This winter, the French Caribbean Island of Martinique is @ your fingertips. Book now!

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Press release

New York, August 3, 2018 — Summer is the perfect season to start planning for a sunny winter break. With the bluest waters of the Caribbean, there is an island known as the Isle of Flowers. It is acclaimed for its warm people and a geography that offers 425 square miles of verdant lush mountainous landscapes, rolling hills, pristine waters of many unspoiled beaches and coves crowned by the towering Mont Pelée volcano.

American travelers will once again enjoy easy access from the North Eastern U.S. and be offered an exciting range of packages to experience this authentic island where Creole culture lives and breathes in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago. Open for bookings, Norwegian Air will have more frequent service than last year for the 2018/2019 season:

Starting October 31, 2018, flights from Fort Lauderdale will be increased from three to four times weekly to Martinique’s capital Fort-de-France; and service from New York’s JFK will go from four flights to six beginning October 28. In addition, American Airlines, which operates non-stop from Miami to Martinique, offers year-round service going from one flight weekly up to six times weekly during the high season.

With American visitors in mind, several tour operators are proposing packages and programs with special prices when booked in advance:

Club Med’s Buccaneer’s Creek air-and-all-inclusive package starts at $1,399 per person if booked by August 21 for travel between October 31 and December 15, 2018. Click here to see offers.

Road Scholar, known for its educational trips, introduces “The Allure of Martinique: A Touch of France in the Caribbean” program, a seven-night, eight day program that includes air if booked before September 30, and of course excursions with an expert to the island’s major heritage sites.

Caradonna Adventures offers expert and novice divers seven-night programs including daily breakfast plus five dive days, airport transfers, with specials and more. starting at 877 euros (approx. $1050) per person when booked by August 21—60 days prior to arrival. They recommend to aficionados exciting dives to over 20 of Martinique’s best sites.

And last but not least, Expedia is offering up to 20% off one hotel night from affordable to luxe establishments for those staying late August.


ABOUT MARTINIQUE - us.martinique.org

The French Caribbean Island of Martinique is also known as the Isle of Flowers, The Rum Capital of the World, the Birthplace of coffee in the New World, The Isle of the Famed Poet (Aimé Césaire) – Martinique ranks among the most alluring and enchanting destinations in the world. As an overseas region of France, Martinique boasts modern and reliable infrastructure – roads, water and power utilities, hospitals, and telecommunications, services all on par with any other part of the European Union. At the same time, Martinique’s beautifully unspoiled beaches, volcanic peaks, rainforests, 80+ miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, streams, and other natural wonders are unparalleled in the Caribbean, so visitors here truly get the best of both worlds. The currency is the Euro, the flag and the official language are French, but Martinique’s character, cuisine, musical heritage, art, culture, common language, and identity are of a distinctly Afro-Caribbean inclination known as Creole. It is this special combination of modern world conveniences, pristine nature, and rich heritage that has earned for Martinique several notable distinctions in recent years. In 2018, Martinique is highlighted in the Caribbean segment of the New York Time’s “52 Places to go in 2018.” and prominently featured in a January 2018 article in Travel + Leisure. In a 2017 review of noteworthy French Islands throughout the world ThePointsGuy.com selected Martinique as number one. Other distinctions include being named as a “Must-Visit” destination by Caribbean Journal, “Best Caribbean Destination” by About.com, and “Top Caribbean Island for Delectable Dining” by Caribbean Travel + Life.

PRESS CONTACTS:

MARTINIQUE PROMOTION BUREAU
Geraldine Rome
Communications Coordinator
geraldine.rome@atout-france.fr
Tel: 212 745 0941

ATOUT FRANCE
Marion Fourestier
Director of Communications
marion.fourestier@atout-france.fr
Tel: 212 745 0963/67

Contact

Geraldine Rome
Martinique Promotion Bureau
212 745 0941