September 23, 2018

Cayman Islands: UPDATE-FOUND -Missing Person in the West Bay District: Orlando Reynolds Martinez

From RCIPS UPDATE: Further to the below, Mr. Orlando Reynolds Martinez has been located by officers who conducted searches based on tips from members of the public. The RCIPS extends its gratitude to all members of the public who assisted in this matter.     Just after 12:30PM Thu police received a report of a […]

Cayman Islands legislator calling for Cruise Port Vote

By BRIAN MAJOR From Travel Pulse A local legislator who’s opposed to the Cayman Islands’ long-planned cruise ship facility is calling for a “people-initiated” vote on the $200 million project, even as the Cayman Islands tourism minister says the government is preparing a final construction RFP (request for proposals). In local news reports last week, […]

Guyanese man murdered at hotel, within hours of arriving in Trinidad

By Andrea Fernandes From Guyana Guardian A Guyanese man who was allegedly invited by a relative to travel to Trinidad and Tobago for a vacation, was gunned down within a few hours of his arrival yesterday, and under circumstances that are raising a number of red flags. The Guyana Guardian understands that 66-year-old Sasenarine Deopersad […]

Places to visit in the Caribbean

Submitted by Dr. Jessie Voigts From Wandering Educators By Dr. Jessie Voigts’s picture There is so much to see and do in the Caribbean – how to choose? This culturally diverse region has much to offer visitors, from history to coffee, art to nature. Whether you are able to discover these gems via a Caribbean […]

Hilton announces 2017 Development Award Winners in the Caribbean and Latin America

From Hilton MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today recognized some of its top owners/developers in the Caribbean and Latin America. The Development Awards recognize the passion, creativity and innovative spirit of Hilton developers that are committed to quality projects, meet or exceed brand standards and have a positive impact on the local community. Today, our […]

Here’s what lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan look like – just don’t try to swim in them

By Mike Wehner From BGR Nothing’s better on a warm summer day than taking a nice jump into a calm lake. You just feel at one with nature when you’re swimming in a natural body of water. Sure, there’s fish farts or whatever else floating around in it, but it’s nature man, deal with it. […]

Ritz-Carlton’s new cruise line reveals Caribbean shore excursions

By Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor, From Cruise Critic New small-ship, luxury cruise line the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has unveiled the Caribbean shore excursion program for its maiden season, which begins in February 2020 with the launch of its first 298-passenger ship. The intimately sized tours fall into five classifications, encompassing active recreation, culture and voluntourism, […]

Dominica: One Year Post Hurricane Maria

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 — Roseau, Dominica – One year after Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, the island nation is rebounding.  “A growing share of affected residents can say their lives are back on track or almost back to normal after the hurricane,” said Colin Piper, Director of Tourism. “The progress made this past year represents a […]

Hilton splashes into the Caribbean with all-inclusive resort deal

By Patrick Clark From Bloomberg Partnering with Playa Hotels & Resorts on 10 properties Vacation model has moved from budget to luxury proposition All-inclusive resorts, which typically charge budget-conscious travelers a single price for lodging, food and often airfare, have long been the domain of specialty operators. Now the world’s second-largest hotel company is wading […]

Cayman Islands: 2018 CTO Tourism HR Conference – keynote speaker announcement

9th CTO Human Resources Conference Theme: “Building a Resilient, High-performing and Sustainable Caribbean Tourism Workforce for Global Competitiveness” Dates: 28 – 30 November, 2018 (Media advisory will be sent) Location: Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (18 Sept. 2018) – Claudia Coenjaerts, director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) decent work team and office […]