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Caribbean Tourism Organization Launches Risk-Management Program

 The Barbados-based Caribbean tourism Organization has launched new risk management course to help improve the tourism industry’s response to natural and other hazards. The launch of the program, which coincides with the beginning of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, aims …

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CTO Launches “Caribbean Awaits” Campaign

 The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization has launched a new campaign looking to help maintain the region’s prominence as a “place of solace” amid the pandemic.  “This theme compliments the region’s success in generally containing the spread of COVID-19 which has …

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Virtual Event to Focus on Caribbean Tourism Recovery

 As part of its program to help the region’s tourism sector rise to the challenges posed by COVID-19, the Caribbean Tourism Organization is teaming up with the world’s leading international tourism agency and other regional and international organizations for a …

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 Caribbean governments should cut air passenger taxes if they “wish to be competitive” when tourism resumes, according to Peter Cerda, regional vice president for the Americas at the IATA. The state of air travel right now is “as bad as …

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 Every destination is working to prepare a plan for the eventual relaunch of tourism in a COVID-19 world. For Barbados, that means working on new health guidelines, continuing to market the destination digitally and even fast-tracking new hotel projects for …

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 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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 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 …