Tourism

A “Fresh Start” for St Kitts Tourism

 A new push in 2016 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The tourism sector in St Kitts and Nevis is poised to receive a “Fresh Start” in 2016, according to Prime Minister Timothy Harris. “As part of our Fresh Start Agenda, my …

Jamaica Is Getting a Major Tourism Boost From Mexico

 Quietly, a major new tourism player has emerged in Jamaica. No, it’s not Spain. Nor is it China. It’s closer to home: Mexico. That country’s investors have been responsible for much of the island’s major tourism investments over the last …

Cayman’s Treasure Island Resort Sold; Margaritaville Resort Planned

 A significant new project in the Cayman Islands By Alexander Britell In a potentially significant deal, Howard Hospitality Group has announced the acquisition of Grand Cayman’s Treasure Island resort. HHG said it had already begun planning a major redesign and …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s time to insert “innovative and revolutionary thinking and to generate fresh energy” into the Caribbean’s tourism sector. That was the call by Barbados Tourism Minister and current Caribbean Tourism Organization Chairman Richard Sealy at …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico hotel pipeline fell last month, according to the latest STR Construction Pipeline Report. There were 163 hotels comprising 27,583 rooms under contract in the region last month, a 6.7 percent decrease in rooms …

 Above: Curaçao Minister of Economic Development Stanley Palm opens the conference By Alexander Britell WILLEMSTAD – The Caribbean’s leading tourism conference officially began on Wednesday evening on the island of Curaçao. The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s 2015 State of the Industry …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is “in the process of reviewing” the number of concessions granted to hotel developments in the twin-island federation. “At the end of the day we want development but we …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new condo-hotel project is coming to the Bodden Town area of Grand Cayman. The project comes as a result of an agreement between the government of the Cayman Islands and Beach Bay Land …

 Focus on linkages hub By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is placing an increasing emphasis on tourism “linkages,” or the various businesses that support the country’s major tourist sector. The plan is to emphasize the work of Jamaica’s “linkages hub” …

 “Much-anticipated breakthrough” By the Caribbean Journal staff Baha Mar contractor China Construction America has returned to the major project’s construction site, the development’s joint liquidators confirmed this week. The company has “returned to the site for analysis and assessment of …

 What’s in store for Expedia?  By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Fresh off a $1.6 billion acquisition of Orbitz, global travel giant Expedia shows no signs of slowing down. So what about the company’s work in the Caribbean? To learn …

 DOJ approves deal By the Caribbean Journal staff Expedia has completed its acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide, a deal that represents an enterprise value of $1.6 billion. The deal is the latest significant acquisition for Expedia, which also acquired Travelocity at …

 The Dutch Caribbean’s tourism hub is growing. Quickly. By the Caribbean Journal staff Plainly, tourism in Aruba is booming. The island saw a 16.2 percent increase in stayover visitor arrivals in the first half of 2015, making it the Caribbean’s …

 A jump in mobile bookings By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more travelers to the Caribbean are booking their trips on their mobile devices, according to a new report from Expedia. New data from the company shows a 55 …

 Guyana looking to develop tourism sector By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Tourism Organization Secretary General Hugh Riley is in Guyana this week, looking to assist with some of the country’s aims of developing into a “must-see tourist destination.” Riley …

 Regional carrier showing positive signs By Dana NilandCJ Contributor LIAT has announced “strong” network performance in terms of passenger numbers, revenue, and yield for July 2015, its most profitable month in recent years, according to the company. The airline has …

 Airport could be game changer for country By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines is getting some additional help to fund the construction of its long-awaited international airport. The country is securing a loan of $5 million …

 NCL announces homeport change By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Epic will be returning to Florida in November 2016 after more than a year in Europe, NCL announced. The ship will become the line’s largest ship to homeport from Port …