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Antigua and Barbuda Begins Vaccinations for Tourism Workers

The government of Antigua and Barbuda has begun the COVID-19 vaccination process for frontline workers in the tourism industry. In just the past week, over 2,000 hospitality professionals across Antigua and Barbuda were vaccinated, officials said.  “We are encouraged by the enthusiasm of our tourism […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Yachting Industry “Open for Business”

The Antigua and Barbuda yachting industry is open for business, the destination’s leading marine association said this week.  The Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association is urging yachters that, despite the recent cancellation of Antigua Sailing Week, the yachting industry continues […]

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Sotheby’s International Realty Expands to Antigua and Barbuda

Sotheby’s International Realty has expanded in the Caribbean with a new office in Antigua and Barbuda.  Majestic Realty Caribbean Limited is the newest member of the global real estate network; it will now be operating as Antigua & Barbuda Sothebys […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Yachting Industry Gearing Up for Winter Season

Antigua and Barbuda has been open for tourism since June, and the country’s ever-popular yachting industry is gearing up for the winter season.  Even better? The country is planning to run all of the high-profile yachting events its calendar, including […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Continues to Rise

When Antigua and Barbuda reopened for tourism on June 4, it was among the first destinations in the Caribbean to do so — sending ripples across the region and, more importantly, a message that, even amid the challenges of COVID-19, […]

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A New Cocktail From Antigua and Barbuda

Looking for a taste of Antigua and Barbuda? The twin-island destination is inspiring travelers with its new signature cocktail, The Lift Off. With the increasing popularity of virtual and socially-distanced happy hours, The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority asked Antigua […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Is Open for Tourism — Here’s What to Expect

When the first commercial flight touched down in Antigua and Barbuda since the COVID-19 crisis began, arriving passengers were greeted by a host of new anti-infection procedures — as the destination officially reopened for tourism on June 4. Of the destination’s […]

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How Antigua and Barbuda Hotels Are Readying for Travelers

Hotels in Antigua and Barbuda are beginning to prepare for the eventual return of travelers with new measures aimed at minimizing risks of COVID-19 transmission.  That’s led by the destination’s newest resort, the adults-only Hammock Cove, which has implemented a […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Launches New Tourism Shows

With the rise of “virtual” vacations, Antigua and Barbuda has launched a pair of new tourism shows.  The new digital programming includes “In the Mix,” which will air every Thursday at 10AM and feature some of the destination’s best mixologists […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Eyes “Way Forward” for Tourism

Antigua and Barbuda tourism and health officials will meet this week to discuss “protocols” which will be implemented for a potential resumption of business in the destination. “The idea is safety for all the people, the employees and the guests […]

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Antigua and Barbuda to Host Top Sailing Race for 5 More Years

Looking to solidify its position as the “sailing capital of the Caribbean,” Antigua and Barbuda has announced that it will continue hosting the RORC 600 sailing race for another five years.  The race, which is now in its 12th year, […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Sets a New Tourism Record

For several years, Antigua and Barbuda has been among the Caribbean’s hottest destinations, with a thriving hotel pipeline, surging arrivals and even a brand-new, world-class-airport. And this week it just broke a record. Antigua and Barbuda received its 300,000th visitor […]

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Travelers Are Flocking to Antigua and Barbuda Right Now

By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is one of the buzziest destinations in the Caribbean right now, according to the latest data from the twin-island country’s tourism authority. Antigua and Barbuda tourism has seen a 10 percent increase […]

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Why You Need Antigua and Barbuda’s “Cool Card”

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor There’s a new passport to some of the best values and experiences in Antigua and Barbuda. And it’s digital. The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has launched its new “Cool Card,” a downloadable card that […]

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6 Reasons to Make Antigua and Barbuda Your Next Caribbean Getaway

Over the last few years, Antigua and Barbuda has developed into one of the Caribbean’s hottest hotspots, thanks to an energetic mix of world-class hotels, exotic beauty and what just might be the best airport in the entire Caribbean. Antigua […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Launches “Honeymoon Registry”

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor It’s one of the leading honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean, and now Antigua and Barbuda is making it even easier to make honeymoons to the destination happen. Antigua and Barbuda has officially launched its new […]

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Antigua and Barbuda’s Big Tourism Conference

By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is set to hold its annual Showcase Antigua and Barbuda event, the destination’s leading travel trade show. Now in its sixth year, the event aims to increase tourism business from Antigua and […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Is Hot Right Now

By Alexander Britell A charming jaunt to historic Nelson’s Dockyard. A beach getaway at Galley Bay or the Pineapple Beach Club. A week on the marina at South Point. A family vacation at the venerable Curtain Bluff. There are a […]

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Another Reason to Visit Antigua and Barbuda Right Now

By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the hottest sailing events in the world is set for its latest edition in Antigua and Barbuda. The 52nd edition of Antigua Sailing Week begins April 27 with the world-renowned regatta expected to […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Names New Chairperson, US Director

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has a pair of high-profile new appointments. Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez announced the appointment of Lorraine Headley-Raeburn as the new chairperson of the Antigua and Barbuda […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Continues Tourism Boom

By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda continues to see booming tourism growth. The beach-filled twin-island destination reported 268,949 stayover arrivals in 2018, an 8.75 percent increase over 2017 that was one of the highest growth rates in the […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Keeps Up Strong Growth

By the Caribbean Journal staff An already strong year for Antigua and Barbuda tourism continues to improve, according to the latest numbers from the twin-island destination’s Ministry of Tourism. Antigua saw 52,491 stayover visitors in the third quarter, an 8.56 […]

Antigua and Barbuda Courts Chinese Tourism Market

By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s no bigger potential tourism source market for the Caribbean anywhere on earth — China. And while many destinations have talked about courting tourists from the country, one destination made a measure push this week. Antigua […]

Canadians Are Flocking to Antigua and Barbuda

By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadians are flocking to Antigua and Barbuda, according to recently-released numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. In the first half of 2018, Antigua and Barbuda reported a total of 23,243 tourists from Canada, a number […]

A Month of Romance in Antigua and Barbuda

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s most romantic destinations is getting hotter. Antigua and Barbuda is gearing up for its celebration of Romance Month this month. The destination is launching two social media contests as well as […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Names New Tourism Minister

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 […]

Antigua Eyes “Sustainable Development Plan” for Barbuda

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor It’s time to create a sustainable development plan for the devastated island of Barbuda, according to Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister Asot Michael. Michael’s call came during the minister’s contribution to a special sitting of […]

Antigua “Open For Business” After Irma; Barbuda “Destroyed”

By the Caribbean Journal staff While the island of Barbuda was right in the eye of Hurricane Irma, leading to at least three deaths and massive destruction, its neighboring island of Antigua was largely spared, officials said. There was no […]

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