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Newsletter March 2017

An interview with the Purser, Yolande Nagessersing-van Lierop

Purser Yolande Nagessersing-van Lierop

My name is Yolande Nagessersing – van Lierop. I have been a part of the SLM cabin crew for over 30 years of which the last 7 years as Senior Purser. During these 30 years I have flown on several types of aircrafts but my career started out on a DC8-63. Needless to say, there has been a significant development in technology over the years. For instance, there were not even trolleys (serving carts) on the DC8, so we had to carry the food by hand to serve the passengers, something that is now unimaginable. Also, the film screens were located in the aisles and were pulled down so that the passengers could watch the movie. Everyone who was then walking in the aisle had to “duck” under the film screens to pass through.

Furthermore, safety and security regulations have changed tremendously, which is a good thing. Nowadays everything is documented and regularly monitored under the watchful eye of CASAS, our aviation authority.

When it comes to new cabin crew members I feel that the work experience of seniors should be shared with new employees so that they can understand what SLM stands for and are be able to adopt and convey this.

For this reason I have been a Flight Safety Instructor for about 9 years. As a Flight Safety Instructor I give safety trainings to new flight attendants because safety is the main task of the flight attendant. But knowledge sharing does not end here of course; a lot is being learned on the job.

What makes for a good flight is first and foremost good interaction among crew members. Passengers always notice good team spirit and this can only enhance SLM’s service as pleasant and memorable. So when passengers confirm this while leaving the aircraft, I think to myself, “Yes, we did it again!!”

Residence Inn Paramaribo and Nickerie

Residence InnResidence Inn

Hotel Residence Inn Paramaribo is located within walking distance from the historical city centre of Paramaribo, also known as the Wooden City of South America. Situated amidst residential and rustic surroundings in the capital city, Residence Inn Paramaribo offers 39 comfortable rooms, all equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a private fridge and all other comforts to guarantee a pleasant stay. The hotel also offers a spacious swimming pool, beauty center, gym, conference room, playground and a tennis court.

At least eight different types of exotic birds abide in the beautiful tropical garden and green iguanas can be spotted regularly in the tree tops.

The beauticians in the hotel’s beauty center, the Bliss Beauty Salon, are at your service with a manicure and pedicure treatment or a blissful relaxation massage which will make you feel refreshed and relaxed.

The most enticing international dishes are served in the Matutu Bar & Restaurant where you can also enjoy various exotic drinks at the bar in a pleasant tropical ambiance.

Residence Inn Nickerie has 24 comfortable rooms and offers the best hotel facility in the western district of Suriname.The friendly and hospitable staff and various comforts such as a top-class restaurant, atmospheric bar, tropical terrace and well-equipped conference room, guarantee a pleasant stay, both for holiday and business purposes. Various restaurants, clothing shops and other small commodity shops are within walking distance from the hotel in the bustling centre of district Nickerie.

Residence Inn is a sure guarantee for an unforgettable stay in both Paramaribo and Nickerie. For reservations, please call (597) 521414/ (597) 210950 or e-mail to: info@resinn.com

METS info

Cllakreek Mets

At purchase of a Surinam Airways ticket with SURINAME as destination, the guest receives: 1 (one) free entry ticket for Colakreek Recreation Park.
Upon submission of a copy of their E-Ticket or Boarding Pass, guests can claim a free entry ticket at Colakreek.
Note: 1 (one) E-Ticket or Boarding Pass is valid for 1 (one) Free entry ticket per person.

COLAKREEK RECREATION PARK is located at a distance of 5 minutes by car from Johan Adolf international airport, in the midst of the beautiful savanna landscape and offers the following:
– A shadowy nature swim resort
– Refreshing and beneficial creek water
– Savanna landscape with a unique flora and fauna
– Beautiful hikes in the surrounding area
– The educational Savanna Education Center at Colakreek
– Comfortable accommodations for day-recreation and overnight stay

Conditions:
** this offer is effective from march 15th 2017 and is valid until march 15th 2018.
** this offer is only applicable to passengers travelling to Paramaribo/Suriname.
** all guests need to identify themselves.

Stichting Toerisme Suriname (STS) info

STS

The new tourism brand for the vacation destination Suriname was officially handed over to Minister Ferdinand Welzijn of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism on Wednesday, March 3, 2017. During the designing and developing process of this all-inclusive national tourism brand, the Surinam Tourism Foundation (STF) took into account the segments of the Surinamese tourism product and services and the various expectations of stakeholders.

Stakeholders in the tourism industry are numerous, they differ and even have competing goals and expectations. This can be a difficult barrier when it comes to developing a national tourism brand. The STF says that in order to avoid confusion or ambiguities, the rationale behind this new tourism brand, must be clear and communicated consistently.

Suriname has 15.3 million hectares of forest covering about 94% of the area of ​​the country. Suriname has been proclaimed ‘The greenest country on earth’ by the World Bank. This new tourism brand is in line with the sustainability programme of the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations.

The foundation says that the focus is on nature tourism. “We need to preserve the world’s greenest and most important jewel; our nature, the Amazon rainforest.” We chose the colour green because it is the colour of life, renewal and nature and is often associated with growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility and the environment. The tree symbolizes the growth of the tourism sector in Suriname. It has a central position, because this growth also ensures that other sectors are beginning to expand in Suriname.

Launching a tourism brand, is in line with destination marketing. This tourism brand has its own logo and the promotion of Suriname is the focus and not an organization or company’s branding.

The foundation recognises the existence of distinct sub brands that promote different or some of the segments of our tourism products and services. These sub brands, differ in marketing objectives and strategy. However it is possible to achieve a specific joint marketing effort, because these sub brands also fit under the new umbrella tourism brand. The STF strives for uniformity and consistency. Therefore, they are calling not only their registered partners, but also the Surinamese producers via various online and offline marketing campaigns to embrace this new tourism brand and also use it on their website, social media, promotional materials and other communication tools.