BWIA announced the birth of BWee Babies, the
carrier's inflight program for infants and toddlers up to age 2.
Perks include triple miles on the inaugural flight, Diaper Depot
and Bottle Butler resupply stations, reserved crawl space in
bulkhead seats, changing tables and V.I.B. (Very Important Baby)
boarding. Conrad Aleong, BWIA's CEO (and father of two daughters)
said, "Today's toddlers are tomorrow's frequent flyers. Why not
start rewarding our travelers from day one?" To enroll, call (800)
THE NEW INTERIM management team at Jamaica's
Sans Souci Resort in Ocho Rios, effective May 1, is the Curry Co.,
based in Hilton Head Island, S.C. SuperClubs' management contract
will terminate April 30. The Curry Co. consulting firm has been
retained by the resort's owners, British American Tobacco, to
provide management, marketing and operational assistance. "The
resort will be owner-managed for the foreseeable future," according
to a representative, who added the new management team will
maintain all working relationships with agents, meetings and event
planners and tour operators. David Boyd, senior operations
consultant with the Curry Co., will reside on property and run it
on a day-to-day basis. A new reservations and information number is
now in effect at (866) 55-SOUCI.
• New air service to St. Kitts this summer will include a Friday
767 flight from JFK on Universal Airways, which operates between
New York and Guyana. Roundtrip fares will start at $500. In
addition, regional carrier Caribbean Sun will launch three daily
flights between San Juan and St. Kitts in mid-April.
• American Eagle will launch daily service from San Juan to Nevis
May 15, using 40-passenger ATR42 aircraft.
• US Airways now offers nonstop roundtrip Saturday service on its
Pittsburgh-Montego Bay, Jamaica, route and between Charlotte, N.C.
and St. Croix.
PENCIL IT IN
• Carriacou Maroon Music Festival, April 25 to 27, Belair Park,
Carriacou. For details, contact the Grenada Board of Tourism in
Carriacou at (473) 443-7948 or e-mail [email protected].
• 2003 Calabash Int'l Literary Festival, May 23 to 25, Jake's
resort, Treasure Beach, Jamaica. For details, visit www.calabashfestival.org.
• Cayman Carnival, May 1 to 4, Cayman Islands. For details, visit
• Caribbean Tourism Organization's Caribbean Week, June 1 to 7, New
• Aruba Hi-Winds World Challenge, June 28 to July 6, Aruba.
• Several Curacao hotels and American Airlines unveiled special
agent fares and rates for travel May 1 to 31, as reported in the
April 3 Caribbean E-letter. However, the $99 rate covers only
roundtrip air from American's U.S. gateways to Curacao. The fare
for a companion accompanying an agent is $199. Hotel stays must be
for three or more nights; rates are separate from and not included
in the roundtrip air fares. To book air, agent should contact
American Airlines at the SJU Reservations Dept. at (787) 791-3939
and refer to Starfile Curacao 03. For information and rates from
participating Curacao hotels, e-mail the Curacao Tourist Board at