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Happiness Conference

Why Aruba Is Hosting a Happiness Conference

 It’s known as “One Happy Island,” and the Dutch Caribbean Island lives up to the bill, from its easy-going lifestyle to its impossibly beautiful beaches. But the country’s always forward-thinking tourism board is taking it one step further this year, …

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In Aruba, A Conference on Happiness

 In its lead-up to International World Tourism Day, the “happy island” of Aruba will host Happiness 360 Conference World Tourism Aruba– an international symposium in partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organization. The event is scheduled for September 13-14, …

Dominican Republic Readies for DATE Conference

 By Guy Britton PUNTA CANA — The Dominican Republic is set to launch its annual DATE conference, the largest tourism conference in the Caribbean’s largest tourism destination. This year’s DATE, or Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, begins April 19 and lasts …

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 The Caribbean’s biggest new travel conference, ETI, is coming again to Puerto Rico this May 11-14. ETI, or Expo de Turismo Internacional, will bring together hundreds of stakeholders with an interest in growing and selling Caribbean tourism. “The ETI 2016 …

 Senior Caribbean government technocrats will this week explore new mechanisms to use technology to foster development. The first Caribbean ICT Collaboration Forum, which is being convened by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), will be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and …

 Talking Travel at the Expedia Partnership Conference By Guy Britton LAS VEGAS — Captain Obvious, the Trivago Guy and the Travelocity Gnome welcomed 3,500 delegates from over 60 countries attending this year’s Expedia Partner Conference in Las Vegas December 9-10 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major hotel conference begins Thursday in Puerto Rico. The annual CHICOS Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit is the region’s leading hotel and tourism investment summit. This year’s conference is co-hosted by a …

 Robin Hayes to headline Curacao conference By Dana NilandCJ Contributor JetBlue President and CEO Robin Hayes will deliver the keynote address at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s 2015 State of the Industry Conference in October. The announcement comes as JetBlue …

 Annual gathering meets this weekend By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Belize Tourism Board is set to hold its annual Tourism Industry Conference this weekend. Industry partners will gather to discuss tourism accomplishments in the past year, as well as strategies to …

 Second time for the Mexican Caribbean destination By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference and Trade Show will take place this year in Cozumel for the second time, bringing with it the potential for a significant economic boost. …

 Above: Francois Hollande (left) and Serge Letchimy (middle right) at the Elysee Palace By the Caribbean Journal staff France President Francois Hollande will preside over a major climate conference in Martinique next month. That was among the revelations following a …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s newest travel idea isn’t new. But the thinking behind it is a kind of revolution for the region’s travel industry. Pow Wow. Florida Huddle. FITUR. There are major international shows …

 Above: tourism boards from around the region were on hand in Miami Beach (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell MIAMI BEACH — For some countries, it’s a growing niche. For others, it’s a major driver. The cruise sector is …

 By Guerda NicolasCJ Contributor With its theme of “Caribbean Psychology: Unmasking the Past and Claiming Our Future”, the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA) in partnership with Suriname Association of Psychologists and Special Educators (SVPO) hosted close to 300 …

 Above: St Eustatius (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST EUSTATIUS — Particularly for small islands, tourism development needs to begin in the community. That’s the overarching theme of the third annual Statia Sustainable Conference & Exhibition, which began on Thursday …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is ramping up its push to attract foreign investment. The country’s government announced this week that it would be holding an investment conference in New York later this …

 Above: the Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Dominican Republic has officially kicked off its national tourism conference in the area of Punta Cana. DATE, the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, is being held …

 Above: dancers from the United States Virgin Islands at Cruise Shipping Miami (all photos by CJ) By the Caribbean Journal staff MIAMI — Countries from across the wider Caribbean region descended upon Miami Beach, Fla. this week for the annual …