Archive for July, 2015

Air News from Adams PR and TCB Inc.

July 21, 2015

Press Release

Bonaire

**Non-Stop Delta Flights from Atlanta Expand from 1 to 3 Weekly**

 

**United Adds Additional Flights from Newark & Houston for Holiday Travel**

Kralendijk, Bonaire – (July 21, 2015) – Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) is pleased to announce Delta Air Lines and United Airlines will be adding additional non-stop flights to Bonaire, ideally timed for the peak 2015/2016 winter travel season.

Delta will add two more non-stop flights to Bonaire from Atlanta beginning December 19, 2015. The southbound Delta flight DL665 will depart Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) at 9:45am and arrive at Bonaire International Airport (BON) at 2:45pm every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. The northbound return flight DL482 will depart Bonaire at 3:42pm and arrive at Atlanta at 7:05pm everything Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. The Tuesday flight will be removed for the winter lull (January 5 – February 9, 2016); then back to 3 times a week on February 13, 2016. The three weekly non-stop flights are slated to run through March 2016.  

 

For United, their Newark non-stop flight to Bonaire will return early from hiatus on Saturday, September 26, 2015. During the holiday season, United will be adding extra flights to their Houston and Newark schedules. From November 20 – December 1, 2015, the southbound United flight UA1402 will depart George Bush International Airport (IAH) every Friday and Saturday at 1:00pm and arrive at Bonaire at 7:45pm. The northbound return flight UA1401 will depart Bonaire every Saturday and Sunday at 7:30am and arrive at Houston at 10:25am. From December 11, 2015 – January 4, 2016, the southbound United flight UA 1422 will depart EWR every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am and arrive at Bonaire at 2:37pm. The northbound United flight UA 1420 will depart Bonaire every Saturday and Sunday at 3:32pm and arrive at Newark at 7:27pm.  

 

“The addition of these Delta and United non-stop flights to Bonaire during the peak season demonstrates the airlines’ confidence in Bonaire’s tourism product,” commented Malinda Hassell, Marketing Manager of Tourism Corporation Bonaire. “With these new additional flights added to our U.S. airline schedule, it will also provide our visitors with more convenient connections to Bonaire.”

 To celebrate the new airlift, Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations will be offering 10% off for select new bookings for 2015 and 5% off select new booking for 2016. Email for details.

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Mindfulness Book Club – July 2015

July 13, 2015

Join me for a Mindfulness Book Club July 2015. We will be reading Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh.   We are so tuned into our daily lives and the clatter and noise that is joyful or not. We are deeply immersed in our routine  and schedules but what about the silence? What about being present? Come read the words of the great Thich Nhat Hanh and share your ideas and thoughts on how to be present.  Share strategies and processes that work. Come meditate with like minded individuals. The club will be an informal gathering at a lovely holistic center in Republiek, Namaste Relaxation Studio and my home in Belnem.  We will read, discuss and meditate and then have tea.

First Club: July 26 at Kaya Solo 3 in Belnem- 7 PM

To pre order your book email ann@bonairecaribbean.com. The club is free so bring a friend and join others as we celebrate living the mindful way.

Namaste

Ann Phelan teaches Mindfulness and is devoted to bringing her practice to students on Bonaire. shopping

Full Moon Yoga and Meditation Aug. 1- Blue Moon

July 11, 2015

Come celebrate the  second full moon of July 2015.  Led by esteemed yoga instructor, Lolymar Sanchez and Mindfulness Instructor, Ann Phelan,  this special event will include a special mindful meditation, chanting and yoga. After, enjoy tea and snacks. This will be a special evening to celebrate our connectedness to the moon, planet and island community.

Our date has changed to Aug. 1.

Please meet at the Coromoto Church in Antriol at 6:00. The event commences 6:30PM.

The price is 17.00 pp which includes yoga, meditation, snacks and tea.

Contact information: Facebook page Yogarriba

Loly’s Phone Number -701 2302

Ann’s Phone Number -786 3134. Or, email ann@bonairecaribbean.com for details

Namaste

Styrofoam Free Bonaire – A Cleaner Future

July 3, 2015

Bonaire is one of the most eco minded islands in the Caribbean. Our marine park is protected thanks to the efforts of STINAPA.  The pristine coastal waterways attract tourists who revel in the world class diving and spectacular snorkeling.  Whilst our island is every eco minded and in the forefront of eco tourism, there is room for improvements. Bonaire has a plethora of take out dining options. There are ethnic and fast food eateries strewn across the island. Most patrons cart home styrofoam containers of their food treats. The remaining containers end of in Bonaire’s overly stressed landfill.

Photo Courtesy of Bonaire Images

Photo Courtesy of Bonaire Images

Let’s move towards reducing the use of styrofoam. Whilst eradicating it fully will be a challenge, it is possible we all reduce the use by bringing our own reusable containers to take outs. Also, encourage your favorite eateries to consider using more eco minded products instead of styrofoam. One step at a time, one person at a time, all moving towards the same goal; a cleaner healthier island.

What do you think of this initiative?

Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com for private commentary and opinion.