• Tourism to the Caribbean grows by 4.4 per cent in 2019

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    Tourism to the Caribbean grew by 4.4 per cent in 2019, along with worldwide growth.   Increase in visitors to the Caribbean was driven by North America, with travel from the US, which accounts for 53 per cent of visitors …

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  • Turks and Caicos Islands welcomed more than 1.4 million tourists

    Published on : Friday, November 15, 2019

    The Turks and Caicos Islands welcomed more than 1.4 million tourists, which is the greatest ever number of visitors the territory has recorded in one year. It surpassed the previous maximum of 1.3 million in 2014 and rose 18 percent …

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  • Colombia sees arrival of 380,000 cruise passengers

    Published on : Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Columbia sees the arrival of 35 cruise lines and the number of cruise ship arrivals keeps growing.   Colombia has competitive advantages for cruise lines, which include coasts in the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, a wide range of exotic …

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  • Hurricane season worry for travellers

    Published on : Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Tropic storms Jerry and Lorenzo and tropical depression Karen is continuing to swirl over the Caribbean and the Atlantic region in this Hurricane season.     Those who are planning vacations in these regions should be a little vigilant as …

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  • British Virgin Islands and Airbnb signs MoU for home sharing

    Published on : Saturday, December 15, 2018

    Airbnb signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to work together on areas of common interest especially in tourism.     This strategic partnership aims to drive local, authentic, and sustainable tourism to the islands, …

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  • Caribbean Must do More to Celebrate its Stars, Says Hotel Executive

    Published on : Friday, September 7, 2018

    Caribbean nations must do more to help cultivate the gifts, talents and abilities of its young nationals.   Recognizing two award-winning culinary students of St. Lucia’s Soufrière Comprehensive Secondary School, Bay Gardens Resorts Executive Director Sanovnik Destang stated that both …

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  • Powerful earthquake with 7.3 magnitude hit in northeastern Venezuela

    Published on : Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Strong earthquake in northern Venezuela has been hit and damaged some parts of the city. It is a powerful earthquake with magnitude-7.3 more knocking out power and toppling supermarket shelves.       It shook the nation’s northeastern coast and …

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  • Marriott’s AR app lets travellers access virtual resort tours

    Published on : Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    Marriott is making efforts to make exotic resort locales more accessible to tourists planning holiday with an augmented reality app for iOS. Portal to Paradise enables customers tour eight of the brand properties of the hotel in Mexico and the …

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  • Argentina faces slump in tourism due to financial turmoil

    Published on : Friday, June 22, 2018

    After the peso crashed in May the outbound travel bookings has undergone a major slump due to Argentina’s financial turmoil according to a report by the ForwardKeys.   Travel to and from the country is massively impacted and the president …

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  • Baha Mar in Caribbean is set to open on June 1st, 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    Baha Mar, the largest casino and retail complex in the Caribbean, is finally complete.     Baha Mar which is known as the largest casino and retail complex in the Caribbean has completed its developmental projects and is scheduled to …

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  • First four months garnered 213.6 million U.S. dollars from tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, May 29, 2018

      A total of 60,525 Dutch visitors were welcomed in the first four months of 2018, in 2017 during the same period 55,466 Dutch visitors were counted showing an increase of 9%.     The year on year growth from …

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  • Phillips joins Blue Waters, Resort & Spa in Antigua

    Published on : Friday, May 18, 2018

    Kevin Phillips has been appointed as the new general manager of Blue Waters, Resort & Spa in Antigua.     He has an extensive Caribbean experience and is from Barbados, he joins Blue Waters from Carlisle Bay Resort where he …

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  • Princess Cruises opens summer cruise to explore Alaska

    Published on : Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    Princess Cruises is now, offering guests the first chance to take advantage of a booking offer on 2019 summer cruises to some of the world’s most sought-after destinations including Europe, Alaska, Japan and the Caribbean, with up to $1,000 free …

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  • Silver Airways acquires Seaborne Airlines

    Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines today announced that Silver’s acquisition of Seaborne’s business and assets has successfully closed, creating a leading independent airline to serve the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, and beyond.   The acquisition brings together two strong independent airlines …

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  • Caribbean able to reach 30 million visitor mark for the first time in 2017

    Published on : Friday, February 16, 2018

    Last year, the Caribbean was able to reach the 30 million visitor mark for the first time, and the travel agents sure deserve a credit for that.   Although the Caribbean experienced two major hurricanes, the Caribbean Tourism Organization said …

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  • Europe holds top spot as travel destination for Americans in 2018

    Published on : Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, today published the results of the Travelzoo Winter Travel Trends Survey*, reporting that Europe is once again a top travel destination for Americans.   Five European countries—Italy, …

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  • Norwegian Cruise Line celebrates first construction milestone for newest ship

    Published on : Friday, February 2, 2018

    Norwegian Cruise Line marked the start of construction for its newest ship. Named Norwegian Encore, Norwegian’s latest addition to its young, modern fleet will sail The Caribbean from Miami seasonally beginning fall 2019.         “Norwegian Encore will …

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  • Princess Cruises and Fathom Travels launching Caribbean business to boost the tourism

    Published on : Friday, January 19, 2018

    In an effort to provide support to local communities affected by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, and after the sell-out of the inaugural group on the January 20, 2018 Crown Princess sailing, Princess Cruises and Fathom Travel are adding …

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  • Jamaica and Mexico signed Memorandum of Understanding for tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Jamaica and Mexico has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to concretize a multi-destination marketing arrangement which will create the travel and tourism industry flourishing by easing the travelling between the two destinations and the increase in arrival.     …

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  • UNWTO declared international tourists reach 1.3 billon, highest in seven years

    Published on : Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer international tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable seven per cent in 2017 to reach a total of 1.3 billion.   It was above the sustained and consistent trend of four per cent …

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