Riu Palace Aruba participated in Aruba’s Reef Care Project on Sunday, September 25th, providing a meal and snacks for all the 750 volunteers who helped to clean and protect the island’s marine environment.
The 22nd edition of this event was promoted by Aruba Reef Care Foundation, founded in 1994 and originally known as Aruba Underwater Reef Clean-Up, and it took place at Naftali Henriquez Park.
In a continuing effort to give back to the local community, Riu Palace Aruba collaborated providing a full lunch with sandwiches and snacks to all the volunteers and people from the organization as a reward for their hard work and dedication. Keeping with the efforts to reduce the use of plastic, all sandwiches were packaged and wrapped with wax paper.
The volunteers cleaned up both coral reefs and white sand beaches and they were able to collect over twelve large bins of debris and plastic. As a sign of gratitude, each volunteer also received a certificate of appreciation from Aruba’s Coral Reef Care Foundation.
“We take great pride in our surrounding environment and community here in Aruba”, said Vanessa Fernandez, general manager of Riu Palace Aruba. She also stated that “this is our home, and our guests’ ‘home away from home’, so we will do whatever it takes to help keep Aruba beautiful.”
About RIU: The international RIU chain was founded in Mallorca by the Riu family in 1953 as a small holiday firm and is still owned by the third generation of the family. The company specialises in holiday resorts and over 70% of its establishments offer its acclaimed All Inclusive by RIU service. With the inauguration of its first city hotel in 2010, RIU is expanding its range of products with its own line of city hotels called Riu Plaza. RIU Hotels & Resorts now has more than 100 hotels in 18 countries, which welcome over 4 million guests a year and provide jobs for a total of 27,268 employees. RIU is currently the world’s 29th ranked chain, one of the Caribbean’s most popular, the largest in Spain in terms of revenue and the third largest in number of rooms.