June 30, 2022

Documentary: Secrets of the Fortresses of the Caribbean Part 2

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From Antigua Nice Caribbean Tourism Organization, Lifetime Achievement Award-winning film producer Patrick Baucelin from Martinique will be showcasing for the first time in Antigua, the documentary “Secrets of the Fortresses of the Caribbean Part 2, which features Fort Barrington and Shirley Heights on Thursday, January 11th, in the Upstairs Gallery of The Museum of Antigua […]

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

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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 […]

Caribbean Tourism Organization declares 2018 the Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation

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The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2018 the Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation in the Caribbean. The CTO’s secretary general Hugh Riley announced the theme for next year at a news conference here on Monday 13 November, as part of the programme for Caribbean Week Canada 2017. With wellness and rejuvenation being important aspects […]

Caribbean Tourism – “a tale of two situations”

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From Caribbean National Weekly The Caribbean is observing Caribbean Tourism Month in November amid the “significant” economic impact caused by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria through the Lesser Antilles last month. Secretary General of the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Hugh Riley, said that the regional tourism sector in 2017 can be described […]

UNWTO disaster recovery program action plan for Caribbean to be crafted at SOTIC 2017

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By Juergen T Steinmetz From eTurboNews Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett will travel to Grenada this week where he will meet with key members of the Jamaica-led ‘UNWTO Disaster Recovery Working Group for the Affected States in the Caribbean’ hammer out a recovery action plan for tourism-dependent islands recently ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and […]

BTB launches “Dollar for the Caribbean Relief Fund Campaign”

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By Johnelle McKenzie From Love FM It was in September that two category five hurricanes, Irma and Maria, ripped through several Caribbean countries leaving massive destruction in its wake.  A number of people died while others were left homeless without food, electricity or water. In an effort to help these stricken countries, today, the Belize […]

Caribbean islands untouched by storms reach out to visitors

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By Gay Nagle Myers From Travel Weekly Irma and Maria have moved on after triggering 16 days of havoc in the northeastern Caribbean. Now the eight or so stricken islands are left wondering if the tourists might move on, too. After all, there are 30-plus Caribbean island destinations offering a plethora of white-sand beaches, amazing […]

Caribbean moves forward with recovery efforts

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By Alex Palmer From Successful Meetings Puerto Rico assesses destruction in midst of continuing power outage while other destinations prep for months-long rebuilding Meetings and incentive destinations throughout the Caribbean faced one devastating hurricane after the next in September, with hurricanes Irma, Maria, and — to a lesser extent — Jose wreaking havoc one on […]

After Maria and Irma: Caribbean tourism, island by island

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By Stephanie Rosenbloom THE GETAWAY From New York Times After two major hurricanes tore through the Caribbean in less than two weeks, some of the most idyllic — and tourism-dependent — destinations have been devastated. Ferocious storms are nothing new to these islands, but Hurricanes Maria and Irma were some of the most powerful Atlantic […]

Hurricane devastation in Caribbean [funds needed]

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by Jacqueline Johnson From FundRazr As a seasoned veteran of the Travel Industry(25+ years) with involvement in all aspects of the industry – especially in the area of Romance, Weddings/Honeymoons, I am the CEO of GlobalBridalGroup/www.MarryCaribbean.com. Recently Hurricane Irma made its way through the Caribbean leaving a path of destruction – life and property. To […]