Recently, Jonathan Boekhoudt of the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure to honor Aruba’s loyal and friendly visitors as Distinguished Visitors, Goodwill Ambassadors, and Emerald Ambassadors of Aruba. The Distinguished visitor certificate is presented on behalf of the Minister of Tourism, as a token of appreciation to the guests who visit Aruba 10 years and more consecutively. The Goodwill Ambassador certificate is presented to guests who visit Aruba 20 years and more consecutively. The Emerald Ambassador certificate is presented to guests who visit Aruba 35 years and more consecutively.
The honorees were Matthew Woll, Dana & Michael Bernier, and Thomas Pennington & Stephanie Wade as Distinguished Visitors of Aruba. The goodwill Ambassador certificate went to Melissa Magee, Wilf & Maureen Townley, and Frederico & Anita Garza. The Emerald Ambassador certificate went to Frederick Woll. The Emerald Ambassador certificate is the highest certificate that we present, and is given to visitors who have been visiting Aruba 35 years or more consecutively. It is incredibly beautiful to see that Aruba has so many loyal visitors, and we hope to see them for many more years to come.
These wonderful people 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 safety and Aruba’s warm and friendly people who became like family to them. These honorees not only fell in-love with the island, but also brought family, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors to Aruba.
Boekhoudt together with the representatives of the Tamarijn All-Inclusive Resort presented the certificates 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.