Aug 22


TCB-NA recently hosted their U.S. group press trip to Bonaire on Saturday, July 20 – Saturday, July 27, 2013. The theme of the press trip focused on diving, and hiding three of the 10 DiveCaches that will be part of the Diving For Bonaire Treasure Challenge. All of the journalists are certified divers and on assignment for the following publications:

  1. Ashley Castle: AFAR Magazine: Ashley is on assignment to write an online destination for AFAR that will highlight Bonaire’s diving, accommodations and activities. AFAR is the leader in experimental travel, inspiring, guiding and connecting travelers to have a deeper, richer and more personal experience. Edited for the affluent and sophisticated audience, AFAR attracts highly engaged readers who have the desire to travel. It has a monthly audience of 900,000.
  2. Freelancer Ted Stedman is on assignment for Global Traveler magazine. Bonaire will be spotlighted in his COVER STORY that will highlight the “World’s Best Dives.” Global Traveler magazine. Bonaire will be spotlighted in the COVER STORY that will highlight the “World’s Best Dives.” Global Traveler magazine is the only US magazine aimed at the American executive who travels internationally and domestically in first and business class. Each issue features informative destination features, airline and hotel reviews. It is distributed to an audience with an average household income of $368,900, and has a monthly print circulation of 104,000. Ted also freelances for Sport Diver magazine, which has a monthly circulation of 250,000.
  3. Abi Smigel Mullens is on assignment for Wetpixel for a story that will highlight diving and will be photographing Bonaire’s underwater world to the max. Wetpixel is the premiere community website dedicated to underwater photography and videography. The website has a community of over 20,000 photographers in their forums and over ten times that number in anonymous visitors to the website. Wetpixel is often the first place people look for information about dive destinations and equipment.
  4. Cynthia Barnes is on assignment for Montage Magazine. Bonaire will be spotlighted in her “Top Dive Destinations” full feature story that is slated to appear in their fall 2013 issue. Montage Magazine is the exclusive lifestyle publication for one of the world’s leading luxury hotel groups, Montage Hotels & Resorts. The magazine is distributed 4 times a year and has a circulation of 125,000.

In addition to diving, the group took on the adventures of cave snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking in the mangroves and a visit to Washington Slagbaai National Park. To view photos from their week on island visit: http://ow.ly/nDRuI.