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Caribbean Hoteliers Look To Cuba Following Challenging Winter Season

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CHTA officials are working with Cuba’s government to help create the country’s first hotel and tourism association, said Frank Comito, CHTA’s chief executive. The Cuba initiative is one of several programs CHTA is launching to address what has to date been a challenging season for Caribbean hoteliers. One year after posting visitor growth of seven […]

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Travel + Leisure Survey: Tourists Still Coming To Zika-Affected Caribbean

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A survey by Travel + Leisure shows that most vacationers are sticking to their travel plans to Zika affected islands in the Caribbean despite advisories to do otherwise. The publication’s special projects editor Jacqueline Gifford revealed the findings at a luncheon sponsored by the magazine for regional tourism officials during CTO’s Caribbean Week in New […]

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Meeting Technology Evolves With Changing Guest Needs

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Meetings aren’t what they used to be. Attendees don’t just sit around a long table reading off a packet or simply sit listening to a presenter with a set of charts displayed on an easel. There are multimedia presentations with video and music. Interactive documents allow attendees to write and edit collaboratively. Everyone carries a […]

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Caribbean On Course To Break 30 Million Arrivals Barrier In 2016

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Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean are expected to surpass the 30 million mark for the first time ever this year, following a record 28.7 million arrivals in 2015. Chairman of CTO Richard Sealy that the industry got off to a fast start in 2016, registering a 7.3% rise in the first quarter over the corresponding […]

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Caribbean Islands Launch Region’s First Coral Reef Report Cards

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As the globe celebrated World Oceans Day recently, six Caribbean countries marked their commitment to preserving the region’s extraordinary marine ecosystems by launching the first Eastern Caribbean coral reef report cards.Coral reefs are home to over 25 per cent of all marine species, protect the shore from waves and storms, and create tourism opportunities. Despite […]

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U.S. Preclearance Coming to Punta Cana Airport

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United States Customs and Immigration is bringing U.S. preclearance to the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana International Airport. The move, which was first announced last year, is expected to take effect beginning in May 2017. For more information, click here (Source: Caribbean Journal).

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What Should The Caribbean’s Agenda Be In Obama’s Final Months?

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Caribbean countries need to actively push their key national interests now, rather than pin their hopes on the vision of a new President doing it for them. The Caribbean is very much at the crossroads as it relates to areas where successes with the current administration can be transitioned and presented to incoming leadership. Energy […]

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Caribbean Performance & Outlook Study Shows Tourism Growth Driving Increases In Employment And Investments; 2016 Promising

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CHTA has released the results of the first annual Industry Performance and Outlook survey, indicating a cautious, but positive assessment as reported by the region’s hospitality and tourism industry stakeholders. Growth in occupancies and revenue stimulated job growth and increased capital expenditures by hoteliers throughout the region. The majority of respondents indicate a strong to […]

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Congratulations to Mrs. Julianna Ward-Destang for winning Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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Managing Director of the Caribbean’s first ever open-water sports park, Splash Island Water Park, Mrs. Julianna Ward-Destang,  successfully won the award for “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the 7th annual “Saint Lucia Business Awards”. Sister company to Splash Island Water Park, Bay Gardens Resorts, also won the “Marketing Excellence Award” for the third time, totaling […]

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Galley Bay Resort and Spa World Wetland Day 2016

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Galley Bay Resort and Spa celebrated World Wetland Day with a week’s worth of events to raise awareness of mangroves and wetlands in Antigua. The Eastern Caribbean Marine Management Areas Network was invited to Galley Bay Resort to do a display on the marine protected areas in Antigua and the conservation projects associated with it […]

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