Members & Travel Agents DOMINICA PREPARING TO WELCOME CRUISE GUESTS Dominica is preparing to welcome cruise passengers back to the Nature Island. Robust health and safety protocols, a COVID19 vaccination drive, training of the cruise sector and port enhancements are all ongoing. Additionally, site upgrades and health and safety measures are being implemented at major cruise sites. FRONTIER AIRLINES TO BEGIN ST. MAARTEN SERVICE THIS SUMMER Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines has announced plans to begin service at Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) in St. Maarten with nonstop Miami and Orlando f lights beginning in July. “We’re overjoyed to add St Maarten to our route map this summer with nonstop Miami and Orlando flights,” said Daniel Shurz, Senior Vice President of Commercial, Frontier Airlines. Stay Inspired, Stay Safe. For more information about the destination, visit www. vacationstmaarten.com, www.facebook. com/portstmaarten or www.portstmaarten.com.
CURACAO SELECTED BY CELEBRITY CRUISES Curacao is happy to announce that Celebrity Cruises has selected the port of Willemstad to be part of the 2021 Celebrity Millennium itinerary with St. Maarten as homeport. The itinerary includes Curacao, Aruba and Barbados as ports-of-call on a 7-night cruise that started June 5. The island is excited with this first step in the process of restarting the cruise sector.
The many cascading waterfalls and rich cultural heritage await. Come experience and feel safe in nature on your cruise stop to Dominica! ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA COMMITTED TO CRUISE TOURISM Antigua and Barbuda remains committed to the development of its cruise tourism product. The recent completion of the fifth berth and the ongoing dredging will soon position the destination to host the largest cruise ships in the world. This new development has also attracted new business, as Antigua and Barbuda is now preparing to welcome the homeporting of P&O and Crystal Cruises vessels - the latter commencing in August.
GUADELOUPE ISLANDS IS TOO BEAUTIFUL TO BECOME A TRASHCAN Those are the words of CLEANMYISLAND. This Guadeloupean organization founded in June 2019 aims to protect the environment, inform and raise awareness in order to encourage them to pick up the waste left in nature. Recently, the Tourism Committee of Guadeloupe Islands partnered with CLEANMYISLAND to support their actions. Now the organization has more than 600 members. For more information on the organization, visit www.cleanmyisland.fr.
COSTA RICA’S NEW REGULATIONS FOR MARITIME TOURISM Costa Rica approved regulations to promote marinas and to strengthen coastal development. Expanding the scope of the Law of Concession and Operation of Marinas and Tourist Berths, it will become an ideal destination for luxury yacht charter and an attraction for maritime tourism lovers. The law authorizes foreign-f lagged vessels to carry out lucrative activities involving water transportation and tourism – a consistent effort with the sustainable development model and key to boost the economy in coastal communities.
EL SALVADOR REACTIVATING TOURISM Thanks to the efforts made by the Ministry of Health in El Salvador while managing the pandemic, the country is in the process of reactivating tourism, through the organization of promotional and commercialization projects that allow the creation of business relationships with other countries. Some of these projects are virtual meetings with travel agencies in Brazil and Japan, B2B meetings with Guatemala and Panamá, tourism conference with Mexico and press trips with international media, among others. SECOND QUARTER 2021 | TRAVEL & CRUISE 33