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Martinique sees improved direct air service from North America and Puerto Rico

American Airlines Miami MartiniqueNEW YORK, NY (January 28, 2015) – With American Airlines improved direct service from Miami, Martinique is getting now more and more accessible to travelers  from the U.S mainland. This winter, American Airlines operates a midweek flight on Wednesdays from Miami, in addition to pre-existing weekly nonstop service, which operates on Saturdays.

This Summer, starting June 5th, American Airlines will operate 4 weekly flights on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Next winter, starting December 17th, this air service will increase to 6 weekly flights to Fort-de-France. For more information on rates and reservations, www.aa.com  .

“With this newly increased air service from American Airlines joined with Martinique being ranked #1 of the Must-Visit Caribbean Island in 2015 by Caribbean Journal, this makes our destination a must-see place this year, ‘ said Karine Roy-Camille, Commissioner of Tourism for the Martinique Tourism Authority. “Furthermore, our world class cuisine and vibrant culture, cool offshore breezes that keep temperatures below what most people experience across the U.S. during the summer month, the famed Yoles Boat Race our ‘Carnival At Sea,’ held each July, and this convenient flight schedule make this summer the summer to be in Martinique.”

For the Canadian travelers, Air Canada operates every Sunday year round from Montreal to Martinique. The company adds additional weekly flights on Tuesdays until April 28th 2015 and on Wednesday from May 6th to August 26th 2015 with Air Canada Rouge. For more information on rates and reservations, please visit www.aircanada.com and www.flyrouge.com.

In addition, until April 9th 2015, Air Transat offers new flight on Thursday between Montreal and Fort-de-France. For more information on rates and reservations, please visit www.airtransat.ca/en .

From Puerto Rico, Seaborne Airlines operates 3 times a week out of San Juan, a nonstop flight to Martinique on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In addition, Seaborne Airlines now serves the local Puerto Rican market and also some US and Canadian gateways via codeshare agreement with American Airlines and Delta Airlines.

For more information on rates and reservations, please visit www.seaborneairlines.com

Additional air carriers serving Martinique include:

 

  • Air France – 3x’s per-week from Miami (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) with stops in Guadeloupe and Haiti.

 

 

For more information on travel to Martinique, please visit www.martinique.org. For the latest, up-to-date Martinique Promotion Bureau press kit, visit www.martiniquepresskit.com.

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Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Week for May 3 – 9

bahamas carnival festivalNASSAU, BAHAMAS, January 23, 2015 – A Bahamian breeze is warming Manhattan as Valery Brown Alce, Senior Director of Global Marketing, Edward Archer, General Manager of the Bahamas Tourist Office, Atlanta and Mikala Moss, Manager of the Bahamas Tourist Office, New York and other representatives are promoting The Bahamas’ newest signature cultural event, the first “Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival ” that will take place in the Islands Of The Bahamas, May 7th to May 9th, 2015.

The delegation was joined by a group of 2 costumed Carnival Junkanooers to provide a sampling of the music that will be enjoyed during carnival week in The Bahamas. Two costumed Carnival revelers are in attendance at the New York Times Travel Show to showcase the pageantry of the parade.

The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival (bahamas carnival festival) will be an event like non-other.  The annual event spans five weeks beginning on Easter Monday, 2015. Unlike the Bahamas’ renowned Junkanoo , the “Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival” will be an interactive and participatory event open for all in attendance to join in and take part in the fun and excitement.

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival will feature a smorgasbord of cultural activities including Bahamian cuisine, street parades, costume contests, music and dance shows, poetry readings, visual arts available for viewing and for sale, all depicting the diverse cross section of Bahamian culture and heritage. Of course no cultural event in The Bahamas will be complete without Junkanoo, so it will be well represented and a grand ball will be a highlight of this celebratory week.


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Sperm whale blasts tons of shit all over the place (Video)

sperm whаlеѕ іn DоmіnісаA photographer swimming wіth sperm whаlеѕ іn Dоmіnіса captured thе mоmеnt a spooked whаlе rеlеаѕеd a “роор-ѕрlоѕіоn” into thе water.

Dеѕсrіbеd аѕ a ‘рооnаdо’ bу Cаnаdіаn photographer Kеrі Wіlk, thе fluѕh of fаесеѕ was snapped off thе island of Dominica іn North Amеrіса bу four dіvеrѕ.

The whirlpool оf whаlе wаѕtе ѕраnnеd a gut-wrеnсhіng 30 mеtrеѕ – and tо make thіngѕ worse Kеrі revealed hе was оnlу using a snorkel and goggles аt the tіmе .

Kеrі said: “Fоur оf uѕ gоt іntо thе wаtеr nеаr thе whаlе, thеn іt ѕlоwlу аррrоасhеd uѕ, stopped, аnd роіntеd іtѕеlf straight dоwn before storm bеgаn.

“At fіrѕt, іt seemed like a regular bоwеl movement but rather thаn соntіnuіng its dive down, it rеmаіnеd at thе ѕurfасе аnd соntіnuеd to dеfесаtе fоr a ѕtаrtlіng length оf tіmе.

“Four оf us lооkеd аt еасh other wіth соnfuѕіоn, thеn bасk аt the whаlе, еxресtіng thаt аnу ѕесоnd its саll frоm nаturе would come to an еnd.

“Instead, the whаlе bоbbеd uр аnd dоwn, ѕрun іn сіrсlеѕ аnd waved the poo in еvеrу dіrесtіоn for ѕеvеrаl minutes whіlе we just ѕаt bасk аnd wаtсhеd.

“Thе water wаѕ сrуѕtаl сlеаr, іnіtіаllу, аnd was thе most idyllic Cаrіbbеаn bluе wаtеr thаt уоu could imagine.

“Aftеr a fеw wаvеѕ оf fаесеѕ were released аnd stirred vigorously by the whale, thе wаtеr was lіkе сhосоlаtе milk, I соuldn’t ѕее my hand whеn I hеld it іn frоnt of mу face.

“I hаd роор іn my еуеѕ, mоuth, wetsuit, everywhere and I was soaked in іt frоm head tо tое.

“But, after lеаvіng the cloud, іt ԛuісklу washed аwау, and dіdn’t lеаvе a smell on uѕ.

“I dіd tаkе an extra lоng ѕhоwеr оnсе I rеturnеd to ѕhоrе lаtеr thаt dау, juѕt іn саѕе.

“I’vе nеvеr hеаrd of іt hарреnіng bеfоrе, аnd I dоn’t knоw anyone thаt hаѕ had thіѕ hарреn, іt vеrу wеll соuld bе thе fіrѕt time thаt it hаѕ bееn рhоtоgrарhісаllу documented.”

Source: Canada Journal

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High-end travelers are booking The Bahamas

NASSAU, The BahamasNASSAU, The Bahamas, January 20, 2015… The Islands Of The Bahamas have made the Virtuoso® January to March, 2015 “Hot List” with their member hotels recording a 20% increase in year-over-year growth. Virtuoso®, the international network of luxury travel agencies, considered one of the leading networks of luxury travel advisors and entities, tapped into its data warehouse of more than $32 billion in consumer transactions to determine where some of the world’s best travelers are venturing during the first three months of 2015.

“Virtuoso handles some of the most exclusive clients in the world and as trusted travel advisors, the Virtuoso agent recognizes that no two travelers and no two trips are exactly alike so they are ideally suited to bring their clients to our Islands because each, like a scattered string of pearls, is uniquely different. We are particularly pleased and proud to see The Islands Of The Bahamas on their 2015 Hot List but we are not surprised because it is indeed better in the Bahamas” said Mrs. Joy Jibrilu, Director General, Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism.

This by-invitation-only organization comprises 355 agencies with more than 9,000 elite travel specialists in 25 countries throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific and Europe, as well as over 1,700 of the world’s best travel providers and premier destinations. The network’s member agencies generate over (US) $14 billion annually in travel sales, making the group the most powerful in the luxury travel segment. Their relationships with the finest travel companies provide the network’s affluent clientele with exclusive amenities and rare experiences.

According to Virtuoso’s® finding, the top five reasons why affluent travelers are traveling, in order, include to explore new destinations, to seek authentic experiences in new destinations, to rest and relax, to spend time or reconnect with loved ones, and personal enrichment.

The report also found that socially and environmentally conscious travelers seek out activities that support economic, conservationism or sustainability, followed by support of local sustainability efforts, hotels with green practices, hotels that give back and, or support local residents, and giving back to local communities through monetary support.

In The Bahamas, Nassau’s One&Only Ocean Beach Club; Rosewood at Baha Mar (a preview property); The Cove Atlantis; The Reef, Atlantis and Great Exuma’s Musha Cay are members of Virtuoso®.

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