Monthly Archive: July 2015

Jul 09

Website Performance

TCB’s refreshed website continues to show positive performance. It is monitored daily to keep the information current for our visitors and to continue to make it as user friendly as possible; all of the updates are also performed on the mobile version. The amount of monthly users remains steady with an average total session of …

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Jul 08

Diver Survey

In the coming months, the Tourism Corporation Bonaire will be executing a Diver Survey in cooperation with the Island’s dive operators. The survey will run for a two-month period. The results will assist us with our dive marketing efforts and give us a clear picture of today’s diver. For more information please contact TCB at …

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Jul 08

Save the Date! – September Marketing Meetings

On behalf of Tourism Corporation Bonaire, we would like to cordially invite you to save the date for the Marketing Meetings taking place on September 2nd and 3rd, 2015. (Program information will be forthcoming.) The Marketing Meetings will provide the highlights of 2015 and the Marketing Plans for 2016. TCB’s overseas offices from Europe, Latin …

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Jul 01

Bonaire Cruise Tourism Update

Bonaire continues to grow its cruise tourism sector at an impressive rate, stemming from years of outreach with key industry executives leading to a projected increase in cruise arrivals to about 250,000 for 2015 calendar year and to approximately 400,000 in 2016. “As a result of our long standing commitment, along with our focus on …

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Jul 01

BONAIRE CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY OF WOUNDED WARRIORS BONAIRE

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TCB and the island of Bonaire are gearing up to host their Annual Wounded Warriors Bonaire Week. The dates for this year’s trip are August 15 – 22, 2015. 2015 marks the 10th Anniversary that the island comes together to welcome U.S. veterans and their families to Bonaire. TCB-NA has created #WWB15 as the official …

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Jul 01

BONAIRE IS READY TO CREATE WAVES AT SECOND HALF OF 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 continues to make a big impact at all of the consumer shows here the Pool has exhibited. Bonaire’s branding and signage had a strong presence at Travel & Adventure Shows, Boat Shows and aquariums …

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Jul 01

TRAVEL BLOGGERS ‘DIVE IN’ TO BONAIRE THIS MONTH

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TCB-NA will be hosting a dive press trip July 25 – August 1, 2015. The itinerary’s main focus will showcase the variety of dive operators and dive sites Bonaire offers. The group will also participate in an assortment of land activities. TCB-NA has secured top travel bloggers/social media influencers to participate in this escorted press …

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Jul 01

BONAIRE’S TRIPADVISOR CAMPAIGN PROVES TO BE A TOP MARKETING TOOL

In January 2015, Tourism Corporation Bonaire’s North American office 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 Homepage on TripAdvisor has native advertising information including photos, videos, links to special promotions, hotel packages and events taking …

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Jul 01

TCB-NA HOSTS U.S. FOOD SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS GROUP PRESS TRIP AND CONCLUDES BONAIRE CUISINE MONTH

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As part of the Bonaire Cuisine Month program, TCB and a variety of tourism stakeholders hosted a group of four top cuisine influencers on social media on a press visit to the island, May 26-31, 2015. Participants of the group included Stefanie Michaels of AdventureGirl, Kellee Edwards of Kellee Set Go!, Michelle Yam of Michelle …

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Jul 01

MEDIA BUZZ ABOUT BONAIRE!

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Huffington Post (Unique Monthly Views {UMV}: 79 million) Bonaire was featured in the June 9 edition of Huffington Post Travel. Entitled “Bonaire’s Top 10-Must See For Cruisers and Travelers,” Editor Sucheta Rawal highlights the top activities and sights visitors don’t want to miss for both cruise passengers and overnight visitors. This article is a direct …

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Jul 01

Bonaire Behind the Scenes published in “VROUW”, insert of De Telegraaf

Magazine “VROUW”, the weekly insert in De Telegraaf (Dutch newspaper), is going to publish the “behind the scenes” from their fashion press trip earlier this year to Bonaire. During this trip they made several fashion photo-shoots and reports, which are published during the year. They stayed at Harbour Village, but also visited several other beautiful …

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Jul 01

Bonaire windsurfers participating in Ronde van Texel

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Two of the Bonaire windsurfing pro’s, Taty Frans and Amado Vrieswijk, participated in the “Ronde van Texel” last month. This race event of 100 kilometers around the Dutch island of Texel, is an interesting contest with several well-known participants, like Olympic champion Dorian van Rijsselberghe. Unfortunately Amado had to quit the race due to equipment …

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Jul 01

Bonaire travel agent & dive shop mini campaign

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As a small island, we need to work close together with our partners. Because of that, TCB Europe launched two mini campaigns in June. One of the campaigns was for all of the travel agents in our database; and the other was for all of the dive operators, dive shops and diving schools in the …

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Jul 01

Press trips work in progress

At this moment TCB-EU is preparing several press trips to Bonaire for Fall travel. The trips are planned during this period because this is the low season, and most partners on Bonaire are able to sponsor the trips (accommodation, car rental, activities and tours). We have limited possibilities for these press trips, but we invite …

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Jul 01

Save the date: B2B Event “Smaak van Bonaire”

Once every two years TCB Europe organizes “De Smaak van Bonaire.” This networking event is the place to be to talk to Bonaire partners in the Netherlands about what’s happening in Bonaire. Partners from all kinds of private sectors attend including tourism partners (airlines and tour operators), investors, partners from the dive industry, and politicians …

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Jul 01

Press Releases

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Sao Paulo – Brasil  Estadão Newspaper   TCB-LA is pleased to announce that the prestigious ESTADÃO DE S. PAULO, published a special report on Bonaire entitled BONAIRE POESIA SUBMERSO, on the front page of their Travel section. Estadão is the third largest newspaper in Brazil and the oldest with more than 240.000 copies.   Its tourism …

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Jul 01

Coming soon…Bonaire Photocontest 2015 !

TCB-LA is extremely proud of the results for the 2014 Bonaire Photo Contest edition. For the second half of 2015, TCB-LA will launch their second photo contest. The contest is eligible for amateur and professional photographers in the world who have visited Bonaire in the last three years. Follow the new Bonaire Photo Contest edition …

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Jul 01

Launching new edition Bonaire brochure for Latin America

Produced in Spanish and Portuguese, the 32 page booklet comes beautifully designed with attractive pictures, general information for visitors, as well all the activities offered on Bonaire. Scuba diving will be highlighted in central pages accompanied by colourful pictures.  11,000 brochures will be printed, distributing 5,000 only in Brazil, while 6,000 in the rest of the region, specifically Colombia. …

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Jul 01

NAUI TEC Team project – Bonaire June 24th to July 03rd

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NAUITEC will showcase and promote Bonaire as a top tech dive destination. Educative videos will be created and press releases will be distributed to the dive media in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. The objective of the project is to place Bonaire as one of the top dive tech destinations in the world. Additional information will …

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Jul 01

Freediver Carlos Coste attempting to break a new World Record! DeepSea Challenge Bonaire June 17-27, 2015

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June 21 (Sunday): World Record Attempt #1 by Carlos Coste  Stayed at +/- 70 meters as safety diver for Carlos’ attempt to break the world record VWT-free diving. He did not succeed on this first attempt, but still did a formidable 123 meters.  TCB-LA would like to thank Carlos for selecting Bonaire as the ideal …

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Jul 01

“Now is Tourism at Avavit Trade Show “ – Venezuela June 09th and 10th, 2015

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The Tamanaco Intercontinental Hotel, hosted the XXIV edition of the AVAVIT trade show. Personalities of the tourism industry of Venezuela gathered during the two days show to meet with the different destinations that exhibited at this elite leisure show. Once again, Bonaire exhibited at the Show. The Bonaire delegation was comprised of representatives from the Divi …

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Jul 01

Bonaire visits World Travel Market Brazil !!

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TCB-LA’s recent visit to World Travel Market (WTM) was very positive. The B2B trade show with a professional platform allowed Bonaire to meet and conduct business with important tour operators. With previous appointments on the agenda, TCB-LA met with them at BRAZTOA’s (Brazilian Tour Operators association) Pavilion. The tour operators received the WTM Special from …

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Jul 01

Sundance Air Venezuela charter flights to Bonaire

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On Thursday May 28th, Bonaire Welcomed Sundance Air Venezuela on island. The airline planned a one day fam trip inviting the most important dive centers in Venezuela.  The objective of the airline is to secure regular flights to Bonaire with a fleet Jetstream capacity of 19 seats. Arturo Barrios owner of Bonaire Hydrotest & Maintenance BV (www.bhmbv.com), is …

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Jul 01

Insel Air Announces New Brazil Route

Insel Air is offering two weekly flights between Manaus and Aruba, making it convenient to fly to Bonaire. Insel Air also announced as of July 3rd, they will start bi-weekly direct flights from Curacao.   During World Travel Market Brazil – last April 22nd to the 24th  Insel Air promoted actively its new services among …

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