December 6, 2019

Thomas Cook, Juncker, extremism, Turkey-Syria

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The European Parliament plenary session supported measures to help tourists and tourism businesses cope with the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook. MEPs took stock of the five-year Juncker Commission and called for tougher laws to fight extremism in wake of the deadly right-wing terror attack in Halle, Germany. Parliament also approved a Resolution calling for an […]

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 […]

Tourism Matters: What does this have to do with Barbados?

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By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now While it is very tempting to second guess the possible effects of the now declared Brexit, I think our tourism planners have to be fully cognizant over the implications it may bring. In a recent TravelMole article under the alarming headline “UK airlines told to move to EU […]

British couple say they were sprayed with SEWAGE during holiday at Cuban resort

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By Julian Robinson for MailOnline British couple say they were sprayed with SEWAGE during holiday from hell at Cuban resort – and were told ‘it is good for the flowers’ when they begged staff to turn the sprinklers off Nadia and Dave Lonsdale paid £3,300 for all-inclusive stay in Cuba hotel They claim holiday was […]

Tourism matters: We have to get more involved

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By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now It seems almost inconceivable to accept that the dreaded APD (Advanced Passenger Duty) was implemented in the United Kingdom, or others would say thrust upon the industry, some twenty years ago. There has been a lot of recent misinformation spread in the media, so I think it is […]

‘Our big day has been completely ruined’: Bride left heartbroken after series of disastrous errors sees Jamaican dream wedding cancelled with one month to go

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By Anucyia Victor From Daily Mail UK Katie Carrick and Stephen Bell were meant to be married this October The Sunderland couple had booked a resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica Plans fell through after they had spent £5,000 on their upcoming nuptials A couple’s dream wedding in Jamaica was left in ruins after a series […]

Tourist wins settlement after “nightmare” holiday in Dominican Republic

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From Caribbean360 LONDON, England, Tuesday September 2, 2014 – In October 2009, a British tourist’s dream holiday in the Dominican Republic turned into a nightmare when he fell seriously ill just five days into a two-week stay at the four-star Bahia Principe Hotel in San Juan. Mark Bidwell, a builder from Bristol, suffered diarrhoea, abdominal […]

Thomas Cook in five-figure settlement following ‘nightmare’ Caribbean holiday

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From Travel Mole Thomas Cook has paid out £50,000 to a couple whose Caribbean beach wedding was ruined by sickness at their four-star hotel. The tour operator agreed to pay the compensation after the couple took legal action after falling ill during their two-week wedding and honeymoon at the Melia Caribe Tropical Resort in the […]