The Bonaire Hotel and Tourism
Association (BONHATA) and the Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) will co-sponsor the full-day DEMA Adventure Travel
Symposium including the coffee break and luncheon. This year the Symposium
will take place on Monday, October 3, 2005 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the
day before the official opening of DEMA Show 2005 (October 4-7), and will
focus on helping dive retailers identify, attract and market dive and
adventure travel to the key major market segments.
The Symposium luncheon will feature a Bonaire presentation by
the Island’s hotel and dive center professionals, which will provide
information on the launch of the new Continental Airlines service from
Houston to Bonaire beginning December 16, 2005 and the Island’s
ever-expanding adventure product including the ultimate adventure-scuba
diving-as well as windsurfing and kiteboarding, a rapidly growing sport.
Bonaire will also be introducing its new dive and destination DVD that will
make its debut at DEMA Show 2005 in the Bonaire section of the Dutch
Caribbean Pavilion (Booth #2117).
“Because of similarities between Bonaire’s dive and adventure
opportunities, both on land and in water, and the focus of this year’s
Symposium, this is the ideal event for the Island to sponsor,” said Burney
el Hage, Commissioner of Tourism and Economic Development.