekly service from Atlanta to Bonaire starting Friday, August 22nd, with the arrival of the second Delta flight providing a Friday-Saturday pattern for the fall and early winter. The schedule will be the same as on Saturday:       …

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Jun 12

Media Buzz about Bonaire!

USAToday.com (Unique Monthly Views [UMV]: 16,967,518) Cadushy’s Rom Rincon is named as one of the BEST Caribbean rums in a recent USAToday.com article. Entitled “Caribbean Rums Infuse Island Getaways,” Rom Rincon is highlighted as spicy rum infused with a local herb similar to basil. A photo of the Cadushy Distillery accompanies the write-up. To read …

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Jun 12

Joint Promotion with famous Dutch writer

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Joint Promotion with famous Dutch writer We are working on a new joint promotion in the Netherlands. This time with a famous Dutch writer, who lives on Bonaire: Rik Felderhof. His pseudonym is Ravelli, and his new book: SCAPA, and is in stores now. During the summer in all Bruna bookstores in the Netherlands people …

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Jun 12

Bonaire Dress Travel Agent Campaign awarded

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Bonaire Dress Travel Agent Campaign awarded Last month we honored José Timmerman from Vakantie Xperts Woudenberg. She was the lucky winner of the Bonaire dress sponsored by La Dress. José participated in the Travel Agent campaign we’ve organized together with Beau Monde. Her slogan was selected by the jury to be the winning one. This …

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Jun 12

Again Bonaire will be highlighted on Dutch Television

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Again Bonaire will be highlighted on Dutch Television Later this month another TV show will visit Bonaire for the recordings of a full program about our island. The show has over 1.3 million viewers and is broadcasted on Ned. 2. The Bonaire episode will be broadcast in 2015. Unfortunately at this moment we can’t tell …

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Jun 12

Press trips Dominicus and Travel Magazine successful

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Press trips Dominicus and Travel Magazine successful Last month Guido Derksen and Rene Kwak of visited our Island. They were on Bonaire for the update of the ABC Dominicus Travel guide. They knew Bonaire already but again we’ve managed to arrange some new activities for them. Dominicus Travel guides are one of the best travel …

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Jun 12

Bonaire in Dutch TV Show: Vroege Vogels

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Bonaire in Dutch TV Show: Vroege Vogels This month Bonaire was highlighted on the Dutch TV Show: Vroege Vogels. This nature program was broadcast on Dutch Television (Ned. 2) and viewed by more than 400.000 people. The crew visited Bonaire earlier this spring and made a nice report about the Parrot project of Echo, the …

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Jun 10

Bonaire Tourist Figures 2012 – CBS

The tourism figures of 2012 in the Dutch Caribbean are provisionally. CBS has the intention to publish the definite outcomes in the course of 2014. The figures are entirely based on the available registers of the immigration, customs and the harbor master. By plane – 7000 Tourists fly to Bonaire monthly In 2012 82,000 tourists …

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Jun 09

Taste of Bonaire

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TCB respectfully invites all our old friends and new to a Celebration of Life for the late ‘Captain Don’.  The celebration will be June 27th, 2014 at the Wilhelmina Park at the Taste of Bonaire.  The evening will start at 6pm and will be a time for many of Don’s friends and admirers to say …

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Jun 09

Bonaire Destination Website Enters Final Stages

Tourism Corporation Bonaire would like to inform that Bonaire’s website www.tourismbonaire.com is currently being renewed and redesigned and has now entered its final stage. The new website will be fully responsive to optimize the viewing experience on desktop, tablet and mobile platforms. The website will be more visual and user friendly. All pages will have …

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Jun 06

First Quarter Arrival Statistics

After compiling and analyzing the statistical information obtained via the Bonaire airport arrival data system, TCB can now share the results of the first Quarter of 2014. The statistics are based on International and Domestic passenger arrivals between January 1st and March 31st, 2014. Flights from and via Aruba or Curacao are considered “domestic”. International flights …

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Jun 06

Cruise Tourism Update

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Tourism Corporation Bonaire can now officially announce that for the first time on record, Carnival Cruise Lines will call on Bonaire in January 2015, totaling 9 calls in 2015. TCB is projecting a total of approximately 180,000 cruise passengers arrivals for the 2014/2015 season and 200,000 to 250,000 cruise passenger arrivals for the 2015/2016 season with …

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