Why Aruba Is Hosting a Happiness Conference

Happiness Conference

It’s known as “One Happy Island,” and the Dutch Caribbean Island lives up to the bill, from its easy-going lifestyle to its impossibly beautiful beaches. But the country’s always forward-thinking tourism board is taking it one step further this year, […]


In Aruba, A Conference on Happiness


In its lead-up to International World Tourism Day, the “happy island” of Aruba will host Happiness 360 Conference World Tourism Aruba– an international symposium in partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organization. The event is scheduled for September 13-14, […]


Dominican Republic Readies for DATE Conference

By Guy Britton PUNTA CANA — The Dominican Republic is set to launch its annual DATE conference, the largest tourism conference in the Caribbean’s largest tourism destination. This year’s DATE, or Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, begins April 19 and lasts […]


A Major Caribbean Travel Conference Returns to Puerto Rico

The Caribbean’s biggest new travel conference, ETI, is coming again to Puerto Rico this May 11-14. ETI, or Expo de Turismo Internacional, will bring together hundreds of stakeholders with an interest in growing and selling Caribbean tourism. “The ETI 2016 […]

Trinidad Hosting Major Tech Conference

Senior Caribbean government technocrats will this week explore new mechanisms to use technology to foster development. The first Caribbean ICT Collaboration Forum, which is being convened by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), will be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and […]

Expedia Just Held the Year's Most Important Travel Conference

Talking Travel at the Expedia Partnership Conference By Guy Britton LAS VEGAS — Captain Obvious, the Trivago Guy and the Travelocity Gnome welcomed 3,500 delegates from over 60 countries attending this year’s Expedia Partner Conference in Las Vegas December 9-10 […]


Major Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference Set to Begin in Puerto Rico

By the Caribbean Journal staff A major hotel conference begins Thursday in Puerto Rico. The annual CHICOS Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit is the region’s leading hotel and tourism investment summit. This year’s conference is co-hosted by a […]

JetBlue CEO to Keynote Caribbean State of the Industry Tourism Conference

Robin Hayes to headline Curacao conference By Dana Niland CJ Contributor JetBlue President and CEO Robin Hayes will deliver the keynote address at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s 2015 State of the Industry Conference in October. The announcement comes as […]

Belize Hosts Tourism Conference

Annual gathering meets this weekend By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Belize Tourism Board is set to hold its annual Tourism Industry Conference this weekend. Industry partners will gather to discuss tourism accomplishments in the past year, as well as strategies […]


Cozumel to Host 2015 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference

Second time for the Mexican Caribbean destination By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference and Trade Show will take place this year in Cozumel for the second time, bringing with it the potential for a significant economic […]

Martinique to Host Major Caribbean Climate Conference

Above: Francois Hollande (left) and Serge Letchimy (middle right) at the Elysee Palace By the Caribbean Journal staff France President Francois Hollande will preside over a major climate conference in Martinique next month. That was among the revelations following a […]

A New Kind of Caribbean Travel Conference

Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s newest travel idea isn’t new. But the thinking behind it is a kind of revolution for the region’s travel industry. Pow Wow. Florida Huddle. FITUR. There are major international shows […]


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