Low airfares to entice winter tourism in Antigua and Barbuda



It is during the busiest tourism season that the twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda are experiencing record low airfares to the destination. Travellers can now find inexpensive fares to Antigua and Barbuda for as low as $280 round-trip including taxes and fees on United, American Airlines and JetBlue from both New York (JFK) and Newark (EWR). JetBlue’s entry-level $280 fare will be available through to March 2016. These enticingly low fares with short flight time of less than four hours make Antigua and Barbuda an ideal winter getaway. This shift in price will promote an increase in tourist arrivals to the islands as consumers will be getting more added values for their money which should in turn increase visitor on-island spend.

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Marie Walker said, “These inexpensive fares are fantastic news for Antigua and Barbuda and is sure to increase our competitiveness in the U.S. market where consumers are so much savvier than in the past…Very shortly, those along the Eastern seaboard will be desperately looking for an escape from the cold weather and short days, and we are confident the combination of cerulean waters, 365 different pristine white and pink sand beaches, wonderful gastronomy and inexpensive flights will entice many more visitors to discover the wonder that is Antigua and Barbuda this season.”

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority in tandem with the Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism is striving to increase airlift to the twin islands from across the North American Market.

The Tourism Authority has also been aggressively promoting the destination with a strategic digital and print ad campaign with several notable publications coupled with a tactical relentless road show calendar, geared towards targeting specific markets in the Northeast, South and Midwest territories as well as Canada.