Friday, March 7, 2014
Sub Sea Systems, the manufacturer and developer of the Sea TREK® helmet diving program and equipment, distinguishes Sea TREK De Palm — Aruba as the 2013 Sea TREK operator of the year.
De Palm Tours recently won a number of awards in recognition for excellent customer service and tour delivery.
Recently, the family-owned business of De Palm Tours was featured in Island Temptations Magazine, highlighting the Malmberg family, owners of the company.
For over fifty years de Palm Tours has been successfully serving Aruba’s tourism industry. In that time the company has also supported the local community in various ways, be it fundraising, coastal cleanups, sponsoring buses and vessels, etc.
De Palm Tours announced that they have received a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award 2013. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on Tripadvisor.com, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on Tripadvisor receive this prestigious award.
When you work to enhance Aruba's tourism, new and innovative ideas are very important in order to keep raising the bar. That's why the management team of De Palm Tours thought up a completely new tour for the island of Aruba. The tour is given using a vehicle called UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) which is a type of off-road vehicle that is new for the island of Aruba. Only one week has passed since the introduction and already the tour is completely sold out with tourists visiting our island. They love this type of vehicle that they need to self-drive.
ORANJESTAD - This past weekend De Palm Island launched an activity that encourages family fun for all ages: SNUBA Doo®. Like SNUBA (SNorkeling + scUBA diving) for adults, SNUBA Doo® allows for 4-7 year olds to participate in a unique underwater experience. The specialized gear for kids is designed so that they wear floatation devices while breathing through a 2nd stage regulator with a mouth piece that fits accordingly as they slice through the water with fitted fins.
ORANJESTAD - Princess Cruise Line, the largest provider of cruise passengers to Aruba recognizes the tour companies at the end of every cruise season whose tours scored the highest passenger ratings. Princess offers seventeen different types of tours and excursions in Aruba from seven different companies. Atlantis Submarines, owned and operated by de Palm Corporation won the Princess Cruises' high-volume tour, and De Palm Tour's Jeep Adventure won the low-volume tour award for the season. To mark this occasion, a ceremony was held yesterday on board the Crown Princess where representatives from the cruise line presented the awards to members of De Palm's staff. This is the second time Atlantis Submarines has won this award and the first time for the jeep adventure tour.
Recently, the Social Committee of De Palm Tours organized a flea market to raise money for Hende Muhe den Dificultad, a non-profit organization that assists women facing difficulties such as job loss and physical battery. Not letting rain stand in their way, the Committee, along with volunteers from numerous De Palm Tours departments, raised Afls. 3575 ($2042) for the group while hosting the event in front of the De Palm Tours main office on L.G. Smith Blvd.
At the start of the New Year, Mr. Harold Malmberg, CEO and Chairman of the Board at De Palm Tours, announced his retirement after 42 outstanding years with the company. Keeping it in the family, Mr. Malmberg passed down the reins to son Mr. Ricardo Malmberg as President and CEO of the Corporation, while daughter Ms. Lisette Malmberg will remain with a key position on the Board of Directors. Mr. Warren Stanley will continue to serve as General Manager where he oversees the day-to-day activities that are run by a professional management team. Mr. Harold Malmberg acquired the Corporation in 1971, and under his innovative and entrepreneurial leadership the company has since served Aruba in the tourism industry for both locals on and guests to the island.
Over 50 years serving Aruba's tourism