Category: Caribbean


The Bahamas in sports tourism boom

The Bahamas is benefiting from a boost in visitor spending with “exponential” growth in sports tourism. Director of sports tourism development, Tyrone Sawyer said, “Sports tourism is growing almost exponentially. We just had Battle 4 Atlantis, which generated a tremendous amount of air stopover visitors and room nights,” he said. The Junkanoo Jam tournament in […]

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Expedia records 28% growth in travel to Puerto Rico

  Puerto Rico’s partnership with Expedia and the site has seen a boom in travel to the country. According to Expedia, bookings through its more than 100 sites worldwide for Puerto Rico have gone up 28% in the first six months of 2012 from the same period last year. The dynamic packages offered by […]

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Dominican Republic aims to expand cruise opportunities

  With ambitions to make the Dominican Republic the main Caribbean cruise terminal, President Danilo Medina recently met with executives from Royal Caribbean International. At a meeting aboard the Explorer of the Seas ship in Samana, in northeastern Dominican Republic, Royal Caribbean vice president Michael Ronan presented the company’s strategies to Sanchez and others for […]

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Rihanna, the new face of Barbados

  Rihanna has signed a three-year contract as brand ambassador for Barbados Tourism, launching the deal in an ad campaign shot on the beaches of her homeland this summer. With inspirational phrases such as, “The biggest risk is not taking one”, the shots show Rihanna flaunting her beach bod in a colorful swimsuit. The BTA […]

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