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Destination Spotlight: Aruba - 90,000 Friends you have not met yet!

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The small island nation of Aruba is home to 80 nationalities - no surprise in light of its turbulent multi-cultural history. Amerindian, Latin and European influences are found in every aspect of life - on the faces of the people, in names of streets and attractions, in the four languages that are spoken daily, on restaurant menus; in architectural details; local art and music, stamps, currency and medicinal remedies. Holidays and celebrations such as Carnival and Dera Gai follow long-held traditions. Visitors to Aruba can absorb local culture without even leaving their resorts. Hotels and restaurants proudly display local artwork and have continual expositions throughout the year. Weekly outdoor markets showcase local handicrafts. Carnival theme nights with sumptuous buffets are popular dinner options. Even at casinos, gaming chips reflect various cultural elements. Products proudly made in Aruba include edibles and collectables, wine and spirits, cigars, aloe and handicrafts. We will be joined by Jan Allen, Sales Manager for the Aruba Tourism Authority