THE VALLEY, ANGUILLA, Efforts are continuing to extend the island’s tourism season with further investment in the South American market, namely Brazil, Argentina and Colombia who tends to travel more during their winter season which coincides with our summer or low season.
According to Parliamentary Secretary with responsibility for Tourism, Cardigan Connor, the Anguilla Tourist Board is working in collaboration with French and Dutch St. Martin and Copa Airlines to open up greater access opportunities to the South American Market.
Connor says, “access has been one of our main challenges since American Eagle pulled out of Anguilla and LIAT made the decision to take its fleet to the islands further south. The Government of Anguilla along with the support of our 5 star hotel properties has signed an agreement with Forecast Inc. with the purpose of having direct flights from mainland USA hopefully by the start of the next tourism season.”
The Ministry of Tourism, The Governor’s office, Anguilla Air and Sea Port Authority, Customs, Immigration, Police and the ferry boat operators along with the French authorities in St.Martin are pushing forward in an effort to restore the late night ferry service out of Marigot that was popular years ago. “This late night ferry service will be another opportunity for locals as well as visitors to transverse to and from St. Martin at night,” Connor added.