Paradise gets closer this winter with Norwegian Airlines

15 March 2016 - Norwegian Airlines proudly announces the launch of a new airline service connecting London Gatwick Airport to Pointe-à-Pitre – Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes International airport, on the Islands of Guadeloupe.
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Get in the 'Loupe

09 January 2016 - Real taste of TV's Death in Paradise base
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Death (and glorious beaches) in Paradise: top 5 things to do in Guadeloupe

07 January 2016 - The Caribbean archipelago really is idyllic - and unlike St Marie, it isn't teeming with murders.
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Discover tiny St Marie, the setting for Death in Paradise

05 January 2016 - Guadeloupe: its beaches and sunny surrounds were the filming location for Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise: Guadeloupe, the real-life St Marie

03 January 2016 - James Henderson explores the island locations of BBC One’s tropical detective series Death in Paradise
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Welcome back to Paradise

29 December 2015 - Kris Marshall invites TV Times to the Caribeans to talk about the surprise twists in the new series of Death in Paradise.
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Death in Paradise: Life's a beach

29 December 2015 - What's the secret to Death in Paradise's Success? It must be the sea, sex and...
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The Guadeloupe Islands … 5 Islands … 1 Paradise! Does this jingle ring a bell to you?

Of course, you’ve heard about the Guadeloupe Islands and we’re sure that, not so long ago, you have even caught some glimpses of their surprising beauties on the telly!

Let us share a secret with you, but promise us that you will not keep it for yourself! Share it with fellows, friends, parents and neighbours … Start spreading the news!

We are sure you have heard of the popular crime comedy-drama TV series called “Death in Paradise” aired on BBC 1 since late 2011 that quickly became a hit and was seen by more than 8 millions of viewers?

“Death in Paradise”, starring Ben Miller, Sara Martins, and Kris Marshall, is set on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie. The island is a British Overseas Territory shared with France. Saint Marie is described as a pretty island that is "situated in the Eastern Caribbean Sea. The island has a volcano, rainforest, sugar plantations, a fishing harbour, an airport, university and approximately 100 public beaches".

Actually, the series has been filmed on Guadeloupe, mainly on the site of the town of Deshaies located on the western coast of Basse-Terre (called Honoré in the series). Honoré, the main town, has a leisure/commercial marina, a busy market, lots of welcoming bars and restaurants, as well as a Police Station.

This programme is a joint UK and French production broadcast on BBC 1 in the United Kingdom and France 2 in France.

After consistently high ratings during the second and third series, Death in Paradise was renewed for a fourth series. The fourth series began airing on 8 January 2015 on BBC 1 in the UK.

And If you want to know more about the real Saint Marie and to discover the real Guadeloupe Islands, do not hesitate to get in touch with our European Office based in Paris. The Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board will be delighted to host a Press Trip and to have you with us!

Media Centre

Welcome to the Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board media page, designed specifically with tourism media in mind. On this page you can find:

- An introduction to the GITB
- Media releases
- Press trip information
- Press packs

The Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board is on hand to answer any questions you might have.

The GITB – About us

The Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board was created on 12 December 2003, by local and regional authorities. This non-profit institution is organized around two departments: The “Guadeloupe Tourisme” department and the “Guadeloupe Bonjour” department.

The "Guadeloupe Tourisme" department:

The “Guadeloupe Tourisme” department develops the promotion and marketing strategies for the overseas markets (France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Canada and the United States of America). It also provides information and communication tools for public relations and commercial promotion. We organise B2B and B2C events on those markets with the support of Atout France’s international network of offices.

The "Guadeloupe Bonjour" department:

The “Guadeloupe Bonjour” department’s role is to promote a high-quality “welcome” throughout the Guadeloupe Islands and its numerous Tourist Offices. We support major cultural and sporting events which then serve as trademarks of our destination. We are responsible for the conception and realization of the promotional material and are also in charge of the official website.

Europe Office:

The European Office of the Guadeloupe Islands Tourism Board, which works under the Guadeloupe Tourism department, is responsible for the promotion of our archipelago in France and Europe (Germany, Belgium, Italy, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia).

Media Release

Mini-site and Atout France campaign launch in UK and Ireland

With a view to increasing its market presence in the UK and Ireland, the Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board has launched a promotional campaign.

The campaign will take several forms, developed with the help of Atout France:

- Development of the mini-site www.

This mini-site will provide the British and Irish public with information on the destination. It will promote competitions designed to encourage these new potential visitors to come and explore our archipelago.

- Tweets and Facebook posts via the Atout France accounts

These posts will serve to promote the mini-site’s competitions.

- Publication of a special newsletter to Club France members

A special newsletter on the Guadeloupe Islands will be sent to 200,000 contacts (90% British, 10% Irish) from Club France.

- Affordable France website

The Affordable France website has the best deals for trips to French destinations and has 10,000 unique monthly users. 3 deals will be published for 2 months on the site.

- Google Adwords campaign

In order to direct traffic to the mini-site, a paid referencing campaign will be put in place, buying key words for the UK and Irish markets.

Press Trips – Contact

If you would like to discover the Guadeloupe Islands for yourself by joining a press trip, please get in touch:

Europe Office – Guadeloupe Islands Tourism Board
Telephone: + 33 (0)1 40 62 99 07
Fax: + 33 (0)1 40 62 99 08