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Monday, August 2, 2010

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) Japanese JTB tour operator's maiden charter flight arrived in the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuba, reported the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR).  This new connection serves the Tokyo-Havana route with a stopover in Tijuana, and is carried through Aeromexico. read more...



Friday, July 16, 2010

NEW YORK, USA (Reuters) -- A bumpy European economic recovery and battered currency have helped stall European tourism to North America especially the Caribbean and Mexico, though Canada is faring better, tourism experts say. The number of Europeans visiting the US and Canada fell 10 percent last year. read more...



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- British Airways London-St. Kitts route is the fastest growing Caribbean service for the British carrier with encouragingly strong forward bookings. This was highlighted during recent discussions in London between St Kitts and Nevis Minister of Tourism and International Transport... read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia -- One of the world's top sources for travel tips and advice has placed the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia among its 10 best destinations. The TripAdvisor 2010 Travelers' Choice Best Destination Awards put Saint Lucia in the Top 10 Destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico region for... read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WASHINGTON USA (Reuters) -- A congressional panel is poised to take the first step toward ending a decades-old US ban on travel to Cuba and removing other hurdles to food sales to the Caribbean island, a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday. The bipartisan bill enjoys broad support from US farm and business groups. read more...



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

TORONTO, Canada (JIS) -- Over 130,000 Canadian visitors came to Jamaica during the 2009/10 winter tourist season, representing an increase of some 11 per cent over the same period of the previous season. Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, said this is the "strongest numbers" ever for Canadian visitors. read more...



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Bahamian-owned Western Air on Friday launched its inaugural direct flight from Sangster International Airport, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, to the Linden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, Bahamas. This launch comes on the heels of major successes with its... read more...



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana will be home to the first Marriott Hotel in the Caribbean and Latin America with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Marriott International Inc. in a press release on Tuesday... read more...



Saturday, June 19, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BTA) -- There are many reciprocal tourism, trade and cultural opportunities to be had between Barbados and Brazil. This was the gist of the remarks coming out of a media conference hosted by the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) on Tuesday June 15. read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

NEW YORK, USA -- The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) hosted their second annual Travel Agent Gospel Brunch, Amen Antigua, in Harlem on Sunday, June 13, 2010. Approximately 100 travel agents from the tri-state area attended the festive affair, an initiative motivated by the ABTA’s increasing focus... read more...



Monday, June 14, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BTA) -- Barbados is poised to receive increased arrivals from Germany following confirmation from Condor that they will be doubling their flights to the island from November 2010. BTA’s aviation consultant, Neville Boxill, explained that this will result in two flights arriving each Monday. read more...



Saturday, June 12, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica is set to sign at least seven new open skies agreements with as many countries, at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Conference for Air Service Negotiations (ICAN), scheduled for June 27 to July 2 in Montego Bay, St James. It is also expected that the country will... read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

SOUFRIERE, Saint Lucia -- Being on a hill commanding breathtaking views from one of the most stunning architectural marvels helped Jade Mountain get to the summit of the world's top resorts - but it was attention to the little things that attracted its latest award. Attention to service made all the difference. read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

BRADES/PHILIPSBURG -- Three new routes have been added by the regional airline WINAIR, which has been the main carrier into Montserrat since the opening of the new airport in 2005. Starting June 28 the airline will be offering flights into St Lucia, Dominica and Tortola. A Jetstream 32 aircraft has been acquired. read more...



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

TORONTO, Canada (JIS) -- Air Jamaica's President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bruce Nobles has assured Jamaicans living in Canada that it is business as usual at Air Jamaica, since the take-over by Caribbean Airlines on May 1. The president was giving an update on Air Jamaica on June 3. read more...



Monday, June 7, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Canadians can expect to have more travel options to Barbados this summer as Air Canada and WestJet will be offering additional summer services out of Montréal and Toronto for 2010. Aviation consultant at the BTA, Neville Boxill, confirms that the Montréal service from Air Canada has... read more...



Monday, June 7, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister, Glynis Roberts, has said that airline service to Grenada is moving along “nicely,’’ especially for the summer when the country will be hosting Spicemas, the annual carnival celebration. The travel needs of would-be visitors are being met through... read more...



Saturday, June 5, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (SKNIS) -- The Ministry of National Security has advised citizens of St Kitts and Nevis to apply immediately for a CARICOM Passport which must now be used for intra-regional travel. Immigration and airline officials will be closely scrutinizing all travel documents as part of the routine processing. read more...



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Guyana and its South American neighbour Venezuela are in discussions to commence direct flight shortly as part of a plan for strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries. Commerce Minister Manniram Prashad said more emphasis continues to be placed on promoting trade. read more...



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) -- Airlines on Monday cancelled a number of flights to and from Jamaica's capital, Kingston, as violence erupted between security forces and armed gangs. Air Jamaica announced that it was calling off three flights from violence-wracked Kingston, two of which were headed to Florida. read more...



Saturday, May 22, 2010

NEW YORK, USA -- Martinique was the runaway winner in the recent ”Best Caribbean Destination” poll conducted by About.com’s Caribbean Travel site. The Isle of Flowers was the preferred choice of 38% of the 3,800 voters, out-pacing second place finishers Dominica and and St Kitts & Nevis, each with 26% of the vote. read more...



Friday, May 21, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- The Grenada Board of Tourism has announced a special promotional fare to Grenada from New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK). To celebrate Delta Air Line’s new non-stop service beginning Saturday, July 3, 2010, the airline is offering a promotional fare of $498 round trip. read more...



Friday, May 21, 2010

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia -- Don't let the chance slip away! Go Bananas in Saint Lucia! The Saint Lucia Tourist Board, in partnership with many of the island's family friendly resorts, has launched the "Go Bananas Summer Family Program," offering the best of the island's experiences at exceptional summer values. read more...



Saturday, May 15, 2010

ATLANTA, USA -- The Saint Lucia Tourist Board is welcoming increased flights and special fares to the island from Atlanta on Delta Air Lines. The US carrier is increasing service between Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Saint Lucia's Hewanorra International Airport from 7 to10 flights a week. read more...



Thursday, May 13, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- From June 26-July 2, 2010, dive enthusiasts will gather on the volcanic island of Montserrat for the second annual Montserrat Dive Festival. Held in conjunction with the destination’s bi-annual Reef Check Program, the week-long event is spearheaded by the Green Monkey Dive Shop. read more...



Saturday, May 1, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- On May 1, Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines will implement a transition plan, which will see the lovebird continuing its operations under agreements with the Trinidadian carrier. Negotiations now complete, the airlines will formally sign a number of agreements to cement the deal. read more...



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- LIAT -- the Caribbean airline -- has been invited to submit proposals to Eastern Caribbean Ministers of Tourism, through the OECS Secretariat, outlining various ways in which member states can assist in improving intra-regional travel. read more...



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

NEW YORK, USA -- As the island of Saint Lucia bucks the trend and harvests strong growth from the United States travel market, tourism officials are welcoming additional JetBlue Airways flights from New York's John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Saint Lucia's Hewanorra International Airport. read more...



Friday, April 23, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- British Airways on Thursday operated an extra Boeing 777 flight from Antigua and St Kitts as the airline rebuilds its global service following the six-day closure of UK airspace on April 15 after the eruption of the EyjafjallajoKul volcano in Iceland. read more...



Monday, April 19, 2010

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten -- Regional airline Windward Islands Airways has announced a promotion geared at providing special fares to patrons wanting to attend the largest cultural festivity of St Maarten. According to WINAIR’s vice president of marketing, Claudio Buncamper, these special Carnival fares... read more...



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The largest airline out of The Bahamas, Western Air, made its inaugural flight to Jamaica Tuesday landing at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston with 24 passengers. Captain Busch Armbrister piloted the SAAB 340A aircraft from Nassau. read more...



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten -- Regional airline Windward Islands Airways (WINAIR) has upgraded its website to allow passengers from the islands of Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten to purchase tickets on Insel Air. According to VP of Marketing, Claudio Buncamper, this new arrangement is for the routes of Curacao... read more...



Saturday, April 10, 2010

MIAMI, USA -- American Airlines will be adding a fourth non-stop flight between Miami and Grenada for the summer. The additional service begins on Tuesday July 6 and will operate until August 17. American Airlines already offers three weekly (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) flights between Miami and Grenada. read more...



Friday, April 9, 2010

ATLANTA, USA -- Delta Airlines has rescheduled the commencement of its non-stop service from New York to Grenada. The airline, which had originally announced direct service to Grenada from July but then agreed to reschedule to June 5th after it pulled out of Air Jamaica last month, will now start on July 3rd. read more...



Friday, April 9, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines have agreed on a new takeover deadline of April 30, pushed back from the previous target date of April 12. In a release issued Wednesday, Chairman of Air Jamaica, Dennis Lalor, said the national carrier had agreed to the extension. read more...



Tuesday, April 6, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- The Grenada Board of Tourism will once again offer its island-wide savings program to visitors traveling to Grenada this spring and fall. Originally introduced last year, the More Spice promotion has been revamped to offer travelers even more incentives to visit the “Spice of the Caribbean.” read more...



Tuesday, March 30, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- For the second consecutive weekend, the British Airways flight into St Kitts’ Robert L Bradshaw International Airport on Saturday operated as scheduled. Authorities at the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport said Monday that the British Airways flight arrived on time. read more...



Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I may not have logged as many million miles in the air as Rene Henry, but I believe I've flown enough to respond to his commentary from 29 March that "Delta Airlines has new ways to inconvenience its flyers". It seems to me that more of the inconvenience I endure as an air passenger are caused by government. read more...



Monday, March 29, 2010

If many airlines took the time and effort they devote to finding new ways to charge and inconvenience passengers and redirected it to making it less frustrating and more enjoyable for flyers, I would call that customer service. However, since Congress succumbed to airline lobbying in 1978 by deregulating... read more...



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- British Airways flight into St Kitts’ Robert L Bradshaw International Airport on Saturday operated as scheduled. Police Inspector in the Immigration Department, Elrethea Richardson said Monday British Airways arrived on Saturday on time with 134 passengers. read more...



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