Curacao named Favorite Caribbean Destination by About.com readers

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The colorful Handelskade in Willemstad, Curacao. Photo Credit: Business Wire

Curaçao has been selected as travelers’ Favorite Caribbean Destination in the 2012 About.com Readers’ Choice Awards. Curaçao won the title after the month-long voting closed on March 21, beating fellow finalists Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and the Cayman Islands. For the full results, click here.

Curaçao was the biggest vote-getter in the entire contest, receiving 5,288 total votes from its fans! Readers recognized Curaçao for its iconic Dutch flavor, alluring history, charming beaches, dramatic cliffs and much more.

“Curaçao has its many fans to thank for this outpouring of love and support for our unique and fascinating Dutch-Caribbean island,” says Curaçao Tourist Board Marketing Manager, André Rojer. “We couldn’t have done it without all of you! Whether readers loved Curaçao’s enriching culture, pristine beaches, marine-rich diving or other attractions the most, we are proud to receive recognition from About.com and its readers.”

Now in its fifth year, the About.com Readers’ Choice Awards honor the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and more, as selected by its readers.

“This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards program had a record number of nominations submitted across dozens of categories and featured hundreds of finalists,” said Margot Weiss, managing editor, About.com. “We are thankful to all our readers for their participation and congratulate the island of Curaçao on its success.”

It’s the perfect time to book a trip to About.com’s Favorite Caribbean Destination this spring through the “Curaçao NOW” promotion, with the booking window now extended through April 15, 2012! Travelers can book a trip for themselves plus a guest, and get a $200 instant credit on the booking, as well as a fifth night free plus a host of additional freebies and discounts, with extended travel windows through December, 31 2012! Click here to book: Curacao.com/now.

To learn more about the island of Curaçao or request a FREE Curaçao information package, please visit Curacao.com or call 1.800.328.7222.

About Curaçao

Selected as a ‘Top Destination 2012’ by Frommer’s, one of the ‘Top 21 Places We’re Going in 2011’ byFodor’s, one of the ‘Hottest Destinations for 2011’ by AOL Travel and one of the ‘Destinations to Watch in 2011’ by SmarterTravel, Curaçao is a unique Caribbean island paradise, boasting 35 uncrowded beaches, and an eclectic mix of history and culture. Explore the vibrant, culturally diverse capital city of Willemstad – a UNESCO World Heritage site – with its distinctive architecture, museums, monuments and world-class shopping. Indulge in Curaçao’s vast selection of flavorful restaurants, with a mix of sophisticated international and tasty local cuisines. Discover Curaçao’s abundant natural beauty, pristine dive sites and spectacular snorkeling at secluded beaches – including Cas Abao Beach, selected as one of the ‘Top 10 Beach Destinations for 2011’ by SmarterTravel. Curaçao offers idyllic weather, situated outside of the Hurricane Belt. To learn more about the island of Curaçao visitCuracao.com.

Source: Business Wire



 

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