caribbean tourism

  • Saint Martin/Sint Maarten Wins Big in USA Today’s 2019 10Best Caribbean Readers’ Choice Awards

    Published on : Friday, March 15, 2019

    St. Maarten received seven distinctions in USA Today’s 2019 10Best Caribbean Readers’ Choice Awards. The Friendly Island and several of its stakeholders were acknowledged across six categories, including “Best Island for Romance,” “Best Caribbean Restaurant” (Bistrot Caraïbes and Emilio’s), and “Best …

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  • Saint Lucia anticipates welcoming over 140K Cruise Visitors in March 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    The Month of March is expected to be a record-breaking period in Saint Lucia’s cruise sector.   Between Friday March 1, and Sunday March 3, 2019, twelve (12) cruise vessels including the inaugural call of Crystal Esprit brought an estimated …

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  • Tourism’s new approach toward its scrutiny remains unsettled for long

    Published on : Thursday, December 13, 2018

    From mid-2000s, the ability of the Caribbean tourism to churn out massive financial growth has been hugely accepted by international financial institutions like the IMF, World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. This appears to have occurred at the point …

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  • The Caribbean tourism sector needs new approach to tourism analysis

    Published on : Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    Since the mid-2000s, the ability of the Caribbean tourism sector to boost rapid economic growth has been widely accepted by international financial institutions like the IMF, World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. Despite this, and the now extensive recognition …

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  • Caribbean Tourism Stakeholders Work To Protect and Regrow Coral Reefs

    Published on : Thursday, November 29, 2018

    Recognizing the environmental and economic value of healthy coral reefs, and the dangers posed by warmer oceans and more intense hurricanes, a group of tourism-focused organizations have joined forces to help protect and regenerate Caribbean reefs. The nonprofit Tourism Cares, …

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  • Caribbean Diaspora journalist wins top honours at Caribbean media awards gala hosted by Marlie Hall

    Published on : Monday, June 18, 2018

    Award-winning broadcast journalist and television host Marlie Hall (pictured right), a proud Haitian-American, recognized fellow Diaspora journalist Kristin Braswell with top honours at the elegant Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards gala, staged last night by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) at …

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  • The Hurricanes in 2017 impacted $700M to Caribbean Tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 17, 2018

    The tourism sector of the Caribbean’s lost close to US $700 million in terms of revenue and witnessed around one million lesser number of visitors in last year as a result of the destructive effects of hurricanes Irma and Maria. …

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  • Caribbean Tourism is establishing annual $20 million fund to restore tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    The Caribbean Tourism Organization announced that it is establishing an annual $20 million regional destination marketing fund to rebuild the travel and tourism infrastructure as Caribbean Islands suffered massive destruction during Hurricanes in 2017, which resulted in the destruction of …

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  • Caribbean tourism continues to grow despite several challenges

    Published on : Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    For the first six months of 2017, the Caribbean region welcomed 16.6 million international tourists or 800,000 more than in 2016.   “For the first six months of 2017, data compiled by the Caribbean Tourism Organization show that the region …

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  • 16.6 million International tourists visited Caribbean in the first half of 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    According to a regional tourism official, at the United Nations World Tourism Organization Global Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism in Montego Bay, Jamaica,  the Caribbean saw a million more tourist in the first half of …

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  • In spite of several challenges, Caribbean tourism continues to grow

    Published on : Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    The Jamaican Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said that despite the various challenges faced by the Caribbean for the first half of the year, the region has welcomed nearly a million more tourists compared to the same period last year. …

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  • Caribbean tourism is growing much more than previous year

    Published on : Tuesday, November 28, 2017

     Jamaican Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said that Caribbean tourism is continuing its growth and the country have welcomed more than a million tourists in this year than the last year.       According to the research data compiled …

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  • Caribbean tourism predicts low performance of the region’s tourism sector

    Published on : Thursday, November 9, 2017

    The Caribbean tourism has predicted that the sector will grow just by one to two per cent, and is anticipating that this downswing will be continuing in 2018 as well, due to the effects of the two hurricanes that battered …

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  • Caribbean Tourism promoted by travel industry

    Published on : Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Consumers are reminded that post hurricane the Caribbean island still remain unaffected, travel agents were promoting deals, events and fund raising efforts to spread the message that most of the island remain unscathed by the storm and were ready to …

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  • Blow by blow account of Caribbean tourism revival

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    Tourism is the most important economic driver for the region, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization, but in certain places ongoing relief efforts amid power outages and medical crises continue to be the priority.   In September, two of the …

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  • Caribbean tourism officials target China’s outbound tourism market

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    Jamaica’s tourism officials in the region’s tourism industry have been urged to undertake initiatives for targeting China’s outbound tourism market.   Addressing a session on the “Who are the New Explorers” during the 2017 State of the Tourism Industry Conference …

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  • Caribbean’s most spectacular airport to reopen after hurricane

    Published on : Thursday, October 5, 2017

    St Martin’s Princess Juliana International Airport, known worldwide for its proximity to the beach where tourists and beach-goers can see the aircrafts swoop within spitting distance will be reopened this month after being damaged in recent hurricanes.     Dutch …

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  • China plays a major role in Latin American and Caribbean tourism

    Published on : Friday, August 18, 2017

    Last year, Chinese visitors spent more dollars in America in comparison to the visitors from other countries. As per the figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department, more than 2.97 million Chinese visited the U.S. last year. They spent around …

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  • Caribbean Tourism aims developing ties with the Dominican Republic

    Published on : Saturday, August 5, 2017

    The Caribbean tourism stakeholders are developing ties with the region’s most-visited destination, the Dominican Republic, starting right from hotel associations to government leaders across the region.   The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) announced an agreement in July with …

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  • Caribbean tourism looking for climate proof industry

    Published on : Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Currently, the tourism industry has become a major economic driver. Simultaneously, it’s one of the largest job providers in the Caribbean after the public sector. Last year, Caribbean tourism broke new ground exceeding 29 million arrivals for the first time …

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