Tag: Caribbean

Official CTO Statement: Passing of Dr. Roy Hastick

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 14, 2020 22:04

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) issued the following statement on the passing of Dr. Roy A. Hastick: It is with profound sadness that we learn of the passing of Dr. ... Read More

The Recovery of Tourism Must Begin Now

Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica- April 10, 2020 00:43

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) recently upgraded the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to the Caribbean Region to Very High. The projection is now that the impact of the ... Read More

Grenada Under Full Lockdown: Steps up COVID-19 Response

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 3, 2020 02:10

As of Sunday March 29, 2020, the island nation of Grenada had 9 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus. All cases were imported or import-related cases. Beginning March 25, as ... Read More

Sandals & Beaches Resorts Call Center: Existing Bookings – We Will Call You

editor editor- March 26, 2020 20:53

Due to sudden airport closures and travel restrictions, Sandals & Beaches Resorts call center was forced to suspend all incoming calls to methodically deal with existing bookings. The resorts group ... Read More

Caribbean update on COVID-19 situation in the region

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2020 16:23

Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) today issued the following update on the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the region:   Turks and Caicos Islands TCI Travel Advisory # 3  The Emergency Powers ... Read More

Insider Tips for All-inclusive Resorts

Sandals Sandals- February 15, 2020 02:58

You finally decided to book an all-inclusive resort vacation. Did you know that there are insider tips for all-inclusive resorts? But you’re already booked you say? Not to fret. You ... Read More

Sandals Royal Caribbean Introduces Newly-constructed Sandringham Building

editor editor- February 6, 2020 22:52

Sandals Royal Caribbean is excited to announce the opening of the newly-constructed Sandringham building, which accommodates the spacious Beachfront Honeymoon One-Bedroom Walkout Butler Suites and the Royal Beachfront Club Elite ... Read More

Sandals & Beaches Resorts Launch Layaway & Playaway Program

editor editor- January 21, 2020 22:02

The Luxury Included® resort company is excited to announce their new Layaway & Playaway program, a no fees and no interest payment plan designed to break up the cost into ... Read More

Sandals Resorts International Kicks Off a New Decade with 11 Prestigious Awards

editor editor- January 21, 2020 21:34

Sandals Resorts International received 11 prestigious awards last night at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards™ Caribbean Gala Ceremony held at the beautiful Sandals Royal Bahamian, reaffirming its position as ... Read More

MarryCaribbean.com and Caribbean Tourism Collaborate on Ultimate Romance Guide

editor editor- January 14, 2020 19:31

MarryCaribbean.com, a subsidiary of the Global Bridal Group and the leading online resource for Romance, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons in the Caribbean, in collaboration with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) ... Read More

Bahamas Tourism Director General Named Caribbean Tourism Director of The Year

editor editor- December 18, 2019 01:01

Director General Joy Jibrilu impresses leading tourism experts to win coveted Caribbean Travel Award Expert stewardship and deft handling of the post Dorian climate in The Bahamas were just a ... Read More

Jamaica to host TD Jakes Caribbean Leadership Conference

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2019 00:01

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, says internationally acclaimed Bishop TD Jakes is looking at staging his flagship leadership conference in Jamaica next year. The announcement was made at ... Read More

Despite Dorian, travel to the Caribbean keeps growing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019 18:01

New study has revealed that despite the recent ravages of hurricane Dorian and other huge storms in the Caribbean, tourism will continue to grow. The results of the study were ... Read More

Mexican Caribbean: Michelin chefs, new restaurants and food festivals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019 01:47

The Mexican Caribbean is refreshing its iconic cuisine with a wave of lauded new restaurants by internationally recognized chefs bringing world-class fare to the region. Cherished for classic flavors rooted ... Read More

Saint Lucia Police: Strengthening safer tourism

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- October 25, 2019 03:08

In the Eastern Caribbean, it is the rainy season. Even when the sun vibrantly shines, the air is heavy with moisture. The intermittent rains create lush tropical forests, and they ... Read More

The Islands of The Bahamas State of the Business Tourism Update

editor editor- October 24, 2019 20:28

What’s Open, What’s Rebuilding and What’s Recovering Across The Bahamas More than a month has passed since Hurricane Dorian made landfall on two northern islands of The Bahamas. Already, Grand ... Read More

Trinidad to Saint Lucia: From the land of KFC to a land of elegance

editor editor- October 22, 2019 01:00

It is only an hour’s flight from Trinidad to Saint Lucia, but they are distinctly 2 different worlds. Trinidad is a commercial and oil hub. Castres, the capital of Saint ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism mourns passing of former President of Northern California

editor editor- October 19, 2019 18:33

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is grieving the loss of a longtime friend of the Caribbean, Flora Gilford, who passed away on October 9, 2019, in Michigan at the age ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister congratulates new Condé Nast Traveler best hotels rankings

editor editor- October 7, 2019 22:55

Luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler, has ranked S Hotel in Montego Bay and the Kanopi House in Portland as #1 and #6 best hotels in the Caribbean ... Read More

What’s new in the Bahamas for October

editor editor- October 5, 2019 01:04

As Grand Bahama Island and The Abacos continue to recover from Hurricane Dorian, the 14 unaffected Islands Of The Bahamas aren’t slowing down. With new airlift from Boston and Canada, ... Read More

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau appoints Kara Franker, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:55

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) has announced the appointment of Kara Franker as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, effective immediately. Ms. Franker will lead ... Read More

Minister Bartlett addresses global tourism leaders at 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:42

As a part of a panel of the 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), held on Tuesday, June 11 in New York City, Minister of Tourism, Honorable Minister Edmund ... Read More

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism cites Sandals Resorts as good corporate citizens

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:14

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has hailed Sandals Resorts as a prime example of indigenous companies in the tourism sector that are taking their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ... Read More

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas to host Skål International 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 15:40

In its 18th edition, a total of 56 entries from 25 countries are this year competing to win the Sustainable Tourism Awards that Skål International, the leading worldwide organization of ... Read More

A push for market liberalization in the Caribbean

Seth Miller Seth Miller- June 12, 2019 23:05

Can cooperation and market liberalization beat out protectionist interests in the Caribbean? The 2019 Caribavia conference wasted little time in bringing that question to the forefront. With representatives from airlines, ... Read More

Carnival Corporation: Panama Canal sailings

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 19:00

Carnival Corporation brands have 26 ships and over 70 voyages scheduled to sail tourists to the Panama Canal. Six of Carnival Corporation's global cruise line brands will sail partially or ... Read More

St. Martin shines at CTO’s Caribbean Week in New York City

editor editor- June 11, 2019 20:18

The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s, (CTO) Caribbean Week in New York is the largest regional tourism activity in North America. Artists, celebrity chefs,  investors and other strategic partners join government officials ... Read More

Princess Cruises photo contest results

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 18:27

From more than 13,000 images submitted by the public in the "Sea to Sky Princess Photo Contest," Princess Cruises today announced the grand-prize consumer winner and shared the images that embody discovery ... Read More

CTO’s Caribbean Week a monumental success for Antigua & Barbuda

editor editor- June 10, 2019 19:31

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) concluded a week of highly productive meetings and successful activations at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO’s) Caribbean Week in New York, from June ... Read More

Clear Channel Airports signs new agreement with Palm Beach International Airport

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 19:29

Clear Channel Airports, today announced Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) selected the U.S. airport media leader (CCA) for a new five-year airport advertising contract. CCA was selected over two other ... Read More

Starboard Cruise Services names new President and CEO

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 17:55

Starboard Cruise Services has named respected travel and cruise industry veteran Lisa Bauer its new President and Chief Executive Officer today. Earlier today, Toni Belloni, Group Managing Director of LVMH ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism Organization honors Noel Mignott with Special Recognition Award

editor editor- June 7, 2019 21:19

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has recognized President & CEO of the PM Group, Noel Mignott, for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen regional tourism to the Caribbean, and for his ... Read More

Caribbean tourism records robust 12% growth in the first quarter of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 16:06

Spurred on by a 24 percent rise in arrivals from the United States, the Caribbean recorded a healthy 12 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019, ... Read More

American Airlines launches daily Munich-Dallas/Fort Worth service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 15:45

American Airlines is expanding its long-haul services to and from Munich: Effective immediately, the carrier is offering daily flights with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area ... Read More

World’s largest luxury cruise company spewing air pollution to the extreme

editor editor- June 7, 2019 01:18

The world’s largest luxury cruise operator, Carnival Corporation, emitted more pollution in the form of nearly 10 times more sulphur oxide (SOX) around European coasts than did all 260 million ... Read More

Royal Caribbean: Cuba travel policy change ‘impacts our guests, operations and earnings’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 00:15

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd today noted the U.S. government's policy change on travel to Cuba and provided a range for its financial impact. On June 4, 2019, the U.S. government ... Read More