November 15, 2019

Caribbean lost $741m in tourism revenue from 2017 storms: report

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By Bertram Niles From CGTN Last year’s devastating storms in the Caribbean cost the region an estimated 741 million US dollars in lost tourism revenue as well as more than 800,000 visitors, a new report says. The report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) was released as the region prepares for the start […]

Study: Hurricanes resulted in about 826,100 less visitors to Caribbean

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From Travel Agent Central The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a report on “Resilience and Recovery,” assessing the 2017 hurricane season’s immediate and long-term effects across the Caribbean. Analysis from Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics subsidiary, found that“Travel & Tourism” is one of the most important economic sectors in the Caribbean, contributing […]

World Travel and Tourism Council to collaborate with Jamaica for global conference

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KINGSTON, Jamaica; August 22, 2017: Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is to collaborate with the Government of Jamaica in the staging United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, being […]

World Travel and Tourism Council and Jamaica partner for global conference

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From eTN Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, announced that the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is to collaborate with the Government of Jamaica in the staging of an event jointly sponsored by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica, and World Bank Group Conference on “Jobs & Inclusive […]

Remove aviation and visa restrictions, official warns C’bean countries

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – President of the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) David Scowsill has warned Caribbean governments of the need to take urgent action to remove aviation and visa restrictions, which he said were serving as major impediments to the development of the tourism sector. Scowsill told the Caribbean Tourism […]

Caribbean Tourism Organization conference honors past, sets future path

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By Gay Nagle Myers From Travel Weekly Caribbean tourism leaders are gathering in Barbados this week to honor the legacy and define the future of their business. That’s the plan, at least. It’s also the theme, the goal and the agenda set for the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) annual State of the Industry Conference, taking […]