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May. 26 | BONAIRE'S 2014/2015 CRUISE SEASON SET SAIL WITH GREAT SUCCESS

Bonaire continues to grow its cruise tourism sector at an impressive rate, stemming from years of outreach with key industry executives leading to a projected increase in cruise arrivals to about 250,000 for the Calendar year 2015 season and to approximately 400,000 in 2016. Currently, 185,000 cruise ship passengers have visited during the 2014/1015 season we are awaiting the final amount from the Bonaire Harbour Master.

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May. 19 | Bonaire expects rise in cruise traffic over next two years

Bonaire's port of Kralendijk expects to handle 250,000 cruise passengers in 2015 and around 400,000 in 2016.

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May. 12 | At last, Bonaire 's own beer

Bonaire's beer is here: Bonaire Blond! The beer is island inspired and brewed with ingredients of Bonaire. The pale beer has fresh hints from lime and an aromatic spiciness from the Aloë Vera flower grown on the local Onima Plantation.

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May. 12 | Bonaire Poesia Submersa

Hoy el prestigioso diario Estadao de S. Paulo - en su cuerpo de turismo Viagem - lo ha dedicado a la isla de Bonaire con una gran portada titulada POESIA SUBMERSO.

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May. 06 | Bonaire visited World Travel Market Brazil

TCB Latin America's recent visit to the World Trade Market was very positive.

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May. 04 | TCB launched the Bonaire Cuisine Month

TCB launched the Bonaire Cuisine Month which is a new concept for the island. An exciting program will be running for the entire month of May.

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May. 01 | Special invitation from Holland's Ambassador

TCB Latin America was invited by the Dutch Embassy to the reception for King's Day Celebration that took place on Monday April 27th.

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Apr. 17 | BONAIRE'S APPEAL TO CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS IS ON THE RISE

During the Cruise Shipping Miami trade show, the Bonaire delegation represented Bonaire with positive effects, as we rank in the top 5 Caribbean ports.

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Apr. 16 | Cartagena Boat Show

The third edition of the Cartagena International Boat Show was successfully attended by Tourism Corporation Bonaire.

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Mar. 19 | Bonaire Cuisine Month May 2015

In 2015, the month of May lets visitors savor the flavor of Bonaire's gastronomic treasures through the by TCB organized "Bonaire Cuisine Month".

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Mar. 19 | Bonaire Dive Week: onvergetelijke duikweek vol entertainment

Van 26 mei t/m 2 juni 2015 vind de eerste editie van de Bonaire Dive Week plaats, een evenement dat je als duiker niet mag missen.

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Mar. 13 | Bonaire promoted in Mexican Divers Magazine

Mexican divers magazine Espacio Profundo highlighted Bonaire's treasures in a special dedicated to kayaking and the 2014 Photo Contest.

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Mar. 13 | Bonaire promoted in Mergulho magazine with dedicated front page

Bonaire's treasures under as well as above water have been featured in Brazil's Mergulho magazine with a dedicated front page and a 10-page special.

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Mar. 11 | Bonaire Launches TripAdvisor On-Island Initiative

With the purpose of promoting our island and increasing its online presence, TCB and TripAdvisor have initiated a joint promotional campaign.

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Mar. 10 | BONAIRE PROMOTED AT VITRINA DE ANATO 2015

From February 25th to 27th, Bonaire was present at the ANATO trade show in Bogota with an eye catching booth to promote its destination.

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Mar. 10 | MEETING AND TRAINING COLOMBIAN TRAVEL AGENTS AND DIVE CENTERS

During ANATO 2015, Bonaire seized the opportunity to meet up with Colombian travel agents and dive centers to promote our island.

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Jan. 28 | RESTAURANT AT SEA BONAIRE SCOORT HOOG 2E JAAR OP RIJ

Wederom scoort Bonaire's Restaurant at Sea hoog in Caribbean Journal's top 50 beste Caribische restaurants 2014.

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Jan. 16 | Bonaire Lionfish Recipe featured on USA Today

Bonaire's native Lionfish Recipe was featured on USA Today as a "Most Memorable Meal".

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Jan. 16 | Washington Slagbaai featured on USAToday.com

This week, Washington Slagbaai's beautiful beaches were featured on USAToday.com as a part of Susan Barnes' "10 Beaches to Visit in January" article.

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Jan. 16 | Coral Restoration mentioned in Caribbean Journal

We are happy to announce that Bonaire's Coral Restoration Project was featured in this month's Caribbean Journal.

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Jan. 15 | Bonaire trots op Zoover Award

Op de Vakdag van de Vakantiebeurs 2015 werd het eiland Bonaire uitgeroepen tot Beste Vliegvakantieland buiten Europa.

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Jan. 15 | CORAL RESTORATION FOUNDATION BONAIRE INSTALLS NEW CORAL NURSERY

Coral restoration foundation Bonaire installs new coral nursery on the island and welcomes new dive shop partner: "Great Adventures Bonaire".

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Jan. 15 | BONAIRE SCORES 7 IN SCUBA DIVING'S READERS' CHOICE AWARDS 2015

Bonaire scores a lucky seven in Scuba Diving Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards 2015. Honors include four #1 Rankings, including a #1 Shore Diving award.

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Dec. 24 | AUCTION PROVIDES VALUABLE FUNDS FOR ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES

The Turtle Artwork Auction Saturday 29th November proved to be a very successful event for Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB) in more ways than one.

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Dec. 23 | SKYVIEWS AWARDS BONAIRE BUSINESSES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE

Skyviews Inc., Caribbean map publishers to the Caribbean region since 1989 celebrate 25 years of service to the tourism industry and destination of Bonaire.

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Dec. 22 | A successful Bonaire Photo Contest first edition

Winners Bonaire photo Contest Announced.

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Dec. 09 | BONAIRE LEAVES ITS FOOTPRINT IN LAS VEGAS COMMUNITY

The members of the Bonaire Pavilion donated their furniture and other materials that they used while exhibiting at DEMA Show 2014 to four local charities.

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Dec. 08 | 5th Annual FCCA Gift Project

Over 200 kids from various districts attended to receive gifts from Santa!

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Nov. 14 | InselAir starts 2 weekly flights to Manaus (Brazil)

InselAir will start operating 2 weekly flights from Aruba to Manaus, in northern Brazil, as of January 14, 2015.

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Nov. 14 | Bonaire for kids

Enjoy the press release generated by the Brazilian online magazine DIVEMAG in its November edition.

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Nov. 03 | Vara's Vroege Vogels wins CTO's Media Award 2014

The broadcasting of the Dutch TV-show Vara Vroege Vogels about Bonaire was nominated in the categorie TV/Radio, and they won!

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Nov. 03 | Argentina dive magazine reporting from Bonaire !

Alvaro Lopez owner and editor of the Argentina dive magazine, came last July to make press releases, that will complete ten pages in various editions.

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Oct. 28 | Update on Cruise and Stay Over arrivals

The upcoming 2014-2015 cruise season will welcome around 190,000 pax, 12% more arrivals than last cruise season/ 20,000 more passengers.

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Oct. 15 | Pullmantur Cruises will visit Bonaire starting September 2015

Pullmantur Cruises will call on Bonaire starting September 2015. Bonaire will receive 37 extra calls and 100,000 extra cruise passengers.

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Oct. 07 | TOURISM CORPORATION BONAIRE LAUNCHES FACEBOOK "FAKECATION" CONTEST

Sweepstakes Prize Includes Two Roundtrip Delta Airlines Tickets & a Seven Nights' Stay at Eden Beach Resort Bonaire

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Oct. 07 | Bonaire ranked in the Top 10 World Windsurfing champions

Bonaire's top windsurfers competed at the Windsurf Worldcup Sylt 2014 in Germany.

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Oct. 06 | Bonaire present at the Annual World Routes Conference

The Annual World Routes Conference which took place on September 20th thru 23rd in Chicago, Illinois was a very productive event for Bonaire!

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Oct. 03 | Insel Air adds Fokker 70

Congratulations to Insel Air's staff and personal on its latest airlift developments.

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Sep. 29 | Would Tourism Day Celebration

This year's World Tourism Day theme was Tourism and Community Development. Tourism Corporation Bonaire organized an appreciation day cocktail event at Fort Oranje for the private sector on September 27th, 2014.

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Sep. 27 | World Tourism Day Celebration

On behalf of Tourism Corporation Bonaire we would like to thank everyone in the community that is involved with Bonaire's Tourism Development.

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Sep. 08 | Annual TCB Marketing Meeting

Marketing meetings provided the highlights of 2014 and the Marketing Plans for 2015.

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Aug. 28 | BONAIRE present at NAUI annual meeting in Brazil

The Island of Bonaire and the Bonaire Marine Park had the honor to be special guests.

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Aug. 25 | Delta Friday Flight

Bonaire delegation welcomed the inaugural Delta Friday Flight.

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Aug. 14 | DIVE, DINE AND DISCOVER BONAIRE

Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) has launched their Bonaire Fall Festival: Dive-Dine-Discover program, and is gearing up to welcome fall visitors. The program was designed to increase business in the off-season and showcase the many benefits of visiting the island once summer-peak travelers have gone home.

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Aug. 14 | Divi Flamingo Beach Resort in Bonaire To Undergo Multi-million Dollar

Divi Resorts announced that it would undertake a top-to-bottom refresh of its Bonaire property, Divi Flamingo Beach Resort. Renovations on the 129-room resort begin in September, with completion scheduled for June 2015. The upgrade covers rooms, grounds, lobby, pools, beach, restaurants and bars, back of house, exterior décor, dive facilities and retail. It is the largest hospitality capital investment on Bonaire in recent years. According to Marco Galaverna, president and chief operating officer of Divi Resorts, therenovation will make Divi the undisputed leader in guest services and amenities and the freshest, most stylish product on the island. The modernization of Divi Dive, the in-house dive operation, along with the hotel's makeover will be a boon to the resort's robust dive business; but also is expected to create a new mecca for Caribbean-bound vacationers from around the world.

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Aug. 14 | WOUNDED WARRIORS RETURN TO BONAIRE FOR THE 9TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

For the ninth consecutive year, Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB), industry partners, and the entire island of Bonaire will welcome members of the U.S. military and their families to their home away from home from August 16 -24, 2014, to enjoy scuba diving for recreation and rehabilitation.

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Jun. 23 | Bonaire hosts US Media group

US Press Group 2014

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Jun. 04 | TCB hosts DEMA's Excutive for new business acquisition seminar

DEMA Anysite presentation

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Jun. 01 | First Quarter 2014 USA passenger arrivals increase with 27.9%

First Quarter 2014

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May. 21 | TCB conducts successful Pre-Marketings Meeting

Pre-Marketing Meetings 2014

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Apr. 01 | Carnival Cruise Lines visits Bonaire in 2015

Carnival Cruise Lines will call on Bonaire starting in January 2015, totaling 9 calls in 2015. Carnival cruises will continue with more calls in 2016.

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Mar. 31 | Bonaire featured in Espacio Profundo Mexico Media

The promotion of Bonaire has started in Mexico. As result of the press visit of dive media Espacio Profundo, Bonaire is highlighted with a complete eye catching 10 page report titled "Once a Visitor Always a Friend"

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Mar. 27 | TCB features a new artist at its Art Gallery

TCB's reception area is now showcasing its second artist at its gallery exhibition.

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Mar. 24 | Delta and United increased service to Bonaire

Delta and United have resulted in increased service to Bonaire from the US.

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Mar. 11 | Inspirational App: Bonaire LookBook out now!

Tourism Corporation Bonaire Europe launched the new App: Bonaire LookBook.

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Mar. 07 | Bonaire in the Top 10 Trip Advisor 2014

Bonaire has won the #5 spot in the Top Ten Trip Advisor 2014 Traveler Choice Awards Caribbean Islands.

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Mar. 07 | BONAIRE DELEGATION REPORTS POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR ADDITIONAL U.S. CAPACI

Routes Americas 2014

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Jan. 09 | Tourism Corporation Bonaire now a selling point for Snorkel Tags

Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) reintroduces the sales of snorkel tags at its office located at Kaya Grandi 2, Kralendijk.

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