November 19, 2019

Caribbean Tourism on a fierce rebound, stats say

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By Jim Byers From Travel Pulse Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean increased by a solid 9.7% during the first half of 2019, when compared to the same period last year, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) revealed this week. Addressing the media at a news conference at World Travel Market on Wednesday in London, the CTO’s […]

Caribbean Tourism stakeholders supporting travelers impacted by Thomas Cook dissolution

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Officials are optimistic about latest developments to keep Condor Airlines flying to the region  MIAMI (September 25, 2019) – Expressing concern for the thousands of travelers, employees and businesses impacted by the closure of British travel group Thomas Cook, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) commended the region’s and global tourism industry stakeholders for moving swiftly […]

The View From Europe” Valuing workers guarantees Caribbean Tourism’s long-term future

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By David Jessop From NAN News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. July 27, 2018: A few weeks ago, this column made the point that the time has come for tourism in the Caribbean to be managed in such a way that it is less about numbers and more about delivering lasting nation-wide social and economic growth. […]

Caribbean Tourism continues record growth

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By Garwin Davis From JIS Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Caribbean tourism continues to grow at record pace, with data from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) showing that the region has welcomed 16.6 million visitors for the first six months of the year. Minister Bartlett, who was giving the welcome address […]

Day one of the UNWTO Conference in Jamaica to focus on the Caribbean

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The Caribbean will take centre stage on November 27, the first day of 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 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James. T he Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and […]

IBM to present at Caribbean State of the Tourism Industry Conference

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From eTurboNews The American multinational technology company IBM will present at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) which opens in Grenada next week. IBM’s global industry leader responsible for hospitality and travel related services, Greg Land, will be part of a panel which explores ways in which the Caribbean […]

How to travel like a CHIEF: Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum

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By Sean Russell From Sojern Like most of us, any time I get to go to the Caribbean I am happy—a cold towel and rum punch waiting for me upon arrival, white sandy beaches, crystal clear oceans, reading a good book in a hammock, delicious food, unparalleled service, the nicest people you will ever meet […]

Caribbean Tourism official calls for ‘Open Skies’ airline policy

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By Brian Major From Travel Pulse Several major U.S. airlines have added new Caribbean flights this year, but the region’s tourism stakeholders are looking for more. Regional government authorities should institute an “open skies” policy wherever possible to eliminate secondary screening at Caribbean airports, said Hugh Riley, secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). […]

Dominican Republic hailed as undisputed King of Caribbean Tourism following 5.8% rise in visitors

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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (PRWEB) The Dominican Republic has claimed the title of most-visited Caribbean destination, following a 5.8% increase in tourism over the last two months. (1) Caribbean travel expert Carl McBurnie of Caribique Villa Rentals comments on the growing number of travellers flocking to this holiday hotspot. “The recent surge in visitors […]

Caribbean Tourism: The battle is far from over

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Huntington News There is much euphoria in the tourism establishment over the Air Passenger Duty (APD) that on 19 March 2014  the British government announced would be reduced on flights to and from the Caribbean from April of next year. Since the APD’s introduction, Caribbean tourism officials reckon that the […]