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DMC Aruba - DMC - Eco Destination Management Services

Eco Destination Management Services is an expert in MICE industry. It is the only company exclusively devoted to developing, managing, and handling motivational experiences for your valued clients laced with creativity and pizzazz, designed to deliver business results. ECO Destination Management Company is proud to have 5 of its team member to be certify CIS ( Certify Incentive Specialist) and DMCP (Destination Management Certified Professional). Our mission as the leading Aruba DMC is to provide unparalleled personalized destination services with integrity.

Our efforts are dedicated to each group’s individual requirements designed to provide the most exciting entertainment packages, specific meeting request, smoothly orchestrated transportation experience, high energy themed reward events, and top quality accommodations with five-star food and beverage presentations.

Eco DMS offers EVERYTHING you need to make your educational meeting, incentive reward, exhibition, conference, product launch, gala or special event flawless. From negotiations with suppliers to trade show equipment rental, sound & lighting, our well trained and committed members will oversee every last detail for destination management perfection.

We will make it happen!!

Our service includes:

  • Transportation Services and VIP Deluxe Transportation
  • Trade Shows, Exhibitions
  • Corporate Social Responsibility / Give Back Programs
  • Activities, Tours, and Spousal Programs
  • Special Events and Product Launches
  • Dine-around Programs
  • Off-property Events (off-site venues)
  • Motivational Speakers
  • Educational Seminars
  • Entertainment
  • Photography and Videography
  • Audio-Visual, Sound, and Lighting
  • Off-site Catering
  • Gifts and amenities
  • Pre-and-Post-programs
  • Shipping
  • Hospitality Desk Staff and TD Management
  • CSR Experience (Corporate Social Responsibility) and Team-building activities


Eco has operated as the premier DMC in Aruba since 1987. In that time Eco DMS has won many prestigious industry awards including but not limited to:

  • Two SITE Crystal Awards both for outstanding and unique theme event creations, presented by the Society of Incentive Travel Executives, an international, non-profit, professional association exclusively devoted to the pursuit of excellence in incentive global market.
  • The IMA Circle of Excellence Award, which defines best practices in the development and execution of successful incentive programs, presented by Incentive Marketing Association.
  • SHOCO National Award of Tourism 2011
  • The Simon R. Oduber Recognition of Excellence WINNER: Wichita Villacres for her Pioneering Spirit in the MICE Market

Do you know why Aruba has the highest return visitor rate of any island in the Caribbean? We think it is because we consistently provide superior travel experiences!


How to Enjoy Aruba

For total relaxation, alabaster beaches and gentle seas are good for the soul. At resort spas, regain inner harmony and indulge in an exotic menu of indulgent treatments. Try yoga on the beach and horseback riding tours. Or… rock your world with wet ‘n wild adventures, deep sea diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing…even parasailing and sky diving! Tee off o n a championship golf course, saddle up on horseback, take a tour, or hike through Arikok National Park and discover the island’s fascinating natural wonders, from rock formations to natural bridges.

Shop until you drop, enjoy glittering nightlife and fabulous restaurants. Broaden your cultural horizons with visits to museums and art galleries, and don't miss the weekly Bon Bini and Carubbian festivals.

Check out our previous clients experience here!


Aruba's Hospitality

As an established travel destination every citizen is hospitality oriented, providing superior customer service. Aruba is top travel destination not only for individual travelers but groups as well. We have world class indoor and outdoor event and meeting spaces as well as the most established DMC in the Dutch Caribbean, Eco Destination Management Services. Aruba caters to many corporate incentive travel groups each year and with the support of our destination management company we ensure that your guests have an authentic and unique VIP travel experience.

But remember! Aruba is not only a perfect incentive destination! Our dedicated team of professionals can orginise any event you wish. As a popular tourist destination we have a fine infrastructure to provide any of your needs.

For more information on Aruba and Eco's offerings follow the links below:

Destination Aruba, One of Eco's Original Events


About Aruba

Located 15 miles north of Venezuela in the warm waters of the southern Caribbean, Aruba is home to beautiful white-sand beaches, 82-degree days, and some of the warmest people in the world. Our island is 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across, with a total area of 70 square miles. We’re located just below the hurricane belt, and unlike many islands in the Caribbean, our climate is dry, so we rarely have a rainy day. Aruba perfectly blends the calm tranquility of the Caribbean with the dynamic meeting and conference spaces needed to make your incentive trip to Aruba productive and memorable. Whether your group is 12 people or 1200 we have the facilities and service to meet your highest standards.


Downtown Oranjestad

Oranjestad is a unique blend of old and new that lends a distinctive charm to Aruba’s capital. A bustling harbor city, Oranjestad’s streets and malls are dotted with international luxury retailers, diverse boutiques, and dazzling jewelry stores. Fascinating restored landmark buildings are found along the way, such as the green “stadhuis” housing the City Hall where marriages are performed.


Our tourism friendly city has even allowed Eco DMS to shut down the entire downtown area for private functions in our newly renovated public spaces. Our DMC will work with you to create never before seen corporate events in Aruba.


A scenic linear park lines the coast from Oranjestad to the airport. A new state-of-the-art tram begins at the cruise terminal, meandering through town, all along the sparkling new landscaped Main Street. Oranjestad is also a jumping nightlife mecca, filled with restaurants, cafes, clubs, lounges, bars and casinos. There is truly something for everyone and our local DMC can help you maximize your time in Aruba.

Blue Curacao Liqueur

Blue Curacao is a liqueur that is flavored with dried peel of the laraha citrus fruit, which is grown on the island of Curacao.

The laraha was developed from the Valencia orange, which was brought to Curacao by Spanish explorers in 1527.

In the past, the liqueur also had the name Creme de Ciel (“cream of heaven”), most likely for its blue color.


To create the liqueur, we use dried laraha peel, bringing out sweet fragranced oils. after they are soaked in a still with alcohol and water for many days, the peel is removed and other spices are added. The liqueur has an orange-like flavor with some degrees of bitterness.

Aruba Pan Bati

Pan bati is similar to a pancake that means smashed bread in Papiamento, the native language of Aruba. it is usually eaten as a side dish, especially with the local dish of the island of Aruba (red snapper, pan bati and funchi, which is fried polenta)

Pan bati has been influenced by different cultures, mainly from the Creole Indians.

The ingredients are namely;

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of corn flour
  • 2 tbs of baking powder
  • a pinch of salt and sugar to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • vanilla to taste


Preparation directions:

Mix in a bowl: flour, corn flour, baking powder, salt and sugar to taste.

Add the egg, milk and vanilla to taste

Mix all the ingredients until they become smooth. If it’s not smooth, add a little water gradually until it is smooth. Place in a non-stick greased pan, until it is slightly brown on both sides.



Eco DMS Sponsors First Caribbean Young Leaders Event

May 21st marked the kickoff of the first Young Leaders event for the Florida and Caribbean Society for Incentive Travel Excellence Chapter! Young Leaders Chairwoman Kelsey Gernert took the lead in organizing the event with the assistance of her Co-chair Maoreen Every and the support of Immediate Past President and Young Leader’s Mentor Wichita Villacres as well as Young Leaders Global Committee Member Darysse Croes. The event was hosted with the sponsorship of ECO Destination Management Services and Texas De Brazil. The socializer was hosted in Aruba at Texas de Brazil of Aruba. We had over 30 attendees and were able to raffle off one SITE membership due to the great sponsorship of our chapter. The lucky winner was Nayibe Herrera of KiniKini Tours and we are excited to welcome her as one of our newest members! It was a great success as we have received numerous follow up emails from interested Young Leaders who are inquiring about joining Young Leaders and becoming members of SITE. A two hours scheduled event was extended another hour and a half with the support of our sponsors Texas De Brazil and ECO Destination Management Services as people anted to continue the networking and discussions. While this kickoff was a great success it only sets the groundwork for more Young Leaders events within our chapter. The Young Leader’s Facebook Group SITE Florida and Caribbean Young Leaders” was created and serves as the primary hub for information sharing. Join in order to receive up to the minute Young Leaders updates. http:// on.fb.me/1QJXYeO Eco DMS Kelsey Gernert Maoreen Every Wichita Villacres SITE Young Leaders May Event

Eagle Beach in Aruba Named one of Top 20 Best Beaches in the World

Best Beaches We already know that the Caribbean hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world however it is always nice to have a little reminder and an award here or there. Aruba’s Eagle beach was an award winner this year as Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice named it one of the top 25 best beaches in the world. Why you ask? Why not! Beautiful white sand and turquoise water rich with marine life are what drew over 1 million visitors to the island last year. http://bit.ly/1c6j7Qe We are fortunate to work and promote such lovely award winning beaches.Eco Destination Management Services DMS DMC Aruba divi-tree-aruba

Maoreen Every, Eco Destination Management Services of ARUBA NV, is Aruba’s first Certified Incentive Professional

Oranjested – Maoreen, who has been in the destination management business since the age of fourteen when she assisted her Wichita Villacres, President & CEO at Eco Destination Management Services of ARUBA NV, has grown through the company ranks, going from Operations Assistant, to Account Manager, then Sales Manager, then Director of Operations. She assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer, last year and as such just graduated the SITE International CIS certification, together with other travel professionals from around the globe. The CIS workshop had just concluded in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Maoreen is pictured here with the program trainers who presented her with her certificate of graduation, Dana Weaver, Growmark and Jim Skiba, World Incentive Nexus.

Maoreen reports that the workshop delivered a broad comprehension of the incentive travel industry, and that the CIS certification was an excellent stepping stone, as she takes the level of service to this specialized segment of the meetings and events industry to a higher level of professionalism. Designed for SITE members, it was an excellent source of knowledge, expertise, and personal networking, she concludes.

ECO DMS is the Dutch Caribbean’s premier full service Destination Management Company operating in both Aruba and Curaçao, with a branch office in Florida. The company has combined creativity, personal service and superior professional skills to deliver memorable motivational experiences to clients from around the globe, for more than 26 years. ECO DMS is a proud member of: SITE, MPI, FICP, ISES, ADME, AHATA, CHATA, SKAL & GMIC.

Maoreen Every receives her Certified Incentive Specialist designation

Maoreen Every receives her Certified Incentive Specialist Designation

Maoreen Every, Eco Destination Management Services of ARUBA NV, is Aruba’s first Certified Incentive Professional

Eco DMS Team Member Receives International Award at the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence Global Conference

We are excited to announce that our very own, Kelsey Gernert was awarded the David Riddell scholarship this year from the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence. ECO DMS is proud to have been a member of SITE for more than 25 years. Our president Wichita Villacres has been a long time board member of the SITE Florida and Caribbean chapter and was formerly the chapter president. Currently both Wichita and our Chief Operating Officer, Maoreen Every serve on the board of directors for the SITE Florida and Caribbean chapter.

This scholarship is offered to one recipient annually through the SITE Global scholarship committee. Participants must be recommended by the president or board of their local SITE chapter. The scholarship honors SITE past president, David Riddell, who was forever a promoter of SITE as well as the value of performance improvement. A visionary, he worked tirelessly to mold SITE into the leading global authority that it is today. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide an opportunity for worthy individuals to participate in SITE educational programs to ensure the future growth of SITE as he envisioned.

Kelsey Gernert graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a degree in Sociology before going on to Harvard and most recently Simmons College where she is now completing her Master’s in Business Administration. An avid traveler, Kelsey has a deep passion for the incentive travel industry and sharing authentic and exception experiences with her guests.

Ms. Gernert pursues her passion for the industry through her work at ECO Destination Management Services of Aruba and Curacao where she works in the sales department along with managing special projects such as ECO’s digital marketing campaign. Kelsey contributes to SITE and her local chapter through her role as one of the founders and Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Site Florida and Caribbean Young Leaders Chapter. She is honored to be this year’s recipient of the David Riddell Scholarship and looks forward to pursuing further education within SITE. Kelsey and Eco DMS were proud to see her accept her award at the SITE’s Global Conference in India.

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Eco Destination Management Services of Aruba and Curacao Make Big Waves in 2016

Here at Eco DMS we are so excited to see what 2016 has in store. We recently moved into a new office and now have a state of the art showroom space to deliver the highest quality site inspection experience for our clients so you can see, touch, and experience the décor and event inventory we have to offer in the setting as we imagine it. We have expanded our sales and operations team in order to keep up with the growing demand for our services and to enable us to continue to deliver exceptional service. Along with this we have expanded our warehouse and added even more event options, as we now own the largest event décor and inventory in Aruba or Curacao. We have expanded our production department and have been crafting some phenomenal one of a kind pieces for our memorable events. In addition to all of the physical enhancements to our space we are also launching a new and revitalized website that is better targeted to the visual and informational needs of our current and prospective clients. All of the other exciting, upcoming changes you will just have to wait to see!


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The time now:
01/21/2022 5:52:48 AM
Currency :
Aruban florin
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How to get there:

Travel to Aruba from the USA, Canada, South America, Europe and the Caribbean is possible via most major carriers. There are direct flights to Aruba from 16 different U.S. cities as well as from Canda, Holland and several countries in South America. A current passport is required. American, Canadian, and EU citizens do not require visas, nor do most South Americans.

Company Name: DMC Aruba - DMC - Eco Destination Management Services
Contact Person: Wichita
Phone: +1 954 703 6003
Email: Wichita@ecodms.com
Website: http://www.ecodms.com
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