For the past couple of months STINAPA in cooperation with ReefSupport has been working on an online system to pay for the nature fees. Many efforts has been done to introduce an online payment system for the purchasing of tags. A lot has changed during the years, therefore STINAPA introduced many methods to make the entire process more efficient. Therefore in the same effort to add more efficiency to the processes, STINAPA is introducing the e-tag. This online system simplifies the buying of the tag, shortens the administration process for the re-sellers and the STINAPA financial team. Also the process of patrolling and checking of tags will be quicker and easier for the rangers.
This will improve the service rendered to our visitors. The costumers will be able to purchase their e-tag prior to arriving on island. They will receive their proof of purchase, which contains a QRcode in their e-mail. They could either save it on their device or have a print out of it. Once the visitor arrives on island, the next step will be to visit a local dive shop and go through the orientation process. The e-tag will also make the patrolling easier and quicker for the rangers and the visitors, as it will be a quick scan of the QR code to check if the e-tag is valid or not and in the case of loss of proof of payment it will be a quick search in the database.
The website is officially live on Wednesday 12th of June. STINAPA’s honorary mini ranger Jayvin Paula had the honor to press the button to make the website live. And Delno Tromp president of STINAPA’s board of directors and interim director at TCB purchased the first e-tag. And it is now possible for all our visitors to purchase their e-tag, via www.stinapa.bonairenaturefee.org. The physical tag will also be valid and available for the remainder of this year.