tourism

St. Kitts “Ready to Welcome Visitors”

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St. Kitts is “ready to welcome visitors” after escaping the wrath of Hurricane Irma. The island’s airport, cruise port and all tourism providers are “open and resuming normal operations,” the island’s tourist …

St Barth Begins Repairs, Recovery After Irma

 The island of St Barth was hit hard by Hurricane Irma, but recovery efforts are now underway. While the island endured “substantial damage” resulting from the then-Category-5 hurricane, there were no deaths on the island, officials told Caribbean Journal. Repairs …

Puerto Rico Reopens Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s busiest airport has reopened following Hurricane Irma. Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan is operating again, a major boost for the region given its position as the busiest airport …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana International Airport has resumed normal operations following the passage of Hurricane Irma, it announced Thursday. The airport is home to the Caribbean’s most popular individual tourism destination by volume. Irma …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff While the island of Barbuda was right in the eye of Hurricane Irma, leading to at least three deaths and massive destruction, its neighboring island of Antigua was largely spared, officials said. There was no …

jamaica tourism surging

 By Alexander Britell After several years of middling stayover arrival numbers, Jamaica is showing strong growth so far in 2017, according to the latest numbers released by the Jamaica Tourist Board. Jamaica has reported 1.183 million stayover tourists in the …

Grenada

 Grenada is showing solid growth in 2017, according to the latest data fro the Grenada Tourism Authority. The country’s stayover tourist arrivals were up 5 percent in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, buoyed …

luis fonsi

 Following the breakout success of the song “Despacito,” Puerto Rico has decided to make homegrown music star Luis Fonsi its new official tourism ambassador, Governor Ricardo Rossello announced Tuesday. “Despacito,” which has become the most popular YouTube video of all …

Bahamas Airbnb

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has become the latest Caribbean tourism destination to sign a high-profile agreement with home-sharing giant Airbnb. The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding this week focusing on areas like the sharing of …

 Puerto Rico is holding its first-ever Invest Puerto Rico Forum next month, Governor Ricardo Rossello announced this week. The forum will take place Sept. 20-21 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, gathering more than 500 investors and entrepreneurs with an …

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is partnering with travel associations around the world to strengthen the tourism sector in the region. CHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy announced that the association has joined forces with close to a dozen regional travel …

 St. Barth will hold its fourth annual St. Barth Gourmet Festival November 2-5. Hosting six of the world’s leading chefs in French gastronomy, the event will showcase their signature styles and celebrate the long-standing tradition of culinary excellence on the …

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association looking to deepen its partnership and outreach to hoteliers and tourism partners in the Dominican Republic. As part of a new agreement, the National Association of Hotels and Restaurants in the Dominican Republic, ASONAHORES, …

 Aiming to position itself as a foodie destination, Jamaica’s tourism officials are planning a major push to become a hub for “gastronomic tourism.” The first step will be the creation of a series of “gastronomic centers” across the island, with …

 Fast-growing Antigua and Barbuda has become the latest Caribbean destination to formalize an agreement with home sharing giant Airbnb. The agreement aims to “help drive diversified and sustainable tourism to the islands and begin dialogue about a framework for taxation …

 Grenada has begun preparations to host the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference from Oct. 9-13. The conference will be hosted at the Radisson Grand Beach Resort on the island’s Grand Anse Beach, bringing together public and private …

 The Dominican Republic’s tourism sector keeps growing. The country reported a total of 3,241,671 stayover tourists in the first half of 2017, a 6.5 percent increase compared to the first six months of 2016. The Dominican Republic has long been …

belize peering

 Belize’s tourism sector continues to surge in 2017, according to the country’s latest travel data. Belize reported a total of 230,151 stayover arrivals in the first half of 2017, a 7.8 percent increase compared to the first six months of …