KRALENDIJK – Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire (OLB) ta trahando duru riba e plan di desaroyo di espasio di Boneiru (ROB) i a pidi Bonaire Hotel and Tourism Association (BONHATA) pa su input i vishon di kual ya BONHATA a entregá esaki den un karta.

Segun BONHATA e Masterplan Stratégiko Turístiko di Boneiru ta un guia importante paehekushon di desaroyo di espasio (ROB).Den e plan aki turismo ta den sinergia ku habitante i naturalesa pa sigurá un mihó futuro komo e promé asina yamá “Blue Destination” den karibe. E meta di e plan aki ta pa mehorá Boneiru komo un destinashon atraktivo mei mei di un merkado sumamente kompetitivo. Mehorashon ta ser realisá pa medio di desaroyo di e integrashon di “Destination Management Approach”.

CEO di BONHATA, Veroesjka de Windt ta komentá: “Pa futuro di Boneiru, sektor turístiko ta esensial. Na momentu ku tene kuenta ku esaki den e plannan di desaroyo di espasio (ROB), no solamente ta kontribuí na un mihó eksperensia pa nos turistanan pero tambe Boneiru ta bira un lugá mas dushi pa biba i rekreá.

Segun BONHATA akomodashonnan mas chickitu tin preferensia riba akomodashonnan di eskala mas grandi. Por regulá esaki dor di establesé kondishonnan manera haltura di konstrukshon, densidat di konstrukshon/edifisio, ilimite di distansia di e parsela.

E ROB nobo tambe lo sirbi pa fasilitá adaptashonnan di espasio di aeropuerto, kaminda lo tin espasio pa mehorashonnan nesesario di e maneho di seguridat i tambe pa posibel kresementu di kantidat di pasaheronan kualnan ta bishitá Boneiru tur aña, segun sugerensia di BONHATA.

BONHATA ta sugerí tambe pa añadí un investigashon di trafiko den e ROB nobo debí n’e kresementu planifiká di habitante i bishitante. Banda di esei lo ta bon pa inkluíden e ROB nobo un sitio kaminda barkunan grandi di karga i konteiner marítimo por deskargá dirèkt.

E transformashon pa yega na un destinashon “high-end” tambe ta trese otro formanan di turismo pa Boneiru, por ehèmpel turismo di yate luhoso. Pa ofresé rekreo pa e turismo aki por pensa pa konstruí un kancha di golf “18-holes”, un parke akuatiko, rutanan di “mountain bike” i un ret di kamindanan pa kana, loke ta referí komo “hiking trails”.

Ademas di esaki mester seperá áreanan komersial, rekreativo for di àreanan residensial i di naturalesa balioso. BONHATA ta di opinion ku akomodashonnan di alohamentu turístiko no ta pas den áreanan di bibienda residensial. Tambe mester protehá paisahenan di naturalesa balioso i mondinan pa evitá mas konstrukshon, ya por krea mas espasio na otro sitionan pa konstrukshon i desaroyo di bibienda, i edifisionan ku fin komersial i rekreativo. Tampoko di menos importansia ta pa inkluí algun kondishonnan basiko pa loke ta rekerimentunan di estetika pa asina evitá un bista inkoherente i desordená di estilo di konstrukshon, densidat di konstrukshon i (falta di) arkitektura.

Edifisionan históriko mester ser protehá meskos ku duna atenshon pa mehorashon di e situashon di awa kaminda mester evitá mas tantu posibel e asina yamá “run-off” pa protehá nos refnan di koral ku ya ta vulnerabel. Segun BONHATA e medidanan i regulashonan aki lo kontribuí na mehorashon di kalidat di nos sektor turístiko i e ambiente di bida di nos habitantenan di Boneiru.

BONHATA RECOMMENDSTHAT THE TOURISM SECTOR BEINCLUDEDINTO THE NEW SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN BONAIRE

KRALENDIJK –The Public Entity Bonaire (OLB) currently is working hard on the new Spatial Development Plan Bonaire (ROB). The Bonaire Hotel and Tourism Association (BONHATA) was asked to share its vision and provide input in this matter. This has been done through a letter to the OLB earlier this year.

According to BONHATA, the Strategic Tourism Masterplan Bonaire is an important guideline for the organization of spatial development. This plan highlights the synergetic interplay of tourism, residents and nature that allow for a better future for all, as the first “Blue Destination” in the Caribbean. The goals that drive this plan is to improve the Bonaire destination as an attractive travel destination in a highly competitive market, through the development of an integrated ‘Destination Management Approach’.

BONHATA CEO, Veroesjka de Windt, says: “The tourism sector is essential for the future of Bonaire and by allowing tourism to have a front row seat in the spatial development plans, will not only contribute to an improved experience for our tourists, but it will also make Bonaire a much nicer place to live in and recreate.”

Small-scale tourist accommodations are preferred over large-scale developments, according to BONHATA. This can be regulated by establishing conditions for things such as building height, building density and distance to the plot boundary.

As far as BONHATA is concerned, the new ROB should also facilitate spatial adjustments of the airport, leaving room for the necessary improvements in the safety policy, as well as the possible growth in the number of passengers that visit Bonaire each year.

BONHATA also proposes to include a thorough traffic investigation in the new ROB, considering the intended growth of residents and visitors. In addition, developing a site where a complete cargo port can be developed, where large vessels with maritime containers can directlybe unloaded.

The transformation to a ‘high-end destination’ also brings other forms of tourism to Bonaire, such as the category of super yacht tourism. To offer tourists entertainmentone can think ofthe development of an 18-hole golf course, a water park, mountain bike routes and a network of hiking trails.

Furthermore, commercial and recreational purposes should be separated from residential areas and valuable environmental areas. BONHATA believes that tourist accommodations do not fit into residential environments. Valuable landscapes and nature reserves must also be protected and kept from further development, where there must be room in other areas for the construction and development of homes and recreational or commercial uses.It is also criticalto includeseveral basic guidelinesand requirements regarding aestheticsto prevent disorganized and unstructured emergence of building styles, building density and (the lack of) architecture.

Historical buildings must be protected, and attention must be paid to improving the water management situation, to avoid the so-called ‘run-off’ as much as possible, in order to protect our already vulnerable coral reefs. According to BONHATA, such measures and regulations contribute to improving the quality of our tourism sector and the living environment of the residents of Bonaire.

 

 

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