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World Tourism Day with the theme of Rural Development

This year, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) celebrates World Tourism Day with the theme Rural Development. The theme Rural Development, emphasizes the unique capacity that this sector offers in terms of economic development and how it gives opportunity to districts and communities outside big cities that would otherwise be left behind. In addition, it demonstrates the important role that tourism plays in preserving and promoting culture and heritage all around the world.

Last week, Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) presented an educational video to elementary students from group 5 till 8, displaying the different types of career in the tourism sector. The primary goal of this video is to create the awareness amongst youngsters that their interests or hobby can become their profession in the tourism sector in the future. The video was also launched on the Facebook page of TCB.

Additionally, TCB in collaboration with the author Denise de Jong-Rekwest created a book titled “Turismo na Boneiru, Bo Futuro!”, in which each chapter illustrates a different element of the tourism sector. In the near future, elementary schools will receive copies of the book, to broaden the students’ knowledge and increase their interest of tourism on Bonaire. The book also highlights the different activities and attractions Bonaire has to offer our visitors and our local community.

TCB emphasizes on creating awareness and developing interest amongst youngsters for a possible career in the tourism sector.

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, 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.