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Insel Air expands flight operations to Guyana

December 20, 2014
Insel Air expands flight operations to Guyana GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The flagship air carrier of Curacao, Insel Air has expanded its flights to and from Guyana. This was formally conveyed to President Donald Ramotar when he met with senior company officials including director of international affairs, Edward Heerenveen on Thursday.

Cuba seeks to attract Algerian tourists

December 20, 2014
Cuba seeks to attract Algerian tourists HAVANA, Cuba (AIN) -- In search of new source markets for visitors to Cuba, the ministry of tourism has agreed with Algeria an action program to promote commercial operations and recreational travel from the North African nation in 2015. The agreement, signed on Thursday in Havana...

Ten Caribbean destinations reaped $867 million from private jet vacationers in winter season

December 19, 2014
Ten Caribbean destinations reaped $867 million from private jet vacationers in winter season NEW YORK, USA -- Elite Traveler Magazine has just reported the top ten destinations to enjoy the benefits of private jet charter flights during last year's peak winter season, which resulted in revenues of $867 million from 12,566 flights. Nassau in The Bahamas, St Maarten and Turks and Caicos...

Aruba celebrates one million stay-over visitors milestone

December 19, 2014
Aruba celebrates one million stay-over visitors milestone ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- The One Happy Island of Aruba celebrated one huge milestone on Wednesday. For the first time in history, the destination welcomed its one-millionth stay-over visitor in a year – and JetBlue passengers traveling from New York to Aruba that morning were surprised to discover...

InselAir adds Trinidad to route network

December 17, 2014
InselAir adds Trinidad to route network WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- On Monday, Curacao airline InselAir relaunched Trinidad as its 20th destination with an festive early breakfast at Curacao International Airport followed by the inaugural flight to Piarco International Airport in Port of Spain. The flight was operated with a Fokker 70.

Antigua-Barbuda PM convenes meetings to discuss LIALPA-LIAT issues

December 16, 2014
Antigua-Barbuda PM convenes meetings to discuss LIALPA-LIAT issues ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Following public concern as to a possible breakdown of regional air services over the Christmas period, the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, held a series of meetings on Friday aimed at promoting resolution to a number of the issues presently confronting...

Jamaica installs automated immigration kiosks at Montego Bay

December 16, 2014
Jamaica installs automated immigration kiosks at Montego Bay MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Ten automated immigration kiosks have been installed at the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, which is expected to significantly reduce the processing of airline passengers. The establishment of the ten stations brings to 15...

Bahamas religious tourism executives eye Atlanta's gospel community

December 16, 2014
Bahamas religious tourism executives eye Atlanta's gospel community ATLANTA, USA -- The Bahamas is seeking to forge a greater alliance with the Atlanta gospel community, one that is considered a leader in the North American region. With major music award events, singers and studios, as well as being home to many internationally syndicated televangelists...

American Airlines to begin operating two daily flights from Miami to St Kitts

December 16, 2014
American Airlines to begin operating two daily flights from Miami to St Kitts BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- American Airlines begins operating two daily flights between Miami International Airport and St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport from Thursday. This was disclosed on Sunday by manager of America Airlines operations in St Kitts, Hugh Mallalieu.

Hummingbird Air links St Kitts with USVI

December 16, 2014
Hummingbird Air links St Kitts with USVI BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Hummingbird Air, a St Croix-based commuter airline, has begun a weekend service from the US Virgin Islands to St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. According to Lionel Berridge, general manager of Kisco Travel, local agents for Hummingbird Air...

Caribbean Airlines to charge US$25 for second bag

December 16, 2014
Caribbean Airlines to charge US$25 for second bag PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Caribbean Airlines has announced that it will be charging some of its customers for their second checked bag. In a statement on its website dated December 12, the airline indicated, "Despite the growing industry trend of airlines moving to charge passengers for all checked bags...

Southwest Airlines files applications to serve Caribbean destinations from Houston

December 13, 2014
Southwest Airlines files applications to serve Caribbean destinations from Houston DALLAS, USA -- Southwest Airlines filed applications on Thursday with the US Department of Transportation requesting approval to serve six regional destinations with new, daily, nonstop service from William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. After receiving US government approval of the new service...

US preclearance process in Aruba streamlined

December 12, 2014
US preclearance process in Aruba streamlined ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Aruba preclearance facility officially launched its new automated passport control and global entry kiosks on Monday at the Queen Reina Beatrix Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba. These kiosks automate administrative functions of the border inspection.

2014 a good year for Jamaica's tourism sector, says minister

December 12, 2014
2014 a good year for Jamaica's tourism sector, says minister OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (JIS) -- Tourism and entertainment minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill says that 2014 has been “a very good year” for tourism in Jamaica. He said that November 2014 “has gone down as the best November Jamaica has ever had” with arrivals showing an increase of more than six per cent.

Venezuela looks to tourism to shore up falling oil revenues

December 11, 2014
Venezuela looks to tourism to shore up falling oil revenues CARACAS, Venezuela -- With revenue from the world's largest reserves of crude oil plummeting along with the price of global oil, Venezuela is seeking to improve its image and promote its diverse natural attractions to make tourism a major source of revenue, tourism minister Andres Izarra said.

Expedia announces substantial growth in intra-Caribbean travel

December 11, 2014
Expedia announces substantial growth in intra-Caribbean travel BELLEVUE, USA -- Travel to the Caribbean has long been focused on the US traveler, but new data from the Expedia group, one of the world's largest online travel companies, revealed that intra-Caribbean travel is on the rise, with a 50 percent bump in demand in the first three quarters of 2014.

USVI to add 'living museum' attraction in St Croix

December 9, 2014
USVI to add 'living museum' attraction in St Croix ST CROIX, USVI -- As part of a commitment to keep the heritage and culture of the US Virgin Islands alive, the Department of Tourism has entered into a partnership with the St Croix Landmarks Society to present a "Living Museum" experience at Estate Whim Museum. Beginning in January...

St Lucia targets Caribbean travellers

December 9, 2014
St Lucia targets Caribbean travellers CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The island’s principal promotions and marketing agency, the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, continues to build excitement and spur interest in an attempt to further revitalize the Caribbean market. The SLTB has just wrapped up its latest series of promotions in neighbouring Trinidad.

Air Canada to resume weekly flights to St Kitts

December 9, 2014
Air Canada to resume weekly flights to St Kitts BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Later this month Air Canada will resume its seasonal non-stop flights into St Kitts, one of its leisure destinations around the world. The weekly flight, which previously operated on Monday, has returned to a Saturday schedule. The weekly flight will commence...

Barbados welcomes inaugural nonstop Delta Air Lines flights from New York and Atlanta

December 6, 2014
Barbados welcomes inaugural nonstop Delta Air Lines flights from New York and Atlanta BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- On Thursday, the island of Barbados welcomed the arrival of inaugural nonstop Delta Air Lines flights DL 483 from New York and DL 697 from Atlanta, respectively. These flights marked the start of the twice-weekly service operating Thursdays and Saturdays.

Curacao airport employees on strike - chaos at the airport

December 5, 2014
Curacao airport employees on strike - chaos at the airport WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- There were long lines and large crowds on Thursday morning at Hato Airport in Curacao, following a strike held by the staff of Curacao Airport Partners (CAP). Doors were locked so no one could go inside or to the aircraft. Checked luggage remained on the conveyors.

Caribbean Tourism Organisation welcomes changes in British air passenger duty

December 4, 2014
Caribbean Tourism Organisation welcomes changes in British air passenger duty BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) welcomed Wednesday’s announcement by the British chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, of further changes to the air passenger duty (APD) from next May. The chancellor announced in his December 3 Autumn Statement...

US citizens visiting Cuba on the rise, says New York Times

December 4, 2014
US citizens visiting Cuba on the rise, says New York Times HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Visits by US citizens to Cuba are on the rise in spite of Washington's sanctions against Havana, a blog article published on the editorial page of the New York Times (NYT) pointed out on Tuesday. While traveling to Cuba as a tourist continues to be technically illegal for US citizens...

Dominican Republic named top Caribbean golf destination

December 4, 2014
Dominican Republic named top Caribbean golf destination SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The Dominican Republic has been awarded the title of Caribbean's Best Golf Destination 2014 in the World Golf Awards. Offering 26 award-winning courses of ranging difficulty throughout the scenic island country, Dominican Republic is the preferred escape of...

JetBlue adds Curacao to America's largest Caribbean network

December 3, 2014
JetBlue adds Curacao to America's largest Caribbean network NEW YORK, USA -- JetBlue Airways has launched twice-weekly flights to its latest Caribbean destination, Curacao. The airline now offers up to 121 daily flights from the US to the Caribbean, of which up to 56 daily flights are nonstop from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and...

LIAT fires two pilots for disregarding instructions

December 2, 2014
LIAT fires two pilots for disregarding instructions ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- LIAT’s chief executive officer David Evans has confirmed that the regional airline recently terminated two pilots charged with blatantly disregarding instructions from the company’s flight operations department and flying an aircraft to VC Bird International Airport just hours before...

Immigration delays inexcusable, says Bahamas PM

December 1, 2014
Immigration delays inexcusable, says Bahamas PM NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie lamented delays in the immigration section of Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) last week, which resulted in hundreds of visitors waiting in line for several hours. On Wednesday, visitors were subjected to significant waiting times.

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