Caribbean tourism industry professional Stacy Cox has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives for the next two years.
Eurowings is expanding its long-haul connections. From November 2017, Eurowings will fly from Düsseldorf to the Caribbean, a destination already available to holidaymakers in North Rhine-Westphalia directly from Cologne.
The Caribbean island of Dominica has seen “widespread devastation” following the impact of Hurricane Maria, according to prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The storm is currently moving roughly along the same track as Hurricane Irma, the hurricane that devastated parts of the Caribbean earlier this month.
A British Airways Boeing 777 has taken off for Turks & Caicos for the first time since the island was struck by Hurricane Irma. The airline has now resumed all its flights to the Caribbean and Florida after they were disrupted by the worst hurricane to hit the region for decades.
The US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has advised that full assessment on the impact of Hurricane Irma is underway. Following the impact of the storm, the American territory advised, while St. Croix is getting back to business, visitors are being encouraged not to visit the district of St. Thomas and St. John.
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has expressed sympathy for the loss of life and hardship following the passage of Hurricane Irma. The regional tourism body has urged Caribbean residents and visitors in the projected path of the storm to take continued precautions as it makes its way through parts of the northern Caribbean.
Hurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean, with several major tourism destinations severely affected. At least ten people have been killed in the wake of the storm, with many more left homeless.
The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced Cancun hotels recorded occupancy rates of 93 per cent in the first half of 2015; this represents a year on year increase of 2.5 per cent. The figures are published as Mexico’s favourite holiday destination looks on course to enjoy a record year for tourist numbers. Cancun is now one of the best performing destinations in the world for hotel occupancy levels.