Emerald ambassadors: 50 years visiting Aruba

Recently, Kimberley Richardson of the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure to honor Aruba’s loyal and friendly visitors as Emerald Ambassadors of Aruba. The symbolic Emerald Ambassador certificate is presented to guests who visit Aruba 35 years and more consecutively.

The honorees were couple Henri & Doris Eckardt from Long Island, New York. The Emerald Ambassador is the highest certificate that we present, and is given to visitors who have been visiting Aruba 35 years or more consecutively. Couple Henri & Doris have been visiting Aruba for 50 years consecutively! The ceremony was one of importance because honoring visitors who have been coming to Aruba for over 35 years is incredibly rare and it was a very memorable moment for all of us.

This lovely couple stated that they love the island very much, especially for its year-round sunny weather, nice sandy beaches and picturesque sunsets, delicious variety of foods, its cleanliness, and Aruba’s warm and friendly people who became like family to them. This couple not only fell in-love with the island, but also brought family, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors to Aruba.

Richardson together with the representatives of the Caribbean Palm village Resort presented the certificate to the honorees, handed over some presents and also thanked them for choosing Aruba as their favorite vacation destination and as their home-away-from-home.