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Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association CEO Steps Down

 The CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Frank Comito, has stepped down from the position.  The move comes after Comito helped guide the association through the pandemic, along with several devastating hurricanes and a number of other global …

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CHTA: Caribbean Tourism “Will Rebound”

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has an optimistic outlook for the recovery of the region’s tourism sector, according to new CHTA President Pablo Jose Torres Sojo.  Torres, who was speaking during a series of presentations to travel and tourism …

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Belize Has a New Tourism Minister

 Belize has a new Minister of Tourism, following the country’s recent general elections.  The country’s new top tourism official is Anthony Mahler, a previous Director of Product Development at the Belize Tourism Board.  “We are committed to recovering the tourism …

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 St Vincent and the Grenadines has a new tourism minister, following the country’s recent general elections.  The country’s new tourism chief is Carlos James, whose portfolio also includes Civil Aviation, Sustainable Development and Culture.  “I am looking forward to a …

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 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has elected a new president, the regional tourism body announced this week.  The CHTA has elected Pablo Jose Torres Sojo as its next president, succeeding Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass.  Torres is currently the general manager of …

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 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is planning to hold Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the regional showcase of global leadership, diversity and resilience, in Spring 2021. The move from January – when the event is traditionally held – to April or …

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 Barbados has a new Minister of Tourism, following a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Mia Mottley.  Senator Lisa Cummins is the country’s new Tourism Minister, succeeding former Tourism Minister Kerrie Symmonds, who is now the country’s Minister of Energy.  “This …

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 The island of Anguilla has a new tourism minister, following the election of its new government led by Premier Dr Ellis Lorenzo Webster.  Haydn Hughes has been appointed to the role. “With Minister Hughes’ appointment, Anguilla is poised to bring …

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 By Joe Pike Although the coronavirus setback rebuilding efforts by the Out Islands of the Bahamas after the region was damaged by Hurricane Dorian in 2019, Kerry Fountain, executive director of the Bahamas Out Islands Promotion Board, said he doesn’t …

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 As Caribbean destinations from the United States Virgin Islands to Saint Lucia begin to reopen their borders to travelers, it’s a time of great change and opportunity for the Caribbean.  This week’s Caribbean Travel Outlook webinar presented by Caribbean Journal …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has named a new Minister of Tourism. Danguillaume P. Oduber has been appointed as the island’s new Minister of Tourism, Public Health, and Sports. “It is an honor to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has named Henry Charles Fernandez as the country’s new Minister of Tourism. Fernandez had already been serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration; the Tourism portfolio will …

 The thirteenth regional meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group, or CaribNOG, will take place in Barbados from April 18 to 19, 2017. CaribNOG is the region’s first volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer security experts and tech aficionados. “At …

 Caribbean carrier LIAT has expanded its flight with another new ATR-72 aircraft. The plane, which is the 10th ATR for LIAT, recently arrived at Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport. The 68-seater plane will go into commercial service in the middle …

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 Jamaica’s government is going greener. The country announced recently that it would join the Solar Head of State coalition and install solar photovoltaic panels on the island’s national executive office, Jamaica House. The announcement comes in keeping with the island’s …

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 After the passage of Hurricane Matthew, the Bahamas has announced the reopening of all airports across the country. The announcement was made on Saturday by the country’s Department of Civil Aviation and in consultation with the Bahamian Department of Meteorology. …

 It’s time for an urgent investment in the next generation of Caribbean travel and tourism leaders to elevate service standards within the region, according to Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “We have the soul to do it– this …

St Lucia Cabinet

 After the opposition United Workers’ Party’s victory in St Lucia’s recent general election, new Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has named his Cabinet. The most anticipated appointment in the new St Lucia cabinet? Tourism, where Dominic Fedee will take the reins …

 

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