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Dutch Press Trip and Influencer on Bonaire

During the month of September and August, Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) in collaboration with various partners in the tourism sector, hosted the first international press trip and influencer from The Netherlands. The strategy behind these visits were to provide the true image of how safe it is to travel and experience Bonaire during Covid-19.

In the month of September, TUI Group and Resort Bonaire welcomed the first international press trip on Bonaire, after the borders re-opening. Arjen Lutgendorff, who is the Chief Editor of the Dutch magazine TravelPro, visited Bonaire for the first time. During his visit, he conducted interviews with various hotel partners and he visited different landmarks and highlights of Bonaire, such as 1000 Steps, Gotomeer and Salt Pans. Additionally, Arjen experienced different activities that Bonaire has to offer, such as Landsailing, Windsurf and Cave Tour. All of the interviews and activities will be published in the “TravMagazine” and on the online page of “TravelPro”.

Currently, Bonaire is listed as one of the destinations with code orange travel advice. TravelPro in collaboration with various hotel partners and TCB, participated in a compilation video of positive messages in which they invite tourists to come visit Bonaire as soon as the travel advice returns to its previous status. The video was published on the Facebook page “TravelPro” and on the Dutch Facebook page “Bonaire Toerisme”.

In the month of August, TCB in collaboration with TUI Group and Harbour Village Bonaire welcomed one of the biggest Dutch influencers on Bonaire. Demira van der Zeeuw, otherwise known as Dee, has over 1.4 million Instagram followers and more than 360 thousand subscribers on YouTube. Dee is known for her positivity and her love for travel to sunny destinations along with her boyfriend and manager Lars. During her visit on Bonaire, Dee and Lars experienced different activities such as Jeep Safari at Washington Slagbaai National Park, Snorkel Tour and Discover Scuba Diving. Dee vlogged her experience on Bonaire and she published this on her YouTube page. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AApfjb8Ucjk

TCB would like to thank all of the partners who participated in creating an unforgettable experience for Arjen, Dee and Lars.

TCB encourages the community of Bonaire to follow our Facebook and Instagram page “Bonaire Tourism” and our Papiamentu page “Tourism Corporation Bonaire”. Subscribe to our newsletter via marketing@tourismbonaire.com, to stay up to date and well informed on all tourism related developments of Bonaire. TCB would also like to remind you to practice social distancing, use facemask, wash your hands frequently and stay informed of the precautionary announcements from the Governor.

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