White weddings remain a strong tradition but couples planning an overseas ceremony or honeymoon can go green in the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.
The 70 square-mile island of Aruba is on track to become the world’s first sustainable energy economy and achieving the goal of running on 100 per cent sustainable energy by 2020. In recent years, sustainability efforts within the travel industry have progressed from a niche consideration to an industry-wide priority.
New Yorkers will find it easier to escape the city’s trying times and retreat to their happy place in Aruba, One Happy Island. Effective Dec. 15, John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and Delta Air Lines will extend its non-stop flight, Saturday seasonal service to Aruba to a daily, year-round, non-stop flight service.
A new travel guide app has launched that showcases the best of Aruba, in conjunction with the launch of the Aruba Table website which aims to bring together some of Aruba’s favourite restaurants.
A 310-room oceanfront Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will be the latest addition to Aruba’s growing portfolio of luxury accommodation. Scheduled to open in 2014, the 75-million pound hotel will be located right outside Oranjestad, Aruba’s capital, and is set to dramatically change the beach landscape of the island.
BTN talks to Tirso Tromp, Area Director Europe, Aruba Tourism Authority at ITB Berlin