Aruba Tourism Authority honored loyal visitors at Marriott’s Surf Club; Mr. Kenneth & Mrs. Christina Konarski & Mr. Pete & Mrs. Melissa Cannistraci

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The Aruba Tourism Authority recently had the great pleasure of recognizing Distinguished Visitors of Aruba. These people were honored with certificates acknowledging their years of visits, loyalty, and love for the island of Aruba.

The honor certification is presented on behalf of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation and to say “Masha Danki” to guests who 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 were:
Distinguished Visitors of Aruba
Mr. Kenneth & Mrs. Christina Konarski from Connecticut, United States.

Distinguished Visitors of Aruba

Mr. Pete & Mrs. Melissa Cannistraci from Massachusetts, United States.


Ms. Kimberley Richardson representing the Aruba Tourism Authority, and staff members of the Marriott’s Surf Club bestowed the certificates to the honorees, presented them with memorable gifts, and also thanked them for choosing Aruba as their best-loved vacation destination and as their home away from home.

On behalf of the Aruba Tourism Authority, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the honorees for their continued visits to the “One Happy Island”.

Top reasons for returning to Aruba provided by Mr. & Mrs. Konarski were:

  • “Aruba is our favorite island.”
  • Aruba’s warm weather.
  • Aruba’s friendly people.
  • Aruba’s peacefulness.
  • “Aruba is our home away from home.”

Top reasons for returning to Aruba provided by Mr. & Mrs. Cannistraci were:

  • Aruba is a family-friendly island.
  • Aruba has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from – Local & International Cuisine.
  • The Aruba’s Marriott Surf Club has hospitable staff members.
  • Aruba’s sunny weather.
  • Island adventures!