Category: Caribbean

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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Royal Caribbean predicts a 50% rise in cruise passenger arrivals by 2030

Royal Caribbean International is predicting that its Caribbean cruise tourism business will grow by 50% by 2030, with an overall economic benefit of cruise reaching $6 billion. President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Bayley, told a recent Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) outlook forum that with the region continuing to grow in popularity among cruisers – […]

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Tourism Trinidad Limited targets a 7% increase in international visitor arrivals for 2020

For the new fiscal year 2019-20, Tourism Trinidad Limited’s (TTL) main goals are to increase visitor arrivals by 7% to 380,000; attain an average hotel occupancy rate of 64% and grow visitor expenditure. This builds on the current year’s tourism performance as Trinidad has already recorded 276,269 international visitors (an increase of 2% over 2018) […]

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François Baltus-Languedoc appointed as the new CEO of Martinique Tourism Authority

The Martinique Tourism Authority recently announced the appointment of François Baltus-Languedoc as the CEO of Martinique Tourism Authority (MTA). François Baltus-Languedoc’s missions at the helm of the Martinique Tourism Authority will be to devise and implement innovative strategies to develop the appeal of the destination, both in terms of promotion towards international markets, as well […]

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Saint Lucia records best August ever

The latest performance report for Saint Lucia is in and the record-breaking streak in visitor arrivals to the acclaimed destination continues. According to the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), the island can now boast that seven out of the eight months thus far have recorded unprecedented growth in visitor arrivals. An impressive total of 36,342 […]

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