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Saint Lucia to Chair Caribbean Tourism Organization

 By Alexander Britell NASSAU — Saint Lucia is the new chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island’s Minister of Tourism, Dominic Fedee, was voted in as the new chair of the regional tourism organization during this week’s State of …

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Bahamas Readies for Major Caribbean Tourism Conference

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is set to host one of the Caribbean’s leading tourism conferences. The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference is set for the Atlantis Paradise Island resort Oct. 3-5. Business meetings will …

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The Caribbean’s Top Tourism Conference Is Coming to The Bahamas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s leading tourism conference is coming to The Bahamas this fall. The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference, or SOTIC, is set for Atlantis, Paradise Island from Oct. 2-5. “Globally, the tourism …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Journal took home one of the Caribbean’s most prestigious travel media awards at a gala dinner in New York this week. Caribbean Journal editor-in-chief Alexander Britell won the CTO’s Virtual Visitor Award for his …

 By Alexander Britell FORT LAUDERDALE — The world’s largest cruise industry conference had a strong Caribbean flavor this week as ports from across the region gathered for the annual Seatrade summit in Fort Lauderdale. The mood was a positive one, with …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Tourism Organization has announced new dates for its Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum. The forum, which was postponed due to Hurricane Irma, will go on in St Kitts from Dec. 12-13 at the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Travel Leaders Group is partnering with the Caribbean Tourism Organization on a campaign to boost Caribbean travel in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The “One Caribbean Family Ambassador” campaign will include resources …

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 By Alexander Britell ST GEORGE’S — As the Caribbean recovers from the impacts of Irma and Maria, Caribbean tourism leaders are urging travelers to return to the region — and soon. Caribbean Tourism Organization Secretary General Hugh Riley made that call …

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 By Alexander Britell ST GEORGE’S — The Caribbean’s leading regional tourism conference began in earnest on Tuesday night in Grenada. The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry conference, held each autumn, is holding court at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort …

 By Alexander Britell Barbados continues to see surging tourism growth, according to the latest numbers from the country’s tourism board. Barbados is reporting 453,645 stayover visitor arrivals through September, a 7.4 percent increase compared to the first nine months of …

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 By Alexander Britell ST GEORGE’S – The Eastern Caribbean island of Grenada is poised to see a big jump in cruise ship calls this coming season. Grenada is expecting to see an additional 28 cruise ship calls in the 2017-2018 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s leading tourism conference is coming to Grenada next week, with a major focus on recovery and rebuilding in the region in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State …

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 Airbnb hosts in the Caribbean and Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico have earned more than $266 million so far in 2017, according to the company’s latest data report. These destinations have attracted nearly 2 million guest arrivals this year, representing a …

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 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, …

 The Caribbean Tourism Organization is looking to deepen its relationship with the Middle East’s largest tour operator. The Barbados-based regional tourism development agency is meeting this week with Emirates Holidays at the Arabian Travel Market to build on the relationship …

Caribbean Tourism Organization Chair

 The Bahamas is the new chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, following the election of Bahamian Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe at the State of the Industry Conference this week. Wilchcombe succeeds Barbados Tourism Minister Richard Sealy, and will serve a …

 Renewed tourism push continues to pay off By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is showing continued growth in stayover tourist arrivals, according to recently released data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Caribbean country reported 166,029 stayover arrivals in the first …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism is on the rise in the Spice Isle. Tourist arrivals to Grenada were up 4.7 percent in the first three months of 2015, according to new data from the Caribbean …