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Haiti tourism re-positioned at ITB Berlin

March 28, 2015
Haiti tourism re-positioned at ITB Berlin BERLIN, Germany -- Haiti’s tourism product has been re-positioned to international tourism service providers at ITB Berlin 2015. A delegation from Haiti’s ministry of tourism and creative industries led by Minister Stephanie Villedrouin participated at ITB Berlin 2015, one of the world’s largest...

FlyMontserrat to resume service between Antigua and Barbuda

March 27, 2015
FlyMontserrat to resume service between Antigua and Barbuda ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- FlyMontserrat is to resume its service between Antigua and Barbuda from Monday, March 30. The Montserrat-based airline stepped in to help in December when SVG Air pulled out of Montserrat, Antigua and Barbuda leaving passengers without service for six weeks.

Expedia reports major developments for Haiti

March 27, 2015
Expedia reports major developments for Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The Expedia group, one of the world's largest online travel companies, has reported significant expansion in the Haiti market in 2014, including increased travel demand, hotel partner acquisitions and a surge in mobile and package bookings for the burgeoning destination.

Healthcare tourism on the rise in the Caribbean

March 25, 2015
Healthcare tourism on the rise in the Caribbean GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Healthcare tourism is listed as an opportunity for the Caribbean region according to an article outlining "13 Opportunities for the New Caribbean." Curacao-based development consultants, Miguel Goede and Runy Calmera, cite opportunities ranging from...

One million tourists visited Cuba so far this year

March 24, 2015
One million tourists visited Cuba so far this year HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba has already been visited by one million foreign vacationers this year, which is considered a record figure for the Caribbean destination, according to the Cuban tourism ministry. The figure was reported on Saturday, 11 days before a similar number of tourists...

Rare Caribbean air show wows trendy St Barts

March 23, 2015
Rare Caribbean air show wows trendy St Barts GUSTAVIA, St Barts -- Old planes and air shows are nothing new. But when it happens in the Caribbean, it is to be revered. Hundreds lined the approach road at Gustave III International Airport in the posh getaway island of St Barts to see history fly by. A fine collection of vintage World War II aircraft...

Dutch government issues travel warning for Venezuela

March 21, 2015
Dutch government issues travel warning for Venezuela THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The ministry of foreign affairs in the Netherlands has issued a travel warning for Venezuela.  It is important to know that travel tickets are hard to get in Venezuela. This is especially true for domestic flights and flights to Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire, the ministry said.

Bahamas reports double digit increases in air arrivals and hotel performance for January

March 19, 2015
Bahamas reports double digit increases in air arrivals and hotel performance for January NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas ministry of tourism has announced that preliminary tourism statistics show double digit increases in air arrivals and hotel performance for the month of January. Nassau/Paradise Island welcomed 74,361 stopover visitors during the month of January.

JetBlue's premium experience begins flying to Aruba and Barbados this fall

March 17, 2015
JetBlue's premium experience begins flying to Aruba and Barbados this fall NEW YORK, USA -- JetBlue Airways plans to offer its highly successful Mint experience from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Barbados (BGI) and Aruba (AUA), two of its most popular Caribbean routes. The new seasonal service begins in November and is available for booking.

Colombia offers unique experiences in religious tourism during Holy Week

March 16, 2015
Colombia offers unique experiences in religious tourism during Holy Week BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia has become one of the most acclaimed international tourist destinations. With its slogan "Colombia is Magical Realism," the country seeks to draw travelers by promoting its various tourism attractions according to their interests, including religious tourism.

St Lucia tourism's record performance continues in 2015

March 13, 2015
St Lucia tourism's record performance continues in 2015 CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Saint Lucia’s main engine of economic development – the vital tourism industry – continues its impressive growth trajectory with further gains for the opening month of 2015. Following a record breaking 2014, tourism officials have reported further double digit growth.

First online travel agency offers to book flights to Cuba

March 12, 2015
First online travel agency offers to book flights to Cuba CALABASAS, USA -- CheapAir has become the first online travel agency to enable US travelers to book flights between the US and Cuba. Earlier this year, President Obama announced new regulations that ease the US's longtime travel ban to Cuba, making it easier for Americans to travel to...

High winds affecting some LIAT flights serving Dominica and St Vincent

March 11, 2015
High winds affecting some LIAT flights serving Dominica and St Vincent ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Regional air carrier LIAT has warned customers travelling to/from Dominica and/or St Vincent of the possibility of cancelled flights and delayed baggage due to seasonal high winds in both countries. The company’s aircraft have tailwind limitations, which are set by...

BVI port development poised to attract more cruise business

March 10, 2015
BVI port development poised to attract more cruise business TORTOLA, BVI -- Cruising is hot and the Caribbean is where it’s at – especially now in high season. Last month, St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands had nearly 70 cruise ship visits. In the neighbouring British Virgin Islands, Tortola hosted fewer than half that number. But officials in the BVI...

Aruba wins World Legacy Award for leading sustainability efforts

March 9, 2015
Aruba wins World Legacy Award for leading sustainability efforts ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Praised for its unparalleled sustainability efforts, Aruba was named the National Geographic World Legacy Award Winner for "Destination Leadership" last week at ITB Berlin, the world's largest tourism convention. The World Legacy Awards launched in 2014 to recognize...

Southwest Airlines launches service to Aruba and Costa Rica

March 9, 2015
Southwest Airlines launches service to Aruba and Costa Rica DALLAS, USA -- Southwest Airlines on Saturday inaugurated two international routes to Aruba and Costa Rica that bring new long-haul service for customers using two of the carrier's growing gateways, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Hobby Airport in Houston.

World's largest car rental company expanding into Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua

March 9, 2015
World's largest car rental company expanding into Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua ST LOUIS, USA -- The world’s largest car rental company Enterprise is expanding into Latin America with the appointment of Grupo ANC as an Enterprise Rent-A-Car franchise partner in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates the largest...

St Lucia's Villa Isis offers new suites; open house on Sunday

March 7, 2015
St Lucia's Villa Isis offers new suites; open house on Sunday MARIGOT BAY, St Lucia -- The spectacular Villa Isis at Marigot Bay in Saint Lucia offers an opportunity on Sunday to take a closer look at two new recently opened suites – Yasmine and Damera – on a newly-built terrace overlooking the lush garden. The new terrace, which complements...

Turks and Caicos fastest growing tourism destination in the Caribbean

March 7, 2015
Turks and Caicos fastest growing tourism destination in the Caribbean PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) poised itself as the fastest-growing tourism destination in the wider Caribbean region in 2014. The destination recorded its largest number of both cruise passenger and stop-over arrivals yet.

Challenges for Cuba as a tourist destination for 2015

March 6, 2015
Challenges for Cuba as a tourist destination for 2015 Havana, Cuba -- As 2015 begins with a rapid increase in the amount of visitors to the island, Cuba demonstrated its development in the tourism industry at important fairs in Europe with challenges to the growing number of vacationers to the Caribbean destination.

Grenada records 18.88 percent increase in visitor arrivals in 2014

March 6, 2015
Grenada records 18.88 percent increase in visitor arrivals in 2014 ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Some 18.88% more cruise and stay-over visitors came to Grenada in 2014 than in 2013, revealing an increased interest for travel to the beautiful tri-island state. Cruise is one of five main market niches for Grenada, with three ports of entry for cruise ships.

Caribbean enjoys higher than average rise in hotel prices for 2014

March 5, 2015
Caribbean enjoys higher than average rise in hotel prices for 2014 LONDON, England -- The average price paid for a hotel room around the world rose by three percent during 2014 compared with 2013, according to the latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI). However, the Caribbean reported four percent index growth. The overall global economic...

Texas family to travel the Caribbean in search of a new home

March 5, 2015
Texas family to travel the Caribbean in search of a new home AUSTIN, USA -- A family from Austin, Texas, will soon set off on an unforgettable Caribbean voyage in hopes of finding a new home. Two children, two parents and one service dog will live aboard Miss Lone Star, a 37-foot twin-engine boat that will depart from Houston in July.

British Airways to operate second weekly service to Turks and Caicos

March 5, 2015
British Airways to operate second weekly service to Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- British Airways will be increasing flight services from London Gatwick to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) by an additional flight per week commencing 29 October 2015. The service will operate on a Thursday, via Antigua.

St Lucia expands tourism outreach with new Diaspora program

March 3, 2015
St Lucia expands tourism outreach with new Diaspora program CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Saint Lucia Tourist Board has launched a dedicated marketing initiative to reach the island’s Diaspora in North America and the United Kingdom. Called Se Sannou, meaning “our thing” in Creole, the program is designed to strengthen ties with the Diaspora community.

Antigua-Barbuda declines request to allow Taiwan nationals visa free entry

March 2, 2015
Antigua-Barbuda declines request to allow Taiwan nationals visa free entry ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The government of Antigua and Barbuda has declined a request made on February 24, 2015, through the Secretariat of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), to grant visa-free entry to nationals of Taiwan. In a letter to the director-general of the OECS...

Barbados seeking more European visitors

March 2, 2015
Barbados seeking more European visitors BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- On the heels of record tourist arrivals for the month of January, acting prime minister, Richard Sealy, wants to see more visitors coming to Barbados from Continental Europe. He made this known on Friday when the Netherlands ambassador to Barbados...

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