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curacao tourism recovery

Curaçao: “Great Momentum” for Tourism Recovery

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao reported just under 31,000 stayover visitors in August, according to data from the Curaçao Hotel and Tourism Association.  That represented about 79 percent of the pre-pandemic, August 2019 stay over totals, according to the …

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Antigua and Barbuda Keeps Setting Tourism Records

 One of the Caribbean’s buzziest destinations reported another record-breaking month of tourism performance.  Antigua and Barbuda welcomed just under 18,800 visitors to the destination in August, an all-time record for August – eclipsing its previous record set back in 2018.  …

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Dominican Republic Nearing 3 Million Tourists in 2021

 August was another strong month for the Caribbean’s most popular travel destination — and now the Dominican Republic is approaching 3 million visitors for the year.  So far, 2.9 million travelers have come to the country so far this year, following …

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us virgin islands caribbean rebound

 It was one of the first Caribbean destinations to reopen amid the pandemic. Now it’s leading the Caribbean’s tourism rebound.  The United States Virgin Islands, buoyed by its class-leading Travel Screening Portal, was the top performing destination I the Caribbean …

st maarten tourism minister new

 St Maarten has a new Minister of Tourism, following the swearing-in of new Minister Roger Lawrence.  Lawrence’s portfolio also includes Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications.  “We need to create stable instruments of cooperation to develop and promote our tourism sector,” …

jamaica vaccinates

 Jamaica has vaccinated more than 2,000 tourism workers in its latest vaccination drive.  The total came after just three days, using one of three vaccines made available as part of the newly-established Tourism Vaccination Task Force.  That included 1,200 workers …

saint lucia american visitors

 Saint Lucia just set a new record for American visitors in July, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Eastern Caribbean island welcomed 22,028 arrivals in July, an all-time record for visitor arrivals from the United States in July.  That represented a …

bermuda tourism brand

 Bermuda is looking to reposition the island’s tourism brand.  The Bermuda Tourism Authority has announced plans to review and “reposition” its tours brand, tapping Boston-based agency Proverb for the project.  “Our team understands the need to revisit the way our …

jamaica tourism vaccinate

 Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism is on a major drive to get workers in the industry vaccinated, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  “We are looking now at an incentive program with transportation and possibly some refreshment and entertainment and so …

haiti tourism revive

 An International task force has been established to help respond to the immediate and long-term needs of tourism in Haiti. The Jamaica-based Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center will be coordinating the task force, led by Jamaica Tourism Minister …

barbados top resort

 Tourism is beginning to rebound in Barbados, according to the latest numbers from the island’s tourist board.  The island recorded more than 10,000 air arrivals in July, the highest total of any month so far this year.  That also represented …

turks and caicos vaccination card

 The Turks and Caicos Islands recently announced that, beginning Sept. 1, the destination would require all visitors 16 years and older to show proof of vaccination.  And in an update to that protocol, the destination has announced that it will …

antigua barbuda booming

 Tourism is booming to Antigua and Barbuda — with the twin-island destination surpassing pre-Covid levels in July.  Antigua and Barbuda welcomed 23.405 tourists in July via the VC Bird International Airport – a total that exceeded the 23,031 tourists that visited …

statia island adventure

 Statia recently reopened for tourism, and now the Dutch Caribbean island has launched a new push to promote itself as an adventure hotspot.  The island’s St Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation is centered around a new video by filmmaker Franck Fougere, …

turks and caicos vaccination card

 Turks and Caicos will be requiring all visitors 16 and over to show proof of full vaccination in order to be granted entry to the destination, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The rule will apply to all visitors who are 16 …

saint lucia tourism minister

 Saint Lucia has a new Minister of Tourism, Caribbean Journal has learned. New Prime Minister Philip Pierre has named Dr Ernest Hilaire to the role, which will also include the portfolios of investment, the creative industries, culture and information. Hilaire …

cancun tourism recovery

 Cancun is seeing a continued tourism recovery, according to new data from the destination’s international airport. Cancun International Airport reported traffic of 2.373 million in July, which represented a 284 percent increase over July 2020. More importantly, though, it was …

martinique tourism rebound

 Martinique tourism has begun to rebound following the French Caribbean island’s reopening for tourism in June.  The island’s Aim Cesaire Airport carried 73,590 total passenger in June, up from 28,286 passengers in June 2020.  That also represented a 46.5 percent …