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Red State Or Blue State - Escape To A Happy State


ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With election season in full swing, voters are poised for a red state versus blue state showdown in November, and US presidential hopefuls are counting on their party loyalists to lead them to victory. When the blue state/red state showdown is over, however, it's time to escape to a happy state. Worn out campaign managers, weary news anchors, tired supporters and losing-party voters can recharge and reenergize in Aruba, One Happy Island, in one happy state of mind.

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As one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, Aruba consistently attracts American visitors looking to escape the rat race of everyday life. What they find is pure happiness – echoed in everything from the place to the people. With ATV excursions through Arikok National Park, horseback rides along the North Shore to the Natural Pool, culinary journeys at award-winning restaurants and, of course, relaxation along tranquil turquoise waters, One Happy Island offers countless activities perfectly suited for recharging.  

"Once the hustle and bustle of election season settles down, we would love to welcome US visitors to our bi-partisan island for some much-needed R&R," said Ronella Tjin Asjoe, CEO of Aruba Tourism Authority. "We don't care if our guests vote left or right, as long as they're happy."

As Aruba is home to more than 50 fun foodie, cultural and sporting events, Republicans and Democrats alike will find reason to celebrate. The weekly Carnival-style Carubbian Festival offers the chance to dance down the streets of San Nicolas and engage with entertainers, locals and tourists on stage. Visitors can stick around for the famous Carnival itself, which keeps the party alive in Aruba from Jan. 1 through the presidential inauguration and well into February 2013.

Whether from a red state or blue state, ATA hopes US residents will embrace the opportunity to escape to a happy state on One Happy Island.

About Aruba

As one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, Aruba -- One Happy Island -- is an island of contradictions, where pristine turquoise waters collide against the desert-like terrain of the north shore; where peace and relaxation coexist with wild and rugged adventures; where Dutch influence meets American ease; and where a diverse history parallels a bright future. Nestled in the Southern Caribbean on the fringes of the hurricane belt, the island is just a two-and-a-half hour flight from Miami and a four-hour flight from New York City and also boasts year-round cooling trade winds and an average 82 degree temperature. Aruba offers beach lovers, adrenaline junkies, relaxation seekers and everyone in between a slice of paradise, including breathtaking beaches, a booming culinary scene, world famous festivals and events, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums, sumptuous spas, championships golf and exclusive shopping. With all-inclusive resorts, boutique hotels in charming Eagle Beach, high-rise branded hotels in Palm Beach or a cosmopolitan city hotel in Oranjestad, the island of contradictions provides the perfect getaway for first-time guests and loyal visitors.

SOURCE Aruba Tourism Authority