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St Lucia to Debate 8 Percent Value Added Tax on Hotel Sector

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s House of Assembly is meeting this week to debate several major motions, including a proposal from the Minister of Finance to set a Value Added Tax rate of 8 percent on the country’s …

Haiti Unveils New Tourism Logo

 Above: Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin at the launch By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s government and has unveiled a new logo for its tourism campaign, under the tagline “Experience It!” The new design, which was launched  by Tourism Minister Stephanie …

Op-Ed: Hyatt’s Carlos Cabrera on the Future of Caribbean Hotels

 By Carlos CabreraOp-Ed Contributor When asked about Hyatt’s strategy to enhance its distribution during the company’s Q1 earnings call in May, Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, specified that expanding the Hyatt Resort presence was one of …

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 Above: the Oasis hotel, which is under construction (Photo: Oasis) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has a total of five hotels and 763 hotel rooms in the development pipeline as of the end of December, according to data from …

 Above: Goldeneye in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotels will receive a boost from the Inter-American Development Bank, which is granting $2 million to help the tourism sector in eight regional countries improve their energy efficiency. The four-year …

 Above: Isadore Sharp (Photo: Four Seasons) By Alexander Britell In 1961, Isadore Sharp was a neophyte in the hospitality industry who had just opened his first property in Toronto. Fifty years later, the company he founded and built, Four Seasons, …