ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Coinciding with the biggest wedding month of
the year, Aruba will launch its Online Bridal Registry at www.aruba.com
"We are proud to be the first Caribbean destination to launch
such an ambitious project," said Edison Briesen, minister of
tourism and transportation. "We believe it will change the way
newlyweds, and the industry as a whole, look at honeymoons."
The registry will offer a variety of honeymoon options
personally selected by the couple. Friends and family members log
on to the site, click on the Bridal Registry link, and type in the
bride and groom's names to view the honeymoon wish list and prices
-- which can include anything from hotel stays to sunset sails and
The buyer pays online by credit card; once an item is purchased,
it is so noted on the site so that duplicate purchases are avoided.
A confirmation is then sent to the couple, alerting them as to
which honeymoon item was purchased for them.
To date, on-island participants include more than 14 hotels, 11
restaurants and 25 activities and sightseeing attractions.
The Online Bridal Registry is an initiative of the Aruba Tourism
Authority and is supported by the Aruba Hotel and Tourism
Association as well as other tourism interests on the island.
To contact reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].