Aruba Tourism Association … Wake Up. Declining tourism and discounted Rates are Attributed to One Factor … Where’s Natalee???
Try as they might to reinvent themselves through marketing gimmicks, Aruba … no one is buying it. The occupancy rates will continue to decline, the number of tourists will decline and so will the rates. Aruba has become a bargain basement vacation and radio game show give away gimmick.
Your image has nearly become carved in stone. Unless Aruba does something to actually solve this case and prosecute those responsible, the tarnished image and connection with Natalee Holloway’s disappearance will never go away.
(Hat Tip: Vanderbilt ‘06)
Seems likely that the mere mention of Natalee Holloway would be cause for deep discounts for potential Aruba tourists. Attempts to distance itself from a botched cover up only darkens Aruba’s image. Truth and Justice is the prescription for the abolishment of Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. So long as the question remains unanswered, the Natalee Holloway/Aruba association will persist.