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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Besides the cruise ship passengers, the downtown shops could still very easily attract tourists from the Druif and Eagle beach resorts.
    A friend of mine was in Aruba on a cruise over the summer and they spent zero time downtown. The beach shuttle they signed up for picked them up as soon as they got off the boat and didn't bring them back until it was time to board the ship. They were more than a bit disappointed by that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadd View Post
    A friend of mine was in Aruba on a cruise over the summer and they spent zero time downtown. The beach shuttle they signed up for picked them up as soon as they got off the boat and didn't bring them back until it was time to board the ship. They were more than a bit disappointed by that.

    wow......that really sucks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadd View Post
    A friend of mine was in Aruba on a cruise over the summer and they spent zero time downtown. The beach shuttle they signed up for picked them up as soon as they got off the boat and didn't bring them back until it was time to board the ship. They were more than a bit disappointed by that.

    And that is exactly the reason why I refuse to go on anymore cruises. You never get to really enjoy where you are. A few hours in port doesnt do justice to ANY location.
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    that's tourism

    i'm from chas.sc and things change for good and bad! you just have to hope the people in charge don't mess things up to bad and keep the quaintness of aruba! that's tourism!

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    Personally, I like to buy a golf shirt at each place that we visit. The kicker, is that the shirt has to be unique, and have a great association with the place in question. Thus for Aruba, the divi tree, or natural bridge, etc.
    Second factor is the price - realistically the shirts should stay in the $20 - $25 range, and that should keep sales up. If merchandise is reasonably priced, and usable, then tourists are much more likely to buy multiple items. A t-shirt for $20 doesn't cut it.

    Unfortunate that the small stores are disappearing, but the big-box and big-chain concept is only going to get bigger as the economy continues to worsen, which I personally think it will.

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    so the logo on the "grand cayman shirt would be a wide open empty wallet?"



    Quote Originally Posted by roadstar View Post
    Personally, I like to buy a golf shirt at each place that we visit. The kicker, is that the shirt has to be unique, and have a great association with the place in question. Thus for Aruba, the divi tree, or natural bridge, etc.
    Second factor is the price - realistically the shirts should stay in the $20 - $25 range, and that should keep sales up. If merchandise is reasonably priced, and usable, then tourists are much more likely to buy multiple items. A t-shirt for $20 doesn't cut it.

    Unfortunate that the small stores are disappearing, but the big-box and big-chain concept is only going to get bigger as the economy continues to worsen, which I personally think it will.

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    [quote=roadstar;153524]Personally, I like to buy a golf shirt at each place that we visit. The kicker, is that the shirt has to be unique, and have a great association with the place in question. Thus for Aruba, the divi tree, or natural bridge, etc.

    Go to Tierra Del sol golf course and get one in their pro shop...really really nice shirts, hats, golf towels, visors....not that badly priced...
    cindy

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