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Sunwing Travel Group and Rex Resorts announce strategic alliance

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CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Oct. 02, 2018: Sunwing Travel Group announced today that the Group’s hotel division would begin operating six of Rex Resorts’ Caribbean hotels as part of a newly formed strategic alliance, effective December 01, 2018. As part of this landmark agreement, Sunwing’s growing hotel division plans to make significant improvements to each of the resorts over the coming years.

“We are excited to be entering into this partnership which reflects our commitment to the CARICOM countries of the Lesser Antilles.” said Stephen Hunter, President & CEO of Sunwing Travel Group. He added, “We look forward to increasing tourism in Grenada, Tobago and Barbados as we have recently done in St. Lucia and Antigua.”

Alison Palin of Rex Resorts also welcomed the news, “This strategic alliance will enable us to rejuvenate and further enhance these popular resorts which are all situated in prime beach locations. Leveraging Sunwing’s distribution and scale will allow us to boost our occupancy and tighten our operational costs and ultimately position these properties to provide even more value to our guests. We look forward to the continued support of our valued employees, local suppliers and tour operators as we finalize this exciting and transformational agreement.”

The six Rex Resorts will be absorbed within two of the hotel division’s brands: the new luxury boutique hotel collection, Mystique Resorts and the popular mid-market chain, Starfish Resorts. Mystique Royal St. Lucia will be the second addition to the Mystique Resorts brand, with the first opening later this month in Holbox, Mexico. The Starfish Resorts brand will see five new additions: Starfish Discovery Bay Resort, Barbados; Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort, Antigua; Starfish St. Lucia Resort, St. Lucia; Starfish Grenada Resort, Grenada and Starfish Tobago Resort, Tobago.

For the latest news and more information, visit www.sunwingtravelgroup.com

About Sunwing Travel Group

The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing Travel Group is comprised of two leading leisure tour operators, Sunwing Vacations and Vacation Express; Sunwing Airlines, Canada’s premier leisure airline; SunwingJets, a luxury private jet charter service; together with the Group’s own travel retail businesses, SellOffVacations.com and Luxe Destination Weddings. Blue Diamond Resorts is the Group’s hotel division, an innovative organization that operates popular resort brands including Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts, Royalton Luxury Resorts, CHIC by Royalton Luxury Resorts, Memories Resorts & Spa, Starfish Resorts and Mystique Resorts across the Caribbean and Mexico; while NexusTours is a full-service destination management company offering affordably priced and reliable ground transportation, popular tours and excursions, as well as other travel management services.

Sunwing Travel Group y Rex Resorts anuncian una alianza estratégica

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Oct. 03, 2018:Sunwing Travel Group anunció hoy que, a partir del 1.° de diciembre de 2018, la división de hoteles del Grupo comenzará a operar seis de los hoteles de Rex Resorts en el Caribe como parte de una alianza estratégica recientemente formada. En el marco de este acuerdo sin precedentes, la creciente división de hoteles de Sunwing planea realizar mejoras significativas en cada uno de los complejos turísticos en los próximos años.

“Nos entusiasma participar en esta asociación que refleja nuestro compromiso con los países de la Comunidad del Caribe (Caribbean Community, CARICOM) de las Antillas Menores”, mencionó Stephen Hunter, presidente y director ejecutivo de Sunwing Travel Group. “Esperamos aumentar el turismo en Granada, Tobago y Barbados como lo hemos hecho recientemente en Santa Lucía y Antigua”, agregó.

Alison Palin, de Rex Resorts, también recibió con agrado la noticia: “Esta alianza estratégica nos permitirá rejuvenecer y mejorar aún más estos populares complejos turísticos, todos ubicados en playas privilegiadas. Aprovechar la distribución y escala de Sunwing nos permitirá aumentar nuestra ocupación y ajustar nuestros costos operativos y, en última instancia, posicionar estas propiedades para brindar aún más valor a nuestros huéspedes. Esperamos contar con el apoyo continuo de nuestros valiosos empleados, proveedores locales y operadores turísticos mientras finalizamos este emocionante y transformador acuerdo”.

Los seis Rex Resorts se absorberán en dos de las marcas de la división de hoteles: la nueva colección de hoteles boutique de lujo, Mystique Resorts, y la popular cadena de mercado medio (mid-market), Starfish Resorts. Mystique Royal St. Lucia será la segunda incorporación a la marca Mystique Resorts, que se inaugurará posteriormente este mes en Holbox, México. La marca Starfish Resorts tendrá cinco nuevas incorporaciones: Starfish Discovery Bay Resort en Barbados; Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort en Antigua; Starfish St. Lucia Resort en Santa Lucía; Starfish Grenada Resort en Granada y Starfish Tobago Resort en Tobago.

Para obtener las últimas noticias y más información, visite www.sunwingtravelgroup.com

Acerca de Sunwing Travel Group
La compañía integrada de viajes más grande de América del Norte, Sunwing Travel Group, está compuesta por dos operadores turísticos de viajes de ocio líderes, Sunwing Vacations y Vacation Express; Sunwing Airlines, la principal aerolínea de viajes de ocio de Canadá; SunwingJets, un lujoso servicio de vuelos privados, junto con los negocios minoristas de viajes propios del Grupo, SellOffVacations.com y Luxe Destination Weddings. Blue Diamond Resorts es la división de hoteles del Grupo, una organización innovadora que opera marcas populares de complejos turísticos, incluidos Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts, Royalton Luxury Resorts, CHIC by Royalton Luxury Resorts, Memories Resorts & Spa, Starfish Resorts y Mystique Resorts en todo el Caribe y México; mientras que NexusTours es una compañía de gestión de destino de servicio completo que ofrece transporte terrestre, excursiones y visitas populares, así como otros servicios de gestión de viajes confiables a precios razonables.

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Bombardier Delivers First 90-seat Q400 Aircraft to SpiceJet

  • SpiceJet becomes the first airline to take advantage of the Q400 aircraft’s increased profit potential

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today announced the delivery of its first 90-seat Q400 aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to India’s SpiceJet Limited (“SpiceJet”) the launch operator for the extra-capacity, 90-seat aircraft.

“We are excited to induct the 90-seat Q400 aircraft into our fleet,” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet. “The additional seats and performance improvements will result in substantial reduction in unit costs and also we will enable us to address our market needs in the regional space.”

“The delivery of the first 90-seat Q400 aircraft showcases the commitment of Bombardier’s Q Series turboprop program to respond to customer requirements as they address traffic growth in regional markets,” said Todd Young, Head of the Q Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
“I thank and congratulate the employees and suppliers who have worked tirelessly to deliver this most recent enhancement to the Q400 aircraft, and I also thank our customer, SpiceJet for its strong support and collaboration in this continuous improvement program.”

“This is a very important milestone for the Q400 aircraft program because the 90-seat option demonstrates the increased profitability potential that this unique turboprop has to offer,” said
Colin Bole, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The increased passenger capacity allows 15 per cent reduction of seat cost compared to the previous standard Q400 aircraft and provides an enormous benefit for airlines. We are thrilled that SpiceJet will be the first operator to showcase the unique capabilities and unbeatable productivity of our turboprops.”

About SpiceJet Ltd
SpiceJet is India’s favourite airline that has made flying affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 412 average daily flights to 54 destinations, including 47 domestic and 7 international ones. The airline connects its network with a fleet of 36 Boeing 737NG and 22 Bombardier Q400 aircraft. The majority of the airline’s fleet offers SpiceMax, the most spacious economy class seating in India.

SpiceJet also operates a dedicated air cargo service under the brand name SpiceXpress offering safe, on-time, efficient and seamless cargo connectivity across India and on international routes. SpiceJet is the first Indian airline to offer end-to-end cargo services and the airline’s freighters fleet consist of Boeing 737 aircraft.

SpiceJet’s standing as the country’s favourite airline has been further reinforced by the multiple awards and recognitions which includes the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum Leadership Award to Ajay Singh, , Global ‘Low-Cost Leadership Award’ conferred to Mr Singh at the Airline Strategy Awards 2018 in London, ‘BML Munjal Awards 2018’ for ‘Business Excellence through Learning and Development’, ‘Best Domestic Airline’ Award at Wings India 2018, ‘EY Entrepreneur of the year 2017 for Business Transformation’ by Ernst & Young, The CAPA Chairman’s Order of Merit for fastest turnaround in FY 2016, ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands – 2016′, ‘Global Asian of the Year Award’  & ‘Asia’s  Greatest CFO 2016′ at the AsiaOne Awards held in Singapore, ‘World Travel Leaders Award’ at WTM London, ‘Best Check- in Initiative’ award by Future Travel Experience global awards in Las Vegas, ‘Best Domestic Airline’ award at the 10th ASSOCHAM International Conference & Awards (Civil Aviation & Tourism).

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Images of Q400 aircraft in the livery of SpiceJet are posted with this news release at www.bombardier.com.

The Q400 aircraft backgrounder is available in the BCA Media Hub

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Bombardier entrega la primera aeronave Q400 de 90 plazas a SpiceJet

  • SpiceJet se convierte en la primera aerolínea en beneficiarse del aumento del potencial de ganancias de la aeronave Q400.

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft ha anunciado hoy la entrega de su primera aeronave Q400 de 90 plazas. La aeronave se ha entregado a la compañía india SpiceJet Limited (”SpiceJet”), el operador de lanzamientos para la aeronave con capacidad extra de 90 plazas.

“Estamos emocionados de introducir la aeronave Q400 de 90 plazas a nuestra flota”, afirmaba Ajay Singh, Presidente y Director general de SpiceJet. “Las plazas adicionales y las mejoras de rendimiento tendrán como resultado una reducción sustancial de los costes por unidad y también nos permitirá satisfacer las necesidades de nuestro mercado a nivel regional”.

“La entrega de la primera aeronave Q400 de 90 plazas demuestra el compromiso del programa de turbohélice Q Series de Bombardier para responder los requisitos de los clientes que se dirigen al crecimiento del tráfico en mercados regionales”, afirmó Todd Young, jede del Programa de aeronaves Q Series, de Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Agradezco y congratulo a los empleados y proveedores que han trabajado sin descanso para añadir esta mejora más reciente a la aeronave Q400, y también agradezco a nuestro cliente, SpiceJet, por su sólido apoyo y colaboración en este programa de mejora continua”.

“Se trata de un acontecimiento importante para el programa de la aeronave Q400 porque la opción de 90 plazas demuestra su mejora en el aumento de ganancias que su única turbohélice ofrece”, confirmó Colin Bole, Vicepresidente Senior y Comercial de Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “El aumento de la capacidad de pasajeros permite una reducción del 15% en el coste de los asientos en comparación con la anterior aeronave Q400 estándar y ofrece un beneficio enorme para las aerolíneas. Estamos encantados con que SpiceJet sea el primer operador que demuestra las capacidades únicas y la imbatible productividad de nuestras turbohélices”.

Acerca de SpiceJet Ltd
SpiceJet es la aerolínea india favorita que ha hecho que volar sea asequible para más indios que nunca. SpiceJet opera 412 vuelos diarios de media a 54 destinos, incluidos 47 nacionales y 7 internacionales. La aerolínea conecta su red con una flota de 36 Boeing 737NG y 22 Bombardier Q400. La mayoría de la flota de la aerolínea ofrece SpiceMax, los asientos de clase económica más espaciosos en la India.

SpiceJet también opera un servicio especializado de mercancía aérea bajo la marca SpiceXpress que ofrece conexión de mercancía segura, puntual, eficiente y sin problemas en toda India y en rutas internacionales. SpiceJet es la primera aerolínea india en ofrecer servicios integrales de mercancía y la flota de aviones de mercancía de la aerolínea consiste en aeronaves Boeing 737.

La posición de SpiceJet como la aerolínea favorita del país se ha reforzado con múltiples premios y reconocimientos, incluidos el US-India Strategic Partnership Forum Leadership Award a Ajay Singh, , el Global ‘Low-Cost Leadership Award’ otorgado al Sr. Singh en los Airline Strategy Awards 2018 en Londres, el ‘BML Munjal Awards 2018’ en ‘Business Excellence through Learning and Development’, el premio ‘Best Domestic Airline’ en Wings India 2018, el ‘EY Entrepreneur of the year 2017 for Business Transformation’ de Ernst & Young, el CAPA Chairman’s Order of Merit for fastest turnaround en FY 2016, el ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands – 2016′, el ‘Global Asian of the Year Award’  & ‘Asia’s  Greatest CFO 2016′ en los AsiaOne Awards en Singapur, el ‘World Travel Leaders Award’ en WTM London, el premio ‘Best Check- in Initiative’ de Future Travel Experience global awards en Las Vegas, el galardón ‘Best Domestic Airline’ en la 10th ASSOCHAM International Conference & Awards (Civil Aviation & Tourism).

Acerca de Bombardier
Con más de 69500 empleados en cuatro sectores de negocio, Bombardier es líder global en la industria de transporte, creando aviones y trenes innovadores y avanzados. Nuestros productos y servicios proporcionan experiencias de transporte de primera clase que establecen nuevos estándares en la comodidad de pasajeros, eficiencia energética, fiabilidad y seguridad.

Con su oficina central ubicada en Montreal, Canadá, Bombardier tiene sedes de producción e ingeniería en 28 países a través de los sectores del transporte, aeronaves de negocios, aeronaves comerciales y servicios  de aeroestructuras y de ingeniería. Las acciones de Bombardier se cotizan en la Bolsa de Toronto (BBD), Durante el ejercicio fiscal que terminó el 31 de diciembre de 2017, Bombardier registró beneficios de 16200 millones de USD. Podrá consultar más noticias e información en bombardier.com o síganos en Twitter @Bombardier.

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Biman Signs Order for Three New Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Canada Sept. 10, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. has ordered three new Q400 turboprops by signing a purchase agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).

Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$106 million.

“We are very pleased that Biman is expanding its Q400 fleet with this order for three new aircraft,” said François Cognard, VP, Sales, Asia Pacific. “The Q400’s greater seating and cargo capacity really set it apart from the competition. Furthermore, the Q400’s mix of turboprop economics and jet like performance were the best match for Biman’s mix of short and long-range routes. Operators coming back for more Q400 aircraft really validates the benefits of the aircraft’s unique characteristics.”

“We are very excited about adding these Q400s to our fleet. We currently operate two Q400s and without hesitation, we can say that these aircraft are ideal for our domestic and regional operations,” said Mr. A M Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, Biman Bangladesh Airlines. With its outstanding economics, comfort and operational flexibility, the Q400 will allow us to offer high frequency services within Bangladesh and neighboring countries.”

“We are extremely pleased to be supporting Bombardier in selling their Q400 aircraft to Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd.,” said Ian McLeod, Vice-President of Business Development and Sales for the Canadian Commercial Corporation. “Canada and Bangladesh enjoy strong bi-lateral ties through trade and investment, development cooperation, and people-to-people links. Increasing the capacity of the national carrier supports these efforts and the economic growth of the country; improving their lives of Bangladeshis by increasing their access to domestic and international destinations.”

About Biman
Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the National Flag Carrier airline of Bangladesh. Its main hub is at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and it also operates flights from its secondary hubs at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. The airline provides international passenger and cargo services to Asia and Europe, as well as all domestic routes inside Bangladesh. Biman currently flies to 15 international and seven domestic routes.

About the Canadian Commercial Corporation
The Canadian Commercial Corporaiton (CCC) is the Government of Canada’s international government-to-government contracting organization. A Canadian Crown corporation, CCC helps Canadian exporters sell goods and services to foreign governments around the world using a government-to-government contract mechanism. In 2017-18, the Canadian Commercial Corporation was active in 78 countries around the world, working with 182 Canadian companies, to sign export contracts worth over $1.3 billion.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors
An image of the Q400 aircraft in the livery of Biman Bangladesh Airlines is posted with this news release at bombardier.com

The Q400 aircraft backgrounder is available in the BCA Media Hub.

For information about Biman Bangladesh Airlines https://www.biman-airlines.com/about

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Biman firma un pedido de tres nuevos aviones Bombardier Q400

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Canada, Sept. 11, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft anunció hoy que Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. ha ordenado tres nuevos turbohélice Q400 mediante la firma de un acuerdo de compraventa con la Corporación Comercial Canadiense (CCC).

Según el precio de lista del avión Q400, el pedido en firme está valorado en aproximadamente 106 millones de USD.

«Estamos muy contentos de que Biman esté ampliando su flota de Q400 con este pedido de tres nuevos aviones», dijo François Cognard, vicepresidente de ventas para Asia Pacífico. «La mayor capacidad de asientos y carga del Q400 realmente lo distingue de la competencia. Además, la combinación de economía de la turbohélice y el rendimiento tipo jet del Q400 fueron la mejor opción para la combinación de rutas de corto y largo alcance de Biman. El hecho de que los operadores vuelvan para obtener más aviones Q400 realmente validan los beneficios de las características únicas de la aeronave».

«Estamos muy entusiasmados con la adición de estos Q400 a nuestra flota. Actualmente operamos dos Q400 y sin dudarlo, podemos decir que estos aviones son ideales para nuestras operaciones nacionales y regionales», dijo el Sr. A M Mosaddique Ahmed, Director General y CEO de Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Con su excelente economía, comodidad y flexibilidad operativa, el Q400 nos permitirá ofrecer servicios de alta frecuencia dentro de Bangladesh y los países vecinos».

«Estamos muy contentos de apoyar a Bombardier en la venta a Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd de sus aviones Q400»., dijo Ian McLeod, Vicepresidente de Desarrollo Comercial y Ventas de la Corporación Comercial Canadiense. «Canadá y Bangladesh disfrutan de fuertes lazos bilaterales a través del comercio y la inversión, la cooperación para el desarrollo y los vínculos persona a persona. El aumento de la capacidad del transporte nacional respalda estos esfuerzos y el crecimiento económico del país; mejorando las vidas de los bangladeshíes al aumentar su acceso a destinos nacionales e internacionales».

Acerca de Biman
Biman Bangladesh Airlines es la aerolínea nacional de Bangladesh. Su centro principal se encuentra en el Aeropuerto Internacional Hazrat Shahjalal en Dhaka y también opera vuelos desde sus centros secundarios en el Aeropuerto Internacional Shah Amanat en Chittagong y en el Aeropuerto Internacional Osmani en Sylhet. La aerolínea proporciona servicios internacionales de pasajeros y carga a Asia y Europa, así como a todas las rutas nacionales dentro de Bangladesh. Biman actualmente vuela a 15 rutas internacionales y siete nacionales.

Acerca de la Corporación Comercial Canadiense
La Corporación Comercial Canadiense (CCC) es la organización contratista internacional entre gobiernos del Gobierno de Canadá. Una corporación de la Corona canadiense, la CCC ayuda a los exportadores canadienses a vender bienes y servicios a gobiernos extranjeros de todo el mundo utilizando un mecanismo de contrato de gobierno a gobierno. En 2017-18, la Corporación Comercial Canadiense estuvo presente en 78 países de todo el mundo, trabajando con 182 empresas canadienses, para firmar contratos de exportación por valor de más de 1,3 mil millones de USD.

Acerca de Bombardier
Con más de 69.500 empleados en cuatro sectores comerciales, Bombardier es líder mundial en la industria del transporte, que crea aviones y trenes innovadores y novedosos. Nuestros productos y servicios brindan experiencias de transporte de primera clase que establecen nuevos estándares en la comodidad del pasajero, la eficiencia energética, la confiabilidad y la seguridad.

Con sede en Montreal, Canadá, Bombardier tiene centros de producción e ingeniería en 28 países en los sectores del Transporte, la Aeronáutica Comercial, las Aeronaves Comerciales y las Aeroestructuras y los Servicios de Ingeniería. Las acciones de Bombardier se cotizan en la Bolsa de Toronto (BBD). En el año fiscal que finalizó el 31 de diciembre de 2017, Bombardier registró ingresos de 16,200 millones de USD. Para obtener más información o novedades, visite bombardier.com, o puede seguirnos en Twitter @Bombardier.

Notas para los redactores
Una imagen del avión Q400 en la librea de Biman Bangladesh Airlines se publica con este comunicado de prensa en bombardier.com

Los antecedentes del avión Q400 están disponibles en BCA Media Hub.

Para obtener más información sobre Biman Bangladesh Airlines visite https://www.biman-airlines.com/about

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Vero Water® Expands In Caribbean And Latin America With Eco-friendly Solutions Partner, OneLink Global

Leading hotels & resorts in the region have made Vero Water a key feature in their total guest experience, eliminating the waste of millions of plastic-bottles, and significantly reducing their overall carbon footprint.

MIAMI BEACH, Florida, July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – VERO WATER®, a leading provider of luxury still and sparkling water to the hospitality industry, today announced its rapid expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America in partnership with OneLink Global, a world-class distribution and service partner with unique experience and insight in the region. OneLink is committed to providing sustainable solutions to the hospitality industry. The exclusive distribution agreement expands Vero’s global footprint into regions where hotel and resorts dominate the landscape and are seeking an eco-friendly alternative to traditional bottled water.

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“Recently major players in the hospitality industry both in the US and abroad have announced they have taken steps to eliminate plastic straws, which is a good start, but it’s not enough. By implementing a Vero Water program, hotels and resorts can eliminate plastic bottles which represent a massive threat to our environment on a global scale,” stated David Deshe, President of Vero Water. It is estimated that over 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year, having a catastrophic effect on marine life. Deshe continued, “Just last week, an island of over 30 tons of plastic waste was found floating off the coast of Playa Montesinos near the capital of the Dominican Republic and some of it has since washed up onshore. This not only threatens the marine eco-system but is a major threat to local businesses who rely on tourists attracted to the pristine beaches at their resorts.”

Through the OneLink partnership, Vero Water has rapidly expanded in the region, establishing a presence in many of the leading hotel and resort operators such as Iberostar Hotels & Resorts who have made a corporate strategic commitment to “go green”, incorporating Vero Water into the total guest experience. Collectively, these clients have projected to reduce waste by over 4 million plastic bottles this year alone. “As experts in both the region and meeting the unique needs the hospitality industry through sustainable solutions, we are proud to be a part of eliminating plastic waste in the Caribbean and Latin America,” said Gennaro Cirone President of OneLink Global.

Vero Water is committed to meeting the growing demands of consumers and the hospitality industry for sustainability. Vero enables clients to purify, chill and fill still and sparkling water on-site and on-demand, delivering a consistent signature taste, swiftly, profitably and sustainably. Transforming tap water results in a significant reduction in food miles and carbon footprint versus sourcing, bottling and transporting bottled water, often from various countries thousands of miles away from the end consumer. Bottle waste is minimized as the signature luxury VERO WATER bottles are reusable– sanitized and refilled on-premise.

About VERO WATER ®
Vero Water is a healthy lifestyle choice for Inspired Living. VERO WATER® is a leading provider of luxury still and sparkling water to the hospitality industry and is served to over 40 million consumers a year in six countries and in the United States from coast-to-coast in over 40 states. Vero is an exceptionally great tasting still and sparkling water for consumers, more sustainable for the environment, and a more profitable for the hospitality industry versus traditional bottled water brands. Vero’s proprietary purification and bottling process enables clients to purify, chill, fill and serve Vero still and sparkling water on-premise and on-demand. Served perfectly chilled from a luxury branded bottle with every pour, Vero’s signature taste is pure and crisp – noted by a distinctively luxurious mouthfeel and a light and refreshing finish. The exceptional taste and quality, combined with the unparalleled level of concierge service, has propelled Vero Water into many of the most acclaimed restaurants worldwide, firmly establishing it as the water brand proudly served by the most demanding and successful chefs, restaurateurs and owner operators in the hospitality industry.  verowater.com

ABOUT IBEROSTAR:
IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is a resort hotel chain based in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain), founded by the Fluxà family in 1986. IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is an integral part of GRUPO IBEROSTAR, one of the main Spanish tourist companies with over 60 years of experience, which currently has 100 hotels of 4 and 5 stars in 17 countries around the world. For more information, please visit: IBEROSTAR.com

About OneLink Global:
OneLink Global (OLG) was established with the aim of providing sustainable solutions to the hospitality industry, specifically targeting the needs and requirements of Hotels and All-Inclusive Resorts across the Caribbean and Mexico and Latin America. OLG® are the exclusive distributors or authorized dealers for; EcoLogic Solutions®, an EPA Award winning Green Chemical Program. Vero Water®, allowing hospitality clients to serve exceptionally great tasting still and sparkling water, be environmentally responsible, and lower operational costs, and  EcoBruner®, a safer, cleaner, greener product for your chafing dish needs.

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2018 Farnborough Air Show Marks Debut of Bombardier New ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin

CaribPR Wire, MONTRÉAL, Mon. July 16, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft unveiled the interior of the first CRJ Series aircraft with the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin design on the opening day of the Farnborough International Air Show in the United Kingdom.

Bombardier showcased the new cabin alongside launch operator Delta Air Lines and supplier Zodiac Aerospace during its air show inauguration event.

“Our product is evolving, and this signature cabin design represents the latest innovation to our very successful regional jet program,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “This cabin design will add value to airlines, the feedback has already been very positive as demonstrated with the recent momentum we have gained in the market.”

The CRJ900 aircraft on static display at the airshow is painted in Delta Air Lines livery and fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin.

Bombardier will also emphasize its presence at the airshow from July 16-20 with a display of a Q400 aircraft in the colours of Ethiopian Airlines, as well as a Global 6000 business jet featuring the Premier Cabin.

Bombardier’s static display and chalet are located at OE26 and A5, respectively.

About the ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin
The new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin sets new standards of passenger experience in the regional jet market segment. Key features of the new interior are comprised of larger passenger living space, wheel-first roller bag capability, more spacious lavatory, increased cabin connectivity options, all integrated in a contemporary design and material choices. In fact, the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin design allows each passenger to carry and store an “oversized” roller bag within the aircraft cabin bins which minimizes the need to check bags at the counter or the gate. To learn more: DiscoverAtmosphere.com

About the Farnborough International Air Show
https://www.farnboroughairshow.com/

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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La nueva cabina ATMOSPHÈRE de Bombardier debuta en el Salón Aeronáutico de Farnborough 2018

CaribPR Wire, MONTREAL, July 17, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft presentó el interior del primer avión de la CRJ Series con el nuevo diseño de la cabina ATMOSPHÈRE en la inauguración del Salón Aeronáutico de Farnborough en el Reino Unido.

Bombardier exhibió la nueva cabina junto con el operador de lanzamiento Delta Air Lines y el proveedor Zodiac Aerospace durante el evento de inauguración de la exhibición aérea.

“Nuestro producto está evolucionando, y este diseño exclusivo de la cabina representa la última innovación para nuestro tan exitoso programa regional de aeronaves”, manifestó Fred Cromer, presidente de Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “El diseño de esta cabina agregará valor a las aerolíneas. Los comentarios ya son muy positivos, como lo demostró el reciente impulso que hemos ganado en el mercado”.

El avión CRJ900 en exposición estática en la exhibición aérea está pintado con la librea de Delta Air Lines y equipado con la cabina ATMOSPHÈRE.

Bombardier también destacará su presencia en la exhibición aérea del 16 al 20 de julio con la exposición de un avión Q400 con los colores de Ethiopian Airlines, así como un avión privado Global 6000 con cabina Premier.

La exposición estática y el chalet de Bombardier se encuentran en OE26 y A5, respectivamente.

Acerca de la cabina ATMOSPHÈRE
La nueva cabina de ATMOSPHÈRE establece nuevos estándares para la experiencia de los pasajeros en el segmento de la aviación regional. Las características clave del nuevo interior incluyen mayor espacio para los pasajeros, capacidad de llevar bolsos con ruedas, un lavabo más espacioso y mayores opciones de conectividad de la cabina, todo integrado en un diseño contemporáneo y con opciones de materiales. De hecho, el diseño de la cabina de ATMOSPHÈRE permite a cada pasajero transportar y guardar una maleta con ruedas “de gran tamaño” dentro de los compartimentos de la cabina de la aeronave y esto minimiza la necesidad de revisar las maletas en el mostrador o la puerta. Para obtener más información, visite DiscoverAtmosphere.com

Acerca del Salón Aeronáutico de Farnborough
https://www.farnboroughairshow.com/

Acerca de Bombardier
Con más de 69 500 empleados en cuatro segmentos comerciales, Bombardier es un líder global de la industria del transporte en la creación de aviones y trenes innovadores. Nuestros productos y servicios ofrecen experiencias de transporte de primera clase que establecen nuevos estándares en comodidad del pasajero, eficiencia energética, confiabilidad y seguridad.

Con sede en Montreal, Canadá, Bombardier tiene plantas de producción e ingeniería en 28 países en los sectores de transporte, aeronaves ejecutivas, aeronaves comerciales y aeroestructuras, y servicios de ingeniería. Las acciones de Bombardier se cotizan en la Bolsa de Toronto (BBD). En el año fiscal que terminó el 31 de diciembre de 2017, Bombardier registró ingresos por 16 200 millones de dólares estadounidenses. Noticias e información disponibles en bombardier.com, o síganos en Twitter @Bombardier.

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JW Marriott to raise its flag in Panama City

The tallest building in Panama set to rebrand in September 2018

PANAMA CITY, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Ithaca Capital today announced that the iconic Bahia Grand Panama Hotel in Panama City, housed in the tallest building in Panama and Central America, is set to become a JW Marriott® hotel.

The hotel, which originally opened in 2011, has been operating as an independent property since March 2018. Ithaca Capital, Hotel ToC and Marriott International signed agreements to rebrand the hotel as a JW Marriott, under a long-term management contract with Marriott International.

“We are thrilled that our hotel will operate as a JW Marriott and we believe that this partnership, together with a talented team and spectacular hotel amenities, will be a success. We look forward to welcoming new and returning guests to this iconic property,” said Orestes Fintiklis, managing partner of Ithaca Capital.

At 284 meters height (932 feet), the property’s modern architecture has become emblematic of Panama City and its skyline. Located at the ocean front of Panama City’s prestigious Punta Pacifica neighborhood, close to the banking, commercial and entertainment areas, the hotel offers the seclusion and privacy of an urban oasis.

Guests will be able to enjoy three world-class restaurants, a popular bar (Cava 15), an expansive pool deck and a state-of-the-art conference facility. Averaging 600 square feet each, the hotel’s 369-rooms are the largest in the city with many directly on the oceanfront enjoying open views of the Gulf of Panama and the city’s skyline.

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of superb and distinctive properties at key urban and resort locations around the world. Today, there are more than 80 JW Marriott hotels in over 25 countries and territories.

“Marriott International is proud to partner with Ithaca Capital for the re-launch of this iconic hotel in Panama City, a growing gateway city and a critical hub for Latin America. This hotel will represent the twelfth operating JW Marriott branded hotel in our region, catering to sophisticated travelers, seeking the world-class JW Treatment™,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, Chief Development Officer, Marriott International, Caribbean & Latin America Region.

About Ithaca Capital
Ithaca Capital is a real estate investment company, founded by Orestes Fintiklis, with a focus on hospitality and residential real estate assets in the East Coast of the United States and northern part of Latin America. Recent investments of Ithaca Capital include the soon-to-be rebranded Bahia Grand Hotel Panama as well as a portfolio of Courtyard by Marriott® hotels in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.

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Forbes Travel Guide Announces 2018 Star Rating Awards

199 Hotels Across the Globe Achieve Coveted Five-Star Award; 27 New Hotels Receive Top Honors for First Time

Launching in 15 New Destinations, with the Largest and Most Diverse Group of Winners, Awards Continue Global Expansion into the Middle East and Africa

Middle East Debuts with Four Five-Star, 21 Four-Star and Six Recommended Hotels; South America Earns Its First Five-Star Hotel

Forbes Travel Guide Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary In 2018, Announces Website Redesign

ATLANTA, Feb 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As it celebrates its landmark 60th anniversary, Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its 60th list of worldwide Star Rating winners, continuing its exceedingly selective approach for recognizing the world’s finest properties and rewarding gracious, intuitive service.

The 2018 award winners include 27 new Five-Star hotels, 70 new Four-Star hotels and 76 new Recommended hotels. Other first-time recipients include five Five-Star restaurants, 24 Four-Star restaurants and 10 Recommend restaurants. The list also honors five new Five-Star spas and 29 new Four-Star spas. See the complete list of winners here.

Forbes Travel Guide rates properties in 50 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. New destinations for 2018 include: Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Aruba, Chengdu, Dubai, Hokkaido, Jamaica, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid, Marrakech, Okinawa, Panama, Prague, Sanya and Vienna. As Forbes Travel Guide marks its 60th year, it will expand to 60 countries for its 2019 Star Ratings.

“This is a momentous year for Forbes Travel Guide. Our anniversary commemorates 60 impressive years of serving hotels and guests,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “As the most trusted source for travelers, we continue to carry out our mission to verify luxury worldwide. We are delighted to honor the 2018 Star Rating recipients, an outstanding collection of hotels, restaurants and spas with a strong service culture. It’s the largest and most global group of Star-Rated properties in our company’s history. We congratulate these properties for their dedication to service excellence.”

In conjunction with Forbes Travel Guide’s anniversary, the company unveiled its redesigned website, forbestravelguide.com, which beautifully showcases its global collection of Star-Rated properties.

To celebrate the awards, Star-Rated winners are invited to Verified, The Forbes Travel Guide Luxury Summit at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills February 27 and 28. It will feature an all-star chef lineup, including: Geoffrey Zakarian and Wilfrid Hocquet, Georgie, Beverly Hills; Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Richard Archuleta, Jean-Georges Beverly Hills; William Bradley, Addison Restaurant, San Diego; Samir Roonwal, The Blvd, Beverly Hills; Hilary Henderson, CUT, Beverly Hills; Kaleo Adams, The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills; Giuseppe Manco, The Restaurant at Mr. C, Beverly Hills; Craig Strong, Studio, Laguna Beach; Hugo Bolanos, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, Beverly Hills; and Derek Poirier, Valrhona. Moët & Chandon, Forbes Travel Guide’s Official Champagne of 2018, will help everyone toast the festivities. Diageo will host the spirits, and Luxe Bloom will provide florals.

To highlight Forbes Travel Guide’s 60 years in travel, the popular Pan Am Experience will land at Verified and transport participants back to flying’s heyday with a retro airline-inspired event.

HIGHLIGHTS, TRENDS & FUN FACTS FOR 2018

  • Among the 1609 Winners
    • 199 Five-Star, 513 Four-Star and 309 Recommended hotels.
    • 64 Five-Star, 171 Four-Star and 83 Recommended restaurants.
    • 60 Five-Star and 210 Four-Star spas.
  • New and Noteworthy
    • The Middle East emerged with big wins. It picked up four Five-Star hotels (Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai; Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi; Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre; Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach). It also tallied 21 Four-Star hotels and six Recommended hotels.
    • South America captured its first Five-Star hotel. Tucked inside Brazil’s Iguacu National Park amid the Iguassu Falls, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas leads the region in service excellence.
    • Marrakech launched with two Five-Star hotels (Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech; Royal Mansour Marrakech), a pair of Four-Star properties (Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, La Mamounia) and two Recommended hotels (Amanjena, Selman Marrakech).
    • New York City seized two new Five-Star wins: Baccarat Hotel and Residences and Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. A new Four-Star hotel was added, too: Archer Hotel New York.
    • Munich welcomed its inaugural Five-Star hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Munich. It joined Four-Stars The Charles Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel; Hotel Bayerischer Hof; and Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich, along with Recommended properties Hotel München Palace and Sofitel Munich Bayerpost.
    • Japan had significant gains. The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto brought the city its first Five-Star accolade. Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto and Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel snagged Four-Stars awards. Kyoto Hotel Okura earned a Recommended honor. In Tokyo, Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo won a Five-Star award. The Capitol Hotel Tokyu and The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho picked up Four-Star honors.
    • Independent hotels made a strong showing. First-time Five-Star awards went to Le Richemond Genève; Magee Homestead, Wyoming; Meadowood Napa Valley; Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – Falling Rock, Pennsylvania; and Williamsburg Inn, Virginia.
    • The new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is Hilton’s first Five-Star hotel in the Western Hemisphere. The brand also has Five-Star Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund.
    • Rosewood Beijing achieved a Five-Star rating–a first-time win for the brand in Asia. This was Rosewood’s first property in China, opening in 2014. The Peninsula Beijing also scooped up a new Five-Star distinction.
    • Trump Hotels earned Five-Star honors for its D.C. and Vancouver outposts, which is unusual for new properties.
    • New wins help further anchor the Riviera Nayarit as a luxury destination with Five-Star The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four-Star Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.
    • Forbes Travel Guide made significant strides in its global expansion, bringing its ratings to new destinations such as Amsterdam (Four-Star hotels Conservatorium, De L’Europe Amsterdam and Hotel Okura Amsterdam; as well as Recommended properties Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, The Dylan, Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam, InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, W Amsterdam) and Vienna (Four-Star properties Hotel Sacher Wien, Palais Coburg, Palais Hansen Kempinski and The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna; along with Recommended properties Grand Hotel Wien; Hotel Bristol, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna; Hotel Imperial, A Luxury Collection Hotel; Hotel Sans Souci Wien; Park Hyatt Vienna; and The Ring Hotel Vienna).
  • Stars All Around
    • An elite group of 13 properties earned Five-Star awards for their hotel, restaurant and spa. These triple Five-Star winners include: Banyan Tree Macau; The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs; The Cloister in Sea Island, Georgia; Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego; The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong; Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas; Mandarin Oriental, Macau; Meadowood Napa Valley; Montage Laguna Beach; Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island; The Peninsula Hong Kong; Wynn Las Vegas; and Wynn Palace, Macau.
    • Altira Macau and Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong received four Five-Star awards for the hotel, spa and two restaurants.
    • Nüwa Macau won five Five-Star awards for the hotel, spa and three restaurants.
    • Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and Wynn Macau achieved a remarkable total of six Five-Star awards for the hotel, spa and four restaurants.
  • Where the Hotel Stars Shine Brightly
    • U.S. cities with the most Five-Star hotels: New York (10), Beverly Hills (6), Las Vegas (5) and Miami (5).
    • Globally, Macau reclaimed its spot as the city with the most Five-Star hotels (12). Last year, it tied Paris (10). Other cities with the largest number of Five-Stars include: Paris (10), London (9) and Hong Kong (8).
  • Where the Restaurant Stars Shine Brightly
    • U.S. cities with the most Five-Star restaurants are New York (7) and Las Vegas (6).
    • Worldwide, cities with the highest number of Five-Star restaurants are Macau (12) and Hong Kong (9).
    • Disney gets its first Five-Star restaurant. Victoria & Albert’s makes fine dining an attraction in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.
  • Where the Spa Stars Shine Brightly
    • In the U.S., the greatest number of Five-Star spas is in: California (9), Florida (5) and Nevada (5). California’s new Five-Star spa is The Spa at Rancho Valencia in San Diego.
    • Luna y Mar in Los Cabos and The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou mark the first Five-Star spas in their respective destinations.
    • Globally, cities with the most Five-Star spas include: Macau (8), Hong Kong (5), Las Vegas (5) and Shanghai (4).

ABOUT FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE

Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star rating system in the U.S. Today, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. The company’s annual Star Ratings and daily travel stories help travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. Visit forbestravelguide.com.

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Paymaster (Jamaica) and interCaribbean Airways launch payment convenience

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — interCaribbean Airways and Paymaster (Jamaica) Limited, a leader in the bill payment industry are pleased to announce a new payment channel in the Jamaica market targeted at providing convenience for the Jamaican customers.

Trevor Sadler, CEO of interCaribbean Airways an advocate of alternative payments is confident that this new payment option will benefit the Jamaican traveller. As we enter 2018, we look forward to seeing how we can further flights to and from Jamaica.

This agreement will allow for ease and secure alternative payment option where persons without credit cards are able to make online reservations and make their payment at any of Paymaster’s over 200 locations island wide to complete their ticket purchase within 24 hours.

General Manager of Paymaster, Michael Fisher expressed that Paymaster’s key business objective is to provide its stakeholders with simple, efficient and convenient bill payment services. The Paymaster team is delighted to have interCaribbean Airways as part of our existing Client portfolio, as our service will undeniably extend the reach to interCaribbean’ customers.

About Paymaster
Paymaster began operations in October 1997 as the innovator in third party payment collections. Paymaster initiated and transformed the consumer services sector by facilitating easier bill payments and the processing of multiple transactions as a “one-stop shop” that provides the greatest convenience to customers; and today boasts over 100 Clients.

For further details or visit www.paymaster-online.com.

About interCaribbean
interCaribbean operates EMB 120, Twin Otter and BE99 aircrafts connecting Turks & Caicos, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands, Dominica and St. Maarten/St. Martin. Domestic flights are provided in Jamaica between Kingston and Montego Bay, as well as flights within the Turks & Caicos Islands.

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interCaribbean launches new Tortola flights

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – interCaribbean Airways, celebrating 25 years of continuous service, is pleased to announce new schedule services from Tortola to five new cities this winter season, making 22 cities served.

New services will begin from February 1, 2018 with nonstop flights from Tortola’s Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) to: -

St Thomas (STT) (Cyril E. King Airport

2 flights daily

St Croix, (Henry E Rholsen Airport)

1 flight daily

Sint Maarten (SXM) (Princess Juliana International Airport)

2 flights daily

Dominica (DOM) (Douglas-Charles Airport

3 flights weekly

One stop to Castries, St Lucia (SLU) continuing from Dominica (DOM)

3 flights weekly

Today interCaribbean provides competitively priced nonstop flights between Tortola and Antigua, San Juan, and Santo Domingo, with same day connecting flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, and the Bahamas.

“We believe interCaribbean is the first schedule airline to offer 7 nonstop destinations from the British Virgin Islands,” said Mr. Trevor Sadler, CEO for interCaribbean. “Our planned connections current and new are designed to minimize layover times.”

Founded as Inter Island Airways in 1991 by Turks Islander, Mr. Lyndon R. Gardiner, Chairman of interCaribbean, the airline started as a charter service, and embarked on a program of adding scheduled international destinations, gradually adding larger and faster aircraft.

“The plan to connect the Caribbean and the wider international market continues to grow and is coming along nicely,” said Mr. Gardiner. “There are now a lot of connections between residents of the destinations we serve, and, by offering new connective options we hope to stimulate an increase in tourist and business travel in the region.”

interCaribbean entered the BVI market in 2016 with direct flights between the BVI and Antigua, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. By July 2017, the airline introduced three, weekly scheduled direct flights between the BVI and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

For more information on destinations and reservations, visit www.intercaribbean.com

About interCaribbean
interCaribbean operates EMB 120, Twin Otter and BE99 aircrafts connecting Turks & Caicos, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands, Dominica and St. Maarten/St. Martin. Domestic flights are provided in Jamaica between Kingston and Montego Bay, as well as flights within the Turks & Caicos Islands.

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Family-favorite Memories Splash Punta Cana Strong in 2017 With Multiple Award Wins

TORONTO, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Memories Splash, a tried-and-tested family-loved all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, is celebrating industry-leading award wins, a testament to the quality vacation experience the resort consistently provides.

“We are extremely proud of the very positive guest feedback we have received since the resort opened in 2013, yet each day our committed teams continue to provide the best hospitality to every guest,” said Jordi Pelfort, Managing Director.

This year, Delta Vacations honored Memories Splash with the 2017 Quality Assurance Award for providing high-quality experiences to over 99% of their clients who stayed at the resort.  Its 525-rooms and endless activities create the ideal vacation for families and couples of all vacation preferences with great all-inclusive features such as complimentary access to the largest on-site water park in the Caribbean.

“Memories Splash is particularly deserving of these industry-leading awards with its diverse range of activities for guests of all ages,” said Mascia Nadin, General Manager of Memories Splash Punta Cana. “We see grandparents travelling with their children and grandchildren, we see fun-loving couples and we also see groups of friends who travel to celebrate milestones. This resort truly offers a quality vacation everyone will enjoy.”

The first distinction from Delta Vacations for Memories Splash, this year’s accolade comes on the heels of multiple awards for exceptional and consistent quality service in 2016 and 2017, namely both the 2017 Trip Advisor® Certificate of Excellence, and the Travellers’ Choice Award, the travel review site’s highest honor.  The resort’s guest-favorite range of amenities a kids club that includes the Seaside Summer Camp Adventure from June to September, and a teen lounge geared to junior, more independent travelers. Parents are sure to enjoy the all-inclusive dining options and spectacular evening entertainment plus access to the newly opened casino and world-class The Royal Spa at neighboring Royalton Punta Cana. Until August 7, guests can save up to 53% off when booking online.

To book your next award-winning vacation at Memories Splash, please contact your travel agent or visit www.memoriesresorts.com

About Memories Resorts & Spa

Memories Resorts & Spa welcome guests to “Celebrate the Moments” with family and loved ones in lush tropical settings across Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Memories Resorts provide top-notch facilities and amenities, laid-back ‘toes in the sand’ elegance with personalized service, all-inclusive features and spacious accommodations to suit the needs of each traveler and family group.  With world-class à la carte dining, unlimited premium drinks, and day-to-evening entertainment, families, singles and groups enjoy Memories Resorts & Spa as the ultimate vacation to create unforgettable memories.

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Natalie Walsh, Corporate Manager, Public Relations, +1-647-545-6926, nwalsh@bluediamondresorts.com

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Blue Diamond Resorts Announces Inaugural Caribbean Pride Week, September 16 to 23 at CHIC Punta Cana

TORONTO, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – This September, Caribbean Pride 2017 will take over CHIC Punta Cana from September 16 to 23, for a week-long celebration of pride, diversity and community. With Punta Cana’s sexiest and most luxurious all-inclusive resort as the venue, this event will be filled with fun activities, tons of entertainment including international DJs and drag performances, and sets the standard for future Caribbean Pride Weeks all through the tropics.

“We are proud to join in the annual pride celebrations that take place all around the world,” said Jordi Pelfort, Managing Director. “It’s the perfect time for us to show the global LGBT community we’re standing alongside them, and we want to give everyone a welcoming and inclusive experience.”

Caribbean Pride 2017 is the first of its kind from resort management company, Blue Diamond Resorts. The vision of the event is to create a welcome experience for members of the LGBT community, complete with luxurious first-class accommodations, premium drinks and gourmet diningCHIC Punta Cana is the ideal venue for an inaugural celebration with such fearless high energy, as a resort that captures the poolside atmosphere and luxury offerings of famed hot spots such as Vegas and South Beach.

“We can’t think of a better way to show we’re proud than throwing a seven-day celebration!” said Christine Jamieson, Corporate Director of Marketing. “We’re planning a lively event with plenty of special guests from around the world including legendary drag queens, days full of campy fun, exclusive excursions and light-hearted celebration from sunup to sundown.”

Visit CaribbeanPride.com to book your fun, sexy, fearless and PROUD vacation today!

About Blue Diamond Resorts
Since inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has risen to become the Caribbean’s fastest growing resort company with 32 properties exceeding 13,500 rooms in six countries. Taking an innovative approach to differentiating brands under each market’s demands, Blue Diamond Resorts’ ever-expanding portfolio is more impressive than ever.  Award-winning All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts offer signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ and in-suite wellness elements such as the exclusive handcrafted DreamBed™.  Royalton Luxury Resorts’ adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations with access to the services and facilities at a nearby Royalton Luxury Resort, plus the stylish All Exclusive™ CHIC by Royalton, a social vacation experience with around-the-clock luxury amenities. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril has been revived to provide those over 21 an upscale and elegant naturist vacation along an exclusive shore for the ultimate in privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa is an experience designed to impress the entire family featuring on-site splash parks, a popular kids club with famous themed characters Toopy & Binoo™, and an innovative teen’s lounge. Adults-only concepts from Memories Resorts include Sanctuary inside of Grand Memories and Memories Caribe, a beachfront paradise in Cayo Coco. Starfish Resorts are solely found in Cuba and offer amazing value for customers with convenient locations and comfortable accommodations.

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Wyndham Grand Cruises into Belize with Luxurious Five-Star Destination

Latest resort retreat in Ambergris Caye epitomizes Wyndham Hotel Group’s explosive global expansion; Deluxe features include residential suites, cascading waterfalls and the country’s largest pool

PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Continuing its aggressive development in Latin America and the Caribbean Wyndham Hotel Group, the hotel giant with an unmatched global presence of more than 8,000 hotels, today unveiled plans to manage the stunning 242-key Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye, the first resort in Belize to fly the Wyndham Grand® flag.

Wyndham Hotel Group

Caribbean tranquillity meets Venetian romance and charm at this five-star oceanfront resort, scheduled to open in December 2018. Situated along the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, the resort’s five towers – housing elegantly designed one-, two-, and three-bedroom hotel and residential suites – feature eleven cascading waterfalls and rise up from sparkling pools connected by bridges and canals reminiscent of Venice. The various waterways create the largest pool of its kind in all of Belize for guests and residents to enjoy.

Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye – owned by Venezia del Caribe, LTD, and developed by Sandy Point Developments, LTD – will offer a signature spa, a fitness center, multiple restaurants, 7,000 square feet of meeting space, and an onsite excursion center. It puts guests within just yards of Belize’s Barrier Reef, the world’s second largest coral reef system, which runs the length of the country and is just three miles from San Pedro, the island’s only town.

“Belize is emerging as a top spot on every traveler’s bucket list, thanks to its pristine beaches, celebrated culture, and continuous recognition as a must-visit destination by respected sources like The New York Times, Lonely Planet, and U.S. News & World Report,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director, Latin America and the Caribbean for Wyndham Hotel Group. “With overnight visitors hitting a record high last year – up 13% over 2015 – we’re seeing an increased demand for first-class, high-end hotel experiences in destinations like Ambergris Caye. With Wyndham Grand’s understated approach to luxury travel, coupled with the market expertise of established partners like Venezia del Caribe, LTD, and Sandy Point Developments, LTD, we’ll deliver a distinct and unforgettable resort experience for guests.”

The resort’s development will create upwards of 250 jobs. Upon opening Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye will employ approximately 350 people.

“The combination of Wyndham Hotel Group’s vast global reach and recognition, along with a top-rated loyalty program in Wyndham Rewards, sets the stage for a successful luxury development in one of Belize’s most desirable locations,” said Jeremy Meighan, partner and director for Venezia del Caribe, LTD, and Sandy Point Developments, LTD.

“With the baby-boomer population looking for new places to retire and major airlines adding more flights to Ambergris Caye, the area is experiencing a real estate boom,” said Daniel Hartin, owner of Sandy Point Real Estate. “Wyndham Grand is going to be the benchmark of the luxury market in Belize and we invite travelers to register and explore the ownership opportunities within this prestigious resort at www.wyndhamgrandbelize.com.”

Ambergris Caye is the largest of the more than 200 islands, known as cayes, located off the coast of Belize. Situated off the Barrier Reef, the island is a renowned destination for diving and snorkelling. Regular cooling trade winds create a temperate atmosphere year-round whether relaxing on the beach, hiking through rainforests, or exploring limestone caves and Mayan ruins.

Grand Global Growth

The worldly, upper-upscale Wyndham Grand brand offers an unpretentious and approachable atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy the grand things in life like pristine guest rooms, relaxing spas, one-of-a-kind dining experiences, and more, with local culture and style infused into each hotel and resort. The brand welcomes travellers in sought-after destinations around the world like Athens, Phuket, Shanghai, Istanbul, Chicago, and Frankfurt.

Wyndham Grand’s presence is burgeoning in the Caribbean with the existing Wyndham Grand Rio Mar in Puerto Rico and spectacular new-construction resorts planned for Barbados and Nevis, both of which will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group upon opening over the next two years.  The company is growing its collection of managed properties around the world, recently widening it to more than 100 hotels and resorts globally with the acquisition of Fën Hotels, a leading management company in Latin America with 25 hotels across Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay, and the U.S.

Wyndham Grand hotels participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group. Named the number one hotel rewards program by U.S. News & World Report and the most generous hotel rewards program by IdeaWorks, it offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate in more than 70 countries across the world – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards program. To learn more or to join for free, guests should visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, hotel giant with an unmatched global presence, is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Driving the democratization of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveler, changing the game so every traveler – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of more than 8,000 hotels and over 697,600 rooms in 77 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Dazzler® Hotels, Esplendor® Boutique HotelsWyndham 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, ranked number one hotel rewards program for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report, offers more than 49 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at more than 25,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

About Sandy Point
The Sandy Point group of companies in Belize, Central America, is the best choice for amazing real estate ownership opportunities. Boasting the largest group of successful and beautiful resort projects on Ambergris Caye, Belize (named a Top Island Destination multiple years in a row), the Sandy Point group of companies provides clients with expert in-house services of real estate sales, property management and real estate commercial development. Visit sandypointresorts.com to find more information about the award-winning Sandy Point resorts.

Explore choices for the Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye at www.wyndhamgrandbelize.com.

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interCaribbean moves to 18 flights weekly between San Juan and Tortola

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — interCaribbean Airways is pleased to announce a major increase in air service to commence double daily services effective from December 19th, 2016 and triple daily 4 times a week.

This new AM and PM services give the opportunity for business and leisure travelers in the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to visit for a day, and be home in time for dinner. These flights operated by EMB 120 aircraft are the fastest turbo prop aircraft in its class making it the quickest connection.

Trevor Sadler, interCaribbean Chief Executive Officer said, “Since we first began service into the San Juan to Tortola we have seen a steady increase in the demand for our flights.  We are pleased to respond to this demand with significant increase in flights between two favorite islands and in addition to new daily flights from Tortola to Antigua.”

Commenting on the recent announcement by interCaribbean Airways of an increase in service to the British Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands Director of Tourism Mrs. Sharon Flax-Brutus said, “The BVI Tourist Board is pleased that interCaribbean Airways is demonstrating its commitment to bring convenient air transportation to the region and applauds the airline’s recent decision to increase service to the BVI.  The increase in service between the BVI and Antigua and the BVI and San Juan is welcome news as it will help address the challenge of airlift and accessibility to the destination.”

Schedule

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SJU

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28-Oct-17

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508

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09:20

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509

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19-Dec-16

04-Nov-17

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510

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16:30

17:10

511

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04-Nov-17

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19:20

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About interCaribbean Airways:
interCaribbean Airways is based in the Turks & Caicos Islands, and was founded 25 years ago to connect you and the Caribbean. The company operates a fleet of EMB 120, Twin Otter, BE99 aircraft connecting the Turks & Caicos to Antigua, Tortola, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Cuba; Domestic flights in Jamaica between Kingston and Montego Bay, are also offered.

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Target Cruise Executives and Tourism Stakeholders at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The 2014 FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise and tourism conference and trade show in the Caribbean, will let delegates and exhibitors target about 1,000 cruise tourism stakeholders and 100 FCCA Member Line presidents, CEOs and executives from multiple sectors, including operations, purchasing, marketing, shore excursions and government relations.

“The FCCA Conference and Trade Show is a great opportunity to network with and learn from the FCCA Member Lines’ key players,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line CEO and FCCA chairman. “Attendees have ample opportunities to promote products, develop working relationships and discuss trends with the industry’s most important executives.”

Attendees and executives will congregate in St. Maarten from October 6-10 for a four-day series of meetings, workshops, networking functions and the trade show. The Conference’s business functions will include preset one-on-one meetings that offer a chance to promote a product to or receive individualized input from cruise executives selected by attendees; workshops on current issues with panels of knowledgeable industry professionals and cruise executives, along with the presidents and CEOs heading a roundtable discussion; and social functions that foster networking in a comfortable, engaging atmosphere.

The Trade Show will guarantee exposure from this influential audience through numerous events hosted at the Trade Show, many of which feature cruise executives, and traffic driven by its location, with all attendees entering and passing through to access the Conference’s business sessions and registration. Booths will put an exhibitor’s product, company or destination on the mind of those who decide where ships call and what is sold onboard, and specialized pavilions are available to increase attention and allow a destination or large company to showcase their numerous offerings.

This is one of the best opportunities to increase cruise tourism’s impact by better understanding the industry and promoting products to and forging working relationships with some of the cruise industry’s most important decision makers.

Registration for and more information about the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show are available here: https://www.regonline.com/fccastmaarten.

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JetSuite Expands Service To The Caribbean

New Routes From Eastern US To Warm-Weather Hot Spots Including The Bahamas, Anguilla and Turks & Caicos


IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – JetSuite, the nation’s fastest growing private jet charter company, has expanded service to include non-stop flights to popular locations in the Caribbean just in time for the holiday travel season.  Passengers can now fly non-stop from the east coast to St. Maarten (TNCM), Anguilla (AXA), Turks and Caicos (MBPV), as well as Nassau (MYNN) and Eleuthera (MYEH) in The Bahamas on the JetSuite Edition Citation CJ3. These six-passenger aircraft can fly up to 2,000 miles, and offer free onboard WiFi, increased interior comfort and speeds up to 480 miles per hour.

“Our mission revolves around making private air travel accessible to more people than ever before, and offering an unprecedented level of transparency,” explains JetSuite CEO Alex Wilcox. “Expanding our service to the Caribbean solidifies our position in New York, the busiest jet charter market in the world.”

The first private aviation company in history to guarantee an online quote, JetSuite is also introducing enhancements to its JetSuite.com website that will make booking holiday travel even easier:

  • New Mobile Site – JetSuite passengers can now easily run a guaranteed quote on their mobile device while either on the go or while reclining in a JetSuite Embraer Phenom 100 or Citation Edition CJ3, all fully WiFi-equipped
  • Find Nearest Airport – Click on the “?” in the Instant Quote box on JetSuite’s homepage to search for the closest airport within 25-200 miles of your desired zip code origin or destination. Hovering over the results will reveal the airport fees for each airport, so you can determine whether you’d like to select your airport based upon location OR price

And for those travelers hoping to snag a last-minute escape, JetSuite continues to offer its popular SuiteDeals on its Facebook page. Select destinations and one-way flights for the following day are offered at prices as low as $536. Keep in mind this price is not person; it’s for the entire jet!

For more information, visit www.jetsuite.com or www.facebook.com/JetSuiteAir

About JetSuite
JetSuite’s vision to provide the freedom and exhilaration of private air travel to more people than ever is realized through transparent pricing, efficient operations, acute attention to detail, acclaimed customer service, and industry-leading safety practices. Offering a WiFi-equipped fleet of the industry’s most fuel efficient jets, the company continues to redefine private aviation.  Under the leadership of CEO Alex Wilcox, a JetBlue founding executive, JetSuite is rated Platinum by ARG/US, the highest possible safety rating in the private jet industry.  In 2013, the FAA’s 2012 Diamond Award of Excellence and National Air Transportation Association’s Five Star Award were both bestowed upon JetSuite for the achievements of the company’s highly regarded maintenance department.

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