Martinique

  • © Dclik

  • © Guilain Grenier

  • © Luc Olivier

Martinique Fort-de-France mq

Click here to download Martinique Press Kit >>

1-MARTINIQUE WINS BIG AT 2016 TRAVY AWARDS
 

Martinique was among the big winners at the 2016 Travvy Awards, earning top honors in the following three categories:
Best Cruise Destination, Caribbean
Best Culinary Destination, Caribbean
Best Tourism Board, The Americas
Travvy Awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in the travel and tourism industry. Winners are determined based on votes compiled by more than 30,000 travel agents.


2-New chairmanship at the head of Martinique Tourism Authority 

Hon. Karine MOUSSEAU, new Chairman of Martinique Tourism Authority.
Following a territorial organization reform and a popular vote on December 13th, 2015, Martinique local government is now endowed with of a new political majority chaired by a new President Mr. Alfred MARIE-JEANNE.

Thus, on January 19th, 2016, Mrs. Karine MOUSSEAU, eminent member of the new territorial assembly of Martinique, took over from karine ROY-CAMILLE at the helm of the Tourism Authority. 

Mother of a 16 year-old boy, and aged 44, Hon. Mrs. Karine MOUSSEAU is a University graduate from Panthéon Sorbonne in Paris-1, a teacher of Economics and Social Sciences in a high-school, and a Municipal Councilor at le François, Martinique.

Keen on economics, Mrs. MOUSSEAU is a staunch advocate of sustainable development and pleads for the restructuration of the leisure hotel industry in Martinique. Her objective is that no more hotels should close. She will also encourage the opening of new hotels. More widely, the chairmanship settled several priorities including the recruitment of a new Managing Director for the Martinique Tourism Authority and the continuation of actions in favor of the cruise sector to improve product delivery, enhance guests’ experience in order to win the cruise lines’ loyalty such as the generalization of acceptance of the dollar and English in the different businesses.


3-Norwegian resumes its service to Martinique next winter 

Non-stop service to Fort-de-France out of New York, Boston, Baltimore/Washington DC with Norwegian starting November 10th 2016

 The non-stop flights to Martinique will operate as follow:
• New York (JFK) – 3x’s weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
• Baltimore/Washington, D.C. (BWI) - 2x’s weekly on Mondays and Fridays
• Boston (BOS) – 2x’s weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays

Flights to Martinique are now available for purchase at norwegian.com/us with fares as low as $49 one-way, including taxes. Don’t wait and Book Now!
For fares and more information, please visit www.norwegian.com.

Right now, Norwegian offers up to 8 weekly nonstop flights to the Island of Flowers!NEW! (One additional Sunday flight from New York until April 30)

- See more at: http://us.martinique.org/breaking-news-1#sthash.8YhCSVFH.dpuf

Gol flights from BRAZIL
*Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) : Every Saturday arrival at 1:40 pm – departure 2:40 pm 

Itc Meridiana flights from ITALY
* Milan : Every Saturday arrival at 7:00 pm – departure at 8:20 pm

Condor flights  from GERMANY
* Frankfurt : Every Saturday arrival at 4:50 pm – departure at 7:20 pm
Air Transat : Thursday 1:50 pm – departure 2:50 pm
Air Canada : Tuesday 3:00 pm – departure 2:50 pm                       
Sunday 3:50 pm – departure – 3:50 pm


4-NEW ENTERTAINMENTS IN MARTINIQUE 

BUBBLE BUMP, located in Fort de France Football and bubble…football in bubbles,  Another way to have fun between friends, in family 
 
CLEMENT FOUNDATION – Located in Le François 
 
Contemporary art has a new home in the Caribbean as Martinique celebrated the grand opening of Clément Foundation, a 25,400+ square-foot museum showcasing fine modern works produced by artists from all corners of the Caribbean, in January 2016. 
Clément Foundation opens with an exhibit of the works of the famous Haitian artist Hervé Télémaque. The showcase of 53 Télémaque paintings, graphic works, and sculptures is a continuation of a popular retrospective successively presented by the Centre Pompidou and the Musée Cantini of Marseille last year. The exhibit will run until April 17th 2016. 


5-NEW PRIVATE GROUND OPERATORS

CARIBBEAN OPEN TOUR
Discover one Tour/day during your vacation in Martinique!!!

“Discover Martinique under an open sky”, that is their motto. 
This is the new attraction of the island which will give you the opportunity to experience something you have never experienced before on a roofless bus. Have fun while bathing yourself in Martinique’s culture!
Each day you can discover something different to do, another exciting place to see enhanced with an audio guided bus. The north western side of Martinique is being promoted for the launch of this new excursion: the Rum Distillery and Château Depaz, the Zoo, The Emerald Domain,/ ( le Domaine de l’Emeraude) Saint Pierre’s little train and Céron Plantation.Each day an excellent restaurant is chosen to highlight the day.Better yet, you can buy your tickets online while planning your trip to Martinique. A fun stroll, marvelously mixed with history and culture


KARAMBOLE TOURS
Taste the authentic Martinique!Karambole Tours, an unforgettable experience: the discoveryof the "Flowers island" with its breathtaking landscapes, its culture andgastronomy. We propose you fun and entertaining tours in a minivan that canaccommodate a maximum of 8 passengers.   
- Our dynamic guide will tell you more about our history, with anecdotes you won’t find in a tourist guide   
- Semi-private experience   
- Let us surprise you with new flavours   
- We are environmentally-conscious: our cups are made of 100% biodegradable cellulose with vegetal ink; other containers are made of sugar cane or bamboo.   
- You contribute to the strength of local businesses.

One of the recommended tour for guest cruise : PILE ET FACE TOUR

 Be surprised by the road of the Trace which winds through the heart of the luxurious tropical forest of the island, by Saint Pierre, or "Little Paris of the Antilles", the ancient capital in the shadow of the majestic Mount Pelee. The church Montmartre de Balata, the Alma River, a small waterfall  “Le Saut Gendarme”, the ruins of Saint Pierre, a panoramic view of the Mount Pelee,  Depaz Rum distillery, Anse Carbet. soft and alcoholic drinks

Duration of the tour : 4 hours and 30  minutes (55 €)

Departure every Mondays, on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday at 9 am


IGWATOURS 
Your ground operator located in the northern part of Martinique, in Le Carbet, in front of Neisson Distillery. 

Igwatours stakeholders are more particularly Tour Operators and private customers; The agency organizes tours, fishing tournaments and other type of leisure 


6-OPENING HOTEL LE SIMON   

Overlooking Fort de France's city Simon Hotel offers comfortable facilities such as a 24-hour front desk.Each room in this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Certain units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Each room has a private bathroom. Extras include bath robes, slippers and free toiletries. Simon Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property.Le Bistrot des Flamands serve a light, fresh and sophisticated cuisine signed up by Chef Marcel Ravin. At the Bolibar lounge bar you can enjoy cocktails, tapas, snacks or bar food. The terrace features panoramic views over the city and Fort de France's bay.The hotel also offers car hire. Les Trois-Îlets is 9 km from Simon Hotel, while Le Diamant is 16 km from the property. Le Lamentin Airport is 8 km away. You can also enjoy FREE perks during your stay.

 

7- TROIS ILETS

 *An information panel will be installed  by the end of March in the marina nearby the shuttles arrivals.
*Floor signage for guided tours towards Anse Mitan and from Anse Mitan pier to the Village Creole stores
*A trilingual guide about Trois Ilets accommodation, entertainment, beach seats 
* A new website will be operational by June 2016
* A bus for tours in Trois Ilets will operate by new winter season

 

New Address

Martinique Tourism Authority
Tour Lumina 15ème étage
5 rue Loulou Boislaville - BP 7124
97276-Fort-de-France-CEDEX-Martinique-F.W.I
Phone: +59659 6616177 

Useful contact
Jacques bajal
Manager Cruise, Water Sports, Diving
Martinique Tourism Authority
Tour Lumina 15ème étage
5 rue Loulou Boislaville - BP 7124
97276-Fort-de-France-CEDEX-Martinique-F.W.I
Phone: +59659 6616177/Mobile : +596 696 258939/ Fax : +596 596 612272
Email : jacques.bajal@martiniquetourisme.com
Website : www.martiniquetourisme.com 

Muriel Wiltord
Director americas
Martinique Promotion Bureau- CMT USA
825 Third Avenue, 29th floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212 838 68 87
Muriel.wiltord@atout-france.com
www.martinique.org