Caribbean Tourism Continues to Outperform the Rest of the World

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Caribbean tourism continues to outperform the rest of the global travel industry, according to newly-released data from the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization.  International tourist arrivals to the Caribbean totaled 6.6 million in the first of 2021.  That represented a 12 […]


Dominican Republic Tourism Just Set an All-Time Record

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The Dominican Republic just set an all-time tourism record, Caribbean Journal has learned. Last month was the best September for tourist arrivals in the history fo the country — with more visitors than in high-powered years like 2018 and 2019.  […]


Antigua and Barbuda Takes the Stage in Dubai

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Antigua and Barbuda is making a high-profile tourism push in Dubai, with a display at the Expo Dubai 2020.  The destination has its own pavilion in the “Mobility” section of the expo, with displays of the country’s dramatic development in […]


Puerto Rico Keeps Setting New Tourism Records

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Puerto Rico keeps setting tourism records, according to new data from the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. In what officials are calling a “record year” for the island, Puerto Rico has seen the highest figures ever recorded in room tax collations […]

Bahamas Tourism “Well Positioned For Continued Recovery”

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The Bahamas’ tourism industry is “well positioned for continued recovery,” according to the country’s new Tourism Minister, Chester Cooper.  Cooper, who is also the Minister of Investments and Aviation, said the country’s momentum comes as international travel restrictions begin to […]

Trinidad Tourism Has a New CEO

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Trinidad Tourism Limited has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The destination marketing company has named Kurtis Rudd to the role.  Rudd, a longtime marketing veteran, began his tenure on Sept. 20.  “I […]


The Bahamas Has a New Tourism Minister

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 Bahamas has a new Minister of Tourism, following the country’s recent general elections.  The new Minister of Tourism is Chester Cooper, who succeeds former Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar; his portfolio includes Investments and Aviation.  Cooper is serving in the cabinet of […]

Curaçao: “Great Momentum” for Tourism Recovery

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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 […]

Antigua and Barbuda Keeps Setting Tourism Records

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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.  […]


Dominican Republic Nearing 3 Million Tourists in 2021

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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 […]

US Virgin Islands Leading Caribbean Tourism Rebound

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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 Has a New Minister of Tourism

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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,” […]


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