August 1, 2012
Aruba is ideally situated in the heart of the Southern Caribbean, below the hurricane belt and boasts year-round perfect weather. The island is saturated with fine dining outlets and cultural diversity that would please even the most discerning traveler. Read more
August 1, 2012
Aruba Tourism checks back to update us on what’s new and exciting on this Caribbean Island paradise. In this audiocast, we will talk a little history on Aruba, travel proximity to the USA, upcoming events and activities and as well discuss Aruba’s range of hotels and resorts and much more.
August 11, 2011
The AAA Four Diamond Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa, situated on 15 acres of the island’s spectacular Palm Beach, has all 355 guest rooms and suites being completely refurbished, in addition to the property’s expansive open-air lobby, casino and meeting facilities. Read more
August 1, 2011
In this audiocast, Zena Neme from the Aruba Tourism Authority will be joins us to tell us what’s new and exciting on this Island paradise including a little history on Aruba, ideas on events and activities and unique feature and more. Read more
August 1, 2011
Aruba’s nights can be mellow or sizzling with an eclectic assortment of sidewalk cafes, action-packed casinos; popular clubs, lounges, pubs andbistros. The high-rise area rivals downtown Oranjestad for trendy nightspots and after-hours haunts. Read more
September 16, 2010
For this audiocast Kathy Halpern, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Occidental Hotels and Resorts, will be joining us to provide some inside information on this collection of All-Inclusive Hotels and resorts. We’ll discuss the different Occidental hotel brands and what makes them special. Read more
August 7, 2010
Here are some fun facts about the Caribbean island of Aruba
Capital City: Oranjestad
Size: An area of 70 square miles. Read more
July 31, 2009
Recognizing the importance of offering competitive air travel options to agents and their clients, Travel Impressions has added JetBlue Airways to its portfolio, which will be available for agents to sell beginning July 31, 2009. Read more
January 24, 2009
In my ongoing quest to explore the world beyond my cubicle, this time I find myself in Aruba. Well, not actually in Aruba but vicariously vacationing there through the descriptions of two of my managers. These two lovely ladies recently spent four sun-soaked days in Aruba and came back to report their findings. Just as I had suspected, Aruba turned out to be awesome and I turned out to be jealous.
The thing that sets blog apart from others is that I actually have been to Aruba. Yes, I was with my family and yes, I was only 15- but so what? I’ve been there and that’s what counts. Even all these years later, I can remember how the crystal clear water was set ablaze with colorful tropical fish swimming around. All these exotic species I had only seen on Animal Planet were just hanging out as I waded in the water. The flood of wild iguanas sunning their bellies mid-morning was also a sight to see. I even had a flashback to my cousin Ilana and I going horseback riding on the beach for the first time. We also took a sunset cruise, but mostly we just spent long afternoons lazing under the warm sun. To this day, it is probably the best Caribbean vacation I’ve had to date.
So, as you can imagine, hearing that Aruba is just as beautiful as ever made me reminisce and want to go online and book a getaway immediately. The Managers told me all about the gentle yet constant trade wind breezes which keep the island’s temperature comfortable all year long. They told me about the multicultural patchwork of diverse ancestry which describes the local culture. They even told me about the bustling night life, superb shopping, cool architecture and the affordability of local restaurants. But none of that matters to me…. I just want to feel like I am swimming in a really expensive fish tank again.
On a Caribbean island like Aruba where hospitality and friendliness are tantamount to natural beauty, it’s easy to understand why people choose this destination time and time again. One of my managers mentioned that she had been to Aruba several times before this trip for weekend girl’s getaways. She regaled me with a wild tale of amazing Cuban food and live music at Mr. Jazz (along with the island’s best Mojito) followed by late night dancing at Soprano’s. It made me want to plan a little escape with my best girlfriends too, but I can appreciate that Aruba would also make a great romantic destination for couples. Either way, I’m definitely going back one day.
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