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Jamaica “Optimistic” About Tourism Rebound Post-Coronavirus

 Jamaican tourism officials are striking an optimistic chord about the destination’s potential recovery once the global coronavirus situation has been controlled. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says a “new approach” will be needed to rebuild the tourism industry in the …

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Martinique Implements “Aggressive” Coronavirus Measures

 The French Caribbean island of Martinique has implemented what its government is calling “aggressive” measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Martinique has shut down all inbound flights to the island, having canceled all international flights to and …

Bahamas Mourns Atlantis Founder

 The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean region are mourning the passing of hospitality giant Sol Kerzner.  Kerner, a native of South Africa, was the founder and CEO of Kerzner International, which first developed the iconic Atlantis Paradise Island resort in …

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spotify jamaica playlist

 In a time of global unease, Jamaica Tourism is looking to send out some positivity with a new Spotify playlist aimed at helping to lift our spirits.  It’s called, fittingly, “Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright,” and it features …

turks caicos tourism director

 Turks and Caicos has named a new director of tourism, the British Overseas Territory’s Tourist Board announced this week.  Turks and Caicos has tapped Pamela Ewing for the role, effective April 1, according to a statement.  Ewing had served as …

aruba coronavirus

 Aruba, one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations, has launched a series of aggressive measures to contain and prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus.  The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has officially restricted all non-residents of Aruba from entering …

caribbean covid tourism

 It’s not been easy for destinations to address the uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but one Caribbean country’s tourism authority has put out an important message.  Balancing both the need to address the current situation and ensure that travelers …

martinique coronavirus

 Martinique had another strong year of tourism growth in 2019, according to the latest data report from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.  The French Caribbean department reported 556,268 visitor arrivals last year, which represented an increase of 3.5 percent, according to …

caribbean tourism arrivals record

 The Caribbean region set an all-time record for visitor arrivals in 2019, according to a new report from the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization. Stayover arrivals to the Caribbean totaled 31.5 million, the highest total in the region’s history. That represented …

bermuda tourism authority ceo

 The chief executive officer of the Bermuda Tourism Authority has resigned, the BTA said in a statement.  Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas’ departure takes effect Feb. 26.  In a statement, the BTA said its senior executive team would carry …

bermuda digital arrival

 2019 was a year of “measured” performance for Bermuda tourism, as the island saw cuts in airlift but still managed to hit new highs for total visitation numbers.  Indeed, Bermuda’s overall visitor tally was its highest on record last year, …

british airways saint lucia

 United Kingdom carrier British Airways is expanding its direct flight service to the island of Saint Lucia, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company will be adding two extra weekly flights between London Gatwick and Hewanorra International Airport, with flights on …

cozumel airport strong

 The island destination of Cozumel in Mexico is off to a strong start in 2020, according to new data from ASUR, which manages Cozumel’s airport.  Cozumel International Airport reported 58,437 passengers in January, representing a 5.9 percent increase compared to …

st croix usvi

 St Croix, the US Virgin Islands’ largest island, is getting a new tourism identity.  USVI tourism officials have launched a full-fledged rebranding of St Croix, with a new push aimed at educating travelers on the unique features of the island.  …

antigua tourism airlift

 Antigua and Barbuda is one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in the Caribbean, and now the twin-island country is looking to continue its surge in arrivals with more airlift.  A delegation from the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority led by …

tobago sunwing tourism

 The island of Tobago is quietly making a tourism comeback after years away from the travel radar.  Tobago reported 19,542 international stayover arrivals last year, which represented an 8.2 percent increase compared to the previous year.  And the trend is …

puerto rico daily nonstop

 It’s no secret that Puerto Rico is in the midst of a full-fledged airlift boom, and now the island will soon be getting more new daily nonstop flights, Caribbean Journal has learned. Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines, which kicked off a …

montserrat tourism milestone

 Strong cruise growth has helped the tiny island of Montserrat to set top a significant tourism milestone.  For the first time since the eruption of Montserrat’s Soufriere Hills Volcano in 1995, Montserrat welcomed more than 20,000 cruise and stayover visitors …