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British Virgin Islands Tourism Is 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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Royal Caribbean Cruises Set to Surge

 Royal Caribbean International is predicting a massive surge in its cruise tourism business in the Caribbean over the next decade.  Speaking at the recent Caribbean Tourism Outlook forum in Antigua, Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley said he was predicting …

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Making Caribbean Tourism Sustainable — And What It Means

 By Julie BielenbergCJ Contributor ST VINCENT – It was perhaps fitting that the Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism was delayed by a storm. What was then-Tropical Storm Dorian delayed the beginning of the recent Caribbean Tourism Organization’s 2019 sustainability conference …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is urging regional leaders to explore new ways to grow tourism in the Caribbean — with the use of data chief among them. Minnis, the Bahamas’ Prime Minister and representative …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major Caribbean tourism conference is making its return this year with the relaunch of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism Conference. The “Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development,” or STC, will focus on leveraging …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The month of March is expected to be a record-breaking period in Saint Lucia’s cruise sector. The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority said it was anticipating over 140,000 cruise visitors to the island over the course of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more travelers are flocking to the Caribbean island of Grenada, according to the latest numbers from the Grenada Tourism Authority. The destination has received 111,446 stayover visitors so far this year, a jump …

 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 …

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 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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 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 …

Atlantis Paradise Island

 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 …

 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 …

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 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 …