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How Barbados Is Preparing for Its Tourism Future

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Martinique Continues Tourism Rise

 Martinique had another strong year of tourism growth in 2019, according to the latest data report from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.  The French Caribbean department reported 556,268 visitor arrivals last year, which represented an increase of 3.5 percent, according to …

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Americans Are Flocking to Jamaica

 Jamaica saw surging tourism growth last year, fueled largely by a dramatic increase in visits by travelers from the United States.  Jamaica reported 1.838 million stayover arrivals from the United States market, which represented a 12.9 percent increase compared to …

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 The highly-anticipated new all-inclusive Royalton Grenada has officially opened its doors on the island’s Magazine Beach.  The new Royalton, set at the former Grenadian by Rex Resorts property, is a major infusion of energy into Grenada’s tourism sector.  The 269-room, …

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 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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 There’s a new way to explore one of the region’s leading rum destinations.  The Guyana Tourism Authority has launched its first-ever official rum route, in collaboration with the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Capitalizing on Guyana’s rich agricultural traditions, local cultural heritage and cuisine, the Guyana Rum …

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 The French Caribbean department of Martinique continues to draw more travelers in 2019.  The island, one of the Caribbean’s most fascinating and culturally rich destinations, saw a 6.1 percent increase in stayover visitor arrivals through the first half of 2019, …

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 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 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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 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 …