July 3, 2022

Caribbean hotel numbers flat for 2018’s first six months

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By Gay Nagle Myers From Travel Weekly Hotel performance in the Caribbean through June was relatively flat, due in part to the effects of the 2017 hurricanes and the loss of inventory from properties still closed, according to the Q2 Hospitality Market Update from Integra Realty Resources. The continued expansion of Airbnb and similar alternatives […]

Cayman Islands to host CTO Tourism HR Conference in November

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From eTurbo News When human resource professionals from across the region meet in the Cayman Islands in November for the CTO 9th Tourism Human Resources Conference, they will be challenged to develop effective strategies and plans to build a high performance and motivated workforce. The 28-30 November conference, organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), […]

Caribbean tourism organization plans for October conference

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From Travel Agent Central The Caribbean Tourism Organization will analyze new ways for the area’s tourism industry to adapt to changing trends and demands at this year’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference. Themed Rejuvenate, Recreate, Reconnect – New Directions for Caribbean Tourism, the meeting will run from October 2 to October 5 at Atlantis, […]

Tourism Association warns Caribbean govts about high air travel taxes leading to dip in tourism

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From teleSUR The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) urged the governments in the Caribbean region to pay heed to the impact of air travel-related taxes and fees on travel demand. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has urged the governments in the Caribbean region to pay heed to the impact of air travel-related […]

Student Colloquium

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Student Colloquium at Caribbean Week in New York Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 20 June 2018 — Students from the Cayman Islands School of Hospitality Studies (SHS) earned 2nd place in the annual Caribbean Student Colloquium as part of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Week events on June 6th in New York. SHS students submitted […]

Hurricanes cost Caribbean $1 billion in tourism: industry group

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By Sarah Peter From Reuters NASSAU (Reuters) – The Caribbean lost more than $1 billion in tourism revenue after hurricanes deterred visitors during the costliest storm season on record, and recovery efforts could cost close to $6 billion, the Caribbean Tourism Organization said on Wednesday. Powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria cut a deadly path through […]

Gail Moaney receives prestigious PR award in New York City

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NEW JERSEY (June 9, 2018) – One of the hospitality industry’s preeminent leaders in marketing and public relations was hailed this week for her service to the sector. Gail Moaney, APR, received the Marcella Martinez award in memory of the meritorious and productive life of the late Caribbean public relations professional and diplomat. Bevan Springer, […]

Caribbean Tourism needs to add more value to the touristic experiences

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From South Florida Caribbean News Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Bartlett calls for New Architecture for Caribbean Tourism NEW YORK – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has called for a new architecture as it relates to Caribbean Tourism so as to add more value to the touristic experiences and increase growth. During his presentation on a […]

D’Aguilar leads delegation to Annual Caribbean Week events in New York City

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From The Nassau Guardian Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar will lead a delegation including Tourism Director General Joy Jibrilu and other representatives to the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Week events in New York City this week. The CTO’s major annual summit will take place June 2-8 at Wyndham New Yorker hotel in […]

St. Kitts wins top award in sustainable tourism

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From Times Caribbean The St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism received top honors for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism, issued by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The award was issued at an awards ceremony of the Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum, which was held in St. Kitts. “The Ministry of Tourism’s Sustainable Destination Management Plan provides a powerful […]