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Jamaica Tourism Surging So Far in 2018

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica is reporting a big increase in visitor arrivals to the island for the first two months of the year. The announcement came from Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett at a cocktail reception at the Terra …

How Many People Visited the Caribbean in 2015

 Caribbean tourism seems to be booming. The Caribbean saw a 7 percent increase in arrivals last year — although the vast majority of that increase was due to a 17 percent increase in arrivals to Cuba. And while the rest …

How Many Tourists Have Visited The Caribbean So Far This Year

 By Alexander Britell How many people are visiting the Caribbean this year? For the first half of 2015, the region welcomed 14.8 million tourist arrivals, a 5.8 percent improvement over the same period in 2014, according to data from the …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In a move to expand its business and tourism presence in the Middle East, the government of Saint Lucia has established the Office of the Honorary Consul in Saudi Arabia. The Government has appointed Halla Walid …

 Above: the new Guyana Marriott in Georgetown By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the Caribbean’s far under-the-radar destinations, but Guyana is showing significant tourism growth this year. The country received 46,369 visitor arrivals in the first quarter of …

 Above: Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize received 321,217 stopover tourist arrivals in 2014, according to year-end data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Central American country on the coast of the Caribbean Sea saw a strong 9.2 …

 Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao received 450,953 tourists in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That was a 2.5 percent increase over the previous year, buoyed by a summer season that …

 Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica received just over 2.08 million stayover tourist arrivals in 2014, according to newly-released data from the Ministry of Tourism. That represented a 3.6 percent increase over 2013, when the country …

 Above: Cap Cana (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic received around 5.14 million tourists in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That number was the largest of any tourism destination in the …

 Above: Jamaica Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Jamaica has its sights set on attracting more tourists from China, according to Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill. The Minister, who was addressing the recent Tourism Outlook …

 Above: Bonaire (CJ Photo) MIAMI — By Alexander Britell Are travelers to the Caribbean thinking Dutch? While Caribbean tourism arrivals grew 1.8 percent in 2013, it was the Dutch Caribbean that led the way, significantly outperforming its regional neighbours, according …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has “great interest” in courting tourists from China, according to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. The Prime Minister was speaking following a courtesy call with China’s new Ambassador to Barbados, Wang …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is looking to court more visitors from around the Caribbean region, aiming to attract around 2,800 regional visitors in the coming months, according to the government. Earlier this …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is planning to tap into the Polish market to source tourists, according to the government. Babados Industry Minister Donville Inniss recently met with Polish Ambassador to Barbados Piotr Kaszuba to …

 The Caribbean has some very famous beaches: Grand Anse in Grenada, Seven Mile Beach in Cayman, Isla Verde in San Juan — and they’re all deserving of the fame. But the Caribbean is also full of beautiful lesser-known beaches, the …

 Above: the TCI House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The Director of Public Prosecutions in the Turks and Caicos Islands has dropped legal proceedings against a pair of American tourists arrested after single bullets were found in their …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados “prides itself” on safety and security, Tourism Minister Richard Sealy said this week, in the wake of the shooting attack on two tourists on March 17. United Kingdom natives Philip …

 Above: the Transat flight on Wednesday (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The next wave of Canadian tourists has arrived in Haiti as part of an agreement between Canada’s Transat and the Ministry of Tourism. The group of …