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Jamaica Is Creating a New Tourism Development Zone

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St Kitts Tourism Authority Names Chief Marketing Officer 

 The St Kitts Tourism Authority has named a new chief marketing officer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The tourist board has named leading tourism executive Mia Lange to what is a newly-created role for the Tourism Authority.  Lange most recently served …

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A New Way to Fly from Los Angeles to Grand Cayman 

 Cayman national carrier Cayman Airways is launching a major new nonstop route this fall, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning Nov. 5, the carrier will be kicking off nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Grand Cayman.  The flights mean a nonstop …

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 The Nevis Tourism Authority has confirmed Devon Liburd as its new chief executive officer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Liburd has been serving in the role in an interim capacity since January following the departure of former CEO Jadine Yarde.  The …

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 It’s hard to imagine St. Croix — or at least tourism in St. Croix — without the Buccaneer resort. When Douglas and Rachel Armstrong originally opened their 11-room inn on Beauregard Bay in 1947, sugar was still king on St. …

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 The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is honoring legendary film director Euzhan Palcy, a native of Martinique.  At this November’s Governor’s Awards, the filmmaker will receive an honorary award, along with Michael J. Fox and Australian director …

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 The Cayman Islands has waived testing for visitors.  “Pre-arrival Covid-19 testing is no longer required to enter the Cayman Islands,” the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism announced in a statement.  In a major change to the destination’s travel protocols, the …

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 Hotels in Curacao are starting to outperform their pre-pandemic occupancy levels, according to new data from the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association.  Last month, the island’s large hotels had occupancy of 66.4 percent, a 2.3 percent increase over the same …

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 Healthy coral reefs aren’t just essential for the Caribbean ecosystem — they’re also vital for the Caribbean tourism economy.  That’s the impetus behind a major new guide for coral reef restoration specifically aimed at the Caribbean tourism industry.  The new “Guide,” …

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 It’s been one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean amid the pandemic and now Antigua and Barbuda is set for even more airlift with demand at an “all-time high.” American Airlines has announced it will be increasing its flights …

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 The Cayman Islands will be playing host to a pair of high-profile Caribbean gatherings in September.  The Caribbean Tourism Organization will be holding its Business Meetings from Sept. 12-15 in Cayman, the first major in-person event program for the CTO …

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 The Bermuda Tourism Authority has a new interim chief executive officer, following the unexpected departure of former CEO Charles Jeffers.  “We thank Charles for his contributions to Bermuda during a very difficult period for the country and the world at …

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 The Bahamas is waiving testing for fully vaccinated travelers, the country announced.  The move comes as The Bahamas has also eliminated its Bahamas Travel Health Visa for all travelers.  Fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to submit to pre-travel …

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 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization are urging the region’s tourism sector to step up its preparations for the 2022 hurricane season.  This year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1 and technically runs through Nov. …

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 80 percent of the value of tourism experiences worldwide are driven by small and medium-sized businesses.  But less than 20 percent of the returns go to that sector, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  That’s why Bartlett is leading …

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