Spring to Barbados. 2010 summer news

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‘SPRING TO BARBADOS’ FOR HOT SAVINGS ON SUMMER TRAVEL 

Toronto, ON (June 3, 2010) – Searching for the ideal summer getaway? Spring to Barbados is the perfect reason to escape to this lush Caribbean island – offering travelers a destination rich in history, culture, food, music, and a passion for living life to its fullest.  Now through June 15, 2010, book an experiential Barbados vacation for travel between April 20 and August 30, 2010.  The Spring to Barbados package is guaranteed to leave warm memories that last a lifetime, as well as a pocket full of savings.  For more information and to book visit, www.visitbarbados.org.  The special Spring to Barbados package invites visitors to customize vacations directly with their travel agent, selecting options from a full range of the very best hotels, attractions and activities available on island.  Spring to Barbados offers a truly unforgettable Caribbean experience at an exceptionally low rate, proving there has never been a better time to visit Barbados.Visitors on the Spring to Barbados program can take advantage of the following:•           Booking credit of up to CDN $300* per booking•           Complimentary breakfast daily at participating EP Hotels•           Buy one and get 2nd at 25% or more off at participating ground activities •           One free day car rental on minimal 3-day rental•           One Barbados Gourmet Card – 20% off at participating restaurants – per booking *Per Booking Credit – $150, $200 or $300 (depending on hotel).Further information on the 2010 Spring to Barbados package and a list of participating hotels, restaurants and attractions can be found at www.visitbarbados.org or by calling the Barbados Tourism Authority at  1-800-221-9831  1-800-221-9831 .  For reservations, consumers should contact their preferred travel agent.Getting there:Air Canada is celebrating its 60th anniversary flying to Barbados! Customers will have more access to beautiful Caribbean beaches this winter as the airline currently provides daily direct service from Toronto to Barbados (9 flights weekly) and twice-weekly direct flights from Montreal. For further information and  flight promotions, visit www.aircanada.com Westjet makes it both easy and affordable to get to Barbados, offering non-stop flights from Toronto five times a week. To book tickets or for fare information, visit www.westjet.com  

About BarbadosThe island of Barbados offers the most authentic Caribbean experience with its exceptionally rich culture and history rooted in remarkable landscapes, including The Crane beach, St. Philips, voted one of the world’s sexiest beaches for 2008 by Concierge.com.  Barbados is the first and only Zagat-rated Caribbean island with numerous internationally renowned chefs who masterfully put signature spins on local delicacies and traditions. Barbados is also an ideal stage for world-class events and has hosted numerous athletic championships, including the ICC Cricket World Cup Final 2007 and the 2006 PGA World Golf Championship-The Barbados World Cup. Accommodations range from picturesque plantation houses and villas to quaint bed and breakfasts to award-winning five-star resorts. The newly renovated Grantley Adams International Airport offers non-stop and direct service from a Toronto daily on Air Canada and 9 times weekly in the winter and 2 flights weekly out of Montreal.  WestJet commenced service November 2, 2009 with 5 flights weekly via Toronto.  Barbados was voted #8 in the World by Trip Advisor’s ‘2008 Travelers Choice Destination Awards’ in its Top 100 Destinations category.  Follow the Barbados beat and catch up on the latest news via the Barbados Facebook page at www.tinyurl.com/barbadosbeat and Twitter at www.twitter.com/barbadostourism.  For more information on travel to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org.