NEW YORK, NY (October 26, 2015) – The Martinique Promotion Bureau is making a strong push to attract U.S. travelers this winter by hosting its annual Martinique Magnifique Travel Show in five key markets – New York, Boston, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Miami – October 22–29, 2015. The special events tout the latest developments in air service, hotel development, cruise options, and attractions.
“With an 800% increase in cruise passenger arrivals since 2010, a nearly 200% jump in available nonstop air seats from the U.S. mainland since last winter, and several new hotel projects, we certainly have a lot of great news to share,” said Muriel Wiltord, Director Americas for the Martinique Promotion Bureau. “Together with a strong delegation of industry partners, who made the trip from Martinique to help us spread all the good news, we look forward to making everyone aware of all that makes Martinique especially affordable, accessible, and magnifique for U.S. travelers this winter.”
Pictured above from left to right at the New York edition of the Martinique Magnifique Travel Show, held October 22, 2015, are Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York; Muriel Wiltord, Director Americas of the Martinique Promotion Bureau; Markly Wilson, Director International Marketing, I love NY; Bernard Faro, Deputy Consul General; and Anne-Laure Tuncer, Director Atout France USA.
The remaining schedule of Martinique Magnifique Travel Show events is as follows:
New England Aquarium
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
French Kitchen – Lord Baltimore Hotel
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Embassy of France
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Miami Beach Women’s Club
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Travel industry partners making presentations and participating in the tradeshow portion of the Martinique Magnifique Travel Show events represent such notable brands as American Airlines, Avis, Hotel Bakoua, Club Med, Le Parc Naturel Régional de la Martinique, Norwegian Air, and the all new Hotel Le Simon, opening in January 2016.
For Martinique Magnifique Travel Show invitations and more information, please contact the Martinique Promotion Bureau at [email protected].
For more information on travel to Martinique, please visit www.martinique.org.
For the latest, up-to-date Martinique Promotion Bureau press kit, visit www.martiniquepresskit.com.
About Martinique (www.us.martinique.org)
The Caribbean Island with French Flair, The Isle of Flowers, The Rum Capital of the 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 the equal of neighboring Dominica to the north and St. Lucia to the south, so visitors here truly get the best of both worlds.
The currency is the Euro, the flag is Le Tricolour, and the official language is French, but Martinique’s character, cuisine, musical heritage, art, culture, common language, and identity are of a distinctly Afro-Caribbean inclination known as Creole Martiniquais. 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, including being named as a “Must-Visit” destination for 2015 by Caribbean Journal, “Best Caribbean Destination” by About.com, and “Top Caribbean Island for Delectable Dining” by Caribbean Travel + Life. The Bay of Fort-de-France, which fronts Martinique’s charming capital city, was also recently inducted into The Club of The Most Beautiful Bays in the World.
Martinique’s storied history further stirs travel passions. Napoleon’s bride, Empress Josephine, was born and raised in Martinique, while the majestic Mt. Pelée volcano and St. Pierre, The Pompeii of the Caribbean, are found here.
A special place, to be sure, with so much to offer – Martinique c’est magnifique!