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Cayman Islands, Belize See Big Increase in European Tourists

 Above: the Cayman Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize and the Cayman Islands are seeing significant improvements in tourism from Europe, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Cayman Islands received 15,466 European tourists in the …

Caribbean Tourism, Health Organizations Sign Partnership Agreement

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of Caribbean regional tourism organizations have signed an agreement to partner with the Caribbean Public Health Agency. The Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association agreed earlier this month on …

Caribbean Urges Changes to “Discriminatory” British APD Tax

 Above: a British Airways Flight By Alexander Britell The British Air Passenger Duty continues to rise, and it continues to hurt tourism to the Caribbean, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. In a statement issued ahead of UK Chancellor George …

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 Above: St Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Thomas will play host to the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference in 2014, the CTO announced. The decision was announced last week at the 2013 …

 Above: Fort de France By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference opens Wednesday in Martinique. The conference begins with a conference featuring dignitaries including Serge Letchimy, president of Martinique’s Regional Council, Martinique Tourism …

 Above: the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization will be co-hosting the third-annual Caribbean Hospitality Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) in …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff This year’s Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Industry Conference will focus on visitor experience and authenticity, the regional organization announced Friday. The conference, which will be hosted in Martinique for …

 Above: Dominica’s “Know Your Culture” dance company on Saturday (Photo: CTO) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is on full display in New York City this week for the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s annual Caribbean Week. From Anguilla to Trinidad, …

 Above: the Tryall Club and Villas in Jamaica By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — Tourism organizations and hotels from Guyana and Jamaica dominated the list of winners at this year’s CTO TravelMole Sustainable Tourism awards in Trinidad. The awards …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean received nearly 25 million tourists in 2012, a 5.4 percent increase from 2011, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The region received its largest number of …

 Above: a British Airways flight By Alexander Britell Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association President Richard Doumeng and Caribbean Tourism Organization Chairman Beverly NIcholson-Doty are calling for an end to the British Air Passenger Duty following the release of a study …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique will be hosting the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, the CTO announced in a release. The official opening …

 Above: a LIAT plane in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Tourism Organization will be leading a mission in 2013 to meet with top ministerial officials and technical personnel in the region to find ways to improve intra-regional …