Category: Travel & Leisure

Caribbean Tourism Performance Looking Good For 2017

Caribbean Tourism Performance Looking Good For 2017

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Bahamas (CHTA) — Caribbean tourism fared well in 2016 and industry stakeholders are generally upbeat about the year ahead, despite the fact that many hoteliers were forced to adjust their high performance expectations for 2016 as the year progressed, due to unforeseen events. Announcing the results of the second annual Caribbean Hotel and Tourism […]

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Don’t miss Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2014

Don’t miss Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2014

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. There’s still time to send your submissions! The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) is delighted to announce the launch of The Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2014, which will take place on Monday 3 November 2014. Carol Hay, the CTO’s director of marketing for UK and Europe, commented, “The annual Caribbean Tourism Journalism Awards is […]

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Caribbean Tourism: 30 million visitor goal

Caribbean Tourism: 30 million visitor goal

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. “If we seriously put our resources together we could certainly achieve the 30 million visitor goal we have our eye on.” Caribbean Tourism Organization secretary general Hugh Riley said this as he introduced the keynoter at the State of the Industry Conference. Here’s a transcript of the address: Hon. Donna Christian Christensen Hon. […]

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St. Kitts Tourism creates history with innovative Destination App

St. Kitts Tourism creates history with innovative Destination App

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Visitors to St. Kitts can now access expert information ‘on the go’ as the destination goes mobile with the launch of its very first App in conjunction with the Telegraph Media Group and British Airways. “This is an exciting new development for St. Kitts, particularly as it is a first for the destination […]

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St Kitts businessman provides inter-island ferry service

St Kitts businessman provides inter-island ferry service

| December 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

In Caribbean news. CITIZENS and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat and Antigua and Barbuda will soon have something new to rave about – a bigger, faster ferryboat named MV Caribe Sun that will traverse their territorial waters. This vessel was recently acquired by Captain Prince Mills of M&M Transportation, who, in an exclusive […]

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CTO Journalism Awards winners announced

CTO Journalism Awards winners announced

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Tourism news. Last evening the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) UK Chapter welcomed over 60 journalists  to the eighth pan-Caribbean media awards event at the renowned West Indian restaurant ‘Caribbean Scene’ in London’s Royal Victoria Dock. The Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2013 were presented during a networking evening after the first day of World Travel […]

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Aged 50+ Beauty Queens for Ms. Sheer Elegance

Aged 50+ Beauty Queens for Ms. Sheer Elegance

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Caribbean news. The first ever Ms Elegance Pageant show for women 50+ was held on Saturday 19th October 2013 in London, England. The show, founded and created by Lorraine Williams a native from Guyana was held in support of breast cancer research UK. Eleven beautiful contestants graced the stage representing different nationalities in one of the three themed sections “Traditional wear.” Another vibrant […]

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Tourism effects…Financial Leakage

Tourism effects…Financial Leakage

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

In other Caribbean news…Mention the Caribbean to anyone and their first thought is most likely to be of white-sand beaches, palm trees, and relaxation. In the eyes of the world, the Caribbean is a holiday destination, and with good reason. The region hosts over 10 million tourists per year, and hoards over 50% of the […]

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Caribbean Diaspora Stepping Up APD Campaign

Caribbean Diaspora Stepping Up APD Campaign

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Air Passenger Duty (APD), a tax charged on every airline ticket out of the United Kingdom, negatively affects Caribbean communities, tourism and travel. It caused a marked increase in the cost of flights from the United Kingdom to Caribbean destinations. Due to its method of calculation, it has also become cheaper to travel to […]

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Saint Lucia Carnival – 2013 Launch

Saint Lucia Carnival – 2013 Launch

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

In other Caribbean news, with an ECM   Government allocation to the ‘stakeholders’ of Saint Lucia’s 2013 Carnival Season. With local Sponsors Digicel, Piton Beer, Bounty Rum amongst  other commercial houses on board, this year’s Carnival extravaganza, is now  set for some ‘Cultural  excitement’. This follows a ‘blast off’ event organized by the Saint Lucia Carnival […]

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