Airlines Expand Schedules to the Caribbean and little Attention given to Aruba


As has been previously discussed, tourism in the Caribbean is on the increase. That is for most islands in the Caribbean; however, Aruba is not one of them.

“Thankfully, we’re climbing and growing quite significantly,” said Hugh Riley, a spokesman for the Caribbean Tourism Organization. (NY Times)

Recently airlines have expanded their schedules to the Caribbean; however, Aruba is getting little attention. The only mention of added flights is that of discount airliner Jet Blue. As of the last tourism reports, Aruba is still in decline. Thus, all this is truly offering is a cheaper way to offer an incentive for the same existing tourists to fly to Aruba rather than on more expensive larger traditional carriers.

Posted November 27, 2006 by
Aruba, Economy, Travel | 8 comments

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Airlines Expand Schedules to the Caribbean and little Attention given to Aruba”

    1. MIss-Underestimated on November 27th, 2006 10:30 am

      Well I guess the visit from The Queen didn’t help.

      I guess that is what happens when you have a ill reputation.

    2. Richard on November 27th, 2006 12:58 pm

      Maybe the Queen spread the word about what kind of place it is. And we on SM have been doing our part….

    3. ayfit on November 27th, 2006 7:33 pm

      To go to Aruba,simply put,would be UN-AMERICAN!

    4. Houston on November 27th, 2006 8:40 pm

      Aruba the Nightmare Island….Jet Blue may become the Nightmare airline….

    5. Richard on November 27th, 2006 9:31 pm

      Let’s make sure we encourage people to avoid JetBlue … AND have them write to the company and say WHY.

      (Hint: No justice for Natalee, no tourists for Aruba … and no business from us for airlines that fly there!)

    6. mac on November 27th, 2006 9:52 pm

      Where does JetBlue fly out of ? Never heard of them.

    7. Scott on November 28th, 2006 5:39 pm

      Give it a rest. Don’t you people have a real life. “Scared Monkeys” is exactly what you are…..


      SM:Â   Getting a little worried are you? Â  ;)Â   (klaasend)

    8. Jon on November 29th, 2006 1:11 am

      #3 You are so wrong!

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