AN AGREEMENT between
Caribbean Star and Air Jamaica to improve regional air
transportation includes adjustments in Caribbean Stars flight
schedules to better coincide with Air Jamaica service to/from
Barbados and Grenada. Also, fares will be lowered for Caribbean
Star passengers in Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia,
St. Vincent and Trinidad & Tobago who are connecting to Air
Jamaica flights to Jamaica and 11 North American gateways. Mike
Conway, Air Jamaicas CEO, said that the partnership demonstrates
that by working more closely together, Caribbean airlines can
better compete in the marketplace by offering more choices and
better schedules. Skip Barnette, president and CEO of Caribbean
Star and sister airline, Caribbean Sun, challenged critics who dont
think Caribbean carriers can work together for the good of the
traveling public to think again. Were 100% committed to providing
the best air transportation services to our customers, and were
pleased to have Air Jamaica as a partner, he said.
" Peace &
Plenty Beach Inn in George Town, Exuma, did not bark up the wrong
tree with its latest pet-lover offering. Co-manager Lynne Sutton,
who rescues stray dogs and lost puppies on the Bahamian island,
lets guests care for the inns eight island dogs called Pot Cakes,
taking them to the beach and playing with them at the inn. Families
and kids like to get involved, Sutton said. Theres no charge for
this, although many guests have made a donation towards the
construction of the Betty Lynne Animal Shelter on Exuma. In the
pipeline is the 2007 Wagging Tail Calendar, coming out in October.
For details, call (800)
" Great Bay Beach
Resort & Casino in St. Maarten opened its new Internet cafe in
the lower lobby near the pool area. The center, open daily from 8
a.m. to 10 p.m., is equipped with three computer stations, each
with a 17-inch flat screen monitor, DSL connections and printers.
The rate is $5 for 30 minutes and $8 for an hour. For resort
details, visit www.greatbaybeachresort.com.
U.S.V.I. Hotel and Tourism Associations new Its Just
Easier to Vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands Spa Sweepstakes,
valid for bookings through Sept. 30 for travel from Oct. 1 to Dec.
15 and again April 15 to Sept. 30, 2007, features a grand prize of
roundtrip air on American and a five-night stay at the Wyndham
Sugar Bay Resort & Spa. Complimentary spa treatments will take
place on St. Thomas at the Wyndham Journeys Spa, Frenchmans Reef
Marriott, the Shangrila Spa at the Holiday Inn and on St. John at
Caneel Bay. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.virgin-islands-hotels.com.
" Gogo Worldwide
Vacations Learning Conference, Oct. 12 to 17, Aruba. Agents who
attend will earn their Aruba Certified Expert (ACE) designation on
site. For details and prices, visit www.gogowwv.com.
" Test Drive
Honeymoon offer, Sept. 27, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15, Sandals Royal
Caribbean, Montego Bay, Jamaica. Prospective brides and grooms can
arrange a one-day trip to sample a Sandals honeymoon package before
they tie the knot. The $179 per-person cost covers roundtrip air on
Air Jamaica from New York (Kennedy or Newark), Atlanta, Baltimore,
Chicago (OHare) or Philadelphia; a resort tour; a Caribbean beach
party; and a preview of the amenities offered in a honeymoon
package. Overnight accommodations are not included. Couples who
book a minimum six-night stay at a Sandals resort within two weeks
of their Test Drive visit will have the cost of the day trip
credited to their booking. For details, visit www.sandals.com/general/testdrive.cfm.
Phone: (201) 902-1591
opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].