Category: Caribbean

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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Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority launches new app to help cultural explorers

Antigua and Barbuda has partnered with Geotourist a mobile GPS travel technology, to create navigational application content for Antigua and Barbuda that offers visitors the chance to explore the destination independently, while being guided by Antiguan story-tellers, all from their mobile phone. CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority Colin C James said, “As […]

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World’s 7th largest ship MSC Meraviglia makes golden voyage to Belize

MSC Meraviglia, the 7th largest cruise ship in the world, made its golden voyage to Belize carrying nearly 4,500 guests (at double occupancy) on board. MSC Meraviglia is owned and operated by MSC Cruises and entered service in June 2017. It is the world’s 7th largest ship. It was built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique […]

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St. Kitts is poised for growth with extended summer season air service

St. Kitts is pleased to announce that both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines will be extending their existing non-stop Saturday flights to St. Kitts from JFK to include the month of May 2020, providing continuous service from peak season through summer. With both airlines increasing service at a time when they traditionally hiatus, the […]

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Annual Belize Tourism Board Conference focuses on cultural immersion

Tourism industry stakeholders and international marketing experts converged at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel on October 18 to discuss a wide range of issues important to the local industry as part of this year’s Belize Tourism Board (BTB) Annual Tourism Conference. The conference evolves from the BTB’s strategic plan on equipping stakeholders with pertinent and relevant […]

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Caribbean Tourism Organization welcomes JetBlue’s continued growth in the region

Having doubled its seat capacity to the Caribbean over the last decade, JetBlue is looking to expand its business footprint in the region, including through its travel booking arm, JetBlue Travel Products. Mike Pezzicola, the Head of Commercial for JetBlue Travel Products, presented at a recent Caribbean outlook forum organised by the Caribbean Tourism Organization […]

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