October 19, 2019

CTO secretary general calls for removal of barriers to entry across the C’bean

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From Jamaica Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Secretary General of the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Hugh Riley, says there needs to be a removal of the barriers to entry around the Caribbean to improve connectivity. “Intra Caribbean tourism is critical, but that has to work hand-in-glove with connecting people who want to come […]

Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Endorses UNWTO’s Conference in Jamaica

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From Travel Agent Central The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has announced its endorsement of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) global conference to be held in Jamaica in November Adam Goldstein, FCCA’s executive committee chairman and current president and chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises, gave the endorsement to Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s tourism […]

JHTA Endorses the UNWTO International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development Conference

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The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has endorsed the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James, November 27 to 29. Camille Needham, JHTA […]

Irma’s Invoice for the Caribbean

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From Antigua Observer A disaster risk expert estimates US $12.75 billion as the final tab on the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. James Daniel, a disaster risk analyst with the Center of Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology(CEDIM), explained that Irma was a relatively expensive disaster to the Caribbean region, causing significant […]

Caribbean Travel Marketplace draws 1,000 participants

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The Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which was held Jan. 31-Feb. 3 at Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, the Bahamas, attracted an estimated 1,000 registrants, including 271 travel, meeting and incentive buyers. Of the 32 first-time buyers who attending this year’s event, five were from meetings and incentive firms, a new target market for the Caribbean Hotel […]

Community-based tourism in the Greater Caribbean

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From eTN Community-based tourism emerges as an alternative to bridge the social and economic gap of rural communities, and is suitable for communities seeking to generate additional income in their daily economic activities utilizing the cultural, natural and local resources in a particular region. Community-based tourism affords the inhabitants of the region to become tour […]

iNews Briefs

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Cayman Islands telecommunications provider offers bonus credit for mobile service problems Cayman Islands telecommunications provider LIME has announced that prepaid customers who were without service Tuesday (24) will get double credit. This will apply to any prepaid customer who topped up $5 or more from midnight Tuesday through until midnight Wednesday. The problem was a […]