Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Aruba after Natalee Holloway

Aruba after Natalee Holloway
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Aruba after Natalee Holloway

Aruba: Caught in the winds of a mystery (USA Today) reports on the impact, or lack of it, on tourism in Aruba following the Disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba. "Because of incessant media coverage of Holloway's disappearance, "now everybody knows Aruba" — and not necessarily in a good way, says Myrna Jansen, managing director of the Aruba Tourism Authority. "Our main priority now is, 'Let's get this (Holloway case) solved and resolved.' It's not nice for anyone involved." There wasn't a wave of summer cancellations after Holloway's disappearance, say Jansen and Caribbean-vacation vendors such as Connecticut-based TourScan. In fact, the number of June visitors from the USA increased 10% this year, and July and August hotel occupancy was up over last year, too." Map thanks to CIA Factbook.

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