Monday, August 25, 2008

Two Dutch Journalists visit St.Eustatius

Dutch journalists of the Dutch dive magazine "Duiken", Mr Patrick Beijk and Nienke de Haan arrived on Statia Sunday August 17. Their entire trip was organized by ABC Travel in the Netherlands which included St.Eustatius, Saba and St.Maarten. The purpose of their visit is researching an article on the dive product, hiking trails, and looking at some of Statia's on-land attractions for the February issue 2009. The two writers who are from Groningen in the Netherlands will spend one week exploring St.Eustatius. The journalists are also sponsored by ABC Travel and their programme has been prepared by Public Relations, Mr Roland Lopes of the St.Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation, and the host hotel is the Old Gin House Hotel. In commenting on the several dives they have made so far, they said they were impressed by the great diversity of the dive product, including wrecks, walls, drop-offs, lava flow, coral gardens, and the abundance of marine life. They hiked the gilboa trail in the north with its breathtaking view of the volcano. On Sunday August 24th they climaxed their stay with an island tour by Mr. Roland Lopes. Mr. Beijk and Nienke de Haan left for Saba on Monday. The St.Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation wishes them all the best and bon voyage.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Travel Agent of Carlson Wagonlit Travel visits St.Eustatius

Mr George Anastassov, a Senior Travel Consultant, with Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Toronto Canada, is part of one of the largest travel agencies in the world. He is visiting St.Eustatius for two days and the Golden Era Hotel and restaurant has been the host hotel. Mr Anastassov arrived on Wednesday July 30th and will be leaving on Friday August 1st 2008. He said he has visited many of the Caribbean islands, and has traveled to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The purpose of his trip is; to diversify the travel product for Canadians and others interested in looking for something new and different and mainly to include St.Eustatius in the destinations of Carlson Wagonlit Travel. He was given a tour of the hotel properties, dive shops and a stop by Ms Nicole Esteban, Manager of St.Eustatius National Parks (Stenapa), where he received a synopsis of the purpose and work of the organization. Mr Anastassov said he has been satisfied and is impressed. The island's tourism product is even better than he expected. Mr George Anastassov left for Bonaire, Curacao and then on to Canada.