‘WIN A TRIP’ to Antigua and Barbuda for the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival!
Photo Caption: Antigua and Barbuda’s Carnival is being held from July 25 – August 4 2015
(St. John’s, Antigua) – As Antigua & Barbuda prepares to celebrate its emancipation festivities, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority is giving Carnival aficionados from around the Caribbean the chance to live the excitement and revelry of Antigua’s Carnival, The Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival, through a number of regional promotions that will allow participants to win trips to Antigua & Barbuda for Carnival.
Antigua and Barbuda’s Carnival celebrations run from July 25 – August 4, 2015, and winners of the Tourism Authority’s ongoing promotions, will be flown to Antigua to jump and jam in the Carnival Monday and Tuesday celebrations on August 3 and 4.
The ‘Win a Trip to Antigua Carnival’ promotion is open to all regional participants, who have until 5:00 p.m. on July 24, to ‘LIKE’ the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Facebook Page, and post a comment stating, ‘Why they love Antigua’s Carnival’, for the chance to win the trip for two.
The promotion is a collaboration of the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority and its strategic partner, LIAT – The Caribbean Airline. It is being promoted via the Caribbean Media Corporation, which airs within 26 regional territories, as well as on all Antigua & Barbuda’s social media channels.
Regional visitors also have a second chance to win a trip to experience Antigua’s Carnival with LIAT’s – ‘Ultimate Carnival Promotion’. Participants have to post selfies from the CPL matches to LIAT’s Facebook page for a chance to win a trip to three regional Carnivals, including Antigua and Barbuda’s Carnival. The competition ends July 26, 2015.
“Antigua and Barbuda’s Carnival is a vibrant cultural celebration, with iron bands, stilt-walkers, pageantry, mas, music and revelry, providing a unique spectacle to appeal to our carnival-loving Caribbean neighbours. We are excited to give persons the opportunity to visit and engage in our 2015 festivities, so that they will be sure to return for our Grand 60th Carnival Celebrations in 2016”, said the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s Marketing Manager, Charmaine Spencer.
“The social media promotions are part of the destination’s marketing strategy to engage with visitors in innovative ways, to create a buzz around Antigua & Barbuda’s Carnival, and to grow regional business to the destination, especially during the slower summer months.”
The winners of the regional promotions will actively participate in the Carnival celebrations by playing Mas with Myst Carnival Mas troupe and attending various carnival shows. Winners will also experience some of the destination’s tourism product through island tours and staying at the contemporary accommodations of the Sugar Ridge hotel.
About Antigua and Barbuda
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 follow us on Twitter. http://twitter.com/antiguabarbuda Facebook www.facebook.com/antiguabarbuda; Instagram:www.instagram.com/AntiguaandBarbuda; YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/GoAntiguaBarbud