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Wounded Warriors Back to Bonaire

July 25, 2012

For Immediate Release from TCB Inc.

BONAIRE TO HONOR U.S. MILITARY VETERANS

***Week-Long Program Designed To Help Wounded Warriors Relax Underwater
And Experience What It Means To Be On ‘Island Time’***

Kralendijk, Bonaire – (July 25, 2012) –Tourism Corporation Bonaire and the entire island will welcome a group of “Wounded Warriors” next month. The group will be scuba diving for rehabilitation and recreation from August 18-25, 2012. This is the seventh year that Bonaire, one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world, will be hosting a group of U.S. military veterans.

During this week, severely wounded soldiers and their significant others will travel to the island to complete the final step in the process of obtaining their dive certifications. Representatives of the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association’s (DEMA’s) Be A Diver Program, the North American office of Tourism Corporation Bonaire and the Handicapped Scuba Association (HSA) will also be on-site in Bonaire. All accommodations and diving will be provided courtesy of Captain Don’s Habitat Bonaire. Each year, the people of Bonaire warmly welcome this group and show them not only the natural beauty and pristine waters of the island, but also the friendliness and genuine hospitality of the Bonairean people.

“It’s certainly appropriate that these warriors are coming to Bonaire to scuba dive. The fantastic reefs and marine life found on our island help create an unforgettable experience,” commented Anja Romeijnders, President of Tourism Corporation Bonaire. “As a scuba diver myself, I know the excitement I feel after a dive. I’m pleased that Bonaire is able to help these impressive soldiers experience that same feeling and always remember Bonaire. It’s one way we can thank them all for their efforts and sacrifices,” Anja Romeijinders continued.

This year’s contingent of ten Wounded Warriors has suffered life-changing physical injuries received in combat while stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. They and their partners will be kept busy with a variety of activities beginning with the completion of their PADI and HSA dive certifications, which will take place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Once certified, they will continue diving throughout the week, both from the dock of Captain Don’s Habitat and via boat dives to Klein Bonaire and other famous Bonaire dive sites. The group will also enjoy sightseeing, shopping, dining, a beach BBQ and an authentic Texas-style BBQ. The highlight of the week will take place when the Bonaire community gathers to meet these extraordinary troops and their companions at a reception held in their honor with Bonaire’s first female Lt. Governor, the Honorable Lydia Emerencia.

Sponsors to date of the 7th Bonaire-Be A Diver-Wounded Warrior Scuba Certification trip are: 9Line LLC, Adams Unlimited Public Relations & Marketing, Bikers Bonaire, Bonaire KFC, BonPhoto, BonaireTalk.com, Bonaire Quad Tours, Bonaire Guided Motorcycle Tours, Bonaire Tours & Vacations, Budget Rent A Car Bonaire, Captain Don’s Habitat, Caradonna Dive Adventures, Inc., Care Coalition, Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine, Chat & Browse Bonaire, Casablanca Restaurant, Destinations Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine, Disabled Sports USA, DEMA/Be a Diver, Dive Training Magazine, Henderson, H.S.A. International Training Center of New Jersey, Innovative Scuba Concepts, Inc., Iron Order Motorcycle Club Bonaire (Caribbean Pirates Crew), Islands Magazine, It Rains Fishes, Jack Chalk, Jewel Of Bonaire, NetTech, N.V., OCEANIC, PADI, Paradise Moon Bar & Restaurant, Pasa Bon Pizza, Princeton Tec, Rum Runners, Scuba Diving Magazine, Spice Beach Club, Sport Diver Magazine, Tourism Corporation Bonaire, XS Scuba, Wounded Warrior Project
Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most thriving fish population in the Caribbean. Ideal for adventurers, explorers and sun-worshippers alike, Bonaire offers myriad eco-adventure activities including world renowned scuba diving and snorkeling, windsurfing, kite boarding, mountain biking, sea and mangrove kayaking, horseback riding, nature tours, hiking, bird watching, sailing and deep sea and bone fishing. With a selection of accommodations ranging from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to guesthouses and small inns, Bonaire has something for every lifestyle and budget.

Bonaire is the recipient of the prestigious Islands Magazine/Caribbean Tourism Organization 2008 Sustainable Tourism Award and continues to be recognized as one of the top destinations worldwide for its sustainable tourism practices. It was designated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as having the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean (January 2008) and in 2011, Bonaire was voted one of the top five Snorkeling Destinations in the Caribbean by the editors of Caribbean Travel & Life. For 19 consecutive years, Bonaire has been selected as the number one Shore Diving destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic in Scuba Diving Magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. This year, it was voted one of the Best Destinations Overall, number one for Marine and Macro life, and number one for Snorkeling also in the Reader’s Choice Awards.

For more information on Bonaire, contact the Tourism Corporation Bonaire in the U.S. at 1-800-BONAIRE or visit Bonaire’s official web site at http://www.tourismbonaire.com. Follow Bonaire on Twitter and Facebook.

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Wounded Warriors Return to Bonaire

July 11, 2010

Captain Don’s Habitat and TCB Inc. Bonaire welcome the Wounded Warriors to Bonaire, August 7-14, 2010. A group of soldiers and their partners and companions will come to the island to learn to dive. Severely injured in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, these brave individuals will have a heroes welcome as they come to relax, have a well deserved respite and of course learn to dive. Bonaire, one of the world’s best dive locations has always welcomed disabled divers. With the natural freedom offered being buoyant in the sea there are not obstacles or boundaries. To learn more click on https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/. A special thanks to Jack Chalk for making this event a great success.

New Bonaire Website

June 30, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
BONAIRE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AT WWW.TOURISMBONAIRE.COM
**Re-vamped Web Site Provides a New Look and Feel for the Official Site of Bonaire**
Kralendijk, Bonaire – The Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) is pleased to announce the launching of a re-vamped web site, with a new sleek design and which is available in English, Dutch, and Spanish.

Visitors to the island’s official web site at http://www.tourismbonaire.com will reach a new landing page, welcoming them to the site, where they can listen to some local background music by the island’s “Grupo Piedra di Bonaire”.

From the landing page, visitors may move to the home page–which features the new look and feel of the web site and highlights innovative features–or they may watch a short video about the island.

There are many new components to the site, including a live events calendar and a quick look at upcoming events, an area where the island’s press releases and island news can be accessed, and a multimedia gallery including videos and images of Bonaire. Those with upcoming trips can check the daily weather and the weekly forecast before stepping on the plane, or find exactly what they need on the site using the new search feature.

Bonaire Ambassadors will provide testimonials and there is an image and video gallery of their awards. Visitors can visit the site’s feature area and get to know Bonaire’s friendly people with one click. Or, make your opinion count in the polls area, where visitors to the site can actively participate in question & answer polls that will be posted frequently about Bonaire.

The new interface, navigation, information, and visual design are stimulating and exciting, and there are icons with links to the island’s Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter pages. Potential travelers can download pictures or brochures, or scroll through a range of accommodations and vacation rentals offered around Bonaire, use the dedicated vacation planner, or even subscribe for e-news via e-mail. Those with upcoming flights to or from Bonaire will be able to view real-time flight arrival and departure times at Bonaire’s Flamingo Airport via a link to the airport’s web site.

“TCB is very pleased to be able to offer this exciting new web site to the visitors of Bonaire. We’re sure that this site will fill the need for pertinent, up-to-date information about the island which every visitor needs to plan the ideal vacation,” said Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, Director of Tourism. “In this era of the Internet, it is important that Bonaire continues to be on the cutting edge of technology and our new site reflects that position.” she concluded.

Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most thriving fish population in the Caribbean. Ideal for adventurers, explorers and sun-worshippers alike, Bonaire offers myriad eco-adventure activities including world renowned scuba diving and snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, mountain biking, sea and mangrove kayaking, horseback riding, landsailing, nature tours, hiking, bird watching, sailing and deep sea and bone fishing. And with a selection of accommodations ranging from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to guesthouses and small inns, Bonaire has something for every lifestyle and budget.

Bonaire is the recipient of the prestigious Islands Magazine/Caribbean Tourism Organization 2008 Sustainable Tourism Award and continues to be recognized as one of the top destinations worldwide for its sustainable tourism and as one of the top diving destinations in the Atlantic/Caribbean for eight years in a row in the Scuba Diving magazine’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards. It was designated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as having the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean (January 2008), and as the Favorite Dive Destination in the World by About.com (June, 2008).

To book your trip to Bonaire contact Ann Phelan, the on island Bonaire specialist at 800-219-0118 or 011 599 786 3134.

Air News

May 14, 2010


The Tourism Corporation of Bonaire reports Delta Airlines has cancelled their JFK Bonaire winter service. Delta will continue service from Atlanta. Continental Airlines will continue air service from Newark and Houston. Insel is negotiating an interline agreement with USAir. As always AA has air service from Miami to Curacao two flights daily. Connecting air can be arranged with Divi, Insel, and DAE.

For further information contact the Bonaire specialists at Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations: ann@bonairecaribbean.com

Air News

February 4, 2010

Press Release from TCB Inc.

Below, please find the details of a significant seasonal uplift from our airline partners, Continental and Delta.

  1. Effective February 12, 2010 until April 2, 2010, Continental will run a second Newark flight on Saturdays.

The schedule will be as follows:

COA 1553/1556         EWR-BON-EWR SAT.         ARR BON 05:22 AM            DEP BON 07:00 AM

  1. Continental will also operate a third Houston (IAH) flight on Mondays effective March 7, 2010 until March 29, 2010.

The schedule will be as follows:

COA1898/1899          IAH-BON-IAH MON.          ARR BON 06:00 AM            DEP BON 08:30 AM

  1. Effective February 13 – August 14, Delta will upgage the 757 normally operated on the Bonaire route with 183 seats to a 767 with 262 seats.

Continental Air News