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Weekend Recap

Following a recap of happenings over the weekend. Spirit Airlines inaugurated its weekly flight from Fort Lauderdale last Saturday for the introductory price of $9 dollars each way. It’s the first time Aruba is connected directly with Fort Lauderdale since the demise of Air Aruba in the late 90’s. US Airways started its winter schedule…Continue readingWeekend Recap

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New US Passport Regulation Impact On Tourism

Starting January 2007 United States introduced stricter rules regarding air travel within the western hemisphere, the so called Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The most important change is that all US citizens are requiered to show a valid passport upon entry on US territory. In an earlier post I wrote about this new rule and the…Continue readingNew US Passport Regulation Impact On Tourism

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Cruise Season Started

Adventure of the Seas visits all year The cruise ship season started yesterday with the arrival of Princess Cruises’ Coral Princess. The season in the southern Caribbean runs from October to April. Aruba is not a cruise ship island, in the off season only Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas visits every other week. The…Continue readingCruise Season Started

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Car Rental Companies Shuffled At Aruba Airport

Car rental companies removed their titles at the airport In order to control quality of the service offered at the airport by car rental companies, the airport authority decided to change a few things. Back in the 70’s, 80’s the few existing car rental companies like Cheshire in Aruba used to have a booth inside…Continue readingCar Rental Companies Shuffled At Aruba Airport

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Suspended Passport Rules Back On

On January 1st of this year strict rules regarding passports came into effect for travelers going to the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico. US laws now require every US citizen leaving the country to carry a passport traveling to these before mentioned areas. The US State Department was so overwhelmed with passport requests, that they couldn’t…Continue readingSuspended Passport Rules Back On

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It Costs $3000 To Get To Arashi Beach

In the last few posts I wrote about Arashi Beach and how great it is there. Now comes the key question: how much does it cost to get to Arashi Beach? Simple answer: US$3000,- What is that? Could you elaborate? Sure. As a hypothetical case I took two adults traveling from October 13 to October…Continue readingIt Costs $3000 To Get To Arashi Beach

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Airfare From New York

September is typically the slowest month of the year, where the influx of tourist traveling to Aruba goes down. However this year’s flow of tourists seems to be steady and beating expectation. There are no reports of announced flight cancellations this year. The major airlines flying to Aruba are American Airlines (from New York and…Continue readingAirfare From New York

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JetBlue Issues Travel Alert For Aruba

JetBlue issues a travel alert for Aruba on Saturday, this regarding their two flight coming from New York’s JFK on Sunday. From the major airlines flying to Aruba JetBlue is the only one to issue a travel alert related to hurricane Felix thus far.Continue readingJetBlue Issues Travel Alert For Aruba