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Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

CACCI contributes to CTO relief fund

Brooklyn: The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) has contributed US$1,000 to the CTO Relief Fund to aid Caribbean countries impacted by natural disasters. Comment

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

JTB takes Reggae Sumfest to the world

Music: On the heels of the successful digital marketing campaign “Join Me In Jamaica,” the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) says it has deepened its footprint in the digital space by live streaming the 26th staging of Reggae Sumfest. Comment

Monday, July 23, 2018

Jamaica: The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) said on Wednesday that the island continues to experience significant tourism growth. The JTB said Jamaica celebrated an overall market growth of 5.4 percent for the first six months of the year, with stopover tourist arrivals increasing by 5.9 percent and cruise arrivals by 4.8 percent over the same period last year. Comment

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Antigua shows strongest air arrivals in 15 years

Antigua: Antigua and Barbuda tourism officials have reported that, for the first time in more than 15 years, the country has shown the strongest overall visitor arrivals by air from January to June. Comment

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Travel: The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Tourism says cruise executives in Miami are “buoyed” by plans for their harbor ports. Comment

Monday, July 9, 2018

Travel: The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) says tourism representatives from Turks and Caicos Islands captured two of four tourism industry awards at the opening of the fourth Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) in Miami last month. Comment

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Barbados implements new tourist tax on hotels

Barbados: Barbados, one of the popular holiday destinations, has implemented a mandatory “room rate levy” to all hotel bedrooms per night on the island effective from July 1, 2018. Comment

Thursday, July 5, 2018

CHTA warns governments about high air travel taxes

Travel: The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has warned governments in the region about the adverse effects of high air travel-related taxes and fees on travel as they wrestle with balancing budgets. Comment

Monday, July 2, 2018

Caribbean Roundup

Trinidad and Tobago: For the second time in recent years, the St. James’ Club in Antigua has been forced to close because of an invasion of the dreaded sargassum seaweed. Comment

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thousands protest travel ban verdict

Manhattan: Just hours after the Supreme Court verdict on the Trump Administration travel ban was announced on June 26, New Yorkers responded to an immediate, last minute call to action. On Facebook, activist Linda Sarsour wrote: “BREAKING NEWS. We lost. Reversed and remanded. The Supreme Court just took the side of Trump and his white supremacist administration in the Muslim and refugee ban case. They decided in favor of xenophobia. Another dark stain on our country’s history. Meet me at Foley Square at 6 pm.” Comment
Barbados: While statistics show that Cricket West Indies is growing as a home for professional regional players, the Barbados government wants to link this and other sports as not only an avenue to direct employment, but a boost for tourism. Comment

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

St Lucia: As the fourth Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) gots underway in Miami, the chief executive officer of the Caribbean’s largest private sector organization is paid tribute to one of its leaders for uniting the region in the aftermath of last September’s hurricanes. Comment

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Barbados: Air BNB boasts a US$2.6 billion haul from business worldwide in 2017, but despite Barbados being a principal player in that money build-up, the island received nothing in revenue and the new government has said this has to stop. Comment

Friday, June 15, 2018

Antigua hosting romantic giveaway contest for two couples

Antigua: Only couples need apply. The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority recently launched a romantic all-inclusive giveaway competition for couples. To observe the month of June as their obligatory month of romance, the agency is going to award two couplings with a chance for a three-night stay at their Sugar Ridge and South Point hotels, said a spokeswoman. Comment

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sandals is new Cricket West Indies sponsor

Travel: The luxury hotel chain Sandals Resorts is the new major commercial sponsor of West Indies cricket. Comment

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