Jamaican Tourism Jobs Rising

Above: the Ian Fleming villa at Jamaica’s Goldeneye By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism-related jobs in the Jamaican economy have increased by 3,000 over the past three years, with another 21,648 potentially on the way through 2013, according to the […]


In Jamaica, Optimism on Tourist Season

Above: the Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall in Jamaica Jamaica has secured just over one million airlift seats for the upcoming winter season, according to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. That number is an increase of 5.6 percent over 2010, and a 4.7 […]


Grenada Seeks Flagship Hotel

By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada needs to introduce a flagship hotel in order to promote itself on the world stage, according to Michael McIntyre, chairman of Grenada’s Airlift Committee. “Venturing into an area like this will result in greater […]


New Cruise Ships Head to St Kitts

Above: Allure of the Seas (Photo: Royal Caribbean) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts will see 11 new cruise ships make their inaugural calls during the 2011/2012 season, according to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. The country’s Tourism Ministry […]

Trinidad Approves OECS Ferry

By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s cabinet has approved the establishment of an inter-island ferry service between Trinidad and the Eastern Caribbean, Transport Minister Devant Maharaj announced yesterday. The service will be financed on a public/private arrangement with the majority […]

Tim Peck: For a Sustainable Tourism Model, Look to Antigua

Above: Carlisle Bay, Antigua By Tim Peck The Caribbean tourism industry waits with bated breath for the announcement of the OECS Common Tourism Policy on October 1. As the first policy of its kind for our region, a tourism blueprint […]


LIAT CEO: Travel Sectors Must Cooperate

Above: LIAT CEO Brian Challenger (Photo: Dominica Information Service) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s tourism and travel sectors must cooperate to help resolve the constraints faced by air travelers, LIAT CEO Brian Challenger said last week. The executive […]

Isadore Sharp, Founder of Four Seasons, on the Caribbean, Social Media and the Future

Above: Isadore Sharp (Photo: Four Seasons) By Alexander Britell In 1961, Isadore Sharp was a neophyte in the hospitality industry who had just opened his first property in Toronto. Fifty years later, the company he founded and built, Four Seasons, […]

Jacmel a Bright Spot for Haitian Tourism

While Haiti has struggled to recover from the January 2010 earthquake, the tourist-centered city of Jacmel is becoming one of the country’s bright spots. “Jacmel in my view reflects the progress that has been made outside Port-au-Prince,” said Luca Dall’Oglio, […]


New Film Looks at How Diaspora Travels

By Alexander Britell Above: Dr Keith Nurse A new film set to premiere in Toronto Wednesday looks at the concept of “diasporic tourism” or the way the Caribbean diaspora travels back to its home countries. The film, “Forward Home,” is […]

Bahamas Signs Abaco Airport Deal

Above: Tourism Minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace (BIS Photo: Letisha Henderson) The Bahamas has signed a contract to begin construction on a new Marsh Harbour Airport Terminal in Abaco. The project involves several upgrades to the airport’s infrastructure, including 6,100 feet conversion […]

Barbados and Brazil Partner on Tourism

Above: Rio de Janeiro (Photo: Savoia Imoveis) Last June marked the inaugural flight between Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bridgetown, Barbados — the beginning of strengthening cultural and economic relations between the two countries. That flight, which used to be a […]


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