Travel Weekly's Caribbean E-Letter: February 20, 2003

AIR JAMAICA VACATIONS extended its booking deadline from Feb. 25 to March 1 on its Caribbean Winter Sale promotion, which is good for travel for three or more nights through June 25. The sale is valid from Air Jamaica's 12 U.S. gateways to Antigua, Barbados, Curacao, Grenada, Jamaica and St. Lucia and features discounts up to 35% on inclusive packages that cover roundtrip air, accommodations, meals and transfers. For information, call (800) LOVEBIRD.

US AIRWAYS spread its wings further on Feb. 15 when the line launched daily nonstop service from its Philadelphia hub to Grand Bahama Island, using 169-seat A321 aircraft on Saturdays and 120-seat A319 aircraft Sundays through Fridays. Also, on the same date, US Airways began weekly Boston-San Juan service on A319 aircraft; Sunday flights will be added March 9. The carrier is scheduled to launch Boston-Cancun and Boston-Bermuda service this spring.

LODGEPODGE
• New faces at Tryall Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica, this winter include an activities and fitness coordinator and an executive chef. The golf resort also opened its first duty-free boutique and cigar store. Rates through March 31 begin at $6,000 per week in a fully staffed two-bedroom estate villa. Visit www.tryallclub.com for details.
• Cap Juluca on Anguilla and La Samanna on St. Martin offer a Blissful Duet plan from April 26 through Nov. 22, priced at $350 per room, per night, double for three or more nights. The rate covers oceanfront accommodations, daily breakfast, water sports and ferry and taxi transfers between the two resorts. For details, contact Leading Hotels of the World at (800) 223-6800.
• Beaches Resorts will eliminate the single supplement fee during its Single Parent Friendly months of May, September and October as well as Aug. 24-31. Savings can be combined with promotions such as the Beaches is for Everyone program, which offers discounts up to 35% off rack rates at select resorts. Single parent receptions and kids' movie nights will take place during the SPF months.

PENCIL IT IN
• St. Maarten/St. Martin Agent Seminars, eight U.S. cities, March 31-April 4. Call (800) 786-2278 Dutch or (800) 956-1234 French for details.


• Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, May 15-19.
• St. Kitts International Music Festival, Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 26-29.

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