Aruba Invests in Tourism: Accessiblity Enhanced in the Airport


Well you can get off the plane in Aruba but what can you do once you get there if you use a wheelchair?

That question is not answered in the entusiastic press release on the $200 million tourism investment project for 2006. The release does note:

Significant investment and expansion, to the tune of over $34 million, is underway at Queen Beatrix International Airport ( ). The airport’s growth plan includes the installation of elevators to make the facility more accessible for disabled travelers.

The Aruba Tourism Authority, together with its private sector partners, is forging ahead in 2006 with major investments in its tourism product totaling over $200 million. Expansions and renovations encompass virtually every sector of the travel industry, from the airport and cruise terminal to hotels, spas and restaurants.

“The island of Aruba is making significant investments in economic development across the island,” said Minister of Tourism and Transportation Edison Briesen. “The $200 million flowing into tourism is indicative of the strength of this market and the island’s dedication to serving our visitors and enhancing the guest experience. We are poised for an increase in both tourism numbers and revenue in 2006.”


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