CARIBBEAN ADVENTURES of Jamaica is extending its agent
signing bonus through Dec. 30, giving agents more time to qualify
for the operator's Chukka Bucks promotion. Agents can earn cash
bonuses in addition to their commission, based upon the number of
tours booked per month. New tours at the Rose Hall development site
include the White Witch Canopy Tour; the Chukka Buggy Adventure,
which will be an off-road trip into the mountains; and a new
version of its signature Horseback Ride and Swim tour. Chukka also
relaunched the Chukka Polo Club, which was created in 1983 by owner
Danny Melville, at Blue Hole Estate in Montego Bay. Lessons will be
conducted by professional instructors who are members of the
Jamaica Polo Association.
UP another development for St. Lucia, the island leading
the Caribbean pack in terms of new-builds, rebuilds and expansions.
Island Global Yachting will redevelop its Rodney Bay Marina in St.
Lucia. Slated for completion in late 2008, the marina will offer
252 reconstructed slips, including the addition of 30 berths for
mega-yachts and a refurbished land component with shops and
restaurants. The existing marina will remain open during the
" American Airlines
parent company AMR Corp. plans to divest American Eagle, its wholly
owned regional subsidiary, sometime next year. American Eagle
operates approximately 300 aircraft, with more than 1,700 daily
flights to more than 150 cities throughout the U.S., Canada, the
Caribbean and Mexico. Within the Caribbean, American Eagle uses San
Juan as its hub to serve 35 destinations on 25 islands. American
CEO Gerard Arpey described American Eagle as a "regional airline
that is fully capable of standing on its own and is well positioned
to pursue growth opportunities outside of the AMR corporate
" JetBlue's winter
schedule to the Caribbean calls for as many as 220 weekly roundtrip
flights to 11 tropical destinations, a 46% growth in seats over
last winter's schedule, according to Jim Fuoco, manager of route
planning. In addition to increasing frequencies on existing routes,
the carrier will kick off daily nonstop service from New York
Kennedy to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, on Jan. 10 and to St.
Maarten on Jan. 17. JetBlue's first international service from
Orlando starts March 6; the airline will fly to Santo Domingo,
" The 15th annual
Barbados Jazz Festival will take place Jan. 14 to 20. Headliners
include Erykah Badu, Bob James, Terri Lyne Carrington and Kenny
Garrett. For a complete schedule and tickets, visit www.barbadosjazzfestival.com.
" The St. Croix
Food & Wine Experience will take place April 15 to 19.
Activities will include gourmet dinners, an island-wide culinary
competition, wine seminars, a wine auction, and cork and fork
events in private homes. The event benefits the St. Croix
Foundation, a nonprofit that administers a number of local
programs. For details, visit www.atasteofstcroix.com.
Editor: Gay Nagle Myers
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