Curaçao Tourist Board - Archive (Background)

2019
May
29,
2019
| 10:04 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Paul Pennicook, now in his second year as the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB)’s CEO, is among Caribbean tourism’s most experienced marketers. ...
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February
05,
2019
| 08:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Director's Bay is one of Curaçao’s historic landmarks, located between the famous Tugboat wreck and Small Wall - perfectly suited for divers, snorkelers and beach goers alike. ...
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2018
October
06,
2018
| 07:18 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Spotify was just a baby when it launched in October 2008. Bitcoin was merely an idea when Satoshi Nakamoto published a paper titled Bitcoin: A Peer-To-Peer Electronic Cash System the next month. A decade ago, the world was pretty different. 2008 was ...
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August
09,
2018
| 09:55 PM Europe/Amsterdam
There's plenty of room to play on the island of Curacao, the largest of the Dutch Antilles. But it seems most visitors tend to congregate on cruise ships or nearby venues, dive sites, or in the casinos. When I visited, I focused, instead, on the art ...
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April
18,
2018
| 10:11 PM Europe/Amsterdam
For travelers seeking something a little different, this former Dutch colonial outpost offers culture and luxury. ...
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March
22,
2018
| 09:10 PM Europe/Amsterdam
To date, humans have explored less than five percent of the ocean. That’s less surprising when you consider that 95 percent of the livable space on Earth is in the ocean, which itself takes up 70 percent of the planet’s surface. Scientists exploring ...
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March
13,
2018
| 08:15 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The food on Curaçao is fresh, lively, and speaks to a deep and complicated history. ...
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March
06,
2018
| 05:22 PM Europe/Amsterdam
In my travels across the Caribbean, I’ve often wondered why the accents across certain islands are so different despite their shared language. Why the sing-song of Trinidadian prose and playful ebbing and flowing of Virgin Islanders while the swift g...
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2017
December
14,
2017
| 12:30 AM Europe/Amsterdam
On this Southern Caribbean island, an artist is transforming a ferocious local plant into a thing of beauty and grace that you can visit on your next vacation. ...
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November
21,
2017
| 12:00 AM Europe/Amsterdam
Verney Jansen pauses his Ford F250 pickup in front of a brown stucco house in a neat middle-class neighborhood of two- and three-bedroom cookie-cutter homes. But there’s a history that sets this particular residence apart. It is where Verney’s bab...
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November
09,
2017
| 12:00 AM Europe/Amsterdam
If you’re looking for more than just a tropical escape (and a break from the crowds), Aruba’s lesser-known sibling island, Curaçao, is worth the visit. A constituent country of the Netherlands, Curaçao is a melting pot of cultures—its official langua...
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October
15,
2017
| 03:30 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Have you ever wondered what your other vacation destination options are? With 195 countries in the world, there are far more places to go than one can visit in a lifetime! With the holidays on the horizon and a new year filled with new possibilities,...
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July
22,
2017
| 11:25 PM Europe/Amsterdam
This year, on December 4, 2017, Curaçao's rainbow-colored capital will mark 20 years since it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But Willemstad isn’t waiting until then to celebrate, and neither should you.  ...
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July
12,
2017
| 11:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Walking the pedestrian-only cobbled streets and alleys of Curaçao’s capital Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage City, it’s easy to forget you’re in the Caribbean and not a small town somewhere in the Netherlands.  ...
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May
25,
2017
| 12:15 AM Europe/Amsterdam
Even today, the signs are all still there. The Maduro and Curiel’s bank, the Senior Curacao Blue liquor, the Gomez store, the Penha building, and the Jewish year 5466 written above a shop. While today there are just a few hundred Jews living on this ...
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April
29,
2017
| 03:29 PM Europe/Amsterdam
When you mention Curacao, most people think of a bright blue liquor that tastes like oranges—not a Caribbean island paradise. Often overshadowed by Aruba and Bonaire, the “C” of the Netherlands Antilles is a vibrant place teeming with incredible cora...
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April
25,
2017
| 03:41 PM Europe/Amsterdam
I knew the Caribbean island of Curaçao is unfamiliar to many Americans, but the flight attendant’s announcement still caught me by surprise. As she said where the plane was heading, she stumbled over the destination, then sheepishly admitted, “I don’...
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March
15,
2017
| 10:54 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The Globe and Mail published a "compilation of fashion, food and travel trends sure to be in style", including our little spot in the Caribbean Curaçao under the heading Local Color. ...
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2016
November
29,
2016
| 01:00 AM Europe/Amsterdam
Age, a sand floor, and a powerful 150-year-old pipe organ - a gift from the government of the Netherlands - are what distinguish Mikve Israel-Emanuel, the oldest continuously operated synagogue in the Western Hemisphere and a major tourist attraction...
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November
25,
2016
| 01:00 AM Europe/Amsterdam
I’ve traveled to the Caribbean for all kinds of reasons—family vacations, cruises, bachelorette weekends, dive trips, you name it. And after nearly a decade as a scuba diver, I knew I was overdue to visit Curaçao, whose brilliantly clear waters make ...
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October
24,
2016
| 07:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam
If you head to Curaçao’s capital, Willemstad, you’ll find a larger-than-life installation spelling out the local expression dushi, meaning ‘sweet’ or ‘nice’. It’s safe to say that the word has become the unofficial slogan of the island. ...
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October
20,
2016
| 06:45 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The Daily Meal's Jenny Block chatted with some of the island’s fine dining chefs to learn what makes Curaçao cuisine unique. ...
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October
17,
2016
| 06:52 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Strolling down cobblestone streets, admiring pastel-hued colonial architecture and hearing conversations in Dutch, you could be forgiven for thinking you're in Holland, not a Caribbean island just off Venezuela. ...
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October
06,
2016
| 06:50 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Baseball is big on the island and its unique thumbprint on the game is growing, but to better understand why Curacao baseball is finding more attention, I’ll weave a short history. ...
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May
25,
2016
| 04:41 PM Europe/Amsterdam
It stands out rather distinctively amid the mostly flat surroundings around Spanish Waters Bay in southeastern Curacao, a jagged peak rising steeply to one side giving way to a flat plateau on the other. ...
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May
25,
2016
| 04:03 PM Europe/Amsterdam
You can’t imagine a person as special as Dinah Veeris, nor a tropical garden as uncommon as the one she’s personally carved out and nurtured in the heart of Curacao’s famously arid environs. ...
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May
25,
2016
| 03:54 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Not all headaches are bad. In fact, some can actually result in something truly beautiful. Take, for instance, the migraines formerly suffered by Albert Kikkert. ...
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May
18,
2016
| 09:08 PM Europe/Amsterdam
As Caribbean-based houses of worship go, the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue in Curacao, or the Snoa as it’s affectionately known locally, rests on exceptionally hallowed ground. The Jewish faith has has been practiced here without interruption since ...
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March
09,
2016
| 08:12 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Curacao has a motto: "We have it all, it is just a matter of finding what you are looking for." ...
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March
09,
2016
| 03:06 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Otrobanda (meaning ‘the other side’) is on the opposite of Punda. This district was developed in the 18th century and nowadays together with Punda, formed the main shopping area of Willemstad. In this final episode of the series World Heritage Cit...
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