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Turks and Caicos Names New Director of Tourism

 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 …

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Barbados Tourism Numbers Keep Climbing

 Barbados tourism continues to see solid growth, according to the latest numbers from the country’s destination marketing organization.  Barbados recorded a 4.2 increase in stayover tourist arrivals in the first nine months of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.  …

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Saint Lucia Tourism Continues to Sizzle

 Saint Lucia continues to experience a full-fledged tourism boom so far in 2019, according to the latest numbers released by the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority.  The Eastern Caribbean island reported a total of 21,608 stayover visitors in September, a 15 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most popular summer festivals has gotten even hotter — and solidified its positions as one of the top Caribbean carnivals to visit. Grenada’s Spicemas, the Spice Isle’s signature carnival event, saw …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Leisure carrier Allegiant has big plans in Mexico. The company, which specializes in connecting small-to-medium cities to vacation hotspots, has filed an application with the United States Department of Transportation to offer scheduled flights to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean region is projecting strong tourism growth in 2019, regional tourism officials said this week. The Caribbean Tourism Organization is forecasting arrival growth of between 6 and 7 percent this year, continuing what it …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia’s tourism industry had another record-setting year in 2018, according to a new report from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. The destination reported a total of 1,218,294 visitors in 2018, a 10.2 percent increase …

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 By Dana Niland and Alexander Britell Americans are flocking to Barbados. That’s the news from the island’s tourism industry, with the destination’s big marketing push in North America seeming to pay off. Barbados reported 8.8 percent growth in stayover visitors …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is seeing a surge in tourism from the United States so far this year, according to a new report from the Curaçao Tourist Board. Through the first five months …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s most popular tourism destination has continued its solid growth so far into 2018, according to new data released by the country’s Central Bank. Tourist arrivals to the Dominican Republic grew by 4 percent …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados tourism continues to surge, as the destination posted another record-setting year in 2017, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism. Barbados reported 663,441 stayover visitor arrivals, a record five percent increase compared to 2016, …

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 By Alexander Britell It was a record-breaking year for the Caribbean region last year, even in the face of a pair of historic hurricanes. The Caribbean welcomed more than 30 million travelers for the first time ever, according to the …

 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is set for San Juan. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference is being held next week at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. In what is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian national carrier Bahamasair has returned to normal operations, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. The carrier has resumed normal scheduled service to all of its destinations. That includes its flights to the …

 Above: Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and Cuba will be resuming their high-level bilateral talks next week on re-establishing diplomatic ties and reopening embassies, the State Department …

 Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Delegations of the United States and Cuba met Tuesday at the State Department ahead of a future dialogue on human rights, according to a statement. The purpose of the talks was to “discuss …

 Above: United States President Barack Obama By Alexander Britell United States President Barack Obama will be visiting the Caribbean next month. In what will be his first visit to the region since 2011, Obama will be making an official visit …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc has named Petra Roach as its new head of for the United States market. Roach, a veteran of the island’s tourism industry, had previously held the position …