TCB ANNOUNCES WINNER OF BONAIRE FALL FESTIVAL
Selected from dozens of entries, Randall Deaver of Dallas, Texas is the winner of the Bonaire Values Twitter contest. His photograph of a diver jumping off Oil Slick Leap awarded Mr. Deaver the grand prize of two round-trip airline tickets on United Airlines for travel to Bonaire this year.
The contest was launched as part of the promotional efforts to support the 2nd Annual Bonaire Fall Festival: Dive-Dine-Discover program, which ran August 22 – December 19, 2015. To enter the contest, contestants had to take a photo at one of the hotels, tour operators, restaurants or dive operators that were sponsoring the Bonaire Fall Festival program. The photo then had to be uploaded to Twitter, with a caption that included why the photographer loved vacationing in Bonaire with the hashtag #BonaireValues and tagging @BonaireTourism for an entry.
“We would like to thank all of the contestants who took the time to enter our Bonaire Values Twitter contest, and to congratulate Randall Deaver for winning a trip back to Bonaire,” commented Malinda Hassell, Marketing Manager of Tourism Corporation Bonaire. “The objective of the contest was to motivate people to capture a memorable moment on Bonaire and why they love visiting our island so much. With the dozens of entries we received, the photos were also utilized on social media as a way of highlighting the activities our island has to offer.”
In addition to creating the Bonaire Values Twitter contest, the Bonaire Fall Festival program was also promoted via TCB’s Bonaire-dedicated homepage on TripAdvisor; Bonaire Fall Festival’s landing page on TourismBonaire.com; BonaireTourism’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts; customized e-blasts and distribution of promotional materials about the program at DEMA Show and all of the Be A Diver Pool Tour stops.
TCB would like to thank the numerous tourism partners who participated in the Bonaire Fall Festival program and offered accommodation packages, unique excursions, underwater topside activities and culinary specials that helped make Bonaire the top vacation spot to Dive-Dine-Discover last fall.
The tourism partners are: At Sea Restaurant, Belmar Oceanfront Apartments Bonaire, Blennies Restaurant, Bonaire Big Game Fishing, Bonaire Tours, Bon Tuk Eco Tours, Bowalie Sailing Tour, Breeze n’ Bites, Bridanda Apartments, Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn, Buddy Dive Resort, Budget Rent a Car Bonaire, Captain Don’s Habitat, Caribbean Club Bonaire, Compass Bonaire, Cuba Compagnie, Den Laman Condominiums, Dive Friends Bonaire, Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino, Eden Beach Resort, Flow Bonaire, Harbour Village Resort Bonaire, Ingridients, It Rains Fishes, Kas Bientu Di Pasat, La Cantina, La Pura Vista, Mangazina di Rei, Oasis Guesthouse Bonaire, Plaza Beach Resort Bonaire, Posada Para Mira, Rancho Washikemba, Sand Dollar Condominiums, Sorobon Beach Resort, The Cadushy Distillery, Tipsy Seagull, Tropical Divers, Tropical Inn Resort and VIP Diving.