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The Caribbean’s Top Tourism Conference Begins in Curaçao

 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 …

Caribbean Tourism Organization Treating Sargassum “Seriously and With Urgency”

 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 …

Tourism Growth Slows in Belize

 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 …

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 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 …

 Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica tourism arrivals are up 5 percent so far in 2015, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island saw 566,560 tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2015, …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism to St Lucia is on the rise, according to new numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island received 98,219 stayover arrivals in the first three months of 2015, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean tourism is booming, according to a new report from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The region’s tourism sector posted a six percent increase in arrivals in the first quarter of 2015, the 17th straight quarter …

 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism to Aruba is booming so far in 2015, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Dutch Caribbean island received 294,411 stopover tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2015, …

 Above: Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize received 321,217 stopover tourist arrivals in 2014, according to year-end data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Central American country on the coast of the Caribbean Sea saw a strong 9.2 …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Grenada received 133,521 tourist arrivals in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That represented an 18.4 percent increase over 2013, the highest rate of …

 Above: The island of Bequia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines is seeing a decline in tourism arrivals in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The archipelago’s arrivals were down …

 Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — Curacao will be hosting the 2015 Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Industry Conference, it was announced Friday. The conference comes as the Dutch Caribbean island looks to make a …

 Above: Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize received 527,037 cruise passengers in the first half of 2014, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That represented a 36.9 percent increase over the first six months of 2013, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean rose by 4.3 percent in the first half of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The data was released …

 Above: Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s tourism boom continues. The region’s leading tourism destination received just under 2.7 million tourist stopover arrivals in the first half of 2014, an …

 Above: the Abaka Bay Resort in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s renewed focus on tourism seems to be paying off so far in 2014. After a 2013 that saw a 20.2 percent improvement in arrivals compared to the …