Anguilla launches post-Irma landing page
The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) has announced a new landing page -Irma.IvisitAnguilla.com – dedicated to providing post-Irma information.
It updates travel agents, tour operators and visitors planning travel to Anguilla for Christmas and beyond.
The site also highlights Voluntourism projects and relief efforts available across the Island.
With the destination now officially open to holidaymakers post-Irma, the purpose of the user-friendly site is to provide up-to-date information on getting to Anguilla via land and sea; details of accommodation (hotels, guesthouses, villas and apartments), restaurants and attractions that are open to visitors; and proposed reopening dates for those still undergoing essential repairs.
The site also provides regular updates on the progress of repairs to the Island’s infrastructure.
There is also a section of the site dedicated to Voluntourism projects available for visitors to ‘Adopt’. From hands on initiatives, helping local communities to rebuild and repair schools and care homes, help the landscape by sponsoring and planting a tree, links to official funding channels for dedicated projects. Details of projects available will be added regularly to the site.
Carolyn Brown, director for the UK, Ireland & Scandinavia for the Anguilla Tourism Board, said: “We have been touched by the number of people wanting to visit Anguilla to show their support by contributing to the local economy; with others wanting to engage in community projects when they arrive there.”
“That’s why we have launched the dedicated site as a helpful tool for travel agents and tour operators planning winter sun itineraries for their clients and for visitors themselves to easily access the latest updates regarding travel to and from Anguilla and what’s available on the Island.
She added: ‘The site also provides a platform to connect visitors with Voluntourism projects and causes in need of support throughout Anguilla.”
An estimated 30 small hotels, condominiums, guesthouses and private villas have already re-opened or plan to open ahead of the peak winter and Christmas season. Properties that are currently open or preparing to open this month include Ce Blue, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay Beach Villas, West End Bay Holiday Suites and La Vue.
A number of the larger and five-star properties plan to reopen from mid-2018, including the newly acquired Belmond Cap Juluca, Zemi Beach House, Four Seasons, The Reef and CuisinArt.