tourism

Haiti, OAS Sign Tourism Agreement

 Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin signs the agreement (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of Caribbean tourism’s biggest challenges — promoting the importance of the industry internally. As Haiti looks to develop its own nascent …

A Cruise Tourism Future For Montserrat?

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is a diamond in the rough with “a lot to offer” when it comes to the potential for cruise tourism, according to cruise expert Matthew Beaubrun. Beaubrun, the chief executive officer of …

Is Jamaica Serious About Tourism?

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor EACH time I am away, I can’t help but do a comparison between the country I visit and Jamaica. In particular, I always look at the main industry of the country and contrast it against Jamaica, …

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 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, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more, Caribbean travel stakeholders say they are mindful that travelers are looking for more than just “sun, sand and sea.” And it seems that’s borne out in the numbers, according to a study …

 By Vincent Vanderpool-WallaceCJ Contributor In recent weeks, I have examined challenges facing the Caribbean tourism industry, and the solutions that are necessary to bring the sector forward — including one proposal — the creation of a “United States of the …

 By Davidson ToussaintOp-Ed Contributor THIS WEEK I had the opportunity to read an article about the study of Haiti tourism done by the University of Michigan, but quickly I understood that it was just another American institution trying to minimize …

 Above: the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization will be co-hosting the third-annual Caribbean Hospitality Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) in …

 Above: Pigeon Point beach By the Caribbean Journal staff Hoteliers in Tobago will soon have access to a $50 million development fund, Trinidad’s government announced. The financial lifeline will come from the EximBank of Trinidad and Tobago. The fund was …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In spite of tourism’s massive contribution to the Gross Domestic Product of the Caribbean, it “does not get the priority attention it deserves” in the Caribbean, according to US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner and Caribbean …

 Above: Pinneys Beach (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis is planning a series of enhancements at its famous Pinneys Beach. Work has already begun on a project to develop 14 acres of land bordering the beach to allow …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is continuing to focus “more and more” on heritage and culture tourism, something Tourism Minister Richard Sealy says will go hand in hand with a push for more engagement at …

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor THE MURDER RATE per 100,000 is 41 in Jamaica, making it one of the most murderous countries in the world. With its economy heavily dependent on tourism, crime is not a variable it can afford. No …

 By K Denaye HindsCJ Contributor HOW DOES one identify one Caribbean Island from another? For the unassuming traveler wanting to have a great time in a sun-filled destination, how do they differentiate? How are our islands achieving unity as a …

 Above: Statia By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Statia will be hosting its second Statia Sustainable Conference & Exhibition in September. The conference is being hosted by the St Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation from Sept. 25 to Sept. …

 Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The historic New River Estate in Nevis will soon be home to a plantation-style museum and tour area, according to the island’s Ministry of Tourism. The estate was the last working …

 Above: Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff As Haiti moves to develop its long-ignored tourism sector, revenue generated from the sector is “critical” as external aid lessens, according to the Igarapé Institute. But the prospects for tourism …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s a romantic notion of Caribbean travel — arrive in one destination, then travel to another two or three islands by sea or small plane. And the OECS regional subgrouping wants …