The Aruba Tourism Authority recently had the great pleasure to recognize an Emerald Ambassador of Aruba with an honor certificate.
The honor certification is presented on behalf of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation and to say “Masha Danki” to guests whom have visited Aruba 10, 20, or 35 years or more consecutively.
The three honoring levels are as follows:
Distinguished Visitor (10>years consecutively visiting Aruba)
Goodwill Ambassador (20>years consecutively visiting Aruba)
Emerald Ambassador (35>years consecutively visiting Aruba)
The honorees was:
Emerald Ambassador (35> years consecutively visiting Aruba)
Mrs. Yvonne Bourque from Massachusetts, United States.
We were particularly moved by the ceremony because it is extremely uncommon to honor visitors who have been coming to Aruba for over 35 years. Mrs. Bourque has brought many of her friends to Aruba. We wanted to express our sincere gratitude to Mrs. Bourque for her devotion to our island.
Ms. Kimberley Richardson representing the Aruba Tourism Authority bestowed the honor certification to the honoree, presented her with gifts, and also thanked her for choosing Aruba as her favorite vacation destination and as her home-away-from-home.
Top reasons for returning to Aruba, provided by Mrs. Bourque were:
- Aruba’s warm & friendly people
- Aruba’s year-round sunny weather and nice sandy beaches
- Aruba’s safety
- Aruba’s delicious variety of foods
- Great sailing adventures and lots of “BINGO”.