More Aruban politicians are coming forward and stating their displeasure in how MEP has thingsÃ‚ handled thingsÃ‚ with regards to tourism. Better be careful Benny, MEP may call out their “militants” as previously warned. Ã‚ Even though most of the reasons put forth by PPA leader Benny Nisbet are inconsequential, we will give him credit for actually stating that “the disappearance of Natalee Holloway has serious consequences for Aruba.” When was the last time someone in an Aruban authority stated the obvious.
However, to be honest regarding the matter, it was not the disappearance of Natalee Holloway that was detrimental to Aruba. It was how Aruba investigated or should we say the lack of an investigation that was nothing more than a process ofÃ‚ going through the motions. People do not just disappear on a vacation island the size of Aruba. She was not on a cruise ship where she could have fallen overboard into the ocean. She was last seen in a car leaving Carlos N’ Charlie’sÃ‚ with Joran van der Sloot, Satish and Deepak Kalpoe.
That being said, Aruba needs to understand that they need to stop making excuses for their tourism problems.Ã‚ Aruba’s decline in tourism has nothing to do withÃ‚ the euro, its not the Middle East, nor is it terrorism plots on airplanes from England. If all those were valid reasons then the rest of the Caribbean would be experiencing declining tourism. THEY ARE NOT. The rest of the Caribbean is experiencing gains in tourism.
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Aruba’s decline in tourism can be traced to one single event, Natalee Holloway. The manner in how Aruba and its Courts allowed favoritism and cronyism to outweigh justice for an American tourist gone missing. An investigation from the outset that wasÃ‚ intended to fail. First it was though that it would go away, then it was pinned on two black security guards. Never were the real suspects ever gone after or interrogated in any serious manner. If this is how Aruba would treat its tourists if something happened to them, is it really any wonder why people stay away?