In Aruba, A Conference on Happiness

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 29, 2016

In its lead-up to International World Tourism Day, the “happy island” of Aruba will host Happiness 360 Conference World Tourism Aruba– an international symposium in partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

The event is scheduled for September 13-14, and will highlight industry trends and synergies between tourism, culture and happiness.

“As the most tourism-reliant nation, relative to size, in the world, Aruba proactively remains attuned to industry trends – and is honored to organize a conference in which these impactful insights can be shared with tourism and culture stakeholders across the globe,” said Otmar Oduber, Minister of Tourism, Transportation and Primary Sector and Culture.

World-renowned tourism experts and thought leaders from Harvard, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, World Community of Museums, the United Nations, Aruba and other organizations are planning keynote speeches and breakout sessions on a variety of topics.

These include: “What Makes a Good Life,” by Harvard’s Dr. Robert Waldinger; “Future of Alternative Accommodations/Sharing Economy,” by World Economic Forum’s April Rinne; and “Cultural and Natural Global Protection” by ICOM’s Dr. Anne-Catherine Robert Hauglustaine, among many others.

Happiness 360 Conference will primarily target international Ministries of Tourism and Culture, National Tourism Organizations, Destinations Management Organizations, cultural and heritage managers, conservation experts and media.

“As the host of this important conference, Aruba’s goal is to enrich participants through our stimulating line-up of speakers as well as through our dynamic on-island culture, influenced by more than 90 nationalities,” said Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO of the Aruba Tourism Authority. “We’re confident and proud of the dynamic program we’ve developed in partnership with the UNTWO to accomplish both of these pursuits.”

Popular Posts

A.R. Carnegie, 74, Caribbean Legal Legend

A Caribbean Journal Editorial He was never a judge, never a Queen’s Counsel. His robes were never silk. But A. Ralph Carnegie was a Caribbean John Marshall if there ever was one. Ralph Carnegie, A.R. in scholarly texts, passed away […]

Robinson: Manatt Approached Government

Lackston Robinson, Jamaica’s Deputy Solicitor General, testified that it was the law firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, and not the Jamaican Government/Jamaica Labour Party, that made the first move to solicit a contract to lobby the White House, he told […]

IMF Back in Antigua on Performance Review

The International Monetary Fund has sent a team to Antigua for a third review of the nation’s performance on a stand-by arrangement with the IMF. According to the Ministry of Finance, the IMF team began the review Monday and will […]

Related Posts eagle beach in aruba photo by cj

Spirit Is Adding Daily Nonstop Flights to Aruba 

Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is undertaking a significant increase in service to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Earlier this month, Spirit doubled its weekly flights between Fort Lauderdale and Aruba, from two flights to four.  […]

Where to Have Afternoon Tea in Aruba 

aruba tea time

One of Aruba’s most beloved daytime traditions has made its return to the Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino.  Afternoon Tea is coming back to The Lobby of the resort, beginning Sept. 24.  Tea will be offered every Sunday from […]

Antigua, Aruba Top Caribbean Islands for Millennials Right Now

aruba antigua millennials

Before successful Caribbean advisor Amanda Bisack, owner of Travelista Travels,  entered the travel industry, she worked as a hip-hop dancer, commercial print model and actress. Bisack has had spreads in Women’s Health Magazine, People’s, Forbes, Model Airplane, White House Black […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You