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CTO’s State of the Industry Conference Coming to The Bahamas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the region’s most important tourism gatherings is coming to The Bahamas. The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference is holding its 2018 edition in The Bahamas this October. SOTIC, as it’s …

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CTO State of the Industry Conference Begins in Grenada

 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 …

St Maarten Cruise Port to Reopen in November

 By Alexander Britell ST GEORGE’S — St Maarten’s cruise port will reopen on Nov. 11, according to St Maarten Director of Tourism Rolando Brison. Brison, who was speaking at the CTO’s State of the Industry conference in Grenada via Skype, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s leading tourism conference is coming to Grenada next week, with a major focus on recovery and rebuilding in the region in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State …

 The Caribbean saw a slight increase in tourist arrivals in the first quarter, helped significantly by continued strong growth from Cuba, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The region reported 8.7 million international tourist arrivals in …

 Curaçao tourism showed improvement in 2015, according to the latest data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Dutch Caribbean island reported a 3.1 percent increase in tourist arrivals, with 468,442 stayover tourists in total. The island was led by a …

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 Anguilla reported a total of 73,232 tourist arrivals in 2015, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That represented a 3.3 percent increase compared to the year before, buoyed by a 4.4 percent improvement during last year’s …

 The Caribbean Tourism Organization has launched its new campaign for 2016, and it’s got a specific focus: romance. The Barbados-based CTO is calling 2016 the “year of romance in the Caribbean,” celebrating “everything romantic about the region.” The campaign will …

 Bermuda is seeing continued tourism struggles in 2015, according to the latest data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island’s tourism arrivals are down 3.3 percent so far in the January-August period, according to the latest CTO data. A total …

 The Caribbean’s biggest tourism market is having another very strong year. The Dominican Republic is reporting an 8.5 percent increase in stayover tourist arrivals so far in 2015, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country received 4.22 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s time to insert “innovative and revolutionary thinking and to generate fresh energy” into the Caribbean’s tourism sector. That was the call by Barbados Tourism Minister and current Caribbean Tourism Organization Chairman Richard Sealy at …

 By Alexander Britell How many people are visiting the Caribbean this year? For the first half of 2015, the region welcomed 14.8 million tourist arrivals, a 5.8 percent improvement over the same period in 2014, according to data from the …

 Above: Curaçao Minister of Economic Development Stanley Palm opens the conference By Alexander Britell WILLEMSTAD – The Caribbean’s leading tourism conference officially began on Wednesday evening on the island of Curaçao. The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s 2015 State of the Industry …

 What’s next for seaweed problem? By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The seasonal spike of Sargassum seaweed on Caribbean beaches has captured the attention of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and tourism policymakers across the region. In a statement released today, the …

 Caribbean destination seeing slowdown in arrivals after years of strong growth By the Caribbean Journal staff After several years of very strong growth, Belize is seeing a slowdown in tourism, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Caribbean destination …

 Renewed tourism push continues to pay off By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is showing continued growth in stayover tourist arrivals, according to recently released data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Caribbean country reported 166,029 stayover arrivals in the first …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Lucia’s tourism figures continue to rise for 2015, and are up 6 percent for the first five months of the year. The Caribbean Tourism Organization announced that visitors arrivals to …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff After a strong 2014, Montserrat has seen a sharp reduction in tourism so far this year, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. In 2014, the tiny island near Antigua saw a 22.2 percent …