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CJI Conversation: The Hartling Group’s Karen Whitt on the Turks and Caicos Hotel Industry

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By Joe Pike, Special Contributor The Hartling Group, which represents three top luxury hotels in Turks and Caicos, was poised to have its strongest first quarter in company history, said Karen Whitt, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. […]


How Hilton Is Changing Its Hotels

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Fresh on the heels of Marriott’s announcement of dramatic changes to hotel hygiene, hotel giant Hilton has revealed a new cleaning plan of its own.  In a nod to the changing world of COVID-19, Hilton said it was launching a […]


Caribbean Airlines Is Launching a Cargo Charter Service

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Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, regional Caribbean carrier Caribbean Airlines is launching a new kind of cargo operation: charter service.  The company has introduced its new cargo charter service program “to support supply chains within the Caribbean region.” Caribbean Airlines […]

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The Latest Turks and Caicos Real Estate Report

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Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Turks and Caicos real estate was off to a “remarkable”start in 2020, according to a new report from leading brokerage The Agency Turks and Caicos.  Sales volume, average price and median price had all increased […]

Guyana Tourism Authority Names New Director

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Guyana has a new Director of Tourism.  The Guyana Tourism Authority has named Carla James as its new Director, the GTA said in a statement.  James, who had been serving as the Guyana Tourism Authority’s Deputy Director, succeeds outgoing director […]

Caribbean Airline LIAT Suspending Flights Through May 15

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Caribbean regional airline LIAT is extending the suspension its flight services in the Caribbean to May 15.  The comes amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The decision was based on a review by the company’s Board of Directors and Executive Management, […]


How Marriott Is Changing the Way It Cleans Its Hotels

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Is this the new normal for hotel hygiene?  In a nod to the new realities of the coronavirus pandemic, Marriott has announced a series of dramatic new changes to the way it cleans its hotels — in what could be […]

STR: Caribbean Occupancy Down 48.9 Percent in March

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Hotel analytics firm STR has released the latest numbers for the Caribbean hotel industry in March, and they’re about what you would expect.  Hotel occupancy in the Caribbean declined by 48.9 percent in March to 39.4 percent, while average daily […]

Jamaica Creating Tourism Recovery Task Force

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Jamaica is creating a “tourism recovery task force” in a bid to help the country’s industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic.  The task force will consist of two layers of partners with a mission to “provide a recovery and growth […]


St Kitts and Nevis Extending State of Emergency

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St Kitts and Nevis is extending its state of emergency amid its fight against the novel coronavirus.  The country’s government has extended the State of Emergency and its COVID-19 regulations, which include a 24-hour curfew, through April 25.  “The Cabinet […]

Delta Continuing Some Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic Routes

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Delta Air Lines has drastically reduced its Caribbean network in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but it has maintained service to two Caribbean destinations: San Juan, Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.  That means Delta Air […]

Jamaica Eyes Key Role in Global Travel Comeback

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Jamaica will be playing a key role in the restoration of global tourism when the coronavirus pandemic ends, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  The country is not just working to help its own tourism sector recover, he said, […]


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