WILLEMSTAD- December 3, 2021 – The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB), in collaboration with KLM, recently organized an educational trip to the island for Dutch travel agents. Every year around the date of the Curaçao KLM Marathon, a group of travel agents is invited to participate in the walk. At the same time, they get to experience the island’s tourism product, which assists them in selling the destination to their customers. This year, 19 Dutch travel agents participated in the six-day visit.
In addition to their active part in the Curaçao KLM Marathon, the program prepared for the travel agents included site inspections at several accommodations as well as electric scooter trips through the districts of Otrobanda, Punda, Pietermaai and Scharloo to familiarize themselves with the historic side of the Willemstad city center, the floating bridge and the area’s colorful murals. They also tried out our local cuisine and international dishes at different local restaurants, followed a presentation delivered by KLM, discovered the eastern side of the island by boat and explored the Bandabou area by bus, including several beaches and the historical thatched-roof house known as Kas di Pal’i Maishi.
Our thanks go to Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort, Curio by Hilton for providing accommodation to these visitors. The CTB will continue to invest in this type of programs, in its efforts to increase the number of stayover tourists coming to Curaçao.