The French Caribbean Island of Martinique is open for business and welcoming Tourists

Press release

The French Caribbean Island of Martinique is open for business and welcoming Tourists


New York - December, 2017 - Following the Caribbean’s severe hurricane season, the Martinique Tourism Authority was and is thankful to report that the Isle of Flowers emerged totally unscathed from these powerful storms. The French Caribbean island was able to welcome visitors right after the storms with all businesses up-and-running, including hotels, B&Bs and villas as well as restaurants and tourist sites.

Normal operations on the island resumed less than 24 hours after the hurricanes passed near their Atlantic coasts, however, strong winds and heavy downpours were felt both in Martinique. The hurricanes left no infrastructural damage. The island's cruise ports and international airport Aimé Césaire were fully operational shortly after the storms.

After an earlier statement related to Hurricane Irma, Karine Mousseau, Martinique Tourism Commissioner, expressed her deepest sympathies and thoughts to the neighbor islands. “Even though Martinique as part of France benefits from a legendary “savoir-faire”, our island is fully tied to the Caribbean. We are a big family and our duty today is to actively support the region while offering to our guests the best Caribbean vacation.”

Easier and more affordable than ever to fly to the Martinique with Norwegian Air, the World's Best Long Haul, Low-Cost Airline actually increased its 2017 seasonal air service and added new routes to Martinique following two successful winter seasons. New routes include non-stop service from Boston/Providence that started October 30 and on the same day Norwegian added from Fort Lauderdale non-stop seasonal service to Martinique and also increased its non-stop seasonal service from JFK.

As of November 21, 2017, travelers also benefit from twice weekly flights on Air France from Atlanta via Guadeloupe, to Fort-de-France, Martinique. Finally, American Airlines, which operates year-round nonstop service from Miami to Martinique has seasonally increased its Martinique up to six times weekly

With more flights and departure cities from the U.S, festive events and happenings, Martinique will welcome with open arms the growing number of American visitors. Ms. Mousseau added: “All our hoteliers, services and magnificent sites are ready and eager to welcome our American guests. We are dedicated to offer each of our guests a fabulous and authentic French Caribbean experience.”

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Press contact:

Geraldine Rome
Communications Manager
Martinique Promotion Bureau


Géraldine Rome
Martinique Promotion Bureau