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French Caribbean Island Awarded Honors in Destination Category


New York (November 5, 2020): Known as the Isle of Flowers, the island of Martinique is proud to be awarded a Silver in the Destinations Category of Travel Weekly’s 2020 edition of the Magellan Awards.  Specifically, Martinique was honored in the Caribbean, Overall Destinations, Cultural/Arts category.

The French Caribbean’s entry highlights the diverse offerings found on the island from music and contemporary art to gastronomy and rum. Major writers like Aimé Césaire and Frantz Fanon have Martinican roots and Martinique’s history also resonates in the island’s musical mix of bèlè, biguine and zouk. Martinique is the preeminent destination for contemporary art in the Caribbean; outdoor art installations, murals, monumental classics such as the Slave Memorial in Diamant. All this illustrate the richness of the many art forms to be found on the island.


No winter season is complete without Carnival and similarly for the summer with the unique boat race, the Tour des Yoles. Finally, Martinique’s ten distilleries are the only ones in the world to receive an AOC designation for their rhum agricole.


Travel Weekly’s Magellan Awards salute the best in travel across industry segments ranging from Hotels and Resorts, Travel Destinations, Cruises Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Car Rental.


“The Magellan Awards represent the best of the travel industry and we’re thrilled to be a 8-time winner” notes Martinique Tourism Board Commissioner Karine Mousseau. She continues, “Our destination has a wide array of attractions and we continue to look forward to sharing them with a growing audience of travelers in the better days to come.”


The winners of the Magellan Awards will be featured in the November 16th issue of Travel Weekly.


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