Above: an Island Routes excursion in Grenada
By Alexander Britell
MONTEGO BAY — Regional tour company Island Routes is continuing its Caribbean expansion, with plans to open in Belize, St Kitts and Dominica this year, according to General Manager David Shields.
The company, which was founded by Sandals Resorts CEO Adam Stewart in 2009, has been on a steady Caribbean expansion, having most recently entered new markets such as Grenada, Aruba, St Maarten and the Dominican Republic.
Above: Island Routes General Manager David Shields at the launch of the company’s new headquarters (CJ Photo)
Shields made the announcement at the official debut of Island Routes’ new global headquarters on Queens Drive in Montego Bay, Jamaica on Monday evening.
Above: Island Routes CEO Adam Stewart at the launch event (CJ Photo)
The company, which is in 11 destinations and 17 resort areas in the Caribbean, said it sold more than 600,000 excursions in 2013, a 57 percent increase over 2012, Stewart said.
Last year, it also began offering shore excursions for the first time.
Sandals Resorts International is the parent company of Island Routes.