ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- While they did not win the big game, the Atlanta Falcons have been offered a second chance to score happiness. Aruba Tourism Authority invites the players to touch down on the happiest island in the world for four days of sun, sand and smiles. Only the MVP of the opposing squad has the opportunity to jet off to another happy place, but Aruba extends expenses-paid vacations to the entire Falcons team.
"Both teams overcame obstacles and fought hard this season, and we want to recognize the Falcons' dedication and perseverance despite the outcome," said Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO of A.T.A. "Our destination is famous for warm hospitality and happy locals, and we believe it's important to embrace both wins and losses in the pursuit of a happy, fulfilling life. We welcome the Falcons to celebrate their year-long accomplishments together in Aruba. After all, we are the One happy island."
A quick direct flight from Atlanta and the Northeast, Aruba is already a favorite destination for many football fans. And as players accept their invitation to rest and recover on the white-sand beaches of Aruba, they will begin to understand why the island was recently named the happiest in the world.
Beyond Aruba's year-round sunshine and friendly people, the destination offers a sports-oriented, active side – which keeps athletes smiling.
A diverse range of happiness-inducing activities await every corner of the island, from beach tennis on the southwest coast and horseback riding along the rugged and wild northern shore to stand-up paddle boarding in the secluded Spanish Lagoon and 18-hole golf with 365-degree views of Aruba's dynamic landscape.
"Arubans are enthusiastic participants in the international sports craze, as the island is home to several Olympians and World Series Champion Xander Bogaerts," said Tjin Asjoe-Croes. "Sports bring people together, and our entire destination is eager to cheer on the Falcons as they touch down in Aruba."
*Vacation includes hotel accommodations and flights for all players currently on team roster. Valid through 2017 – subject to hotel availability and black-out dates. Award non-transferable. Redeem via Aruba Tourism Authority: 201-558-1110 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 outside the fringes of the hurricane belt, the island is just a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Miami, a four-hour flight from New York City and boasts year-round cooling trade winds with an average 82-degree temperature. Aruba offers beach-lovers, adrenaline junkies, relaxation-seekers and everyone in between a slice of paradise with breathtaking beaches, a booming culinary scene of over 200 restaurants with 25+ located ideally on the water, world-famous festivals and events, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums, sumptuous spas, championship golf, exclusive shopping and signature experiences such as cooling off in Conchi, Aruba's natural pool— accessible only by foot or off-road vehicle. With all-inclusive options, boutique properties in charming Eagle Beach, high-rise branded resorts in Palm Beach and cosmopolitan city hotels in Oranjestad, the island of contradictions provides the perfect getaway for both first-time guests and loyal visitors.
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SOURCE Aruba Tourism Authority