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Barbados Left Unaffected By Hurricanes, But Confusion Is Impacting Its Tourism

Barbados has not been hit by a hurricane since 1955 and has not been affected by either of the recent mega-storms, Irma and Maria but it is still suffering from their impact. According to Petra Roach, director, USA for the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., confusion with the island of Barbuda, and general lack of knowledge about Caribbean geography, has had an impact on its tourism outlook. “We are totally empathetic with the victims of these storms and are very proud to be part of the Caribbean region,” Roach told TMR, “but travel agents should recognize that we are not in the hurricane belt.” Advertisements

Race To The Bottom – Canada’s WestJet Launches Ultra-Discount Airline Swoop

Formerly low-cost carrier WestJet, is set to launch an All-New “ultra-low-cost airline” called Swoop in June of 2018. “The name Swoop denotes exactly what we plan to do,” said Bob Cummings WestJet executive vice-president, strategy and the executive member responsible for the launch of Swoop. “It’s a powerful verb that demonstrates we plan to swoop in to the Canadian market with a new business model that will provide lower fares and greater opportunity for more Canadians to travel.”

Canadians Save Up To 40 Per Cent Off in the Cayman Islands With ‘Fall Only In Cayman’

TORONTO, Aug. 24, 2017 /CNW/ – This fall, the Cayman Islands is offering Canadians a sequel to summer with their annual FALL ONLY IN CAYMAN promotion. Trade out those sweaters for swimsuits with incredible savings of up to 40 per cent off accommodations, watersports, dining and more when you book a vacation by October 31, 2017 and travel between September 5 and December 15, 2017.

Sunwing Introduces Exclusive Direct Flight Service To Bonaire

TORONTO, June 6, 2017 /CNW/ – Sunwing is pleased to announce the addition of the Caribbean island of Bonaire to its ever-growing roster of sun destinations. Canada’s #1 to the sun will operate a weekly flight between Toronto and Bonaire that will depart Sundays between December 17, 2017 and April 15, 2018 inclusive. The convenient flight service will provide Canadians with the only direct connection to this relatively undiscovered tropical gem, and complete Sunwing’s service offering to the trio of the ‘ABC Islands’ that make up the Dutch Caribbean – Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao; making it the only Canadian tour operator to offer direct flights to all three.

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German Airline Condor Adds New Flights To Canada And The U.S.

Condor celebrated its first flight from Frankfurt (FRA) to San Diego (SAN) California on May 1. The first flight marks the start of the USA expansion in Summer 2017, with new direct flights to San Diego, New Orleans (MSY) and Pittsburgh (PIT). Condor will serve San Diego with three flights a week in the Summer of 2017 and two to New Orleans and Pittsburgh.