Airlines up the ante with added additional airlift. American Airlines has added weekly non-stop connections from Miami to Martinique, featuring a departure and return on Wednesdays, from June 1 through Aug. 13. The service is in addition to the weekly service on Saturdays from Miami to Fort-de-France, the island’s capital. The new service runs Wednesdays departing Martinique at 3:30 p.m. and arriving in Miami at 7 p.m. Departures from Miami are at 11:20 a.m. with a 2:50 p.m. arrival. For more information, visit aa.com.
For travelers looking to visit the British Virgin Islands, there is now more accessibility than ever with increased flights. Cape Air added a direct flight into Virgin Gorda from San Juan, as well as regularly scheduled flights into Beef Island, all which can be booked through jetblue.com. Cape Air also offers interline agreements with American Airlines with flights bookable on aa.com, as well as a codeshare agreement with United Airlines, making the check-in baggage processes easier as bags are transferred without having to be rechecked. Seaborne Airlines recently announced an interline agreement with Delta Air Lines, which can be booked on delta.com. For more information, visit summer.bvitourism.com.
Pleasant Holidays increases commission to 6 percent on Delta Air Lines flights to Mexico and the Caribbean from U.S. cities nationwide for travel in 2014 and 2015. New bookings made though Aug. 15 will be valid for commission on the air portion of the package on flights throughout the U.S. In addition to commission, travel agents also earn points redeemable for personal travel through TRIP, the company’s Travel Reward Incentive Program. For more information, call (800) 448-3333 or visit pleasantagent.com.