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Bahamas Names Acting Director General of Ministry of Tourism

 The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has named a new Acting Director General, under the leadership of Tourism Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper.  Bahamian business professional Latia Duncombe has been appointed to the position, succeeding former Director General Joy …

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Nevis Tourism Authority Names Interim CEO

 The Nevis Tourism Authority has named an interim CEO, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The NTA has tapped industry veteran Devon Liburd to the role; current CEO Jadine Yarde is set to depart on Jan. 21.  Liburd has been serving as …

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Belize Requiring All Visitors to Purchase Travel Insurance

 Belize has announced new entry requirements for travelers, set to take effect Feb. 15, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The centerpiece is a requirement for an application for Belize Travel Health Insurance, a mandatory health insurance that “helps protect travelers against …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has announced an update to its entry travel protocols, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new rules, which just went into effect on Jan. 16, mean fully vaccinated visitors can travel to Bonaire with either …

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 The 20-square island in the US Virgin Islands, nearly two thirds of which is covered by National Park, is a place meant for exploration, tailor made for independent travelers, for those who know how to seek out the richness of …

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 The Caribbean Tourism Organization says it is positive about the “continued rebound of the tourism industry” in the region, even in the face of the onset of the omicron variant.  Indeed, last year saw a nearly 60 to 70 percent …

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 Even amid the pandemic, the Dominican Republic’s tourism industry just posted its best-ever December.  The news was revealed by Dominican Republic Tourism Minister David Collado in an end-of-year briefing.  A total of 728,335 visitors came to the Dominican Republic last …

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 The St Kitts Tourism Authority has a new chief executive officer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The tourism board has tapped Ellison “Tommy” Thompson to the role, succeeding longtime CEO Racquel Brown, who helped lead the destination to record levels of …

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 The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization has launched a major initiative: a first-of-its-kind virtual training program for the region’s primary economic driver. It’s called the Caribbean Tourism Institute, the CTO’s “online campus,” developed by Canadian firm Velsoft. The new portal is …

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 Fresh off the launch of its first-ever nonstop flights to Anguilla, American Airlines has announced plans to add even more flights to the island.  Beginning April 2, American will operate daily nonstop flights from Miami to Anguilla.  American is currently …

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 Amid the recent Omicron-related jump in Covid cases around the world, The Bahamas has updated its testing rules for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Effective Dec. 27, 2021 all travelers to The Bahamas now need to show proof of a …

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 The Bahamas has been one of the best performing destinations in the Caribbean this year.  That’s in large part thanks to the continued success of the country’s heath and travel protocols, which got a nod of approval from the US …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has announced changes to its entry requirements for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new rules, which take effect Dec. 22, mean travelers need to show proof of a negative PCR test result taken …

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 Jamaica’s tourism hub of Montego Bay has set a new record for tourism arrivals in a single day since the onset of the pandemic.  Last Saturday, the island welcomed 7,000 passengers to Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport, the most in …

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 It’s getting easier than ever to visit St Kitts and Nevis.  The twin-island federation has removed its one-day “Vacation in Place” quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers.  The move, which took effect this weekend, also included the removal of an …

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 Tourism to Cancun continues to surpass pre-pandemic levels, according to new data from ASUR, which manages Cancun International Airport.  The Mexican Caribbean hub reported passenger traffic of 2.041 million in November, representing a 9.2 percent increase over the same period …

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 Tourism in the Dominican Republic set yet another record last month, with a total of 519,349 tourist arrivals.  Fo the year, the country has reported 4.263 million tourist arrivals, according to Tourism minister David Collado.  The November total was a …