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Haiti and World Tourism Organization Sign Cooperation Agreement

Above: Labadie (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti recently signed a cooperation agreement with the United Nations World Tourism Organization, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The agreement was announced by Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin […]

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Airbnb, Bermuda Sign Tourism Agreement

Bermuda has signed a major agreement with Airbnb to promote tourism to the island. The partnership aims to enhance Bermuda’s status as a world-class destination for leisure, group travel and tourism investment, as well as to create a framework that […]

ACS, UN World Tourism Organization Sign Cooperation Pact

Above: Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNWTO, Julio Orozco, Director of Sustainable Tourism of the ACS Hugh Riley, Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation during the signing ceremony (Photo: ACS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Association of […]

Should Haiti Host the World Cup?

By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor IMAGINE the tiny country of Haiti as host to one of the world’s biggest events: the World Cup. For now, it may all seem like fiction; however, if Haiti wants to be an emerging country […]

Haiti, OAS Sign Tourism Agreement

Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin signs the agreement (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of Caribbean tourism’s biggest challenges — promoting the importance of the industry internally. As Haiti looks to develop its own nascent […]

What Tourism Means to the Caribbean

By Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace CJ Contributor In recent weeks, I have examined challenges facing the Caribbean tourism industry, and the solutions that are necessary to bring the sector forward — including one proposal — the creation of a “United States of […]

Vanderpool-Wallace: The Missing Link For Tourism in the Caribbean

By Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace CJ Contributor TOURISM MINISTERS and Commissioners and their counterparts in the private sector in the Caribbean have come to see that the region’s tourism industry is vastly underperforming compared to the potential that they see. Hotel occupancies […]

Haiti, Canada’s Transat to Sign Tourism Partnership Agreement

Above: Le Lac du Bossier in Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin is heading to Montreal to sign a tourism partnership agreement with Canadian tour operator Transat. The partnership agreement will involve […]

Haiti, Ecuador Sign Tourism Agreement

Above: Ecuador Tourism Minister Freddy Ehlers and Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Ecuador signed a tourism cooperation agreement Thursday at a ceremony in Quito. Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin joined […]

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New “Clean and Green” Standards for Caribbean Hotels 

The Caribbean Public Health Agency has unveiled a new slate of health standards for the Caribbean hospitality industry.  The standards, which range from food safety and sanitation to pest management and environmental management.  Dr Joy St John, executive director of […]

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Belize, Airbnb Sign Memorandum of Understanding 

Airbnb has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Belize Tourism Board, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The aim of the agreement is to initiate “a mutual collaboration between both organizations to drive sustainable tourism in Belize through home sharing. ,” […]

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St Maarten Is the Caribbean’s Fastest-Growing Destination Right Now

In a significant achievement for a destination hit hard by the storms of 2017, St Maarten was the fastest-growing tourism destination in the Caribbean last year.  The destination’s growth rate of 80 percent was the biggest improvement of any destination […]

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Op-Ed: Rethinking Caribbean Cruise Port Revenues

By Robert MacLellan CJ Contributor Can tourism-dependent Caribbean governments learn something from oil producing countries? When relatively small and poor oil producing governments sought to get a fair price for oil – their main source of national revenue – they […]

PGA Tour Coming to Puerto Rico For Special Golf Tournament

By the Caribbean Journal staff The PGA Tour and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company have announced the launch of a special, unofficial PGA Tour event in March 2018. The tournament aims to support recovery efforts on the island, and will […]

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CHTA Looks to Deepen Partnership With Dominican Republic

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association looking to deepen its partnership and outreach to hoteliers and tourism partners in the Dominican Republic. As part of a new agreement, the National Association of Hotels and Restaurants in the Dominican Republic, ASONAHORES, […]

Jamaica to Host Major UNWTO Conference

Jamaica has agreed host the 2017 to host a major conference to commemorate the 2017 United Nations World Tourism Organization’s UNWTO International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.   The event, which is a collaborative effort between the Government of […]

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Improving the Caribbean Air Transport System

New perspectives on improving Caribbean air travel By Ralph J. Blanchard Op-Ed Contributor Depending on how one choses to define the region, the groupings of islands represented under the “Caribbean” designation can range in population anywhere from over 40 million inhabitants […]

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Op-Ed: Marine Pollution in the Caribbean

Exploring Marine Pollution and the Caribbean Maritime Transport Industry By George Nicholson and Rachael Robinson Op-Ed Contributors Pollution of the world’s oceans is globally recognized as one of our highest environmental concerns. The oceans are regarded as the transportation highways […]

Expedia and the Caribbean

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 […]

Haiti to Host Summit of Latin American, Caribbean Culture Ministers

Above: OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza and Haiti President Michel Martelly (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ministers of Culture from across Latin America and the Caribbean will be coming to Haiti in August for the VI Inter-American […]

The Caribbean’s 25 Most Interesting People For 2013

Who were the newsmakers in 2013? Who were the people making a difference in the Caribbean in 2013? We’ve put together our list of the Caribbean’s 25 most interesting people this year. And whether you like what they’re doing or […]

21 Caribbean Storylines to Watch in 2014

Above: wind turbines in Bonaire (CJ Photo) What will be the big stories of 2014? What will be the major issues facing the Caribbean region? And what will be the most interesting ones? CJ has put together a list of […]

Political Independence and Economic Development in the Caribbean

By Paul Hay CJ Contributor In 2003, Alvin G. Wint – former head of the Department of Management Studies at the University of West Indies, Mona Campus – noted in his book, “Competitiveness in Small Developing Economies: Insights from the […]

Grenada Moves Forward on Nutmeg Branding

Above: Nutmeg By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada will hold a national consultation on Friday on the concept of geographical indications for the country’s signature products like nutmeg and cocoa. The World Intellectual Property Organization recently identified Grenadian nutmeg among […]

Can the Caribbean Attract Tourists From the BRICS?

Above: Union Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The United States, the United Kingdom and Canada remain the primary source markets for Caribbean tourism — but with the global tourism market getting more […]


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