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Experience the Caribbean's Greatest Carnival With Antigua and Barbuda and WestJet Vacations

TORONTO, ON --(Marketwired - April 29, 2016) - The latest hotspot in the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda, are celebrating the 60th Celebration of Carnival this Summer and have teamed up with WestJet Vacations to provide Canadians with the perfect package for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Held at the end of July, the Antigua Carnival, the Caribbean's greatest summer festival, will take place from July 22- August 2. The Carnival will celebrate Antigua and Barbuda with colorful insight into the culture of the country. Traditionally 10 days long, this year will have an additional 2 days, of celebratory music and dance where attendees are promised to encounter colorful costumes, Carnival Queen pageants, food fairs, parades, live shows and the best Soca and Calypso music in the Caribbean from live bands and performers.

As part of the special 60th year of Carnival celebrations of Antigua and Barbuda, The Tourism Authority has teamed up with WestJet Vacations to offer $200 discounts on all packages to Antigua and Barbuda.* As one of the five most successful international airlines in the world, WestJet offers weekly non-stop flights from Toronto to Antigua and for those outside the Toronto market, WestJet offers easy connections to their greater network including Montreal, Calgary and Winnipeg. The WestJet Vacations Carnival $200 Discount includes travel from July 1st through to August 31st to Antigua and Barbuda, meaning that even those who are unable to travel during the Carnival will be able to take advantage of this exciting promotion. Participating award-winning properties include: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa, Tranquility Bay Antigua, Sugar Ridge, The Verandah Resort and Spa, St James Club and Villas, Nonsuch Bay Resort, Galley Bay Resort and Spa and Blue Waters Antigua.

As an added touch to mark this wonderful milestone for Carnival Celebrations and Antigua and Barbuda, all guests that book during this time frame will receive Carnival celebration keepsakes so that they can bring a little something back home from Antigua and Barbuda to remember their amazing trip by.

Known for its 365 beaches, all offering pristine white or pink coral sand, with stunning azure waters, Antigua and Barbuda offer a variety of activities from the best kite-surfing in the Caribbean to ziplining in the rainforest to snorkeling in beautiful reefs to world-renowned sailing conditions. In Antigua and Barbuda there is something for everyone, from a vast portfolio of property options from villas to luxury resorts to charming bed and breakfast, to activities, from spas to swimming with stingrays to historical landmark tours, to dining options from popular beach bars to award-winning restaurants.

As added incentive to the travel experience, Antigua and Barbuda, recently opened the newest and most-modern airport in the Caribbean, VC Bird International Airport, in the Fall of 2015. This airport offers the latest in aviation technology so as to ensure everyone flying through the airport will experience the most seamless and efficient travel experience possible, from landing and customs to baggage claim, to check-in and shopping and dining upon departure. The airport is a model in sustainability as they recently opened a solar power plant with 12,000 panels that allows the airport to run almost completely on solar energy.

To book your Carnival vacation today with your $299 discount, visit WestJet Vacations today at westjet.com/vacations and to find out more about Antigua and Barbuda and why you need to visit, go to visitantiguabarbuda.com.

*To receive $200 instant savings, guests must stay a minimum of 7 nights. Package prices will already reflect discounts. Carnival Celebration keepsakes will be distributed during their hotel stay. Offer is valid for travel July 1 to August 31, 2016.


Antigua (pronounced An-tee'ga) and Barbuda (Bar-byew'da) is located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. The largest of the Leeward Islands, Antigua & Barbuda comprises 108-square miles. The 365 white and pink sand beaches, one for every day of the year, are just the beginning of the treasures that await visitors. Antigua's rich history and spectacular topography provide a variety of popular sightseeing opportunities. Nelson's Dockyard, the only remaining example of a Georgian fort commissioned by the British in 1755, is perhaps the most renowned landmark. Betty's Hope, built in 1674, is the site of one of the first full-scale sugar plantations on Antigua, and offers a chance to step back into time by visiting the restored mills. Another unique attraction is Devil's Bridge, located at the eastern tip of the island in Indian Town National Park, where Atlantic breakers have carved out a natural limestone arch. Antigua boasts a varied tourism calendar including events such as the World Class Antigua Sailing Week, Classic Yacht Regatta, Antigua Sports Fishing and also the annual Carnival; known as the Caribbean's Greatest Summer Festival. Island accommodation ranges from luxury, boutique resorts and all-inclusive hotels to smaller more intimate boutique guesthouses and cottages. For information about Antigua & Barbuda visit www.visitantiguabarbuda.com or www.antiguabarbudabuzz.com and follow us on Twitter. http://twitter.com/antiguabarbuda Facebook www.facebook.com/antiguabarbuda; Instagram: www.instagram.com/AntiguaandBarbuda

Contact Information:

Tameka Wharton
Sales and Marketing Manager
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Office
Tel: 416.961.3085
E: [email protected]

Karen Gillo
PM Group
C: 646.628.4895
E: [email protected]

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