I had some stressful moments there, where I actually did not know where I was. We went to Zeerover for dinner a few days ago, and suffered greatly on the way down to Savaneta through the bumpy, meandering, temporary lanes, scattered with cones, traffic barriers and rocks. No signage, no lights. It was hell. Never … Continue reading AAAUUUUUUGGGGGHHHH, or LOST on the road from San Nicholas
Palm Beach. — Two giant travel sites, Hotels.com and Family Vacation Critic, Trip Advisor’s family travel site, awarded the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino with prestigious recognitions, just recently. Hotels.com presented the resort with a Loved by Guests Certificate for receiving exceptional guest ratings and stellar reviews from customers. The certificate honors businesses that … Continue reading The Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino Enjoys Much-Deserved Recognitions
I recently spoke to an AZV consultant, and he made me feel good about AZV. He said we’re lucky we live here and not in Curacao, because as far as health care goes, we’re light years ahead, and that AZV courageously makes investments in public health. The hospital he explained, has undergone, DRG, diagnostic related … Continue reading As a culture, says my expert, we are in terrible denial about our health
I had coffee with Holmo Henriquez recently, and he made good sense, except for his view on gay rights and the LGBT community. I guess I cannot vote for him, and he is about to lose about 800 to 1,000 LGBT votes on the island, but otherwise he is a reasonably intelligent, educated individual, and … Continue reading Holmo Henriquez, MAS, makes sense on some issues, and no sense on others
Fund Raising with Marisol For Saturday, a digital invitation described a modest fundraising event in my neighborhood, given by Marisol Tromp, now on the POR list. After arguing with Google Maps about the location of Salina Cerca 27 – it first took me to the other side of the salina – I arrived at a … Continue reading Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, July 23rd, 2017
The airport recently presented its vision Gateway 2030 under the “Innovating Happiness” subtitle. The presentation outlined the future expansion and redevelopment of Reina Beatrix. The new vision was created to accommodate the projected growth of our tourism, and to enhance the passenger experience, besides increasing the efficiency of the airport facility. Right now the good … Continue reading Gateway 2030
I just saw the “State of the Tourism Industry” report for the 1st half of 2017. It’s eighteen pages long and it has nice graphs. The report was sent out by ATA and it speaks well of the organization. The timing of the report is not coincidental in view that elections are just a few … Continue reading So how effective has ATA really been, and at what cost.
The oceanfront eforea spa at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino introduced Summer Spa Happy Hours recently, in order to offer locals and visitors exceptional sanctuary at a special discount rate. Throughout the months of July, August and September, eforea spa set aside the hours between 11am and 2pm, for discounted treatments. Clients are offered … Continue reading Summer Spa Happy Hour at eforea Spa At the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
Hilton Hotels and Resorts embarked on a global initiative to upgrade and establish a new paradigm for the chain’s core Team Member spaces, referred to as the Heart of the House, and design these spaces with a focused intent to energize Team Members, who will then feel more empowered to deliver service beyond guest expectations … Continue reading Team Members’ Relaxation Room Inaugurated At the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
Last Tuesday morning at 4 am one of the Leatherback nests on Eagle Beach has hatched before the regular incubation period was completed. Normally Leatherback nests will hatch in between 60 – 70 days after the eggs are laid. But this nest came out earlier, unexpected, and the extra protection that Turtugaruba normally places around … Continue reading A brief from Edith van der Wal Turtugaruba: Leatherback hatchlings lost direction.