February 21, 2024

Building Rum Heritage: Unique opportunity to promote Agrotourism through rum

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – 12 NOVEMBER 2021: Two regional organisations have joined forces to promote the distinct qualities of two Caribbean iconic products – rum and tourism. On October 28th, The West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association Inc. (WIRSPA) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) hosted a webinar on “Building Rum Heritage: Adding Value […]

UB40 join efforts to urge tourists to return to Caribbean

From meetpie Caribbean still recovering from devastation of hurricane Irma Virgin Holidays has teamed up with legendary British reggae band, UB40, to encourage tourists to return to the idyllic Caribbean islands following the impact left by Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Jose this year. UB40, featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, filmed a new music […]

AS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, to address UNWTO Tourism Conference in Montego Bay

Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that Mr Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), will address the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (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 […]

TCI’s tourism team attends CTO’s conference in Grenada

By Olivia Rose From Turks & Caicos Weekly TOURISM Minister Ralph Higgs lead a delegation to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) annual State of the Industry Conference in the ‘Spice Island’ recently. During the five day conference, held from October 9 to 13 in Grenada, a number of high profile speakers delivered remarks on best […]

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

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 […]

The View From Europe: Competition, connectivity and the Caribbean tourism market

BY DAVID JESSOP From Barbados Advocate When the former US President, Barack Obama, announced in late 2014 that he was easing travel restrictions on US citizens wishing to visit Cuba, a frisson ran through the tourist industry in the rest of the region. Seminars and conferences were hastily convened, papers produced, and Caribbean governments sought […]

State of the Tourism Industry: Stakeholders cautious about potential impact of ZIKA, Brexit

From The Jamaica Gleaner BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: Caribbean tourism officials are cautious about the potential impact of Britain’s impending exit from the European Union, but there is greater uncertainty about the fallout that could be caused by the Zika virus in the region. The stakeholders have been watching the developments in the south Florida city of […]

St. Martin top in Caribbean Tourism Quality Index 2016

From The Daily herald St Maarten MARIGOT–St. Martin has been ranked first in the 2016 Caribbean Tourism Quality Index to add to its recent TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award for Best Caribbean Beach, St. Martin Tourism Office disclosed. The additional accolade was announced during Caribbean Week held last week in New York. The island was ranked […]

It’s great to see the Caribbean on the rise

From TTG Digital With APD reformed and visitor numbers up, this has been a strong year for the region, says the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s Carol Hay This year has been a remarkable one for the Caribbean so far. Starting with the news of a two-band Air Passenger Duty, the growing number of cruise passengers and […]

In tourism, Barbados is left at the starting gate for first half of 2014

Patrick Hoyos From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Saturday August 30, 2014 – New tourism long stay arrivals numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation show big percentage gains for the Dominican Republic, Cuba, St. Lucia, Grenada and St. Maarten for the first six months of 2014. Barbados recorded a flat arrivals performance for the period, with 264,000 […]