Category: Caribbean

New York celebrates Caribbean Week

The Caribbean resiliency will be centre stage as visitors from the region join the New York diaspora for a lively spiritual celebration highlighted by inspirational words from religious leaders and uplifting performances during a revival for the Caribbean programme. The program will feature gospel performances and motivational messages by talented and accomplished Caribbean nationals, all […]

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Study on tourism demand to determine Jamaica’s local needs

Tourism Minister of Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett has tasked the Jamaica Tourism Linkages Council to complete the tourism demand study to facilitate quantitative analysis of the need for manufacturing and other goods and services within the sector and report it by August this year. The study was designed to identify the existing or potential demand in […]

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Jamaica’s tourism revenue grew by 12.1% in 2017

Revenue from the tourism sector in Jamaica grew by 12.1% last year, contributing to USD 62.2 billion to the local economy, said Tourism Minister of Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett. He also stated that the sector is seeing an increase in employment. He noted that in 2017, tourism accounted for 8.9% of the labour force, employing 122,500 […]

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Puerto Rico and Airbnb partner to promote tourism

Rebounding from the hurricanes that affected the island last September, the territory of Puerto Rico and Airbnb entered into an agreement to drive tourism to the island. The agreement was signed between Ricardo Rosselló, Governor of Puerto Rico and Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb. As per the agreement, Airbnb has launched its ‘Experiences’ product on […]

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CTO commences campaign to raise awareness on regional tourism education

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) launched “Regional Tourism Education and Awareness Campaign” recently to enable discussion on climate resilience and sustainability on both the regional and international stage. “The Caribbean tourism product is to a large extent based on the natural environment, and, as such, CTO and our member countries are committed to safeguarding these […]

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Jamaica’s tourism revenue grew by 12.1% in 2017

Revenue from the tourism sector in Jamaica grew by 12.1% last year, contributing to USD 62.2 billion to the local economy, said Tourism Minister of Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett. He also stated that the sector is seeing an increase in employment. He noted that in 2017, tourism accounted for 8.9% of the labour force, employing 122,500 […]

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Jamaica welcomes Airbnb to diversify tourism

Carlos Muñoz, Head of Public policy at Airbnb Inc, Central America and the Caribbean, cited that the natural warmth and friendliness of Jamaicans were the major factors in Airbnb’s decision to give the Caribbean the signal honour of establishing the first Airbnb host club in the Caribbean. “On the one side, Government has been tremendously […]

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Six Senses to bring its unique style to the Caribbean

Six Senses St. Kitts is a project by Range Developments and is scheduled to be completed over three years. The Eastern Caribbean island of St. Kitts is the newest exotic destination for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. Located on the western side of the island, the site for Six Senses St. Kitts is approximately a […]

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The Ritz-Carlton to debut in St. Kitts by 2021

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC, has signed a management agreement with The Liamuiga Corporation to open a Ritz-Carlton resort in St. Kitts. Expected to open in 2021, The Ritz-Carlton resort will be located on the southeast peninsula of the island facing the Caribbean Sea. The property will include 125 suites, 25 branded villas and residences […]

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Hyatt plans for Grand Hyatt Hotel and Residences in Grand Cayman

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise and related agreements with Pageant Beach Hotel for the 351-room Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residences. The hotel will be managed by an affiliate of Aimbridge Hospitality, an independent hotel investment and management firms in North America and the Caribbean. Grand […]

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