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Hurricane Preparedness

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It only takes one storm to change your business, life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. The Caribbean is an area prone to tropical cyclones, therefore we all need to be prepared for any eventuality. This is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. […]

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Owning The Conversation: Travel Crisis Management in a 24 Second News Cycle Written by Worldmedia

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Written by Worldmedia While it takes years to build a brand’s reputation, it can all be undone in a few hours. Thanks to social media, travel blogs and the ability to share at the click of a button, information spreads faster than ever.  And local Caribbean issues can quickly become global. When crisis hits, it’s […]

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Environmental Design For Hurricane Preparedness Q&A with OBM International’s Jennifer Davidson

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With all eyes on this year’s hurricane season, we look to experts in various design disciplines to help us understand what can be done during the design stage of projects to aid in hurricane preparedness. Jennifer Davidson brings a fresh perspective on how to use the outdoors, through sustainable environmental design, to help minimize storm […]

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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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Do Consumers Trust The Sharing Economy?

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A recent Hooyu survey claims consumers don’t trust sharing-economy services, particularly lodging, without knowing much about who is on the other end. View the survey infographic here (Source: Hotels New Now).

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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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