Category: Caribbean

Visit Jamaica launches Rediscover Jamaica, a campaign aimed to help residents to feel good again

  Tourism is the lifeblood of Jamaica and as the island reopens using a phased approach to ensure the safety of everyone, the Jamaica Tourist Board has launched the Rediscover Jamaica program to encourage Jamaicans to taste, see, feel and enjoy the country’s tourism product. Renewing and upgrading the tourism process for Jamaicans, so they […]

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Tourism success continues into 2020 in Cayman Islands

Stayover arrivals to the Cayman Islands for the month of January 2020 increased 3.59%, a total of 1,486 more than January 2019. International markets showed strong signs of improvement with the highest growth noted from the Canadian market followed by Europe and Latin America. “The continued marketing efforts by the Department of Tourism under the […]

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Jamaica unveils ‘Jamaica – Heartbeat of the World’ as the destination’s new brand positioning

The Jamaica Tourist Board unveiled ‘JAMAICA, Heartbeat of the World’ the new destination brand positioning, recognising Jamaica’s outsized influence on the world. Strengthening the island’s position as a global culturally relevant brand, Heartbeat of the World extends beyond tourism and encompasses all elements of Jamaica’s rich and vibrant culture including music, cuisine, sports, adventure, nature […]

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Chronixx joins the lineup for St. Kitts Music Festival 2020

St. Kitts is pleased to announce that Chronixx will take the stage at the 24th annual St. Kitts Music Festival taking place June 24 – 28, 2020, joining previously announced artists Jimmy Cliff, Koffee and Wizkid on the expanding roster of performers set to delight the crowd. “Following a record-breaking St. Kitts Music Festival in […]

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Saint Lucia introduces a tourist accommodation fee

Following consultations with stakeholders in the industry, the Government will be introducing a tourist accommodation fee to be used for destination marketing and development. As of April 1, 2020, stayover visitors to Saint Lucia will be required to pay an accommodation fee on their nightly stay on the island.  All accommodation providers on the island […]

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Grenada crowns CTO Year of Festivals with new Festival of Lights

To crown the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Year of Festivals in 2019, Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean debuted its newest event, Festival of Lights on December 6 and 7, 2019. The Festival took place on the Carenage, which is one of the most stunning spots in the destination. The beauty of the festoon […]

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Cayman Islands witnesses sustained tourism growth

Stayover visitation continued to rise for the Cayman Islands in October 2019 with arrivals of 23,798 persons, a 5.76% increase, or 1,297 more visitors than October 2018. For the period January through October 2019, the destination welcomed 410,088 stayover visitors, which represents a 10.00% growth over the same period of 2018, or an increase of […]

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Tourism Trinidad to provide cruise visitors with an authentic experience

Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL) held an official welcome ceremony in November 2019 to launch the 2019/2020 cruise season as the Caribbean Princess cruise liner docked at the Port of Spain with some 3,600 passengers. For the November 2019 to April 2020 cruise season, Destination Trinidad will be receiving 70,000 passengers from 27 vessel calls. Two […]

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St. Kitts Wins Caribbean Journal’s Cruise Destination of the Year Award 2020

Continuing to set tourism records and add to its growing list of accolades, St. Kitts has just been named Cruise Destination of the Year by Caribbean Journal in the publication’s Caribbean Travel Awards 2020. “It is truly an honour to receive this distinction from one of the leading media outlets covering our region,” said Lindsay […]

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Caribbean’s tourism growth rate more than double global average

Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) revealed that tourist arrivals to the Caribbean increased by a solid 9.7% during the first half of 2019 when compared to the same period last year. During a news conference at the recently held World Travel Market, the CTO’s chairman, Dominic Fedee, said this performance was more than double the global […]

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