Caribbean Tourism News
Dominican Republic to host the 2022 FCCA Cruise Conference
The Dominican Republic will host the 2022 FCCA Cruise Conference, taking place in Santo Domingo from October 11-14. The event aims to showcase the nation’s potential for increased benefits from cruise tourism.
Scientists create guidelines to help conserve Caribbean coral reefs
The Nature Conservancy, the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association and the United Nations Environment Programme have joined forces to create a guide to coral reef restoration designed specifically for the Caribbean tourism sector.
Collaboration key to creating Caribbean jobs, says WTTC
The WTTC has revealed the Caribbean’s travel sector could generate 1.3 million jobs over the next decade, if governments and the private sector enhance intra-regional cooperation.
Sandals announced ‘40 for 40 Initiative’ projects
Sandals has announced the list of philanthropic projects under its ‘40 for 40 Initiative’, showcasing the strong link between tourism and its power to transform communities and improve local lives. Launched as part of Sandals Resorts’ 40th anniversary celebrations, the 40 projects were identified across eight Caribbean destinations in which it operates.
John Bell honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award
John Bell, the first Executive Director of Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit, which he was instrumental in launching.
Elite Island Resorts announces musical collaboration with Caribbean reggae star Causion
Elite Island Resorts has announced a musical collaboration with Reggae luminary Causion, with an Antiguan themed original song designed to inspire a new generation of travellers to visit the island.
Caribbean and Latin America to lead global travel revival
Global travel experts predict a massive increase in global international inbound travel, and the Caribbean and Latin America are leading the way.
CHTA calls for Caribbean to staff up for travel surge
As the tourism sector rebounds strongly from the pandemic closure, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is calling on the region’s “bread and butter” industry to ramp up efforts to be adequately staffed to meet the impending surge of arrivals and continued growth.
CHTA teams up with hospitality and tech association
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has signed a three-year agreement with the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals association to expand the delivery of resources for members of both organizations.
WTTC reveals huge Covid-19 toll in Caribbean
A year of damaging travel restrictions, which brought much of international travel to a grinding halt, resulted in the loss of 680,000 tourism jobs across the popular holiday region.
Caribbean brands urged to recalibrate for post Covid-19 world
Caribbean tourism brands, including destinations, organisations and businesses, are being told to put people first in order to come out of the global Covid-19 pandemic stronger.
Record year for Caribbean tourism as hurricane damage recedes
Sparked by robust recovery in the destinations that were affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, Caribbean tourism rebounded soundly to post record stayover and cruise arrivals in 2019.