Willemstad, Curaçao - Aug. 7, 2008 - Curaçao Now will wow divers and their families who are looking to plan a budget-friendly entertainment- and activity-filled Caribbean vacation. Divers who travel to Curaçao between Aug. 15 and Dec. 15, 2008, or May 1 and July 1, 2009 will be able to indulge in a free shore or boat dive day plus receive a $240 credit and a free night stay at one of their favorite Curaçao dive resorts. Dive Curaçao Now offers value-added deals from nearly 70 hotels and resorts, car rental agencies, museums and other tourism service providers. Visitors traveling to Curaçao can take advantage of these island-wide offers.
"Curaçao Now is perfect for U.S. travelers who, in this economic climate, are looking for great deals that will be a boost to their pocketbooks," said Evita Nita, executive director of the Curaçao Tourist Board. "Curaçao is a truly unique island with incredible dive locations and stunning coral reefs. These incentives will just enhance our visitors' experiences."
Curaçao Now incorporates a wide variety of affordable options for visitors, including:
- A $100 per person airfare credit
- An additional night FREE on packages booked at participating hotels
- A $140 food and beverage credit to be used on hotel property
- One FREE shore or boat dive day from participating dive operators
- One FREE car rental day from participating car rental companies
- Buy one, get one admission free at participating museums
- Buy one ticket, get one at 50% off at select attractions, tours and local transportation providers
- High-value shopping discounts or FREE gifts with purchase at select stores
All travelers who book Curaçao Now will be eligible to receive a voucher booklet upon arrival at any of the participating hotels and resorts to take advantage of this first-time, island-wide promotion. The booklet will provide individual offers for a number of Curaçao attractions, services and activities.
To book Curaçao Now, eager travelers can visit www.curacao.com/now or their preferred travel agent. The booking window for the Curaçao Now program is between Aug.15 and Sept. 15, 2008.
Divers can enhance their vacation to Curaçao when they visit between Sept.18 and 24 or between Oct. 17 and 23 during Curaçao's coral spawning weeks. Although nature is unpredictable, during these periods lucky divers will get the opportunity to see Curaçao's echinoderms, worms, sponges and hard and soft corals reproduce in a stunning display of miniature beads of lights. Many of the island's dive operators will conduct special dives for those who travel during this annual spectacle.
With its pristine dive sites, secluded beaches, championship golf course and rich local cuisine, Curaçao offers a little something for everyone - from the adventure traveler to those who simply want to unwind (and enjoy its perfect climate). Curaçao boasts an eclectic mix of history and culture, welcoming visitors to this unique island paradise.
Curaçao Tourism Corporation