Travel/Tourism

One of the best-selling artists of all time with more than 30 million records and 100 million singles sold, Rihanna has signed a multi-year deal with The Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) to exclusively promote her hometown island of Barbados as a tourist destination.  The three-year partnership officially kicks off in Bridgetown, Barbados on August 5, 2011 with a full-length concert of her current "Loud" tour produced by the BTA and Roc Nation.
Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours is celebrating its second anniversary throughout June taking stock of its growth and successes and is poised to expand its groundbreaking philosophy to new destinations and cultural tours. Launching in one destination, Jamaica, in 2009, Island Routes Tours achieved a rapid expansion to Antigua, The Bahamas, Saint Lucia and the Turks & Caicos Islands. Demand from adventure seekers for the company’s more than 200 unique tour options has increased 60% over last year. Major expansions throughout the region are planned for the coming year. As the trend for vacationers to spend more time exploring destinations grows more than ever before, Island Routes Tours is poised to fulfill the demand  with a range of new experiential tours that will immerse them in local culture, language, music and cuisine.
Golf enthusiasts visiting Sandals Resorts’ newest gem in the Out Islands of the Bahamas, Sandals Emerald Bay, can get into the swing of things with the announcement of a $185 golf credit for guests staying a minimum of six nights in one of the resort’s Seaside Villa Suites.  The golf credit is applicable towards green fees, carts and club rentals at the award-winning Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club. To receive this exclusive offer, guests must book by June 30, 2011 and travel by December 27, 2012.*         Best of all, the new golf credit can be applied to the three- and seven-day Unlimited Golf promotion at Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club. Prices for the three-day unlimited golf offer begin at $299 per person and include unlimited playing time at the 18-hole Greg Norman Championship Course, all green fees, a cart and a special savings of 15 percent off merchandise at the Golf Pro Shop.  The price for three-day unlimited golf with club rental is $399 per person. Golfers can extend the unlimited passes to seven days for $449 per person; $549 per person, with club rental. Guests who book unlimited golf with club rental will also receive two sleeves of balls on their first day of play. Golfers can book this exclusive “Unlimited Golf” deal now through July 31, 2011 and travel by August 1, 2011.
Beat the Arctic chill and head to Jamaica’s most popular resort region, Montego Bay, with Air Jamaica’s Warm UpSale. Travelers who can’t stand another moment of plummeting temperatures or shoveling snow can purchase these sale fares until February 9, valid for travel now through March 10, 2010.
American Airlines (AA) helps keep Saint Lucia's economy humming, according to a government minister. Senator Allen Chastanet, Saint Lucia's Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, reported continued solid relations between the airline and the island destination following a visit to American Airlines' division headquarters in Greater Miami. Senator Chastanet led a Saint Lucian delegation which included Minister of Communications, Works, Transport and Public Utilities, Guy Joseph, Director of Tourism Louis Lewis and Karolin Troubetzkoy, the new President of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association.    The Saint Lucia team met with Peter Dolara, American Airlines' Senior Vice President for Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America, to review AA's services to Saint Lucia and to provide destination updates to Dolara and his team.
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