CARIBBEAN TOURISM REQUIRES STRONGER PARTNERSHIPS, ASSERTS CHTA PRESIDENT

February 6, 2017 admin 0

The Caribbean region’s tourism growth potential in 2017 and beyond is enormous, but not without continued collaborative partnerships between the region’s public and private sectors. Delivering the opening address of Caribbean Travel Marketplace at Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas yesterday evening, Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), described 2016 as a year of mixed […More]

Jamaica jumps in the medical tourism race

January 19, 2017 admin 0

Jamaica has jumped in the race for medical tourism in the Caribbean. Jamaica has Competitive Edge in Medical Tourism – HC Ramocan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), His Excellency Seth George Ramocan, says Jamaica has a competitive edge in attracting investment in medical tourism. This, he said, is based on the ability to provide quality medical services at […More]

Health tourism poised for expansion in Jamaica

January 6, 2017 admin 0

By Denise Dennis KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Health tourism is poised for expansion as the government of Jamaica takes steps to engage the diaspora as the first market in the sector. President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards, said the country is developing a competitive advantage over other Caribbean countries, as focus is placed on diagnostic and dental services. […More]

Belize tourism soars above Caribbean average, U.S. visitors lead the pack

January 6, 2017 admin 0

Tourism in Belize is booming, a review released by the Central Bank of Belize today shows. “In the first half of the year, stay-over visitors to Belize soared by 16.7% to 199,204, outpacing the 4.0% increase for the Caribbean as a whole. Visitors arriving by air were up by 21.5% due to intensified marketing efforts, increased airlift capacity and lower […More]

Zapping Zika: Puerto Rico Tourism Company optimistic for 2017

January 2, 2017 admin 0

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Experiencing a 96% reduction in the number of new zika cases since the peak in October 2016, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) is optimistic heading into 2017. Over the past ten weeks, there has been a markedly steady decline of reported new zika cases, with new cases of zika infection peaking at 5,317 for […More]

Jamaican cabinet approves plan to boost arrivals from Canada

November 12, 2016 admin 0

By Denise Dennis KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaican Cabinet has given approval for the implementation of a rescue plan for the Canadian tourism market. The objective is to increase arrivals to the island from Canada for the 2016/2017 winter season, which starts in December. Minister of education, youth and information, Senator Ruel Reid, said as part of the plan, […More]

Direct commercial flights commence from US to Santiago De Cuba

November 8, 2016 admin 0

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Flight 098 of US airline Silver Airways landed on Thursday in Santiago de Cuba with 34 people onboard to open the eastern Cuba city to direct commercial flights from the United States. The aircraft, a small Saab 340-B, arrived to the traditional water cannon baptism. It is the first of the daily one hour-fifty five minutes […More]

Barbados to be featured in international disability travel magazine

November 7, 2016 admin 0

Disability Today Network is the largest disability media in Canada. Barbados’ tourism will be getting a much-needed niche boost as the island’s many attractions will be featured in the largest disability media in Canada – Disability Today Network. The publication carries both an online and print version and Barbados will be highlighted in the December 2016 issue. The network has […More]