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Archives for October 18, 2017

Caribbean hotel profits suffer in 2016

From Hospitality Net Zika, Exchange Rates and New Supply Impact Performance Atlanta, Ga. — CBRE Hotels Americas Research announced that the average Caribbean hotel in its survey sample suffered a 4.7 percent decrease in gross operating profit (GOP) during 2016, according to its newly released twelfth edition of Caribbean Trends® in the Hotel Industry. This decline […]

Pandemics pose major threats on Global Tourism Industry

By Derrick Scott From South Florida Caribbean News WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett said “we can no longer ignore or give insufficient attention to the imminent threat of pandemics and, if we fail to do so, world tourism faces a myriad of global challenges in the event of a […]

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines providing hurricane support

By Dave Bohlig From Prestige The Hurricane Relief support that our partners at Royal Caribbean are providing to the Caribbean is admirable. Following the storm, Royal Caribbean has mobilized Adventure, Majesty and Empress of the Seas to provide immediate help with provisions and evacuation efforts. The fleet plans to continue with recovery in the weeks […]

Here’s why US soccer is destined to fail

By Rick Eckstein, The Conversation From Business Insider David beating Goliath is very exciting – unless you’re a fan of Goliath. The United States has 330 million people and a massive youth soccer system, yet its men’s national soccer team just got bushwhacked by a team from Trinidad and Tobago, a country with 1.3 million […]

Why Caribbean nations should tap nationals as tourism influencers

By Nerissa Golden From Caribbean News Now The Caribbean has spent hundreds of millions of dollars advertising their tourism product in the international markets. Yes, there is a sense of pride when you turn on CNN and see images of your island backed by local music but how effective are the ads in the current […]

The Caribbean ‘Is Open’ for Fall and Winter Travel

by Laura Dannen Redman From Conde Nast Traveler Representatives of Turks and Caicos say they’re ready to welcome travelers. Following a brutal September, the hurricane-battered islands have banded together to as ‘One Caribbean Family’ to deliver a simple message: Come. Please come. We’ve heard this refrain all too often in the last month, from our […]

Tourism Matters: All accommodation must be inspected and meet minimum criteria

By Adrian Loveridge From Business Insider Franchising has been a long used largely successful tool to grow brand awareness while helping to create a much larger business than perhaps achievable through more conventional means. It’s a great concept but can be beset with all sorts of problems, if not properly managed and controlled. I recently […]

Living with a roommate

10 cities where living with a roommate will save you a fortune By Derek Miller, SmartAsset From Business Insider There are benefits to living with roommates.Warner Bros. Television High rents are forcing more and more people to live with roommates. The Census estimates that 5.8 million Americans currently have a roommate. The benefits from living […]

UK collected social media data as part of its mass surveillance

By Swapna Krishna from engadet There are few safeguards in place to prevent its misuse. It’s no secret that the UK has been engaging in mass surveillance over the past few years. Since Edward Snowden’s leaks revealed the extent of their program, the UK’s security and intelligence organization GCHQ has been under fire for possible […]

Antigua and Barbuda PM reproaches developed countries over financing

From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne electrified a gathering of representatives of international agencies and governments in Washington DC on Saturday by reproaching developed states for undermining the development of small states by the withdrawal of correspondent banking relations. The prime minister was speaking at a Small […]