Stephanie Horbal/Marie Rosa
Stephanie@adams-pr.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BONAIRE LAUNCHES THE 3RD ANNUAL BONAIRE FALL FESTIVAL
**Program Supports Airlines’ Fall Service to Island and Offers an Array of Hotel, Excursion and Cuisine Specials**
Kralendijk, Bonaire – In continuous efforts to support United and Delta’s fall airlift to Bonaire, Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) will be launching the 3rd Annual Bonaire Fall Festival: Dive-Dine-Discover program. From mid-August through early November, the Bonaire Fall Festival has a lineup of accommodation packages, unique excursions, underwater and topside adventures and culinary specials that will make Bonaire the top spot to Dive-Dine-Discover this fall.
“Maintaining a continuous flow of visitors from North America to Bonaire during the fall season is not only a top TCB objective, but a priority for the entire island and this can only be achieved by uninterrupted airlift,” commented Maurice Adriaens, Director of Tourism Corporation Bonaire. “The Bonaire Fall Festival will serve as a catalyst to attract visitors to Bonaire during this time of year. From mid-August through October, divers can witness Mother Nature’s phenomena of the coral spawning; visitors can enjoy the festivities surrounding the 50th International Sailing Regatta in October; and foodies can discover the award winning culinary scene the island has to offer. A fall vacation to Bonaire should be on everyone’s bucket list!”
United Airlines flight 1402 departs George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) Saturdays at 1:00pm, and arrives in Bonaire International Airport (BON) at 6:50pm. The return flight 1401 departs Sundays at 8:20am, and arrives in IAH at 12:25pm. United’s non-stop from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) returns October 7, 2017. Flight 1422 departs EWR Saturdays at 9:00am, arriving in BON at 1:40pm. The return flight 1420 departs BON Saturdays at 2:45pm, arriving in EWR at 7:40pm.
Numerous tourism partners are participating in the program and will be offering accommodation packages, excursions and activities, and other specials that make a Bonaire vacation complete. In addition, at the end of each month the island will be hosting a Taste of Bonaire. The travel window for the promotion is August 19 – November 4, 2017. For information about the Bonaire Fall Festival: Dive-Dine-Discover program visit www.tourismbonaire/fallfestival.
Fall Festival Participants
Bellafonte Bonaire, Belmar Oceanfront Apartments, Buddy Dive Resort, Captain Don’s Habitat & Budget Rent A Car, Caribbean Club Bonaire, Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino, Harbour Village Beach Club, Sorobon Beach Resort, A-B Dive, Bamboo Bali Boutique Resort, Bonaire Pros, Bonaire Seaside Apartments, Bonaire Tours and Vacation, Bruce Bowker Carib Inn, Caribbean Wind and Sun Vacation, Courtyard Marriott Bonaire, Den Laman Condominiums, Eden Beach Resort, Epic Tours Bonaire, La Pura Vista, Sand Dollar Bonaire.
Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most abundant fish population in the Caribbean. World renowned for scuba diving and snorkeling, it is also ideal for adventurers and explorers as it offers a myriad of eco-adventure activities from sea and mangrove kayaking to windsurfing or kite boarding and more. Accommodations range from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to intimate guesthouses, small inns and private villas.
Bonaire is ranked #8 on the list of Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards Top 10 Caribbean Islands, voted #1 in Islands magazine’s Editors’ Picks: Best Snorkeling in the Caribbean, and named one of the 10 Caribbean islands to visit in the spring by Caribbean Journal.
Bonaire placed in the Top 10 in three different categories for USA Today’s 10Best 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards: Klein Bonaire was ranked the 3rd Best Caribbean Dive Site; the Flamingo Sanctuary & Salt Flats were ranked the 5th Best Caribbean Attraction and At Sea Restaurant was ranked the 10th Best Caribbean Restaurant. Most recently, Travelocity named Bonaire one of the Top 6 Caribbean Islands to Visit Now, About.com Travel recognized Bonaire’s National Marine Park as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, one of the 10 Must Dive Destinations for 2017 by Forbes, the 4th best island in the world for snorkeling by Islands.com and Conde Nast Traveler named Bonaire the #3 most beautiful Caribbean island to Visit.
Bonaire continues to be recognized as one of the top destinations worldwide for its sustainable tourism. For the 24th consecutive year Bonaire was recognized as the number one Shore Diving Destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic in Scuba Diving Magazine’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. This year, it received 12 awards. It was also voted number one for Macro Diving and Beginner Diving.
Getting to Bonaire…
Weekly non-stop service from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) to Bonaire every Saturday.
United Airlines: Houston – Bonaire
Weekly non-stop service from George Bush International Airport (IAH) every Saturday. Return flight will depart Bonaire every Sunday.
United Airlines: Newark – Bonaire
Weekly non-stop service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) every Saturday.
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