The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority has named Kim Jack Riley as the new director of tourism, USA, based in New York City. “We welcome Kim Jack Riley to her new position at the helm of the US Tourism Authority,” said Antigua & Barbuda minister of tourism, economic development, investment and energy, Asot Michael.
The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority will launch its 2016 advertising campaign on April 20th, with the objective of maximising on the recent visitor growth and working more closely with the trade. The new print and digital ad campaign will showcase Antigua and Barbuda under the themes of luxury, romance and fun/active. The microsite will go live from next week.
Sandals Resorts International has announced the sale of Grand Pineapple Antigua to Elite Island Resorts, effective May 30th, 2016. The 180-room resort located at Long Bay, Antigua will continue accepting bookings and will remain open as it seamlessly transitions to a new name and brand, Pineapple Beach Club, on June 1st under Elite Island Resorts’ ownership.
The twin island state of Antigua & Barbuda in the Caribbean saw an impressive double digit visitor growth every month from March to November 2015. The highest growth months were September with a 36 per cent increase and October with a 27 per cent increase.
The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority has launched a new ‘Island Life’ brand campaign with a high impact tube platform advertising campaign targeting London commuters. The 16-sheet poster campaign, will run across high footfall, centrally-located London underground stations until November 19th, timed to raise awareness ahead of the key Winter and January sales period.
Antigua and Barbuda has opened one of the most modern international airports in the Caribbean. The 23,000 square meters new terminal for the destination, more than doubles the capacity of the adjacent previous terminal, making way for an increase in passenger use of the V.C. Bird International Airport as an all important airline hub, and the largest gateway to the Eastern Caribbean.
The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority has launched an advertising campaign, in conjunction with 19 hotels and 19 tour operators, to promote ease of access and affordability to the twin-island destination. The campaign runs over two of the biggest sporting events of the year for the island - the end of West Indies vs. England cricket Test and the inaugural Antigua Sailing Week from April 25th-May 1st.
Antigua and Barbuda’s minister of tourism, economic development investment and energy, Asot Michael, has announced the appointment of tourism executives for the island. Marie Walker and Jean-Marc Flambert will both take up roles as Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority vice presidents with responsibility for sales and marketing for the twin islands tourism portfolio. Walker is responsible for the United States and Canada while Flambert has responsibility for the United Kingdom and Europe.
Asot Michael, Antigua and Barbuda’s tourism minister, has revealed the destination will benefit from an additional flight with British Airways for the summer 2015. This increase comes following a meeting held with British Airways officials at the BA headquarters in England, but also on the back of the airlines growing confidence in the destination.
Travellers to Antigua and Barbuda will have easier access by air following a series of successful meetings led by the Honourable Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy and held with executives of American Airlines in Miami, Florida and Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia.
The twin island destination of Antigua and Barbuda is set to see more development in the world of tourism with an increase in UK tourist visits of 22% since this time last year, the announcement of a new Minister for Tourism following the recent elections and the completion of the new terminal at the V.C. Bird International Airport by November 2014.