Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 13

Introduction

TCB’s oversees offices represented Bonaire at various tradeshows at which Bonaire received positive feedback across the board and even won several awards. Next month, we will be launching Bonaire’s first “Cuisine Month” Program. The entire month of May will be dedicated to showcasing Bonaire’s gastronomic side and kicking it off will be this year’s first …

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Apr 13

Save the Date April 17th, 2015 Happy Hour at Eddy’s regarding the Aviramp project

On Friday April 17th  5:30 – 7:30 PM WFTB,  the work group for physical accessibility Bonaire made up of representatives from OLB, FUNDASHON MARIADAL  MIVABO  and FKBO, supported by TCB, BONHATA and BIA, will host a HAPPY HOUR to celebrate the unity and  their joining together for the common good of all the people who live and …

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Apr 07

Cruise Tourism Update

Bonaire’s cruise season is slowly coming to an end. In the six month period, over 180,000 passengers were welcomed to our beautiful shores. The majority of the passengers who visited fell in love with our dushi Bonaire and promised to return for a longer stay. While we are approaching the low season with its absence …

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Apr 07

Taste of Bonaire 2015 schedule

Taste of Bonaire (2015

Taste of Bonaire 2015 Food, Music & Art; these are among the cultural influences that have built the foundation for the ever popular “Taste of Bonaire.”  The event is organized by the Tourism Corporation Bonaire and gives everyone the chance to taste and experience what Bonairean culture is truly all about. This year, “Taste of …

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Apr 07

Winner 1st Edition Bonaire Photo Contest

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TCB-LA  is pleased to announce the winners of the Bonaire Photo Contest 1st edition. Three of the winners are from Brazil; two from Venezuela and one from Argentina. All of the images were captured during their travels to Bonaire in 2014. 1st place Underwater  – Daniela Franco Rossi, Brazil Eco-Adventure –  Augusto Cruz, Brazil Island …

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Apr 07

Espacio Profundo, Mexico

The Bonaire Photo Contest is featured on the COVER of the February digital edition of Espacio Profundo Mexico. The winning photo of the contest is showcased on the cover. The beautiful underwater image was photographed by Daniela Franco Rossi from Curtiba Brazil. An eight page spread highlights the Bonaire Photo Contest, and includes images that …

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Apr 07

Mergulho Magazine, Brazil

Mergulho

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

Copa

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

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

travel agents

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

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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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Apr 07

Dutch TV Show “Droomhuis Gezocht!” to Bonaire

droomhuis-gezocht

Last year, TCB organized a press trip for the Dutch TV Program Droomhuis Gezocht! to visit Bonaire. On February 23, 2015, the show aired and reached 1.9 million viewers. We would like to thank the following partners for supporting this press trip: Plaza Resort Bonaire, Rancho Washikemba, Cadushy Distillery and many others. This episode can …

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Apr 07

Bonaire coverage in Dutch Magazine Holland Glorie

Hollands Glorie

Last year, TCB organized a press trip for Hollands Glorie to visit Bonaire. The magazine is distributed 5 times per year, has a circulation of 50,000 and a readership of 165,000. The publication targets high-end individuals between 31 and 65 years old (mostly women) whose interests are travel, culture, gastronomy, fashion and lifestyle. The article …

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Apr 07

Zoover award 2015

Zoover Award

During the trade day of the Vakantiebeurs, Bonaire was awarded the Zoover Award for being
the best holiday destination outside of Europe. The award was presented by the largest travel website in the Netherlands. Collectively, we can all be proud recipients of this award and we share it with Bonaire’s private sector and all tourism partners.

Apr 07

Successful shows in Europe

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The first quarter of the year is always a busy period for TCB in the European Market. Traditionally, in these months, we participate in several trade and consumer shows in The Netherlands and in Germany. Vakantiebeurs Utrecht The New Year started with Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht, which was held from January 13-18, 2015. TCB exhibited in …

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Apr 07

Tourism Corporation Bonaire Discontinues the Bonaire Non-Resident Cards Initiative

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Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) would like to inform that it will discontinue distributing the Bonaire Non-Resident Cards onboard Arke, United and Insel Air. The distribution of the cards started in early 2014. Various approaches were executed to have these cards become obligatory upon entry in Bonaire, but could not be secured due to external factors, …

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Apr 07

Update on TCB’s New Website

In August 2014, TCB unveiled its freshly revised website www.tourismbonaire.com; a comprehensive and attractive platform containing a wide variety of information relevant for anyone interested in the island of Bonaire. Since its launch, the website has been very successful, and monthly page views have almost doubled. New visitors represent 75% of the audience while 25% …

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Apr 07

TripAdvisor island-wide campaign

In continuing efforts to maximize Bonaire’s online presence, TCB HQ initiated an island-wide campaign with tourism stakeholders and TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website with over 200 million reviews and 70+ million members. Aimed at improving the number f reviews for Bonaire’s business community and generating traffic to the Bonaire TripAdvisor Home Page, the project …

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Apr 07

Wounded Warriors Bonaire 2015 / 10th Anniversary celebration

Wounded warriors

TCB-NA has confirmed that this year’s program will take place on August 15-22. Captain Don’s Habitat has once again offered complimentary accommodations and diving for the warriors and their families and the plans for the week will be unveiled later in the year.  #WWB2015

Apr 07

Bonaire partners with Tripadvisor.com

Tripadvisor.com

This year, TCB-NA launched the first Tourism Sponsorship and Co-op Advertising Program with TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website with over 200 million reviews and 70+ million members. The Bonaire Home Page on TripAdvisor holds a wealth of information including photos, videos, links to special promotions, hotel packages and events taking place this year on …

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Apr 07

Travel bloggers “Dive in” to Bonaire this summer

Travel bloggers

TCB-NA will be hosting a blogger dive press trip in July. While the itinerary will be geared towards diving, the media will also have the opportunity to meet our dive operators and experience Bonaire’s unique dive product on different levels. From boat to shore diving, from technical to free diving, once our bloggers leave Bonaire, …

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Apr 07

Bonaire makes waves at the be a diver pool tour

Be a diver pool

As the title sponsor for DEMA’s largest and most recognized diver acquisition and awareness program, the Be A Diver Pool, Bonaire has made a big impact at all of the consumer shows where the Pool has excited. The Be A Diver Pool introduces people to the sport of scuba diving, giving them the opportunity to …

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Apr 07

Media scheduled to “EAT THEIR WAY” around Bonaire

Eat ther way

TCB-NA will be hosting a cuisine press trip in May. The itinerary’s main focus will be on Bonaire’s cuisine. TCB has secured top cuisine bloggers/social media influencers to participate in this escorted press trip and they are: Stefanie Michaels, known to legions of fans as “Adventure Girl®,” has carved a unique niche in the world …

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Apr 07

Savor the flavor during Bonaire cuisine month!

Bonaire Cuisine Month

Leveraging the trend of culinary tourism, and to further enrich Bonaire’s visitors’ overall experience, TCB-NA has announced its Bonaire Cuisine Month program, which is slated to run the entire month of May 2015. The program was designed to showcase the varied selections of culinary treasures that Bonaire proudly offers its visitors, while supporting local businesses …

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Apr 07

Media Buzz about Bonaire!

USA Today

USAToday.com (Unique Monthly Views [UMV]: 16,967,718) Bonaire was featured in the January 13, online edition USA Today. Entitled “10 Beaches to Visit in January,” the beaches in Washington Slagbaai National Park are highlighted as the perfect beach to visit for getting some R&R. A photo of Washington Slagbaai National Park is accompanied in the article. …

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