Having been coming to Aruba for the past 21 years, Irene & John Fanaras, from Concord, New Hampshire, were named Goodwill Ambassadors. The informal ceremony was performed by Ricardo Croes of the Aruba Tourism Authority, and hosted by Germaine Wever, the resort’s Plaza Club manager. The couple was also joined by Belen and Dolfi Kock, two of their local friends. Belem is a famous poet and has been much in the news lately as an outstanding promoter of the local language, Papiamento.
Irene reports that their first trip to Aruba was in January of 1990 and that they have been returning each winter ever since, making many friends and enjoying their hotel stays.
Croes thanked the Fanaras for their many economic contributions and for making Aruba their home away from home. He expressed gratitude for their exceptional loyalty to the island and its people. Pictured here, festive moments at the Plaza Club, on the 8th floor of the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa.