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PALM BEACH, ARUBA (December 3, 2007) – On Saturday December 1, Aruba Marriott's beach bar, WAVES, provided the unusual and truly Caribbean décor for a special live broadcast of the radio talk show “Traveling Feet”. With a breathtaking backdrop of a turquoise ocean, radio host Stephanie Abrams broadcast her show on the Aruba Marriott beach and invited a variety of Aruba's hospitality experts. During her two-hour radio show on Saturday a national audience of 3 million listeners in the United States were educated in a fun way about all the good things Aruba has to offer as a destination for family vacations, golfers, weddings, groups and couples.

(From left to right): David Isby, John Woolley Director of Sales for Aruba Marriott Resort, Stephanie Abrams

Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams interviewed Rick Zeolla, General Manager of the Aruba Marriott Resort as well as Brian Stedeford, General Manager of Marriott's Stellaris Casino. She also got insiders information on things to do in Aruba from pro-golfer Oliver Riding of Tierra Del Sol Golf Links and Michel van Leeuwen of Red Sail Sports. Marriott's Director of Marketing John Woolley spoke more in detail about the 40 million dollar investment the Aruba Marriott is currently making to enhance the Resort.

On Sunday December 2nd another live broadcast of the radio show, “Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams” aired to 5 million radio listeners coast-to-coast on the Business TalkRadio Network. During this radio show Ella Perrotte of Mandara Spa shared information about her award-winning Spa and Chela de Lannoy, the new Director of Events at the Aruba Marriott informed listeners about Aruba as the perfect wedding destination. The Aruba Tourism Authority's Castro Perez was on the air as the destination expert as well as Angelica Vleeming from De Palm Tours who shared more information on the island's wonderful places for sightseeing adventures. The Sunday show broadcast live from Simply Fish, the romantic outdoor fish restaurant located right on the beach at the Aruba Marriott Resort, between 8-10 PM Aruba time, airing coast-to-coast in the US in the 7pm to 9pm Eastern Time time slot simulcast on radio to 86 prime US markets, streamed live on the internet, archived for iPod download, and archived at, Abrams award-winning website.

When Abrams is not broadcasting remotely around the Caribbean and around the world, both programs originate in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts where Abrams' resides. Abrams' takes the shows on the road globally 20 to 30 weeks each year for remote broadcasts. It is the first time Abrams chose Aruba as a remote broadcast destination.
Stephanie Abrams, nationally syndicated radio travel talk show host and media resource for travel-related issues, is recognized as an expert in the travel industry and has been named to "Travel Agent Magazine's" list of the "100 Most Powerful Women in Travel." Abrams has been honored for her work in the travel industry having been the recipient of the prestigious Travel Weekly Magazine Achievement Awards for Best Public Relations Campaign, Best Marketing Promotion and Best Radio Advertising, is the 2007 Honorary Friend of Saint Patrick named by the Saint Patrick Centre in County Down, Ireland, and was appointed in 2005 as the Ambassador to North America for Saxony Germany Tourism.

(From left to right): Director of Sales for Aruba Marriott Resort, John Woolley, Stephanie Abrams, General Manager of the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Rick Zeolla.

Her website,, has won the Best Website Award from the League of American Communications Professional for five consecutive years, most recently taking the Bronze Spotlight Achievement Award awarded in October, 2007. Abrams came to broadcasting after more than 20 years as a leader in the travel industry and as the Executive Vice President of a global travel company. Her website boasts a comprehensive Photo Gallery where photos related to the broadcasts and other relevant photos related to her visit can be found. Both radio shows broadcast from the Aruba Marriott Resort are permanently archived at the site as a unique resource for those interested in Aruba


Designated among the “World's Best Places to Stay” by Conde Nast Traveler's 2006 Gold List, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino boasts 413 guestrooms – the most spacious on the island – each with large, private balconies overlooking the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. On property, seven restaurants and cafes provide fare from light to elegant, while the largest casino in Aruba, a 6,500 square-foot spa, free-form swimming pool with cascading waterfalls and high-energy health club offer entertaining diversions. To obtain more information call the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino at 888-PARADISE or visit
In the pictures: Stephanie Abrams and David Isby, on-location producer and radio talent who acts as The Barefoot Beachcomber on Traveling Feet and Abrams' Traveling Companion on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, at work, while broadcasting live from the Aruba Marriott, informing over 8 million listeners in the United States about Aruba.

CONTACT: Stephanie Abrams
Nationally Syndicated Radio Show & TV Show Host

Karin Swiers, Public Relations Manager FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino


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