American Express Tourism Media Award 2006

De uitreiking van deze voor het Caribisch gebied belangrijke onderscheiding vond plaats op 27 juni tijdens de CHIC, de Caribbean Hotel Industry Conference in Miami. De criteria voor deze award zijn: originality of the subject; quality of the investigation/research; quality of treatment; ability to relate tourism to social, economic and environmental issues; and potential impact on the public and policy makers.

‘Hans Vaders wrote a series of 30 articles entitled ‘Otrobanda’ published in the Antilliaans Dagblad over a period of six months. He traces the impact of socially-responsible development in the reemergence of the small community of Otrobanda, a formely troubled and impoverished city district situated on the harbor that has been designated a World Heritage Site by Unesco.’

‘The Otrobanda series offers a very real look at sustainable tourism in practice – and in terms we can all relate to.’ – Dianelys Rodrí­guez, VP of Establisment Services – Latin America & Caribbean