Category: Travel

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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Astronaut Jeanette Epps to be NASA’s 1st African-American Crew Member on ISS

Astronaut Jeanette Epps to be NASA’s 1st African-American Crew Member on ISS

| January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps is set to become the first African-American crew member on the International Space Station when she flies to space next year, the space agency announced Wednesday. Epps’ months-long trip should begin in 2018, and it will mark the first time she has traveled to orbit, following in the footsteps of the […]

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SVG PM to announce date of airport opening in 2 weeks

SVG PM to announce date of airport opening in 2 weeks

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has told members of the local media to give him until the end of April to announce a more precise date for the opening of the Argyle International Airport. This followed a meeting held last Friday April […]

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Barbados: Carnival Jam, Done!

Barbados: Carnival Jam, Done!

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The revelry and festivities associated with Crop Over will be absent from Christ Church this year as the carnival there has been silenced. Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley has announced its cancellation, explaining that the police were “gravely concerned” about the level of violence associated with the event. “We have taken that advice and will […]

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Travel alert issued by US for Caribbean

Travel alert issued by US for Caribbean

| January 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

U.S. health officials on Friday issued a travel warning for 14 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America where infection with Zika, a mosquito-borne virus, is a risk. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in particular cautioned pregnant women not to travel to those areas as Zika has been linked […]

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Cruise ship destroys Caribbean coral reef

Cruise ship destroys Caribbean coral reef

| December 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Underwater camera footage appears to show a cruise ship’s anchor “completely destroying” a section of coral reef in the Caribbean. The video, captured by diver Scott Prodahl and posted to YouTube reportedly shows the anchor and chain from a luxury cruise liner dragging across the reef – kicking up sand and breaking off large lumps […]

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Antigua and Barbuda shining example for Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda shining example for Caribbean

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

As has become customary with the World Travel Market (WTM) in London each year since 1980, there is a flurry of travel and tourism deals being done. Last year, 2014 it was estimated that around £2.5 billion in travel industry contracts between exhibitors and buyers from the WTM Buyers’ Club were done. This demonstrates the […]

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That unique beat that is Puerto Rico

That unique beat that is Puerto Rico

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

New non-stop flights to Puerto Rico make it easier to reach an island that has mastered the art of blending cultures – and cocktail. Where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic, the boat rolls over whitecaps under a muddled sky. Beside me, a muscled youth sporting a buzz cut and a singlet grips his rum punch […]

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UK and Europe Travel Industry Trends report launched

UK and Europe Travel Industry Trends report launched

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) today launched its UK and European Travel Industry Trends & Insight Report 2015, produced in conjunction with the travel trade publication, TTG. For the second year running the CTO has produced this report to give members and wider travel industry partners a unique insight into the key issues affecting the […]

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Is the Caribbean more dangerous than most destinations?

Is the Caribbean more dangerous than most destinations?

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

For many, a Caribbean vacation remains the stuff of fantasy — especially as the winter months approach and the prospect of snow and freezing temperatures lures on the horizon. But now, an eyebrow-raising number of crime warnings has some rethinking that fantasy and asking the question, “Is the Caribbean safe?” We got another such warning […]

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