Aruba Tourism Authority honored loyal visitors at Playa Linda Beach Resort; Jerry & Helen Giorlando & Arnold & Marcelle Watkin

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EAGLE BEACH ̶ Recently, Aruba Tourism Authority representative Ms. Olga Ruiz had the great pleasure in honoring many loyal Aruba visitors with their distinctive certificates. These certificates are a way to say “Masha Danki” for continuously choosing Aruba as a favorite vacation destination. The titles are as following: 10+ years “Distinguished Visitor”, 20+ years “Goodwill Ambassador” and 36+ years “Emerald Ambassador”.


The honorees are:

Jerry & Helen Giorlando resident of New York, United States who have been visiting for 34 years and were honored as Goodwill Ambassadors.

Arnold & Marcelle Watkin residents of Massachusetts, United Sates who have been visiting for 40 years and were honored as Emerald Ambassadors.

This symbolic honorary title is presented on behalf of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to the guests who visit Aruba between the 10-20-35 and more consecutive year mark.

Ms. Olga Ruiz representing the Aruba Tourism Authority, and members of the Playa Linda Beach Resort bestowed the certification of the Goodwill and Emerald Ambassadors of Aruba. The honorees were presented with the respectively certificates and with memorable gifts.

On behalf of the Government of Aruba, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all the Ambassadors for making Aruba their preferred vacation destination for so many years. We are so thankful to have had such wonderful Ambassadors as our visitors after all these years! Aruba is unquestionably their home away from home!

The honorees were asked what their top reasons to return to the island were, to which they answered as follows.

Mr. & Mrs. Giorlando reasons:

The weather

The people

The sand

The restaurants

The safety

Mr. & Mrs. Watkin reasons:

The weather

The people

The restaurants

The ocean

Because it is truly “One Happy Island”