Category: Caribbean

Jamaica to promote gastronomy tourism to lure travellers

In a bid to lure more travellers, Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica confirmed that the ministry is taking steps to ensure that Jamaica capitalises on its potential to benefit from gastronomy tourism. He informed that the gastronomy network, which is looking after the process, “has been working assiduously to craft innovative plans”. “Their […]

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Jamaica to host a tourism resilience summit

Jamaica to host a tourism resilience summit on September 13 which will be held at the University of the West Indies, Mona. The summit will address events that disrupt tourism, such as climate change, epidemics and pandemics, terrorism and cybercrime, Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s tourism minister, announced recently. Under the theme of ‘Tourism Resilience through Global […]

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Bahamas Tourism Minister urges hoteliers to do business in Bahamas

While speaking at International African American Hotel Ownership and Investment Summit held in South Florida, Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation for The Bahamas said, “The Bahamas is a vacation paradise, that’s well known, but the message I’d like each of you to take away from my short talk this morning is that when […]

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Cuba receives 2.5 million travellers in the first 6 months of 2018

Cuba received 2.5 million travellers in the first half of 2018 and the country eyes to host five million travellers in 2018. The latest figures were revealed during the cabinet meeting presided over by the Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel. In 2017, 4.7 million travellers visited the island nation, an 11.6% increase from 2016 figures. The […]

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The Minister of Public Works of Bahamas: The ministry is dedicated to improving the tourism scenario

The Minister of Public Works of Bahamas, Desmond Bannister recently said that his ministry is dedicated to improving the tourism scenario in the country and is ready to do anything to achieve the goal.   By improving tourism products Bannister meant ensuring that places of tourists’ interests look attractive and attract travellers. Addressing members of […]

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Trinidad & Tobago welcomes new automated passport system

The Ministry of Tourism of Trinidad & Tobago recently launched a new automated border control system at the Piarco International Airport. Randall Mitchell, Minister of Tourism said, “Any initiative that positively impacts our tourists or returning residents’ experience when arriving at our national airports is a win for the local tourism sector.” Mitchell added that […]

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Hilton’s Curio Collection debuts in Costa Rica

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton recently re-opened in San José, Costa Rica. As the first hotel designed for international visitors in Costa Rica, the newly redesigned 79-guest room property fuses history with cutting-edge modern design and features indoor gardens and a rooftop piano bar overlooking the National Theatre and city. Originally opened […]

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Jamaica promotes Kingston as a leisure destination

With a strong visitor growth in 2018, the Jamaica Tourist Board aims to boost leisure travellers in Kingston. Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, has always been the centre for business travellers, but the country’s new Tourism Director, Donovan White wants Kingston to be promoted focussing on the leisure travellers as well. The city of Kingston […]

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St. Kitts cruise passenger arrivals exceed 1 million

St. Kitts received its millionth cruise passenger reaching the key number of arrivals that gives the island marquee port status for the first time in its history. “I am deeply gratified to welcome over one million cruise passengers to our shores as of today,” said Lindsay F P Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry […]

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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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