Martinique launches new Summer Spectacular promo to pair with new AA Eagle flights creating exceptional summer travel options

NEW YORK, NY - The Martinique Promotion Bureau/CMT USA has launched a new island-wide Summer Spectacular promotion to coincide with new daily flights to the island via American Eagle, creating excepti

Martinique launches new Summer Spectacular promo to pair with new AA Eagle flights creating exceptional summer travel options

NEW YORK, NY – The Martinique Promotion Bureau/CMT USA has launched a new island-wide Summer Spectacular promotion to coincide with new daily flights to the island via American Eagle, creating exceptional travel options for vacationers considering the Caribbean this summer.

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Martinique Summer Spectacular packages offer “Sixth Night Free” savings and complimentary daily breakfast on idyllic Caribbean vacations across an exceedingly unique array of properties. Accommodations include everything from private-island villas and hillside hideaways, to sprawling resorts and chic boutiques, ensuring hotel options to fit virtually any style and budget.

In addition to offering travel agents an attractive promotion to encourage sales among their clients, Martinique Summer Spectacular packages are also commissionable at 12 percvent on bookings to the six participating properties listed below.

Martinique Summer Spectacular travel must take place between July 1 and September 30, 2010. Blackout dates and restrictions vary by hotel. Participating hotels and their corresponding booking contacts are as follows:

• Ilet Thierry – contact: ( )
Located on a private, 15-acre island 10 minutes by boat from the town of Le François, this 19th century Creole villa offers five bedrooms, endless watersports, and supreme seclusion.

• La Suite Villa – contact: ( )
Martinique’s newest hotel, La Suite Villa, opened in December 2009. Aptly named, the stylish property consists solely of suites, of which there are six, and villas (nine) available in two- or three-room layouts.

• Plein Soleil Hotel – contact: ( )
An intimate, hillside hideaway, Plein Soleil has 16 elegant guestrooms and suites and is renowned for its gourmet restaurant headed by Chef Nathanael Ducteil, former apprentice to Alain Ducasse.

• Hotel Bakoua – contact: ( )
Originally a colonial estate, this 138-room seaside property is famous for its seascape of endless skies above a picture-perfect infinity pool and its ideal location in the heart of the bustling Trois Ilets resort area.

• La Bateliere – contact: ( )
Located in the historic town of Schoelcher, the 198-room La Batelière offers a unique mix of Creole elegance and modern convenience spread over a 12-acre park overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

• Mercure Diamant – contact: ( )
This hillside property offers stunning views of historic Diamond Rock and the Caribbean Sea with 149 rooms, a 6,458-square-foot swimming pool, a children’s pool with slide, tennis court, and onsite scuba diving center.

At La Suite Villa, the savings extend to a Pay 10-Stay 12 option, affording guests two free nights when booking 12. This offer is valid on travel June 1 to 30 and September 1 to 30.

Added savings are also available at La Bateliere through the property’s Pay 4-Stay 5, Pay 7-Stay 9, and Pay 9-Stay 12 options, all of which are available through October 31, 2010.

“The ongoing economic recovery in the US, together with the strengthened position of the US dollar versus the euro makes summer 2010 an absolutely ideal time for US travelers to vacation in Martinique,” said Muriel Wiltord, director, Americas, for the Martinique Promotion Bureau/CMT USA. “A wonderful collection of our most unique hotels have stepped up to the plate with a tremendous offer, and when you combine that with the newly-expanded flights to Martinique on American Eagle, the timing just couldn’t be better for a summer escape to the Isle of Flowers.”

American Eagle recently announced the addition of a second daily flight to Martinique from its hub in San Juan, offering improved connectivity to flights from the US, as well as a more convenient arrival and departure schedule enabling visitors to maximize their vacation time in Martinique. The schedule for the new second flight is as follows:


AA Eagle Flight #4896 departs San Juan at 1:50 pm, arriving in Fort-de-France at 3:45 pm


AA Eagle Flight #4897 departs Fort-de-France at 4:15 pm, arriving in San Juan at 6:09 pm

On sale now for flights beginning July 2, the new American Eagle service will run initially through August 24, 2010, commencing again November 18 and extending indefinitely. Pre-existing American Eagle daily flights, which arrive in Martinique at 9:20 pm and depart back to San Juan at 7:35 am, will continue as usual.


The Caribbean island with French flair, The Isle of Flowers, The Rum Capital of the World, The Isle of the Famed Poet (Aimé Césaire) – by any one of its many names – Martinique remains one of the most alluring and enchanting destinations in the world. Named “Best Gourmet Island of the Year” in 2008 and 2009 by Caribbean World Magazine, Martinique is an overseas region of France that stirs the passions with distinctive culinary delights, awe-inspiring natural beauty, a rich cultural history, warm smiles, and so much more.

Napoleon’s bride, Empress Josephine, was born and raised here. Majestic Mt. Pelée and The Pompeii of the Caribbean, St. Pierre, is found here. The finest French products, from Chanel fashions to Limoges porcelain, are readily available here. La Route des Rhums, a tour of the world’s finest rum distilleries based on France’s famed Route des Vins, is offered here. A special place, to be sure, with so much to offer – Martinique c’est magnifique!

For more information, contact the Martinique Promotion Bureau/CMT USA, 825 Third Ave, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10022 – Tel: 212 838 6887 – Fax: 212 838 7855 – Email: – Web: .