July 2018: The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) has announced its new partnership with Virgin Holidays, the largest and most successful transatlantic tour operator in the United Kingdom and a market leader for travel to the USA and Caribbean.
The operator is expanding its Caribbean product to include Anguilla and other smaller islands for the first time with immediate effect.
The new programme launches with stylish accommodation at three very different properties in Anguilla – Carimar Beach Club, Frangipani Beach Resort and The Reef by CuisinArt – with the potential to expand the programme in the future.
Virgin Atlantic flies four times per week from London Gatwick to Antigua. Air France-KLM, which has recently purchased a 31% stake of Virgin Atlantic, also offers convenient flights to St Maarten from the UK via Paris.
Mrs. Donna. Banks, ATB Chairperson, said: This is fantastic news for Anguilla, to have one of the UK’s largest tour operator launch a new programme to the Island just nine months on from Hurricane Irma; it just goes to show how far the Island has come in such a short time. We look forward to giving Virgin Holidays’ guests a warm Anguilla welcome throughout the coming months and years ahead”.
Stephen Gilchrist, Destination Manager – Caribbean, Virgin Holidays, said: “Virgin Holidays is thrilled to be able to offer holidaymakers the chance to experience the beautiful island of Anguilla. The addition of the island in our new Caribbean brochure shows our commitment to the region, and we can’t wait for people to enjoy the authentic Caribbean for themselves.”
– Press Release