With over 700 islands and cays, and 15 of the 16 unique island destinations currently open for business, the Bahamas lies just 55 miles off the coast of Florida, offering an easy fly away escape that transports travellers away from their everyday.
Robert Hayes has joined the team at the Aruba Convention Bureau as regional sales director of North America.
The government of St Lucia has unveiled plans to will be introduce a tourist accommodation fee to be used for destination marketing and development. All accommodation providers on the island will be required to collect the charge from guests from April 1st.
Antigua & Barbuda welcomed more than 300,000 visitors during 2019, leading to celebrations among officials from the tourism board at V.C. Bird International Airport.
Frank Comito, chief executive of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, reported that the region’s largest and longest-standing tourism marketing event had to date confirmed close to 500 delegates from more than 170 supplier companies.
Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has revealed the Caribbean island saw an 8.6 per cent increase in tourism revenue in 2018. Speaking at press conference in Kingston, he revealed preliminary figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board have shown a new record for the industry in terms of arrivals and spend.
Jamaica recently welcomed the leadership of the regional tourism sector to the Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2014, which took place in the purpose built Montego Bay Convention Centre. Following the successful event, which say hundreds of delegates dissect the latest trends in Caribbean tourism, Breaking Travel News caught up with the island’s director of tourism John Lynch to assess his views.
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association recently wrapped up the 30th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which was held at the Atlantis, Paradise Island. The region’s premiere marketing event saw a 17 per cent increase (over 2011) in buyer companies with 142 in attendance, 11 of which were from Russia, as well as an increase in buyer delegates which totaled 344 versus 314 in 2011.
Brian Payea, Head of Industry Relations, TripAdvisor, CHTA 2012