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  • Apr 17, 2013

    This week marks the tenth visit to the island of Aruba for New York couple, the Libasci's. One of their favorite restaurants on the island, Aqua Grill, has become a decade-long tradition.  Aqua Grill, who incidentally has been open for just a little over 10 years, is much like the island of Aruba—enjoying a high “repeat ratio” of guests.

  • Apr 12, 2013

    Big hair, large sun glasses, bright colorful décor and groovy beats set the ambiance for Marriott’s 70s/80s welcome reception for the Annual Tourism Conference Aruba (ATCA). Over 80 ATCA delegates including the top wholesalers, travel agents and airline partners gathered annually in Aruba to network with the Aruba Hotels and Tourism Association (AHATA) members and Aruba’s Destination Management companies.

  • Apr 12, 2013

    This week, the Annual Tourism Conference of Aruba was held, with some 70 travel partners within the North American market, including airlines, travel wholesalers, and online travel sites, coming to the island to strategize, brainstorm, network, and receive updates on Aruba’s tourism product.  Hosted by the Aruba Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Tourism, the delegates enjoyed a full menu of events, market places, and activities throughout this week.

  • Apr 03, 2013

    PALM BEACH--This past Saturday evening, Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba turned off its lights in observance of Earth Hour, a worldwide event organized by the World Wildlife Fund to send a powerful global message about environmental awareness and caring for the planet.

  • Our first trip to Aruba was when we got engaged. It was our first vacation together as a couple and Angelo proposed during the most beautiful sunset on Palm Beach.

    Of course I said yes.

    For the next few years, we traveled to other places...

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  • A few years ago, a friend of ours who visits Aruba every year invited us for a trip. We absolutely fell in love with the island and everything there is to do. When Anthony and I got engaged, we knew Aruba was the place where we wanted to get married....

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  • When Barb and I visited Aruba for the first time 25 years ago, it was Carnival and the parade went right past our hotel on the first night. The energy was unbelievable and everyone was so friendly and outgoing; right away we fell in love with Aruba....

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  • When Gianfranco and I got engaged, we knew we wanted to have a destination wedding, but I was kind of nervous about getting married in a place I’d never seen. Luckily, Gianfranco and his family had been to Aruba before, and they had wonderful things...

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  • Many years ago, we were on a cruise that stopped in Aruba, and for us, it was the best stop. It was tranquil but fun, and we felt safe exploring the island. The next year, we decided to come directly to Aruba, and have been back almost every year...

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