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Making Caribbean Tourism Sustainable — And What It Means

 By Julie BielenbergCJ Contributor ST VINCENT – It was perhaps fitting that the Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism was delayed by a storm. What was then-Tropical Storm Dorian delayed the beginning of the recent Caribbean Tourism Organization’s 2019 sustainability conference …

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The Bahamas Is Getting a New Boutique Hotel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is getting a new boutique hotel, with some inspiration from HGTV. It’s called the Caerula Mar Club, and the soon-to-debut Andros hotel is the brainchild of designers Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, famous for …

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A Top Caribbean Hotel Reopens in Dominica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s leading sustainable hotels has officially relaunched in Dominica. The Jungle Bay Eco Villas has been reborn in Soufriere in southern Dominica, an important step for Dominica’s resurgent tourism industry. The popular …

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 A major new tourism conference is coming to the island of St. Kitts. The Caribbean Tourism Organization is partnering with the island to host a sustainable tourism forum called the Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum, held in observance of the …

 A recipe for sustainable expansion By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The Planning Institute of Jamaica has reported good news that the economy is estimated to have grown by 1.5 per cent for the July to September 2015 quarter. Of note is …

 Another regional city goes sustainable By the Caribbean Journal staff Nassau is now an “emerging sustainable city,” following designation by the Inter-American Development Bank. The designation is part of the IDB’s regional Emerging Sustainable Cities Initiative, which launched locally in Nassau in …

 Sustainable tourism on the agenda By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Directorate of Sustainable Tourism of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) this week for the 26th Meeting of the Special Committee on Sustainable Tourism. In his inaugural address, Secretary General …

 Above: Restaurante Lagarta in Costa Rica By the Caribbean Journal staff The Costa Rica Tourism Board has begun issuing its certification for sustainable tourism to the country’s restaurant sector. The tourism board has issued certifications for five restaurants across the …

 Above: the new Marriott Port-au-Prince By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new hotel has opened its doors in Haiti. But while it’s a major boost for the country’s nascent tourism hopes, it might also be something else: a new …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago tourism authorities recently held talks with the Association of Caribbean States, the two sides announced this week. The aim of the talks was to “facilitate dialogue on cooperation …

 Above: the audience at the Western Jamaica Economic Forum By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Montego Bay become Jamaica’s first “Smart City?” That’s the possibility under the Inter-American Development Bank’s Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative, which will be launched next …

 Above: St Eustatius (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST EUSTATIUS — Particularly for small islands, tourism development needs to begin in the community. That’s the overarching theme of the third annual Statia Sustainable Conference & Exhibition, which began on Thursday …

 Above: Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Puerto Rico Tourism Company has won this year’s award for Caribbean Excellence in Sustainable Tourism from the Caribbean Tourism Organization and TravelMole. The award is presented to “a destination …

 Above: Samoa By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Dr James Fletcher will be visiting Samoa for the upcoming third International UN Small Island Developing States Conference. Fletcher’s visit will be financed by the government of Taiwan. …

 By Ryan PetersonOp-Ed Contributor IT IS a truism that tourism is experiencing a tectonic transformation. In recent times, the global tourism and travel industry, and in particular, Small-Island Tourism-Economies (SITES) in the Caribbean have had to contend with a series …

 Above: Ile-a-Vache By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has officially launched a public request for proposals for tourism development on the island of Ile a Vache, the Tourims Ministry announced. The country is looking to develop what it called “low-density, …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is planning a series of “major initiatives” in the area of sustainable energy this year, according to Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy. The Governor General, who was speaking this week …

 Above: the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts in Aruba By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — This week’s Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Conference has focused on how the region’s leading does business. But what does sustainability mean for hotels in a …