caribbean tourism rebound winter
Honeymoon Beach in St John.

Caribbean Tourism Primed for “Strong Winter Rebound”

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 16, 2021

The Caribbean tourism industry is primed to “flourish” with a “strong winter rebound,” according to Nicola Madden-Greig, the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. 

The pronouncement comes as the Caribbean continues to recover faster than any other tourism industry worldwide, with a projected rise in tourism contribution to GDP of more than 47 percent this year. 

The region’s forecast increase represents a jump of nearly $12 billion, according to the CHTA. 

Nicola Madden-Greig, president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.

“The worst of it has been contained,” Madden-Greig said. “We have been extremely successful in implementing such protocols as shown by the low positivity rate of returning travelers, and there has been little evidence of visitors needing care in local hospitals. “This means that we have successfully leveraged our protocols to protect team members, visitors and the wider community.”

According to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council, tourism’s contribution to the Caribbean economy could see a further year-over-year rise of 28.7 percent in 2022 — a boost of $10 billion. 

“We’re ready and able to receive visitors safely,” Madde-Greig said. 

Popular Posts cape santa maria

The Best Caribbean Beach Resort You’ve Never Heard of 

There’s a boat just offshore called “Escape.”  It’s bobbing in some of the most brilliant, dynamic turquoise water I’ve ever seen, a few meters from a stretch of sand so bright and so white you have to squint to look […]

Marriott Is Opening Its New St Regis Resort In Aruba 

aruba st regis inside the restaurant with chairs

It was more than a decade ago that Marriott opened its first-ever Ritz-Carlton resort in the Dutch Caribbean: the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, which at the time was the island’s first true five-star resort.  Fast forward to 2024, and Marriott is set […]

From All-Inclusive Resorts to Beaches, Travelers Are Falling in Love With Antigua and Barbuda

antigua barbuda frontier airlines the peninsula with sand

The plunge-pool villas at Hammock Cove. The historic streets of Nelson’s Dockyard. Pool days at Sheer Rocks. Unforgettable honeymoons. Vibrant meals of pepperpot and fungee. Beach bar hopping on the south coast. Endless serenity in Barbuda.  Travelers keep flocking to […]

Related Posts american airlines jamaica nonstop

American Airlines Is Adding Daily Flights to This Jamaica Hotspot 

Secluded coves, sparkling turquoise water, the birthplace of James Bond. Ocho Rios, Jamaica has always been one of the island’s most sought-after destinations, from its venerable luxury resorts to its popular all-inclusives.  But it’s never had a nonstop flight from […]

From Punta Cana to La Romana, Travelers Keep Flocking to the Dominican Republic 

casa de campo

Another month, another milestone. Whether it’s the all-inclusive resort destination of Punta Cana or the golf and wellness at La Romana’s Casa de Campo, the Dominican Republic just keeps on trucking, with Caribbean-leading tourism numbers that keep breaking records.  That […]

Avianca Just Restarted Two Nonstop Flights to Cartagena 

avianca caribbean nonstop

The colorful colonial buildings, the boutique hotels, the art galleries, the creative cuisine.  They’re all part of the reason why Cartagena has been one of the fastest-growing destinations in the Caribbean basin in recent years, repositioning Colombia as a Caribbean […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You