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Workers Key to Growing Regional Tourism Industry

Workers Key to Growing Regional Tourism Industry

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has emphasized to tourism leaders throughout the Caribbean that while capitalism was the driving force behind economic prosperity, workers were key assets to growing the industry.

Americans Expect to Spend a Record-Breaking $221 Billion on Summer Vacations This Year

Americans Expect to Spend a Record-Breaking $221 Billion on Summer Vacations This Year

Americans continue to signal that travel is splurge-worthy and are again setting new records for vacation spending in 2024. For a second consecutive year, Allianz Partners USA's annual Vacation Confidence Index* found that Americans' total spend on summer vacations is expected to remain north of the $200 billion mark, this year exceeding $221.6 billion.

Saudi Tourism Authority launches the Saudi Summer Program 2024

Saudi Tourism Authority launches the Saudi Summer Program 2024

In an event held under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Tourism, the Saudi Tourism Authority launched the country’s spectacular summer program for 2024, “Saudi Summer is Next Door.” Saudi’s summer program will run for four months until the end of September across seven destinations and includes over 550 exceptional tourism products and more than 150 special offers and packages curated for families and children across different segments like adventure lovers, those looking for luxury retreats and activities, and culture and heritage enthusiasts.

World Spa Awards opens voting for 2024 programme

World Spa Awards opens voting for 2024 programme

World Spa Awards – the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in the spa and wellness sector – has opened voting for its landmark 10th annual programme. A wealth of new entries feature this year, reflecting the momentum of the global spa and wellness sector.

Patricia Affonso-Dass Named Caribbean Hotelier of the Year

Patricia Affonso-Dass Named Caribbean Hotelier of the Year

Patricia Affonso-Dass, Group General Manager of Ocean Hotels Group in Barbados, is the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Caribbean Hotelier of the Year. This recognition is a testament to her decades-long dedication and exemplary leadership in the hospitality industry, underscoring her significant contributions to Barbados and the wider Caribbean region.

CTO says Caribbean Week in NYC ‘set to sparkle’

CTO says Caribbean Week in NYC ‘set to sparkle’

The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) said on Friday that the much-awaited Caribbean Week is “set to sparkle” in New York City from June 16-21. CTO said this event, a highlight on the calendar for travel industry professionals and enthusiasts alike, will be held at the InterContinental New York Times Square in the bustling heart of midtown Manhattan.