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10 Great Reasons To Meet In Aruba

1. It’s a Breeze to Get Here

Multiple direct flights and easy connections within North America, Latin America, and Europe can minimize your travel time and maximize your fun time.  U.S travelers will appreciate the convenience of saving time on their return from Aruba by pre-clearing U.S. Customs and Immigration at our Queen Beatrix International Airport, which recently accomplished a major modernization and expansion to offer visitors streamlined and sophisticated service.  Our airport also accommodates private jets in first-class style, equipped with a stand-alone facility with a VIP lounge and on-site customs clearance.

 

2. We Speak Your Language

You don’t speak our language?  No problem!  We are a multilingual community, where most Arubans can communicate in English, Spanish, Dutch, and our local language of Papiamento.  U.S. travelers also appreciate our wide acceptance of U.S. dollars, so there are no misunderstandings in currency exchange and money matters.

 

3. There is Something Cooking for Every Appetite

Aruba’s community of more than 70 nationalities reveals itself in a culinary bonanza of international gourmet fare.  From small, open-air cafés offering fresh catches of the day and traditional family dishes to award-winning fine-dining restaurants, Aruba caters to every palate. 

 

4. A Room with a View

Many of the world’s top hotel brands dot our scenic coastline.

Choices of luxurious five-star resorts, fashionable boutique hotels, and all-inclusive resorts make finding the right property for your group easy.  Our hotels are seasoned in group and incentive travel and offer expert concierge services and skilled banquet and special-event staff.

 

5. Meeting in Paradise

Whether it’s a seaside, toes-in-the-sand meeting of the minds, an executive boardroom seminar with wall-to-wall views of the Caribbean, or a state-of-the-art, multi-media theatre presentation, Aruba’s versatile meeting and function space allows endless possibilities for conducting business in unique and comfortable environs. Our team at the Aruba Convention Bureau can help you coordinate all the extras you need to make your meeting as productive and enjoyable as possible.

 

6. Active Pursuits and Great Escapes

There is a time for work and a time for play, and when it’s time to play, Aruba is your Caribbean playground. Bring you group together on a chartered sunset sail or snorkel cruise on a majestic catamaran, coordinate a just-for-fun golf tournament on one of our championship courses, or experience an unforgettable guided moonlight hike in our national park—the possibilities are endless.  Those who relish relaxation will enjoy luxuriating in one of our many spas, and the shoppers of the group will find that Aruba’s open-air plazas and modern malls are filled with one-of-a-kind artisan markets, fun and whimsical souvenir shops, and top designer boutiques.

 

7. Aruba is Wired for Success

Aruba may be a paradise for relaxation and play, but the Island also gets down to business, boasting the greatest penetration of Internet users in the entire Caribbean. Whether you want to surf with Wi-Fi from your hotel or even from the beach, or you simply need your cellphone to keep you in touch with those back home, Aruba is better connected than most island destinations. In fact, our technology options are comparable to those of the U.S. and Europe.

8. Safe and Secure

Above all else, you want to feel secure in knowing that your group is traveling to a safe destination.  Aruba is not only the safest destination in the region—it is one of the safest in the world.  It’s one of the reasons why Aruba has the highest level of repeat visitors in the entire Caribbean.

9. Unending Sunshine Awaits (don’t forget sunscreen!)

Consistent tropical sunshine is offset by refreshing trade winds on Aruba.  The Island is outside the hurricane belt, and with an annual rainfall of a mere 20 inches a year, it’s easy to plan outdoor events, leisure activities, and group excursions without the stress of worrying about inclement weather.

10. Expense it!

 As of 2009, Aruba has been elevated to "White List" status by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Now, under the umbrella of the Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA), your meeting expenses are tax deductible, just as they would be in the United States. Combined with the Island’s competitive rates across the board for incentive and convention travel, Aruba means business when it comes to providing a perfect destination for off-site meetings and group travel!

 

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