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Increased security checks at Piarco International Airport in Trinidad

July 27, 2015
Increased security checks at Piarco International Airport in Trinidad ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Regional air carrier LIAT has advised the travelling public that, while it was operating its normal scheduled services to/from Trinidad, customers should expect delays due to extensive airport authority security checks at Piarco International Airport. Head of corporate communications...

Medical tourism market will reach US$32.5 billion by 2019, says new report

July 25, 2015
Medical tourism market will reach US$32.5 billion by 2019, says new report ALBANY, USA -- High cost of medical treatment in developed countries has fueled the development of medical tourism, causing patients to visit other destinations for cheaper yet sophisticated treatment. Transparency Market Research, in a recent report, studied the emergence and growth of the global...

Expedia sees significant growth for St Lucia

July 24, 2015
Expedia sees significant growth for St Lucia CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Expedia group, one of the world's leading travel companies, has seen a significant increase in travel demand for properties of all star levels on the island of Saint Lucia. Overall, demand increased more than 20 percent in the first quarter of 2015 when compared to the same...

Canada changes entry requirements for visa-exempt travellers

July 22, 2015
Canada changes entry requirements for visa-exempt travellers TORONTO, Canada -- The government of Canada has issued a revision to its new entry requirements for all visa-exempt travellers seeking to enter Canada by air. Effective March 15, 2016, it will become mandatory for visa-exempt travellers to Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA).

Bonaire to receive additional winter airlift from Delta and United

July 22, 2015
Bonaire to receive additional winter airlift from Delta and United KRALENDIJK, Bonaire -- Delta Air Lines and United Airlines will be adding additional non-stop flights to Bonaire, timed for the peak 2015/2016 winter travel season. Delta will add two more non-stop flights to Bonaire from Atlanta beginning December 19, 2015. The southbound Delta flight DL665...

Weekly air service to Cuba to start from Houston

July 17, 2015
Weekly air service to Cuba to start from Houston MIAMI, USA – Miami-based HavanaAir Charters continues its expansion into the Cuba market with its direct air carrier partner Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. HavanaAir will begin weekly, direct service from Houston International Airport to Havana, Cuba, giving US West Coast gateway cities a more...

Ten Caribbean hotels named in list of world's best-reviewed hotels

July 16, 2015
Ten Caribbean hotels named in list of world's best-reviewed hotels BELLEVUE, USA -- The Expedia group, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites, announced on Tuesday the results of the Expedia 2015 Insiders’ Select rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels. Out of 650 global properties, the following ten Caribbean...

LIAT's new routes for summer 2015 take effect this week

July 15, 2015
LIAT's new routes for summer 2015 take effect this week ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A number of new services and non-stop routes that have been added to the summer schedule of regional carrier LIAT will come into effect on July 15 and 16. From Antigua, customers will now enjoy a new daily service to San Juan each evening. This is in addition to the existing...

Delta to increase scheduled flights between Atlanta and Grenada

July 15, 2015
Delta to increase scheduled flights between Atlanta and Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Just one month after the launch of its new service between Atlanta and Grenada, Delta has indicated it will not only return the service in December, but also add two additional weekly flights during the peak holiday season. Delta will resume its seasonal service from Atlanta...

American Airlines adds new routes to the Caribbean

July 14, 2015
American Airlines adds new routes to the Caribbean FORT WORTH, USA -- American Airlines plans to add eight new routes throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America later this year, further strengthening its position in these key regions and providing customers with increased options when traveling to these destinations. Expanded service includes...

United Airlines to launch non-stop service to St Lucia from Chicago in December

July 14, 2015
United Airlines to launch non-stop service to St Lucia from Chicago in December CASTRIES, St Lucia -- With visitors arriving at a record pace from the US – showing a year-to-date increase of 9 percent over 2014 – Saint Lucia will welcome additional winter season flights as United Airlines launches inaugural non-stop service from Chicago.  Commencing December 19, 2015...

Spike in tourism in Cuba: Two million visitors already in 2015

July 13, 2015
Spike in tourism in Cuba: Two million visitors already in 2015 HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Two million tourists have visited Cuba from January 1 to July 10, according to a press release by the ministry of tourism. The two million mark was reached in 39 days fewer than in 2014, a spike in arrivals in the present year that translates in 16 percent growth, thanks to the....

Carnival cruise line granted US approval for travel to Cuba

July 8, 2015
Carnival cruise line granted US approval for travel to Cuba MIAMI, USA -- Carnival Corporation, the world's largest travel and leisure company, has announced that the US Department of the Treasury and the US Department of Commerce granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba. Carnival Corporation intends to take travelers to Cuba...

Havana to be home port of Italian cruise line in the Caribbean

July 6, 2015
Havana to be home port of Italian cruise line in the Caribbean HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- With Cuban tourism growing over 15 percent annually, Italy’s MSC cruise line has announced that Havana will be its home port as of December for its winter operations in the Caribbean. The initiative changes the original program for the winter season of MSC in the Mediterranean.

JetBlue connects New York and Havana

July 6, 2015
JetBlue connects New York and Havana HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The first flight by JetBlue from New York to Havana took place on Friday in what has been described as one of the steps adopted over the past few months towards the resumption of relations between Cuba and the United States. With a weekly flight between the two cities...

Surinam Airways launches direct Guyana-Orlando flight with connecting flights to Suriname

July 6, 2015
Surinam Airways launches direct Guyana-Orlando flight with connecting flights to Suriname ORLANDO, USA -- Surinam Airways officially launched service with an inaugural non-stop flight on July 2 between Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Georgetown, Guyana, and the Orlando Sanford International Airport. The return flight left on July 3 from Orlando Sanford to CJIA with continuing...

United Airlines starting nonstop flights to Turks and Caicos from Chicago

July 2, 2015
United Airlines starting nonstop flights to Turks and Caicos from Chicago PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Chicago residents will soon enjoy easy access to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) with the launch of a seasonal, nonstop United Airlines service from December 19, 2015, through April 30,2016 – just in time for the busy winter travel.

Expedia expands presence in Puerto Rico with its first local office

July 1, 2015
Expedia expands presence in Puerto Rico with its first local office SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Expedia group, one of the world's leading travel companies, has announced the opening of its first local Puerto Rico office in San Juan. “As one of Expedia group’s top producing destinations within the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is an in-demand market with more than 250 hotel partners,"

GOL and Azul Airlines set to enter the Guyanas; CAL exiting

June 29, 2015
GOL and Azul Airlines set to enter the Guyanas; CAL exiting PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- On August 25, Brazilian airline giant, GOL will commence twice weekly flights to Paramaribo, the capital of Dutch-speaking Suriname. On the other hand, reliable sources reveal that Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is exiting the Suriname market. In a press release, GOL said...

European low-cost airline launches flights from US to the Caribbean

June 26, 2015
European low-cost airline launches flights from US to the Caribbean NEW YORK, USA -- Norwegian, deemed the world’s best low-cost long-haul airline and also Europe’s best low-cost airline for the past three consecutive years by SkyTrax, has announced it will launch flights from Boston, Baltimore/ Washington, DC, and New York City to two beautiful and...

Aruba invests $100 million in island upgrades

June 19, 2015
Aruba invests $100 million in island upgrades ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- As part of Aruba's ongoing, $1 billion+ island revitalization and beautification project, the destination recently invested more than $100 million in significant hotel updates to enhance visitors' experiences, with an additional $50 million planned for next year. The Aruba Airport Authority...

Martinique hosts FCCA delegation in push to continue strong cruise sector growth

June 17, 2015
Martinique hosts FCCA delegation in push to continue strong cruise sector growth FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique -- The Martinique Tourism Authority hosted a delegation of Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) officials May 28–29, 2015, as part of its continuing efforts to bolster the cruise sector on the island. The visit comes as Martinique enjoys its strongest cruise results...

Almost 140 passengers on Jetblue's inaugural return flight from Grenada to New York

June 15, 2015
Almost 140 passengers on Jetblue's inaugural return flight from Grenada to New York ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- A smooth take off, a smooth landing and a 'comfy' flight in between these are the three ingredients of a great trip and are exactly what the nearly 140 passengers experienced on JetBlue's June 11 inaugural flight back to New York from Grenada. JetBlue Flight 950...

InselAir commences non-stop service from Curacao to Manaus and Puerto Ordaz

June 15, 2015
InselAir commences non-stop service from Curacao to Manaus and Puerto Ordaz WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- InselAir will start its Curacao-Manaus operations on July 3 on Mondays and Fridays. Puerto Ordaz flights start on July 14 and will be flown on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The largest Caribbean-based carrier offers its customers a total of 24 destinations and offers passengers...

Antigua and Barbuda tourism partners call tradeshow a huge success

June 11, 2015
Antigua and Barbuda tourism partners call tradeshow a huge success ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda’s tourism industry partners are expressing enthusiasm about the new business prospects for tourism in Antigua and Barbuda following a well-executed ‘Showcase Antigua Barbuda’ that promoted the destination to travel partners from the United Kingdom...

Aruba returns with its fifth international film festival

June 11, 2015
Aruba returns with its fifth international film festival ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- From October 7-11, 2015, the island of Aruba will once again host filmmakers and film enthusiasts from around the world during its annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF). Sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority, the AIFF has helped strengthen the island's position as...

Venezuela must pay $3.7 billion owed to airlines, says IATA

June 10, 2015
Venezuela must pay $3.7 billion owed to airlines, says IATA MIAMI, USA -- Venezuela should urgently seek a solution to the $3.7 billion it owes to several international airlines, CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Tony Tyler, said during the annual meeting of his organization in Miami. Tyler said that all countries which are members...

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