Martinique Newsletter June 2015

Newsletter June 2015

What’s new?

ADDITIONAL SERVICE WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES

Logo American Airlines

Additional Airlines to Martinique

MARTINIQUE: MORE ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE THAN EVER!

Martinique accessible and affordable

With American Airlines improved direct service from Miami, Martinique is getting now more and more accessible to travelers from the mainland U.S. Earlier this month, American Airlines started operating 4 weekly flights on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. In July and August, this air service will increase to 6 weekly flights every day except Wednesday. Next winter, starting December 17th, this air service will also operate 6 weekly flights to Fort-de-France. For more information on rates and reservations, www.aa.com  .

From Puerto Rico, Seaborne Airlines operates 3 times a week out of San Juan, a non-stop flight to Martinique on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. With a full codeshare agreement with Jetblue, Seaborne is expanding the Jet Blue Network to multiple destinations, Martinique among others. Seaborne is also in codeshare agreement with American Airlines and Delta.

Due to the Euro’s decrease in value, traveling to Martinique is getting much cheaper for the American traveler, with the Euro and Dollar at an almost equal value. So if you have been thinking about taking a French vacation (with Caribbean flavor!) it‘s time to book your ticket and pack your bags for Martinique!

MORE REWARDS FOR MARTINIQUE IN 2015!

More Awards for Martinique in 2015

This year, Martinique is clearly the destination on the move. Now more accessible than ever with an upgraded air service, and more affordable thanks to the Euro/Dollar exchange rate, Martinique has also been recognized in the past few months:

  • Ranked #1 Must-Visit Place in the Caribbean in 2015
  • Ranked in the 2015 top 5 of the best Romantic Island in the Caribbean
  • Ranked in the 2015 Traveler’s Choice Awards for the best Beaches
  • Named Best Caribbean Island for Romance in 2015

In addition, the recently fully renovated Le Panoramic Hotel located in a lush tropical garden only a few steps from the white sand named Anse à l’Ane, just received a “Certificate of Excellence” from Trip Advisor.

This reward recognizes the effort made by the entire island, with expanded and enhanced options across all segments of its tourism industry, making Martinique the 2015 not-to-be-missed destination!

For more information about the hotel: http://www.lepanoramic.fr/en/hotel.html

Hot Summer deals

CLUB MED BUCCANEER’S CREEK****  – Travel until Dec 18th 2015

Club Med Buccaneer's Creek Martinique

From $119 per person/night – All-incluse
Book by June 24th 2015

This stunning Club Med Village is located on its own peninsula in Sainte Anne. Fully renovated, it features 289 rooms, all with top notch amenities, flat screen TVs, double sink bathrooms…and more! Services include water sport activities, full service spa, two restaurants, and a lively bar.

BOOK NOW!!

LA PAGERIE HOTEL **** – Travel until September 30th 2015

La Pagerie Hotel

From $130 per night
Length of stay 5 to 7 nights

Centrally located in Pointe du Bout, La Pagerie Hotel consists of 96 rooms nestled in a tropical garden, and around the swimming pool. All rooms offer modern comfort (air conditioning, WIFI, satellite television) and most are equipped with kitchenettes. Pitaya restaurant and Tropical Café feature Creole dishes and cocktails on site.

For more information, please visit: www.hotel-lapagerie.com/en/

BOOK NOW!!

CAP EST LAGOON RESORT & SPA ***** – Travel until August 15th 2015

Cap Est Martinique

From $1,440 per person*
Length of stay: 7 nights

Book 7 nights and get one night free! Just for you: a free upgrade in the Deluxe Suite with private pool and outdoor shower. From $1 440 buffet breakfast included/person

Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa is the only 5 star Relais & Châteaux hotel on the island, nestled on its own peninsula facing a coral reef and lagoon. 50 spacious suites are spread out over 18 villas, 31 with private pools and outdoor showers.

BOOK NOW!!
or
CALL +33 1 53 75 22 37
with the promo code FREEUS

For more information, please visit: www.capest.com

BAKOUA**** – Travel until September 30th 2015

Bakoua hotel Martinique

From $141 per night
Length of stay : 5 to 7 nights

A charming West-Indies style hotel located in the resort area of Pointe-du-Bout, the Bakoua Hotel offers a breathtaking view of the magnificent Fort-de-France bay. The hotel consist of 137 rooms and suites, all with balconies or patios, two restaurants, a cocktail bar, two tennis courts, a swimming pool, beach and water sport facilities.

BOOK NOW

For more information visit www.hotel-bakoua.fr/en

They Talk about US

MARTINIQUE WINS BIG AT 2015 CTO Travel Media Awards

Muriel Wiltord director CMT America

Martinique was the big winner at this year’s Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Travel Media Awards with journalists producing articles promoting travel to The Isle of Flowers earning five of the 10 top honors. Honored journalists and their Martinique stories are as follows:

Best Feature Article In A Consumer Magazine
Jad Davenport – Islands – Proof of Paradise (Martinique)
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Best Feature In A Consumer Newspaper
Baz Dreisinger – New York Times – On a Caribbean Rum Trail (Barbados/Jamaica/Martinique)
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Best Feature Article In A Trade Publication
Brian Major – Travel Pulse – History Lessons Live at Martinique’s La Savane des Esclaves (Martinique)
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Best Feature by a US or Caribbean Journalist that appeared in Foreign Media
Samantha Diaz – El Nueva Dia – Una Francia en el Caribe (Martinique)
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Best of the Best
Baz Dreisinger – New York Times – On a Caribbean Rum Trail (Barbados/Jamaica/Martinique)
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The 2015 CTO Travel Media Awards were presented at an exclusive awards luncheon co-sponsored by The New York Times and the Jamaica Tourist Board held June 4, 2015 at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in New York City. Awards were presented in 10 categories recognizing outstanding coverage of the Caribbean region.

MARTINIQUE CREOLE FLAVOR BY GREG GROSS – I’m Black and I Travel

Slaves Savana Martinique

Discover Martinique’s culture and traditions with this great article from Greg Gross on his blog “I’M Black and I Travel” and learn about the richness of the Island. If you want to see beyond the beautiful landscapes and nice beaches, you will find a strong heritage which resonates all around the island.

http://imblacknitravel.com/martinique-creole-heritage/