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JetBlue and Seaborne Airlines Launch Codeshare Agreement Throughout The Caribbean

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Agreement Expands Travel Options At San Juan Focus City

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) and Seaborne Airlines today began selling flights under a codeshare agreement that will offer customers increased travel options and new destinations throughout the Caribbean. Connections will be made via San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), where JetBlue is the largest carrier.

Customers flying on JetBlue and Seaborne will enjoy the benefit of traveling on a single ticket which allows for one-stop check-in, baggage transfer to the final destination, and conveniently timed connections in San Juan. Flights are available for purchase today on JetBlue.com.

“This latest codeshare agreement combines Seaborne Airlines’ experience serving exciting Caribbean destinations with JetBlue’s established footing as an award-winning carrier to the region,” said Scott Laurence, senior vice president, airline planning at JetBlue.

Initially, JetBlue will place its ‘B6′ designator code on eight Seaborne Airlines routes allowing JetBlue customers to reach more destinations in the Caribbean on a single itinerary.:

  • Anguilla (AXA)
  • Tortola, British Virgin Islands (EIS)
  • Dominica (DOM)
  • Nevis (NEV)
  • St. Kitts (SKB)
  • St. Maarten (SXM)
  • St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (STT)
  • St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (STX)

Following receipt of all necessary government approvals, JetBlue will place the ‘B6′ designator code on the remainder of the Seaborne Airlines network to include:

  • Antigua (ANU)
  • Fort-de-France, Martinique (FDF)
  • La Romana, Dominican Republic (LRM)
  • Point-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe (PTP)
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)

“The entire Seaborne Airlines team is excited to begin our codeshare relationship with JetBlue,” said Gary Foss, President and CEO of Seaborne Airlines.  “I’m confident that our customers, Caribbean residents, and tourism to our region will all benefit as a result of this agreement.”

The routes add to JetBlue’s already extensive list of destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America including Grenada, Curacao, Antigua and Mexico City, which were all added to the JetBlue route map in the past year. Additionally, flights to Quito, Ecuador begin in February 2016.

The partnership between JetBlue, a leading carrier to the Caribbean, and Seaborne Airlines, the largest regional operator in the Caribbean, expands upon the carriers’ successful interline agreement established in 2013.

About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 32 million customers a year to 91 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 875 daily flights. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

About Seaborne Airlines
Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 23 years, carrying approximately 3 million customers safely. With over 1,500 monthly departures to 17 airports, Seaborne serves San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, St. Thomas airport and Seaplane base, St. Croix airport and Seaplane Base, Anguilla, Antigua, Tortola, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, St. Kitts, Nevis, La Romana, Punta Cana and Santo Domingo.  All Flights operate with two pilots and two engines under Federal Air Regulations Part 121, the strictest code of the US Federal Air Regulation governing air travel.

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Wyndham Sets Sail for Barbados, Unveils Plans for Island’s Newest, Five-Star, Multi-Million Dollar Resort

Hotel giant accelerates Caribbean expansion with development of first Wyndham Grand Resort on site of historic Sam Lord’s Castle in St. Philip

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Highlighting strong and growing interest in its portfolio of upscale brands in the Caribbean, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company, today announced plans for further global expansion with the development of the 450-room Sam Lord’s Castle Barbados, A Wyndham Grand Resort.

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Located in the parish of St. Philip at the former site of Sam Lord’s Castle–a spot renowned for pirates in the 19th century and one that carries great historical significance in the Caribbean today–the all-new construction resort is being developed with Barbados Tourism Investment, Inc. and will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group. In addition to spacious, elegantly appointed guest-rooms, the resort will offer three on-site restaurants, 20,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art meeting space as well as an expansive luxury spa and fitness center. It will be the first Wyndham branded resort in Barbados.

“The famous buccaneer Sam Lord settled in this area for its beauty and mystique. Today, we believe he selected the perfect location for our continued growth in the Caribbean,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director, Latin America and the Caribbean for Wyndham Hotel Group. “This new hotel’s spectacular design will surely become an icon for guests in search of unique 5-star offerings and amenities.”

“Each year Barbados hosts more and more visitors as it continues to position itself as a top vacation spot in the Caribbean. The development of Sam Lord’s Castle Barbados, A Wyndham Grand Resort, will offer guests the beauty of our beaches and access to our distinctive history, merged with the luxurious experience that the Wyndham Grand brand offers to travelers around the world,” said Everton Walters, chairman of Barbados Tourism Investment Inc.

Sam Lord’s Castle Barbados, A Wyndham Grand Resort will be situated along the gorgeous beaches of Long Bay by Sam Lord’s Castle. The site was a beautiful Georgian mansion built in 1820 by Samuel Hall Lord, known as ‘Sam Lord’. It is said that the notorious buccaneer used to hang lanterns on palm trees to attract merchant ships whose captains mistakenly thought the place was a safe harbor.

When it opens in 2018, the hotel will be Wyndham Hotel Group’s 13th property in the Caribbean, with a portfolio which includes The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, under the Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, Ramada® and Howard Johnson® brands. The company is also scheduled to introduce the first TRYP by Wyndham hotel in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico later this year.

The new hotel will participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary new loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards program. For more information or to enroll, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

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About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

CONTACT: Paula Carreiro, Wyndham Hotel Group, (973) 753-7927, paula.carreiro@wyn.com

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Caribbean Hotelier John Jefferis Inducted Into 2015 Tourism Hall of Fame

CaribPR Wire, PAGET, Bermuda, Oct. 12, 2015 — Last Saturday, the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association inducted Caribbean Hotelier/Developer John Jefferis, JP into the Tourism Hall of Fame for 2015. He is one of only two persons ever to be inducted. The Tourism Hall of Fame recognises and honours those persons who have been outstanding performers in the hospitality and tourism industry and whose hard work, dedication and innovation make Trinidad and Tobago the destination of choice for tourists.

John Jefferis is the owner of Coco Reef – Bermuda, Coco Reef – Tobago and a number of other businesses in the Caribbean region, including Cuba. He started his career as a 15-year-old pot washer at a fish and chip restaurant in London. Today, he is the Chairman and sole shareholder of the Palm Reef Hotel Development Company Limited, Coco Reef Resorts Ltd, the Caribbean Construction Company, Island Resorts International Ltd and Inflite Catering, an airline catering company with operations in both Bermuda and Tobago.

Mr Jefferis, a past President and Chairman of the Bermuda Hotel Association, was the driving force behind Bermuda joining the Caribbean Hotel Association. He went on to become President of the Caribbean Hotel Association from 1996 to 1998 and Chairman from 1998 until 2000. During his presidency, Mr Jefferis visited nearly all of the Caribbean Association member Islands. During his speeches to the Island Hotel Associations his mantra was “Without a vibrant and profitable hotel industry a country can never have a successful tourism industry.”

In 2011, Mr Jefferis was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Bermuda Tourism Board. He also served as Chairman of the Bermuda Tourism Board’s Gaming Committee.

“We are proud to recognise John Jefferis’ 50 years of substantial and sustained contribution to leadership, service and success in the Trinidad and Tobago hospitality and tourism industry,” said Andrew Welch, President, Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association. “The Award Judging Committee acknowledges John’s contribution to the growth of Trinidad and Tobago’s hospitality and tourism sector through innovation and astute business practices.  Mr Jefferis has left a positive lasting legacy within his organisation, as well as with the people with whom he has worked.  Coco Reef Resorts has significantly contributed to the improvement and the recognition of Tobago as a tourism destination.”

Mr Jefferis studied at Birmingham University where he was awarded the Hotel and Catering Institute’s National Award for the top final year management student. As a result of the award he was able to secure an internship at the Savoy Hotel in London. He then moved to Bermuda where he was employed as Junior Assistant Manager at the Belmont Hotel. He was subsequently promoted to General Manager at Belmont and was the youngest person ever to hold that post.

Subsequently Mr Jefferis was appointed Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors of the Elbow Beach Hotel and Development Company. During his time at Elbow Beach, the hotel’s market share and reputation increased dramatically, making it Bermuda’s most successful and profitable hotel.

Mr Jefferis was also the owner of Edgehill Manor, Roxy’s Night Club and the Palm Reef Hotel, all of which he later sold. He was the major shareholder in the Haley Corporation, which was for many years, Bermuda’s largest tour operator and source of tourists.

In 1992, Mr Jefferis commenced the design, development plans, financing, and construction of the $82 million Coco Reef – Tobago, which became one of the Caribbean’s most successful properties. A well-known leading Caribbean Tour Operator/Airline Executive stated: “Without Coco Reef, there would not be any tourism in Tobago.”

At the staff orientation meetings after the opening of Coco Reef – Tobago, the essence of Mr Jefferis’ opening remarks was: “We are in the business of theatre. My job is to spend a lot of money to create a beautiful set for our guests. You are the actors and actresses, many of you will become stars. We must always remember that we are only as good as our customers’ perception of our last performance.” His philosophy on staff recruitment was made clear by the large sign over the General Manager’s office door:  “Hire for Attitude – Train for Skills”.

In 2003, Mr Jefferis acquired the Stonington Beach Hotel situated on Bermuda’s most famous beach and underwent a $14.3 million reconstruction, renovation and refurbishment to open Coco Reef – Bermuda in 2004.

In response to his induction into the Tourism Hall of Fame, John Jefferis said: “Having devoted my career to the hospitality and tourism industry, it is an honour to be inducted into the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association Hall of Fame. Creating new and memorable experiences and continually upgrading and redesigning my hotels for our guests is my passion and I am always humbled to be recognised for doing what I love most.”

Mr Jefferis has won countless accolades and awards including:  Bermuda Hotel Association’s first “Bermuda Hotelier of the Year” in 1989, The Caribbean Hotel Association’s “Caribbean Hotelier of the Year” in 1991, Ernst and Young’s “Caribbean Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in 2000 and Caribbean World’s “Lifetime Achievement Award in Tourism and Travel” in 2008. Most recently, in 2014, he was named International Caribbean Life’s “Entrepreneur of the Year.” In addition, Coco Reef – Tobago has won the World Travel Award for the “Caribbean’s Leading Hotel” for the past 11 years.

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Troncossi Public Relations

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Empresario hotelero caribeno John Jefferis es incluido en el Salón de la Fama del Turismo 2015

CaribPR Wire, PAGET, Bermudas, Oct. 13, 2015: El pasado sábado, la Asociación de Turismo de Hoteles y Restaurantes de Trinidad incluyó en el Salón de la Fama del Turismo 2015 al empresario/promotor hotelero caribeño John Jefferis, JP. Él es una de las dos únicas personas presentadas en la historia de este evento. El Salón de la Fama del Turismo reconoce y celebra a aquellas personas que han sobresalido en la industria de turismo y hotelería y cuyo trabajo duro, dedicación e innovación hacen de Trinidad y Tobago el destino predilecto de los turistas.

John Jefferis es dueño de Coco Reef – Bermudas, Coco Reef – Tobago y un número de otros negocios en la región del Caribe, incluyendo Cuba. Comenzó su carrera como lavaplatos a los 15 años de edad en un restaurante de pescado y papas fritas en Londres. Hoy en día, él es el presidente y único accionista de Palm Reef Hotel Development Company Limited, Coco Reef Resorts Ltd, the Caribbean Construction Company, Island Resorts International Ltd e Inflite Catering, una compañía de catering para aerolíneas que opera en Bermudas y Tobago.

El señor Jefferis, antiguo presidente y director general de la Asociación de Hoteles de Bermudas, fue la fuerza que impulsó la incorporación de Las Bermudas a la Asociación de Hoteles del Caribe. Se convirtió en el presidente de la Asociación de Hoteles del Caribe desde 1996 a 1998 y en director general desde 1998 hasta 2000. Durante su presidencia, el señor Jefferis visitó casi todas las islas miembros de la Asociación del Caribe. Durante sus discursos ante las Asociaciones de Hoteles de la Isla, su mantra fue “Sin una industria hotelera vibrante y lucrativa un país nunca podrá tener una industria turística exitosa”.

En 2011, el señor Jefferis fue designado subdirector general de la Junta de Turismo de Bermudas. Asimismo, se desempeñó como director general del Comité de Juegos de la Junta de Turismo de Bermudas.

“Nos sentimos orgullosos de reconocer los 50 años de contribución sustancial y sostenida de John Jefferis para con el liderazgo, servicio y éxito en la industria del turismo y hotelería de Trinidad y Tobago”, indicó Andrew Welch, presidente de la Asociación de Turismo de Hoteles y Restaurantes de Trinidad. “El Comité Evaluador de Galardones reconoce la contribución de John al crecimiento del sector de turismo y hotelería de Trinidad y Tobago mediante la innovación y las prácticas empresariales astutas. El señor Jefferis ha dejado un duradero y positivo legado dentro de su organización, así como con la gente con la que ha trabajado. Coco Reef Resorts ha contribuido significativamente a la mejora y el reconocimiento de Tobago como destino turístico.”

El señor Jefferis estudió en la Universidad de Birmingham donde fue galardonado con el premio nacional del Instituto de Hotelería y Catering como el mejor estudiante de administración del último año. Como resultado de este galardón, fue capaz de asegurar una pasantía en el Hotel Savoy en Londres. Luego se mudó a Bermudas donde fue empleado como gerente adjunto júnior en el Hotel Belmont. Luego fue promovido a gerente general en Belmont y fue la persona más joven en obtener ese puesto.

A continuación, el señor Jefferis fue nombrado director gerente y un miembro de la Junta de Directores de Elbow Beach Hotel and Development Company. Durante su tiempo en Elbow Beach, las acciones del mercado y la reputación del hotel incrementaron dramáticamente, haciéndolo el hotel más lucrativo y exitoso de Bermudas.

El señor Jefferis también fue dueño de Edgehill Manor, Roxy’s Night Club y el Hotel Palm Reef, los mismos que vendería después. Fue el accionista mayoritario en la Corporación Haley, que fue por muchos años el operador de tours más grande de Bermudas y su fuente más importante de turistas.

En 1992, el señor Jefferis comenzó el diseño, los planes de desarrollo, el financiamiento y la construcción de Coco Reef – Tobago de $82 millones, el mismo que se convirtió en una de las propiedades más exitosas del Caribe. Un reconocido operador turístico/ejecutivo de aerolíneas del Caribe, señaló: “Sin Coco Reef no existiría el turismo en Tobago”.

En las reuniones de orientación del personal después de la apertura de Coco Reef – Tobago, la esencia de los comentarios iniciales del señor Jefferis fue: “Estamos en el negocio del teatro. Mi trabajo es gastar mucho dinero en crear una hermosa escenografía para nuestros huéspedes. Ustedes son los actores y actrices, muchos de ustedes se convertirán en estrellas. Siempre debemos recordar que solo somos tan buenos como la percepción que nuestros clientes tengan de nuestro último desempeño”. Su filosofía sobre reclutamiento de personal quedo establecida con el gran signo sobre la puerta de la oficina del gerente general: “Contratar la actitud – Capacitar las aptitudes”.

En 2003, el señor Jefferis adquirió el Hotel Stonington Beach ubicado en la playa más famosa de Bermudas el cual experimentó una reconstrucción, renovación y remodelación de $14.3 millones para abrir como Coco Reef – Bermudas en 2004.

Como respuesta a esta introducción al Salón de la Fama del Turismo, John Jefferis dijo: “Habiendo dedicado mi carrera a la industria de la hotelería y el turismo, es un honor ser incluido en el Salón de la Fama de la Asociación de Turismo de Hoteles y Restaurantes de Trinidad. Crear nuevas y memorables experiencias y actualizar y rediseñar continuamente mis hoteles para nuestros huéspedes es mi pasión y siempre me siento honrado al ser reconocido por hacer lo que más amo”.

El señor Jefferis ha ganado innumerables premios y galardones que incluyen: el primer “Empresario Hotelero del Año en Bermudas” de la Asociación de Hoteles de Bermudas en 1989, “Empresario Hotelero del Año en el Caribe” de la Asociación de Hoteles del Caribe en 1991, el “Premio al Empresario del Año en el Caribe” de Ernst and Young en 2000 y el “Premio honorífico a toda una vida en Turismo y Viaje” de Caribbean World en 2008. Recientemente, en 2014 fue nombrado el “Empresario del Año” de International Caribbean Life. Además, Coco Reef – Tobago ganó el premio World Travel Award por el “Hotel más importante del Caribe” por los últimos 11 años.

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Study Reveals $3.16 Billion in Cruise Tourism Expenditures throughout 35 Caribbean, Mexican, and Latin American Destinations during 2014/15 Cruise Year

COZUMEL, Mexico, Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Today Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA) launched its analysis of spending related to cruise tourism and its impact on destinations’ economies. The triennial study engaged by the FCCA included a record 35 participating destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America.

It found that cruise tourism generated $3.16 billion in direct expenditures, 75,050 jobs and $976 million in employee wages among participating destinations during the 2014/2015 cruise year and the 23.6 million passengers disembarking ships and visiting the destinations.

The main driver—average expenditure per passenger—increased to $103.83, 8.25 percent higher than the 2011/2012 cruise year and accounting for $2.45 billion. Contributing to this increase were passengers spending 30 percent more per passenger on shore excursions, 20 percent more per passenger for local crafts and souvenirs and two percent more for food and beverages, along with a higher percentage of passengers making purchases in each of these categories. In fact, more than half of all transit passengers that went ashore purchased a shore excursion and food and beverages.

Just over 75 percent of passenger expenditures were made in four categories: watches and jewelry ($877 million), shore excursions ($551 million), clothing ($238 million), and food and beverages ($189 million). Shore excursions was the most popular category, with over half (53 percent) of all passengers purchasing this and local tour operators receiving an average of $43.99 per passenger directly from cruise passengers and cruise lines.

The estimated 4.5 million crewmembers visiting the 35 participating destinations spent approximately $302 million for goods and services, with an average per crew expenditure of $67.10, heavily weighted toward food and beverages, jewelry, and electronics.

In addition to net payments to local tour operators, cruise lines also provided data for payments to ports for passenger taxes and port services, as well as payments to local businesses for supplies and services. These categories accounted for an estimated $400.8 million.

Other key findings from the study include that 63 percent of passengers made their first visit at the destination; 93.7 percent went ashore; 65 percent made onshore purchases; and passengers spent an average 4.38 hours ashore. Plus visit satisfactions surveys found that cruise passengers were very satisfied with their overall destination visit; shore excursions received the highest score of all visit attributes; and passenger interactions with residents and store employees were very positive.

The study was released at the 22nd annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show in Cozumel, Mexico. Cozumel itself participated in the study and ranked third in overall expenditures with $365 million. St. Maarten led all destinations with nearly $423 million (while ranking third in passenger and crew onshore visits, it had the highest average total expenditure per visit of $189), followed by the Bahamas with $373 million.

The FCCA engages this study as one of many ways it works with destinations to foster understanding of cruise tourism, its benefits and how to best actualize its potential. The study’s release during the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show further adds to the event’s focus on maximizing this potential through a series of meetings, workshops and networking opportunities between destination stakeholders and cruise executives to offer insight and develop business and relationships.

This study and past versions are available for download at www.f-cca.com/research.html.

About the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association
Created in 1972, the FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization that provides a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issue and builds bilateral relationships with destinations’ private and public sectors. By fostering an understanding of the cruise industry and its operating practices, the FCCA works with governments, ports and private sector representatives to maximize cruise passenger, crew and cruise line spending, as well as enhance the destination experience and increase the amount of cruise passengers returning as stay-over visitors. For more information, visit F-CCA.com, the FCCA on Facebook, and @FCCAupdates on Twitter.

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Seaborne Airlines Announces Restart of Service to Dominica

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Seaborne Airlines has announced it is restarting normal operations to the Island of Dominica effective Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015.   This will include resumption of the American Airlines code-shared connecting service from San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport to Douglas Charles International Airport in Dominica, on a daily basis, as well as interline connecting service to JetBlue, Delta and United Airlines, also through San Juan.

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Schedule:


Dep. Airport   Arr. Airport   Dep. Time Arr. Time Day of Week
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San Juan (SJU) Dominica (DOM) 3:25 PM   5:35 PM   Daily
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Dominica (DOM) San Juan (SJU) 7:00 AM   8:45 AM   Daily
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In the wake of Tropical Storm Erika, all passenger flights to Dominica were cancelled due to weather-related damage at Douglas Charles International Airport. Seaborne operated 92 relief flights from August 23 to September 22, 2015 into and out of the region, to include 76 flights into and out of Guadeloupe (PTP) and 18 non-passenger flights into and out of Dominica’s Canefield Airport (DCF) and Douglas Charles International Airport (DOM) in conjunction with Ross University.   Many hundreds of medical students, faculty and relief workers were transported during this time, allowing students to start their studies and aiding recovery efforts.  During this period, Seaborne Airlines also transported water and other needed relief items to assist with the recovery effort.

Gary Foss, President and CEO of Seaborne Airlines said, “We want to thank Ross University for their massive efforts to move students, faculty and relief workers into and out of the country as well as providing additional ferry service from Guadeloupe to Dominica during this challenging time.”   “We also would like to recognize and thank The Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority, for their round-the-clock work to restore the airport’s infrastructure, allowing the country to be re-linked to the global transportation grid.   Their efforts have been nothing less than heroic.”

Seaborne Airlines, will continue to support the island’s recovery efforts.   As previously announced, Seaborne will be accepting items such as over-the-counter medical supplies, non-perishable goods, men’s and/or women’s underwear, bedding supplies, towels, and toiletries. These items can be delivered to Seaborne Airlines San Juan counter at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport or at Seaborne Headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Please visit our website at www.seaborneairlines.com or contact our reservations number 787-946-7800 for further information.

About Seaborne Airlines

Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 23 years, carrying approximately 3 million customers safely. With over 1,500 monthly departures to 17 airports, Seaborne serves San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, St. Thomas airport and Seaplane base,

St. Croix airport and Seaplane Base, Anguilla, Antigua, Tortola, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, St. Kitts, Nevis, La Romana, Punta Cana and Santo Domingo.  All Flights operate with two pilots and two engines under Federal Air Regulations Part 121, the strictest code of the US Federal Air Regulation governing air travel.

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Seaborne continues its efforts in supporting Dominica relief

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Seaborne Airlines and its partners are working together to send much needed supplies to the storm stricken island nation of Dominica.

Seaborne Airlines will be accepting items such as over-the-counter medical supplies, non-perishable goods, men’s and/or women’s underwear, bedding supplies, towels, and toiletries. These items can be delivered to Seaborne Airlines San Juan counter at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport between the hours of 1 P.M. and 5 P.M. starting Saturday, September 5, 2015. All donations need to be in a box no larger than 20 pounds, 24″x24″, and open with a list of the contents inside.

Please note that no hazardous material can be accepted (i.e. batteries, aerosol cans, medicines with radioactive ingredients, etc.)

As with any disaster, crisis brings out the true human spirit and kindness of all mankind. This is no different! The Seaborne Airlines family will continue to support our neighbors to the south, and help them through this crisis.

Please visit our website at www.seaborneairlines.com or contact our reservations number 787-946-7800 for any questions.

About Seaborne Airlines

Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 23 years, carrying approximately 3 million customers safely. With over 1,500 monthly departures to 17 airports, Seaborne serves San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, St. Thomas airport and Seaplane base, St. Croix airport and Seaplane Base, Anguilla, Antigua, Tortola, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, St. Kitts, Nevis, La Romana, Punta Cana and Santo Domingo. All Flights operate with two pilots and two engines under Federal Air Regulations Part 121, the strictest code of the US Federal Air Regulation governing air travel.

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Seaborne Announces Its Dominica Relief Plan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Seaborne Airlines wishes to advise passengers traveling to and from Dominica that all Seaborne services into Dominica (DOM) have been suspended effective immediately through September 16, 2015, as a result of damage inflicted on the airport from Tropical Storm Erika.

To accommodate passengers and all relief efforts to support Dominica, Seaborne Airlines will be substantially boosting scheduled passenger services into Point-a-Pitre on the Island of Guadeloupe.  All passengers booked on Seaborne Airlines will be offered the opportunity to re-book their flights into Guadeloupe, or on existing schedule service to Fort-de-France, Martinique at no expense.  The islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique have regular ferry service to Dominica.

“We are devastated to learn of the loss of life and sustained damage that has occurred in Dominica as a result of Tropical Storm Erika,” said Gary Foss, CEO of Seaborne Airlines, “Our company and our employees are making all efforts to help travelers, relief workers, and the citizenry of Dominica at this time.”

During the next several weeks, Seaborne will operate up to three times daily service between San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and Point-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe.  Seaborne will continue to maintain three times weekly service from San Juan to Fort-de-France, Martinique, which also has regularly scheduled ferry service to Dominica.  In San Juan, passengers can connect to other Seaborne flights in the Caribbean, and partner airlines Air Europa, American, Delta, JetBlue, and United.  Passengers will be able to connect to 33 destinations in the Americas and Europe in tandem with these carriers.  Schedule detail is provided below:

Seaborne San Juan to Guadeloupe Schedule effective August 31, 2015 through September 16, 2015


Dep. Airport Arr. Airport Dep. Time Arr. Time Eff. Period          Days of Week:
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San Juan     Guadeloupe   11:50     13:30                9/3 – 9/7 All Days
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San Juan     Guadeloupe   12:40     14:20              8/31 – 9/16 Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
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San Juan     Guadeloupe   16:10     17:50               9/2 - 9/15 All Days
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Guadeloupe   San Juan     07:00     08:40               9/3 – 9/16 All Days
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Guadeloupe   San Juan     14:25     16:05                9/3 – 9/7 All Days
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Guadeloupe   San Juan     15:00     16:40              8/31 – 9/16 Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
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Seaborne San Juan to Martinique Schedule effective August 31, 2015 through September 16, 2015


Dep. Airport Arr. Airport Dep. Time Arr. Time Eff. Period           Days of Week:
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San Juan     Martinique   11:50     13:55               8/31 - 9/16 Tue, Wed, Thu
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Martinique   San Juan     14:40     16:40               8/31 – 9/16 Tue, Wed, Thu
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About Seaborne Airlines

Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 23 years, carrying approximately 3 million customers safely.  With over 1,500 monthly departures to 17 airports, Seaborne serves San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, St. Thomas airport and Seaplane base, St. Croix airport and Seaplane base, Anguilla, Antigua Tortola, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, St. Kitts, Nevis, La Romana, Punta Cana, and Santo Domingo.  All flights operate with two pilots and two engines under Federal Air Regulation Part 121, the strictest code of the US Federal Air Regulation governing air travel.

CONTACT:  Sandra Colon, scolon@nlppr.com

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Seaborne Announces New Service Between Puerto Rico and Antigua and Barbuda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, announced that it will introduce non-stop service between the carrier’s hub in San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and Antigua and Barbuda newly inaugurated V.C. Bird International Airport, effective December 13, 2015.  The service will represent the only non-stop connection between Puerto Rico and Antigua and Barbuda.

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The flights will provide convenient connecting opportunities to Seaborne’s sizable portfolio of airline connecting partners at San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.  In tandem with connections to other Seaborne flights in the Caribbean, and connecting partner airlines

Air Europa, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and United Airlines, passengers will be able to connect to 33 destinations in the America’s and Europe.

All flights will be operated by 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft.  The plane operates with two pilots and a flight attendant, and offers inflight service, a roomy cabin with overhead bins, and other amenities.

Service will operate four times weekly on a year-round basis.  To celebrate the new non-stop service, Seaborne Airlines is offering a promotional fare of $128 each way, inclusive of all taxes and fees.

“We are excited to make Antigua the 17th airport served by Seaborne Airlines in the Caribbean, ” said Seaborne CEO Gary Foss, “I expect visitors and residents of Antigua and Barbuda alike to appreciate Seaborne’s award-winning customer service, commitment to low fares, and connectivity to our airline partners.”

“Puerto Rico continues to shine as a first-rate destination. Our alliance with Seaborne continues to strengthen the connections between Caribbean destinations and our position as the leading air access hub of the region”, stated Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, Executive Director of the

Puerto Rico Tourism Company. “With this new route between San Juan and Antigua we expand our reach towards new markets in the area and provide more options for travelers who want to visit multiple destinations during their vacation”.

Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism, The Honorable Asot Michael said, “With a more modern, efficient airport terminal built to enhance the experience of Antigua and Barbuda visitors, we are pleased that Seaborne will be arriving into the destination this winter, increasing our airlift and providing us with the ability to offer more flight options to our visitors, as well as truly positioning Antigua and Barbuda as a major gateway for passengers connecting to other Caribbean destinations.”

Schedule effective December 13, 2015


     Dep. Airport      Arr. Airport Dep. Time Arr. Time     Day of Week
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San Juan (SJU)    Antigua (ANU)       12:45     14:20   Mon, Thu, Sat, Sun
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Antigua (ANU)     San Juan (SJU)      15:05     16:40   Mon, Thu, Sat, Sun
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About Seaborne Airlines

Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 23 years, carrying approximately 3 million customers safely.  With over 1,500 monthly departures to 17 airports, Seaborne serves San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, St. Thomas airport and Seaplane base, St. Croix airport and Seaplane base, Anguilla, Antigua, Tortola, Dominica,  Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, St. Kitts, Nevis, La Romana, Punta Cana, and Santo Domingo.  All flights operate with two pilots and two engines under Federal Air Regulation Part 121, the strictest code of the US Federal Air Regulation governing air travel.

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Seaborne Issues Storm Policy on Tropical Storm Erika

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Seaborne Airlines today issued its storm policy for customers who may be impacted by Tropical storm Erika:

Tropical storm Erika is expected to affect travel to, from and through the Caribbean in the coming days. Please check flight status frequently on seaborneairlines.com or Seaborne’s Facebook page for up-to-the-minute information about your flight plans.

Rescheduling Flights
If your flight is cancelled or significantly delayed, you are entitled to a refund. Even if your flight is not cancelled, you may make a one-time change to your ticket without any change fees if you are schedule to travel as follows. For all ticketed passengers to and from the following locations:

*The Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies  (DOM)
*The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies (SKB and NEV)
*St. Maarten (SXM)
*Anguilla (AXA)
*Guadeloupe, French West Indies  (PTP)
*St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (STT)
*St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands (STX)
*St. Thomas Seaplane Base, United States Virgin Islands  (SPB)
*St. Croix Seaplane Base, United States Virgin Islands (SSB)
*Tortola, British Virgin Islands (EIS)
*San Juan, Puerto Rico   (SJU)

On the following dates: August 26 – 28, 2015
and your ticket was issued no later than: August 25, 2015
You may travel: August 27 – September 3, 2015
Original inventory required? No

To change travel dates or for questions contact our Reservations personnel at
1-866-359-8784 or 787-946-7800 throughout the Caribbean. If calling from the
Dominican Republic, please call 809-200-0331.

Safety is our number one priority at Seaborne Airlines. Be Vigilant and Be Safe. You are
very important to us.

Seaborne Airlines

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Seaborne Airlines Makes Announcement Regarding Hurricane Danny

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Seaborne Airlines today made the following announcement regarding Hurricane Danny:

August 21, 2015

Dear Valued Customers,

A major storm is expected to affect travel to, from, and through much of the Caribbean over the next few days.  Please check flight status frequently on seaborneairlines.com or Seaborne’s Facebook page for up-to-the-minute information about your flight plans.

Rescheduling Flights

If your flight is canceled or significantly delayed, you are entitled to a refund.  Even if your flight is not canceled, you may make a one-time change to your ticket without any change fees or bookings fees if you are scheduled to travel

On the following dates: August 22 - 26, 2015
and your ticket was issued no later than: August 21, 2015
You may travel: August 22 - August 31, 2015
Original inventory required? No

To change travel dates or for questions contact our Reservations personnel at 1-866-359-8784 or 787-946-7800 throughout the Caribbean.  If calling from the Dominican Republic, please call 809-200-0331.

Safety is our number one focus for our customers, crew and ground support team at Seaborne Airlines.  Be vigilant, Be Safe and please take care of your families.  You are very important to us.

Seaborne Airlines

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Seaborne Airlines Supports 31st Annual Chili Cook Off Community Fundraiser

ST.CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – On Sunday, August 16th at Brewers Beach on St. Thomas, over 75 local chili teams will create vegetarian and beef chili from scratch to be judged and awarded “Best of VI.” Festivities begin at 11 am. Seaborne Airlines is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the 31st Annual Texas Society of the Virgin Islands Chili Cook Off Community Fundraiser. For over 20 years, Seaborne has committed to inspiring and investing in the U.S.V.I. this event is one of many that supports vital organizations within the Territory.

All proceeds from the event are donated to local charities, including Dial-A-Ride, Family Resource Center, Queen Louise Home for the Aged, St. Thomas Rescue, St. Thomas Sail and Power Squadron, and others. In addition, two $1,000 scholarships to the University of the Virgin Islands are awarded to local students. For more details on participation, please go to 31st Annual Texas Society Chili Cook Off Event page on Facebook.

“We take pride in supporting almost 300 local organizations focused on the most prevalent needs of our island communities, “said Mora Scotland, Sales Manager of USVI and BVI Region,  ”We believe this commitment to help enrich and expand the lives of our neighbors makes the USVI a better place to live for all.”

Seaborne’s mission is to join our customers and local community organizations in serving the U.S.V.I. by bringing the Caribbean closer. Through it’s soon to be 17 destinations, multiple daily flights between St. Croix and St. Thomas, Seaborne celebrates the diversity and culture of the islands by supporting a wide range of organizations. From the St. Croix Youth Soccer Association, United Jazz Foundation Mentorship Program, and USVI business promotion through the Annual Hotel and Tourism Symposium, Seaborne connects the communities.

“The USVI Hotel & Tourism Association has had a long standing partnership with Seaborne Airlines. They are the premium sponsor of our annual Destination Symposium providing the round trip airfare for our OTA partners to ensure they explore all the Virgin Islands during the event.  They have also been a long time sponsor of our annual employee recognition event The Tommy Star Awards.  We very much value their continuous sponsorship to ensure our events are successful.”

—Lisa Hamilton President, USVI Hotel & Tourism Association

“Seaborne Airlines sponsorship of St. Croix AYSO 1383 has been a integral part of exposing young soccer players to needed international playing time and their overall social development, integral components of the AYSO’s main mission. Our wish is that our continued partnership will reap rewards not just on the field but also in uplifting the confidence of our young people and helping them become the leaders of tomorrow.”

—Shanta Roberts Regional Commissioner of St. Croix AYSO

“United Jazz Foundation is thankful for the collaboration with Seaborne airlines. Their support has been essential to be able to serve the community of the U.S. Virgin Islands throughout the territory. With their sponsorship it’s possible to expose all musical students of the U.S. Virgin Islands to our mentors through ‘Mentoring Through the Arts of Music’, have local musicians perform at our free community concerts through our inter island cultural exchange and connect the most talented high school students from both districts (St. Thomas/St. John district and St. Croix District) with each other through the VI Youth Ensemble. We are grateful for Seaborne’s passion to enrich, connect and support the culture of the U.S. Virgin Islands and to give the young people a chance to pursue their dreams and develop their talent.”

—Nicole Parson CEO, Vice President of United Jazz Foundation

About Seaborne Airlines­­­

Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 23 years, carrying more than 2.5 million customers safely.  With over 2,300 monthly departures to 17 airports in service or announced, Seaborne serves San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, St. Thomas’ Cyril E. King airport and Charles F. Blair Jr., Seaplane base, St. Croix’s Henry B. Rohlsen airport and Captain Svend Aage Ovesen Jr.,Seaplane base, Anguilla, Tortola, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, St. Kitts, Nevis, La Romana, Punta Cana, and Santo Domingo and will launch service to island of Antigua later this year.

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The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network and Seaborne Airlines Enter Into a Public-Private Partnership in the USVI

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new partnership with Seaborne Airlines. Free Wi-Fi service is now available to all Seaborne Seaplane passengers traveling between St. Croix and St. Thomas. Travelers can now experience the fastest broadband speeds in the Virgin Islands and Caribbean free of charge for personal use or business from viNGN’s hotspot locations at both Seaplane terminals. Travelers can access the Internet simply by selecting the “viNGN_Hotspot” network on their computers and mobile devices.

“We believe that the transformational power of viNGN resides in its ability to make daily life easier and more convenient for Virgin Islanders. Our partnership with Seaborne allows us to assist commuter, leisure, and other travelers to stay connected whether it is for business or pleasure…and at superfast speeds. This is the real power of technology, its ability to transform lives, and we have that power right here at home in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We thank Seaborne for this amazing opportunity to help them to transform the travel experience for its travelers. We, with the partnership of Seaborne Airlines, are moving steadily toward the Next Generation of the Virgin Islands,” said Dr. Tonjia S. Coverdale, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network.

“Seaborne Airlines and the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) are both privileged to work in one of the most important and honorable undertakings – that of connecting people” said Gary Foss, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaborne.  “Both are in businesses that ­­have shrunk the globe, brought people together, and broadened the horizons of so many.  Seaborne, through being the United States Virgin Islands largest air carrier, and viNGN as the company who brought world class, open access, high speed, 100% fiber optic broadband services to The Territory.  Both company’s missions are critical to the local economy, facilitating commerce and creating jobs.  It is with pleasure that we enter into this agreement to provide free WiFi at our St. Thomas and St. Croix Seaplane bases to approximately 100,000 Seaplane travelers annually and to work in partnership with a company having such an important role in the United States Virgin Islands,” said Foss.

About Seaborne Airlines

Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 23 years, carrying more than 2.5 million customers safely.  With over 2,300 monthly departures to 17 airports in service or announced, Seaborne serves San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, St. Thomas’ Cyril E. King airport and Charles F. Blair Jr., Seaplane base, St. Croix’s Henry B. Rohlsen airport and Captain Svend Aage Ovesen Jr.,Seaplane base, Anguilla, Tortola, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, St. Kitts, Nevis, La Romana, Punta Cana, and Santo Domingo and will launch service to island of Antigua later this year.

About VI Next Generation Network­

With viNGN’s state-of-the-art 100% fiber optic Network, Virgin Islands residents and tourists may now experience the Next Generation of technology with up to 1 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of bandwidth speed (1000 Megabits per second), a drastic improvement from the previous high of 16 Mbps that is currently offered in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Sabre launches new Business Travel Services connecting hotels and travel buyers

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) has launched a new portfolio of consortia solutions to help hotels compete for high value business travelers and connect travel buyers with hotels that cater to business travelers. Sabre will feature the Business Travel Services during the 2015 GBTA Convention at booth #1425.

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Many independent and small chain hotels today find it difficult to compete for new travel agency and corporate business due to limited resources and investments compared to global hotel chains. Sabre Business Travel Services connects hotels to new business opportunities and helps them compete for and manage corporate accounts. At the same time, the solutions make it easier for travel managers and travel management companies to identify, negotiate and contract with hotels that best fit their corporate hotel programs.

“On a macro-economic level, business travel continues to be a major economic driver and the same is true on a micro-level for hotels looking to build their corporate business and serve business travelers,” said Alex Alt, president of Sabre Hospitality Solutions. “Our Business Travel Services simplify that process by helping hotels compete for valuable business travel contracts and helping corporations get the most from their travel budgets.”

According to a recent research report sponsored by Sabre and conducted by GBTA, managing supplier relationships and monitoring traveler compliance with corporate travel policies are two of the most time-consuming and important aspects of most corporate travel programs.

The new report, Travel Manager 2020 – Foundational Shifts in the Role of the Travel Manager, discusses how corporate travel managers increasingly rely on technology and data as critical tools in negotiating contracts with suppliers, identifying hard-dollar savings, and monitoring compliance.

“As hotel rates continue to climb, a corporation’s hotel spend can account for as much of the travel budget as air travel. So it’s extremely important that corporations can tie negotiated rates to booked rates to ensure travelers are being offered what was negotiated and that they track that savings throughout the year – not just during negotiation season,” continued Alt.

Sabre Business Travel Services provide the ability to integrate negotiated rate data into both the hotel’s reservation system and into the travel buyer’s online and offline booking channels to maximize savings and efficiency. The solutions portfolio builds upon Sabre’s existing Sabre Hotel RFP technology and hotel consortia program to add an elite hotel consortia tier, BT Advantage, and Global Account Management.

About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than $110 billion of estimated travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre operates offices in approximately 60 countries around the world.

Media Contact:
Daniel Duarte
Sabre, Corporate Public Relations
Daniel.Duarte@sabre.com
+1 214-236-9473

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Dynamic Celebrating First Anniversary of New York to Georgetown Service

GREENSBORO, N.C., June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – On June 27th 2015 Dynamic International Airways will be celebrating its first anniversary since entering Guyana market.

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After our initial bumpy start, Dynamic International Airways was been able to accomplish its goal in establishing itself as the preferred carrier of Guyanese. We have proven sustainability of air service between United States and Guyana as well as progressively increased our customer service levels.

Since inauguration, Dynamic International Airways has been able to expand its non-stop service between New York, NY and Georgetown, Guyana. Service started initially two times per week and expanded to five times per week this coming high season while still keeping its pricing low and affordable for Guyanese and members of Guyanese ethnic in New York.

“Our goal in the first year of service was to establish ourselves as the preferred carrier of Guyanese.  We achieved this by maintaining the highest safety records, delivering the most desirable schedule, and reached highest on time performance standards as well as exemplary customer service. Our goal for the immediate future is to build upon that momentum and expand our non-stop JFK to GEO service by operating daily frequency.  Most importantly continue raising the bar in our safety, reliability, and customer service standards,” said Bill Grey CSO of the company.

“We believe that our coming daily service from Georgetown to New York combined with non-stop service from Georgetown to Toronto, which we intend to start in October of this year, will allow us to provide Guyanese with safe, reliable and affordable service into two of their favorite international destinations. As you probably already know we have directly and indirectly created over 150 new jobs in Guyana with our service to New York by hiring Guyanese based Flight Attendants, local ground handlers, catering providers and we expect a similar positive impact with the launch of our new service to Toronto. Dynamic has proven its intent and dedication to stay, improve and grow international travel to and from Guyana. Expect some amazing surprises for loyal passengers and exciting announcements from Dynamic in coming days.”

About Dynamic

Dynamic International Airways is a US Certificated FAR PART 121 AIR CARRIER. The Airline changed ownership and management in 2013 with the goal of providing high quality, affordable, long haul, point-to-point air service. Dynamic Airways, which is headquartered in Greensboro, NC, offers service from airports in New York, Guyana, Florida, Hong Kong, Palau with its fleet of B767 wide body aircrafts. Recently company has added International in its official name as reflection of its transition into long haul carrier.

For reservations & information, visit www.airdynamic.com, www.facebook.com/airdynamic, www.twitter.com/flyairdynamic, contact your favourite travel agent or call (336) 790-8176.

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Seaborne and JetBlue to Become Codeshare Partners Across the Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Seaborne Airlines and JetBlue Airways, the largest carrier in San Juan, have finalized terms to begin a codeshare marketing relationship, expanding upon the carriers’ successful interline agreement in place since 2013.  The codeshare will help facilitate improved connectivity between two of the top airlines in the Caribbean, subject to receipt of all regulatory approvals.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with JetBlue.  Providing improved connectivity in our common hub of San Juan will add tremendous value to Caribbean residents, visitors, and businesses,” said President and CEO of Seaborne Airlines Gary Foss.  “We are honored that JetBlue, known for outstanding customer service, would recognize the same that Seaborne employees are providing throughout the Caribbean”, Foss said.

Seaborne, the largest regional operator, and JetBlue, the number one carrier by flights and seats at San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, offer a combined 50 daily flights that connect 22 destinations.  Seaborne will expand the JetBlue network to multiple new destinations, including Anguilla, Dominica, Guadalupe, Martinique, Nevis, St. Kitts, and Tortola.  In addition, the Seaborne Airlines network will also provide JetBlue customers’ access to an expanded presence throughout the United States Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic.

“Our codeshare agreement with Seaborne makes traveling to the Caribbean easier than ever, and that’s the way a beach vacation or family visit should feel,” said Scott Laurence, senior vice president airline planning, JetBlue. ”Between JetBlue’s leading position as San Juan’s largest and most customer friendly airline, and Seaborne’s extended local reach, this is a win-win partnership for customers and tourism.”

“The Puerto Rico Tourism Company welcomes this new partnership that supports and strengthens our efforts to increase air access to the Island. This new codeshare marketing relationship between Jet Blue and Seaborne facilitates the entrance of more visitors and positively impacts the economic development in the Island”, said Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

Along with JetBlue, Seaborne operates as a codeshare partner of American Airlines and Air Europa of Spain.   Seaborne offers interline connecting agreements with Delta Airlines and United Airlines as well.  In aggregate, Seaborne and the carrier’s partners offer non-stop service to 32 destinations in the Americas and Europe from San Juan. Seaborne’s expanding network out of San Juan has helped solidify San Juan’s position as the Caribbean’s largest hub.

About Seaborne Airlines

Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 23 years, carrying more than 2.5 million customers safely.  With over 1,500 monthly departures to 16 airports, Seaborne serves San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, St. Thomas airport and Seaplane base, St. Croix airport and Seaplane base, Anguilla, Tortola, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, St. Kitts, Nevis, La Romana, Punta Cana, and Santo Domingo.  All flights operate with two pilots and two engines under Federal Air Regulation Part 121, the strictest code of the US Federal Air Regulation governing air travel.

About JetBlue

JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 32 million customers a year to 88 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 875 daily flights. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

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Sabre and Movida Rent a Car expand global e-commerce to agents and corporations booking trips to Brazil

Sabre’s subscribers in 144 countries can provide travelers with a wide range of vehicles and personalization at 100 branches and major airports in 24 Brazilian states

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced the implementation of its leading distribution technology for Movida Rent a Car, the latest travel supplier in Brazil to benefit from Sabre’s real-time connectivity to more than 425,000 agents worldwide.

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The technology and digital commerce agreement between Sabre and Movida Rent a Car also makes the Sabre travel marketplace one of the leading B2B travel platforms with broadest offering of car rental suppliers covering destinations across Brazil. Movida will also benefit from unprecedented mobile reach to consumers through the TripCase app, powered by Sabre mobile technology. The app integrates and displays car pick-up and drop-off dates within all travel itineraries, viewable in mobile devices and smart watches.

“We are pleased to continue partnering with major industry suppliers in Brazil including Movida Rent a Car, which is known for providing high-end vehicles and a customized driving experience to connect business and leisure destinations,” said Luiz Ambar, vice president of Sabre in Brazil and southern Latin America. “Sabre has a consistent track record in developing innovative software solutions for agents to access a seamless shopping and booking platform, and for suppliers like Movida we have also integrated direct billing capabilities to meet our agency customers’ needs in Brazil.”

Agents around the world subscribed to Sabre can now offer personalized services on behalf of Movida including, GPS devices, child safety seats, and chauffeurs. While for travel agents in Brazil enrolled in Movida’s incentive program, this new and enhanced car rental offering also provides additional opportunities to earn commissions from each booking.

“We are confident Sabre’s technology and their base of global travel agencies represents a highly influential community to connect our company’s 19,000 vehicles to travelers seeking a personalized car service,” said Jamyl Jarrus, commercial director for Movida Rent a Car. “After the initial connectivity to the Sabre travel marketplace we got immediate bookings, providing us with a fast lead generation platform for our business.”

In addition to boosting bookings, Brazil’s Movida Rent a Car will see their entire fleet, pricing and full inventory listed across Sabre’s leading shopping platform for travel services, including, Sabre Red Workspace and Sabre Red Mobile in tablets for agents. Travel agents connected to Sabre will count on 24×7 access to Movida’s help desk for support on bookings made via global distribution systems.

MEDIA CONTACT
Daniel Duarte
Sabre, Corporate Public Relations
Daniel.Duarte@sabre.com
+1 214 2369473

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About Sabre Corporation Sabre® (NASDAQ: SABR) Corporation is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than $110 billion of estimated travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre operates offices in approximately 60 countries around the world.

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TOURISTS TO VISIT CULTURAL CENTER OF HAITI DURING JACMEL GETAWAY IN MAY 2015 WITH MY HAITI TRAVELS

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CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY – April 15, 2015 – My Haiti Travels, a New York-based boutique concierge firm that produces high-quality travel experiences, announced its second annual “Jacmel Getaway” cultural adventure to Haiti scheduled on Thursday, May 21 to Monday, May 25, 2015. The all-inclusive tour package will explore art, film and a taste of Caribbean life on an enchanting journey to the cultural center of Haiti.

Scheduled during the Memorial Day weekend holiday in the United States, the “Jacmel Getaway” explores the vibrant town of Jacmel with a complete vacation package comprising a full schedule of activities targeting couples, singles and art lovers. The all-inclusive five-day and four-night itinerary features private ground transportation including round-trip airport transfers and travel to Jacmel, art and film expeditions, live Haitian cultural performances, dining at top restaurants, private entertainment and souvenir shopping at local Haitian artisan shops. Hotel accommodations represent modern to vintage settings including the newly renovated Kinam Hotel in Petion-Ville and Jacmel’s idyllic Hotel Florita that was built in the 19th century. Located in the Southeastern part of Haiti, Jacmel is renowned for its carnival, film festival, talented artisans, colonial architecture and serene waterfalls.

“We’re thrilled to continue growing our portfolio of unforgettable travel experiences with the second edition of the Jacmel Getaway,” said Dina Simon, founder and managing director, My Haiti Travels. “We have planned another magical tour that is designed to explore the cultural center of Haiti and support our mission of allowing tourists to see Haiti through our eyes.”

The My Haiti Travels agency was founded by Haitian-born Dina Simon shortly following the devastating earthquake of January 2010 to support the resurgence of tourism and investment in Haiti, and to promote the patronage of local businesses, hotel/resort establishments and restaurants. My Haiti Travels staff continues to build relationships and work diligently with local professionals and experts across Haiti’s hospitality and tourism sector to provide safe, meaningful and fun experiences.

Since its inaugural group trip in 2013, My Haiti Travels has hosted over 120 travelers through its annual “Jacmel Getaway” and “Impact Week” tours, as well as other custom expeditions. Ranging in age from teenagers to baby boomers, the diverse groups represent a multicultural mix of tourists seeking to explore Haiti’s dynamic Taino, African, Latin and French ancestry.

Media partners of the 2015 “Jacmel Getaway” include Haiti Cultural Exchange; L’Union Suite; and Miss Jetsetter. To register and for more information on the “Jacmel Getaway,” and to take advantage of discounted early-bird registration rates, please contact My Haiti Travels at info@myhaititravels.com or visit www.MyHaitiTravels.com

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About My Haiti Travels

My Haiti Travels (MHT) is a New York-based boutique concierge firm that produces high-quality travel experiences with a social impact.  Each January My Haiti Travels offers the IMPACT WEEK HAITI tour (www.ImpactWeekHaiti.com) providing the perfect blend of civic and social interaction during Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend.  Each May My Haiti Travels offers the JACMEL GETAWAY tour (www.JacmelGetaway.com) which includes exclusive art and film expeditions during Memorial Day weekend holiday.  My Haiti Travels also promotes a positive image of Haiti through its “See Haiti Through Our Eyes” campaign and publishes an e-newsletter that features guest blogs, compelling video clips and travel stories.  Follow My Haiti Travels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and YouTube.


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TripCase Earns top Mobile Travel App awards

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – TripCase, Sabre’s leading travel app, was recognized as the best mobile solution for travelers who want to stay connected while on the road. The popular travel itinerary app earned high praise during the EyeForTravel Mobile Innovation Conference in San Francisco and the Italian Mission Awards in Milan, Italy for its ability to make the travel experience easier and less stressful.

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EyeForTravel named TripCase the Best Mobile Travel App during its 2015 Mobile Innovation Travel Awards ceremony. TripCase earned high marks from EyeforTravel for the extensive capabilities the app offers travelers via a smartphone or smartwatch, noting that travelers want and expect content and services that are relevant to them and where they are in their trip. TripCase makes everything accessible at the traveler’s fingertips in a beautifully crafted user design. This marks the second time that TripCase has won an EyeForTravel Mobile Innovation Award.

In addition, TripCase was named a winner at closing ceremonies at the Italian Mission Awards. TripCase Corporate, designed to improve travel programs for corporations while simplifying business travel for employees, was named Best Mobile Solution for Business Travelers for “its complete mobile itinerary management package with seamless capabilities combining detailed information that makes business travel easier for travellers and for travel managers.” Organized by Newsteca, the Italian Mission Awards is the most authoritative reference point in Italy for companies who want to optimize the management of business travel.

“Winning these awards and being recognized by two great organizations is an honor for TripCase and our entire crew,” said Julia De Jesús, vice president of Sabre in The Caribbean and northern Latin America. “By providing more relevant information, a world-class user experience and intelligent tools for corporations, we strive to make every trip that we touch better. This is our team’s passion and it means so much to be recognized for helping make every trip a memorable experience.”

TripCase is one of the fastest growing travel apps worldwide, with more than 30 million trips managed in 2014.

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About Sabre Corporation: Sabre® (NASDAQ: SABR) Corporation is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than $110 billion of estimated travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre operates offices in approximately 60 countries around the world.

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Seaborne Airlines Announces Expansion of the American Airlines Codeshare Agreement to the United States Virgin Islands

Has Also Upgraded Other Service Offerings

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Seaborne Airlines is pleased to announce exciting news for customers traveling to or from the United States Virgin Islands.  Effective immediately, Seaborne’s codeshare partnership with American Airlines has been expanded to include both St. Thomas and St. Croix. Customers booking Seaborne travel on the American Airlines website or through a travel agent, can now accrue AAdvantage miles flying between the St. Thomas and St. Croix airports or to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico from both islands.  Seaborne Airlines operates San Juan to St. Thomas, San Juan to St. Croix, and between St. Thomas and St. Croix with three well-timed roundtrips. A fourth flight from San Juan to St. Croix will be added seasonally, effective June 7.

Aside from American Airlines, Seaborne offers interline connections from the United States Virgin Islands with JetBlue Airways, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and European air carrier Air Europa at San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.

Seaborne Airlines has made several other material improvements to air lift in the U.S. Virgin Islands.   The carrier has introduced a new seaplane to operate between the St. Croix and St. Thomas seaplane bases.  The new seaplane has already begun operating on the popular seaplane route St. Croix to St. Thomas.  Seaborne operates this service up to 12 times per day, making it one of the Caribbean’s most traveled routes.  A second new plane is slated to come online later this summer.  In addition to the new planes, Seaborne has invested over $300,000 introducing new tents, docks, benches, and other improvements to both the St. Thomas and St. Croix Seaplane bases.

About Seaborne Airlines

Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 20 years, carrying more than 2.5 million customers safely.  With over 1,500 monthly departures to 15 airports, Seaborne serves San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, St. Thomas airport and seaplane base, St. Croix airport and seaplane base, Tortola, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Maarten, St. Kitts, Nevis, La Romana, Punta Cana, and Santo Domingo.  The 16th airport, Anguilla, will launch April 30, 2015.

All flights operate with two pilots and two engines under Federal Air Regulation Part 121, the strictest code of the US Federal Air Regulation governing air travel.

CONTACT:  Sandra Colon, scolon@nlppr.com

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Air Europa Enters into an agreement with Seaborne

The codeshare alliance provides daily flights between Madrid and San Juan by passing through Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo.

MADRID and SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Air Europa continues its expansion throughout the Caribbean by connecting its daily flight between Spain and the Dominican Republic with its neighbor, Puerto Rico. The Globalia Group Airline and Seaborne, a Puerto Rican airline, have reached a codeshare agreement to cover the route Santo Domingo – San Juan, Puerto Rico, which will allow for daily flights to and from the islands and, as a result, the connection of both capitals with the Adolfo Suarez Airport in Madrid-Barajas.

This will permit Air Europa passengers to fly to Puerto Rico every day, by making a short stop in Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo. This route will be added to the two direct flights that Air Europa has been operating between Spain and Puerto Rico since June 2014.

“This agreement represents a step forward in our mission to be the go-to airline in flying to and from Europe, America and the Caribbean,”declared Air Europa’s President, Juan Jose Hidalgo.“And I’m sure that with Seaborne we have found a great partner, due to their impeccable trajectory and incredible punctuality index of over 98%.”

Seaborne is a company with over 20 years of experience in the Caribbean and an excellent security and operational performance history. For the Santo Domingo – San Juan route, it has an available fleet of 8 Saab 340B, Swedish-made aircraft that can carry 34 passengers.

Seaborne is honored to be selected by Air Europa to provide this service,” said Gary Foss, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaborne.   “It is a vote of confidence in our team of outstanding professionals that has brought service to 16 airports across the Caribbean.   We want to especially thank the Tourism Company of Puerto Rico for their steadfast support of Seaborne”, he said”.

Ingrid Rivera Rocafort, Executive Director of the Tourism Company of Puerto Rico, explains: “Efforts to continue positioning Puerto Rico as the main axis of Caribbean air access and increase flight options for our visitors continue to pay fruit. The alliance between airlines Air Europa and Seaborne, respectively leaders in Europe and the Caribbean, not only open new markets for Puerto Rico. They are also an integral part of our campaign to promote the island as a five-star destination and simplify the travel planning process for potential travelers to Puerto Rico. “

The codeshare agreement between Air Europa and Seaborne will take effect March 29.

CONTACT: Communication Department, comunicacion@globalia.com, Enrique Granados,6. Edif. A., 28224 Pozuelo de Alarcon. Madrid

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