Aruba Tourism Authority honors loyal visitors at the Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club! Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Carol Quattrociocchi and Mr. Brian & Mrs. Sandra Backenstoa

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The Aruba Tourism Authority recently had the great pleasure of recognizing Goodwill Ambassadors of Aruba. These visitors were respectively 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:
Goodwill Ambassadors of Aruba Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Carol Quattrociocchi from Delaware, United States

Goodwill Ambassadors of Aruba Mr. Brian & Mrs. Sandra Backensto from New Jersey United States

Ms. Marouska Heyliger representing the Aruba Tourism Authority, and staff members of the Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club bestowed the Goodwill Ambassador certifications to the honorees, presented them with gifts, and also thanked them for choosing Aruba as their favorite destination, as their home away from home.

Top reasons for returning to Aruba provided by the Quattrociocchi’s were:

Aruba’s white sand

Aruba’s consistently beautiful weather

Aruba’s nice beaches and turquoise waters

“Aruba is our home away from from”

Aruba’s wonderful people who are genuinely nice

Top reasons for returning to Aruba provided by the Backensto’s were:

“Friends we have made over the years”

Aruba’s sun

“The ease of communication by the fact that everyone speaks English”

“Things to do”

Aruba’s restaurants

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”.