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Bahamas Tourism “Well Positioned For Continued Recovery”

 The Bahamas’ tourism industry is “well positioned for continued recovery,” according to the country’s new Tourism Minister, Chester Cooper.  Cooper, who is also the Minister of Investments and Aviation, said the country’s momentum comes as international travel restrictions begin to …

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Barbados Tourism Is Rebounding

 Tourism is beginning to rebound in Barbados, according to the latest numbers from the island’s tourist board.  The island recorded more than 10,000 air arrivals in July, the highest total of any month so far this year.  That also represented …

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Puerto Rico Air Arrivals Keep Surging

 Visitor traffic continues to surge to the island of Puerto Rico.  The island’s primary airport, Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, reported just under 1.19 million passengers in July — a 207 percent improvement over the same month in 2020.  More importantly, …

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 The US Virgin Islands is reporting “strong” tourism numbers amid the pandemic, significantly outperforming much of the rest of the Caribbean.  In an environment that has seen deep declines in tourism arrival numbers, the USVI has weathered the pandemic storm …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is starting to see a “steady increase” in tourist arrivals since first reopening its tourism sector in July, according to data from the Curaçao Tourist Board.  The island received 8,195 stayover visitors in July …

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 Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has “cautious optimism” for what a potential “major upturn” in visitor arrivals this upcoming winter tourist season, he said this week.  At the end of February 2020, Jamaica had reported a 5.5 percent increase in …

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 Grenada is the first Caribbean destination to welcome back yacht arrivals, the country’s government confirmed this week.  The first yacht arrivals returned to Grenada last week, since the country closed its seaports to recreational vessels in late March.  Grenada is …

bermuda digital arrival

 It’s quite an innovation in the wider Caribbean-Atlantic region: Bermuda’s digital arrival card.  Instead of long waits at the immigration line, Bermuda give travelers the opportunity to fill out their immigration forms digitally in advance of their trips.  But uptake …

caribbean tourism arrivals record

 The Caribbean region set an all-time record for visitor arrivals in 2019, according to a new report from the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization. Stayover arrivals to the Caribbean totaled 31.5 million, the highest total in the region’s history. That represented …

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 The chief executive officer of the Bermuda Tourism Authority has resigned, the BTA said in a statement.  Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas’ departure takes effect Feb. 26.  In a statement, the BTA said its senior executive team would carry …

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 2019 was a year of “measured” performance for Bermuda tourism, as the island saw cuts in airlift but still managed to hit new highs for total visitation numbers.  Indeed, Bermuda’s overall visitor tally was its highest on record last year, …

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 In a year of stirring highs and unimaginable tragedy, tourism in The Bahamas still managed to post a record-breaking year. In a significant sign for the country’s tourism comeback, The Bahamas is reporting record-breaking visitors arrivals across all sectors in …

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 Long a well-kept secret for travelers in the know, Belize has quietly become a full-fledged Caribbean hotspot in recent years, buoyed by one of the region’s fastest rates of tourism growth.  And now it’s borne out by the data — Belize …

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 After a sluggish summer, Cancun’s air traffic managed to climb into positive territory with a late-2019 push.  Mexico’s most popular destination reported a total of 25.48 million passengers in 2019, a 1.1 percent increase over the calendar year 2018.  That …

bvi tourism surging

 The British Virgin Islands is seeing a major tourism rebound so far this year, according to the latest data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The British Virgin Islands reported 172,776 stayover tourist arrivals in the first half of 2019, representing …

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 Saint Lucia continues to experience a full-fledged tourism boom so far in 2019, according to the latest numbers released by the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority.  The Eastern Caribbean island reported a total of 21,608 stayover visitors in September, a 15 …

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 Saint Lucia tourism is surging so far in 2019, and the Eastern Caribbean paradise just set another new record.  Saint Lucia reported a total of 36,342 stayover arrivals in August, making it the seventh record-breaking month for the destination in …

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 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 …