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Archives for January 1, 2018

Cayman Boeing 737-800 at Grand Cayman on Dec 27th 2017, unidentified odour on board

From AeroInside A Cayman Airways Boeing 737-800, registration VP-CNG performing flight KX-505 from Chicago O’Hare,IL (USA) to Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands), was descending through about 8000 feet on approach to Grand Cayman when the crew requested priority and emergency services on stand by reporting an unidentified odour in the cabin. The aircraft continued for a […]

The Editor speaks: I am ashamed

It is bad enough when members of our media get on the bandwagon over the Government sponsored Gospel Concert with Russ Taff and Michael English held on Sunday (31 December) night at the Lion’s Centre. This is the same night some businesses in Cayman had to cancel their New Year’s Eve plans due to the […]

BOA hosts career workshop

The Barbados Olympic Association (BOA), in collaboration with Olympic Solidarity, hosted its first-ever Athlete Career Programme (ACP), at the Olympic Centre last Saturday. The programme, which is geared toward transitioning athletes to future careers, was launched in 2005. It supports and prepares elite and amateur athletes from over 100 countries with the appropriate training needed […]

STR: Cayman Islands, Bermuda see occupancy jumps

By Fatima Thompson From Caribbean Journal HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—A mixture of lower occupancy levels and higher rates fell in line with year-to-date hotel performance in the Caribbean, according to the latest data from STR. In November, occupancy fell 2.8% year over year to an absolute level of 64.4%. However, 3.3% growth in average daily rate (ADR) […]

Arthur Frommer: Some predictions about the coming winter cruise season

BY ARTHUR FROMMER King Features Syndicate From Kenosha News Although passengers on large cruise ships occasionally are stricken with the norovirus, the activity of cruising remains enormously popular among the vacationing public. And because a number of Caribbean hotels and islands have been removed from the general vacation inventory for the coming winter, the cruise […]

Caribbean specialists share the region’s top travel trends for 2017

By Joe Pike From Travel Agent Central Travel Agent chatted with some Caribbean travel specialists about the region’s hottest travel trends of 2017 and how to turn them into sales heading into 2018. We spoke with tour operators, Jack E. Richards, CEO of Pleasant Holidays, Scott Wiseman, president of Travel Impressions and Dave Ferran, head of sales for Classic Vacations. And from the advisor side, we […]

BALCONY PLUNGE Brit in a coma after breaking his neck in freak fall in the Caribbean [flown to Cayman Islands for further surgery]

By Susannah Keogh From The Sun UK Kurt’s family have been forced to borrow almost £50,000 to pay for his medical treatment THE sister of a man who suffered horrific injuries during a freak accident on a Caribbean island is appealing to the public to help fund his life-saving treatment. Kurt Russell, 32, is in […]

Grenada named Caribbean destination of the year

By Rebecca Johnston From Holiday Place The Caribbean nation of Grenada recently received two prestigious titles. Grenada was named “Destination of the Year 2017” by Caribbean Journal’s Travel Awards 2017, and Chief Executive Officer of the Grenada Tourism Authority, Patricia Maher, was named Caribbean Tourism Director of the Year. Grenada continues to grow in popularity […]

New Year’s Message from CTO Secretary General, Hugh Riley

Bridgetown, Barbados (28 Dec 2017) – This has been a challenging year for Caribbean tourism. While the first half of the year saw exciting growth in both tourism infrastructure and tourist arrivals over the previous year, in September we were hit hard by a series of unusual hurricanes that not only destroyed property, but also […]

The Caribbean is stressed out

From Smithsonian Forty percent of the world’s 2.5 billion people live in coastal cities and towns. A team including Smithsonian marine biologists just released 25 years of data about the health of Caribbean coasts from the Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Program (CARICOMP). The study provides new insights into the influence of both local and global […]