Category: Caribbean

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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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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