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Off topic: Aruba Gasoline Price Surge

Note: This post is not linked directly to tourism. In Aruba gasoline prices changes once a month and tomorrow it’s increasing. This is the forth consecutive month with an increase and there’s no end in sight. Compared to last month the price increased with almost 5%. With $4.48 per gallon ($1.18 per liter) this is…Continue readingOff topic: Aruba Gasoline Price Surge

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activities and shopping miscellaneous places to stay

Best and Worst of 2010 – Opportunity for 2011

Now that we are in the new year I believe it’s time to look back – be it briefly – on what was, by electing the best and the worst of 2010. Additionally I’d like point to the biggest opportunity I see for Aruba in 2011. In the past I’ve named 2009 a lost year…Continue readingBest and Worst of 2010 – Opportunity for 2011

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condos and villas miscellaneous resorts and timeshares

Look Beyond Resorts When Coming To Aruba

Aruba = beach = beach-hotel. Right? Wrong! Don’t limit yourself with hotels alone, no matter how good they are (seem). Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of situations I can think which that merits a hotel stay, however, there are equally compelling arguments otherwise. Almost all hotels in Aruba will win the argument of…Continue readingLook Beyond Resorts When Coming To Aruba

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miscellaneous resorts and timeshares

Aruba Hotel Managers Bullish

Hotel managers recently declared that they are bullish about tourist arrivals for the remainder of the year. Apparently booking is showing strong for certain sectors. This is a welcome news as most hotels have had to cope with a drop in arrivals for some time. Having said that, September is quickly approaching and this the…Continue readingAruba Hotel Managers Bullish

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miscellaneous real estate and construction

Aruba Building Stop: True or False

A question I receive frequently is about the so-called moratorium on construction of hotels and/or condos in Aruba. How is this really and should you (tourist/investor/stake holder) really care? Yes, you should care. Long lease land vs Private property land First of all I need to explain the two principal type of lands in Aruba,…Continue readingAruba Building Stop: True or False

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air and cruise travel miscellaneous

Viva México!

Local tourism officials have recently approached Mexican tourism partners to survey the possibilities of a strategic cooperation. Specifically, officials would like to measure the chances of non-stop flights between Mexico City and Aruba by a Mexican carrier. Mexican flag carrier, Aeroméxico, recently held a survey among their travelers with the question which leisure Caribbean destination they would…Continue readingViva México!

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activities and shopping miscellaneous

Aruba Aloe Explained

Aruba is mostly known for its sun, sea and sand. Naturally. This is a vacation island in the Caribbean. Another thing Aruba is known for is its Aloe vera. What is Aloe vera? According to Wikipedia it’s a species of succulent plant which is widely used in medicinal and cosmetic products. According to people with…Continue readingAruba Aloe Explained

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activities and shopping miscellaneous

Defunct Morgan’s Island Rumors

Information requests about water parks in Aruba remain one the most sought after content on this website. Not everyone is aware about Morgan’s Island Water Park demise obviously. It closed last month after being in business for a little more than a year. The only water park that remains open for tourists is the much…Continue readingDefunct Morgan’s Island Rumors

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Happy Queen’s Day Aruba

Today the citizens of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are celebrating Queen’s Day 2010. In each of the Kingdom’s territories this day is celebrated with cultural activities. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the US Secretary of State Clinton released a message on behalf of the President and the American people towards people of the…Continue readingHappy Queen’s Day Aruba