Category: Caribbean

Tourism in Caribbean resilient: Minister of Tourism, Jamaica

Despite the myriad challenges, this year the Caribbean welcomed nearly one million more tourists than the previous year for the same period. For the first six months of 2017, data compiled by the Caribbean Tourism Organization show that the region welcomed 16.6 million international tourists in the first six months as compared to the same […]

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UNWTO Global Conference to promote Jamaica Tourism

The upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference may serve as an ideal platform to showcase Jamaica as an ideal tourism destination. It will also be an ideal opportunity to showcase the country’s sustainable tourism development agenda and demonstrate how tourism contributes to the economic well-being of every Jamaican. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of […]

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Caribtours to promote South Africa & Costa Rica

Caribbean’s most famous luxury tour operator, The Caribtours, has included South Africa and Costa Rica as its new destination which will be published in the two brochures Our the Caribbean and Our Beautiful World, scheduled for 2018. Managing Director Paul Cleary said that they were “thrilled to be at the forefront of bringing the best […]

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CHTA and Dominican Republic signs an agreement

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has signed an agreement with hoteliers and tourism partners in the Dominican Republic As a part of a new agreement, a tourism information Centre is being developed by the National Association of Hotels and Restaurants in the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES) to share research on country’s tourism’s economic impact […]

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Collaborative measures to promote Caribbean tourism

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has applauded efforts by the region’s public and private sectors to grow tourism as regional and global investor confidence plays an integral role in shaping the future of tourism in Caribbean region. Tourism plays a crucial role in the Caribbean as it contributes to employment, entrepreneurial activity, tax […]

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Jamaica and Mexico signs MoU to promote cross nation tourism

As a strategy to grow cross-nation multi-destination tourism, Jamaica has announced to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mexico. Previously a MoU with Cuba was signed last May as part of a wider collaboration between the three countries and the Dominican Republic to boost marketing activity and encourage airlines to offer multi-stop routes within […]

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U.S.-Caribbean partnership will result in greater effectiveness in tourism

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation has called for a formal partnership between the region’s tourism sector and those responsible for implementing the United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act. The act, which was designed to increase the security, prosperity and well-being of the people of the United States and the Caribbean was passed in December last year, mandates […]

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Google allies with Jamaica to boost tourism

Edmund Bartlett, Tourism Minister of Jamaica announced a strategic partnership between Jamaica and the search engine giant Google to increase the number of visitors in the country The Tourism Minister met and toured the company’s headquarters (Googleplex) in Silicon Valley, California and said Jamaica’s tourism stands to gain big time with this arrangement, calling Google […]

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Jamaica tourism generates US$2 billion with 8.3% rise in tourists

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has revealed that the country earned a record US$2 Billion during the first eight months of this calendar year from 2.8 million visitors. The figure represents an increase of 8.3 percent in gross foreign exchange earnings than the US$1.83 billion earned last year over the same period. In addition, […]

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‘Despacito’ singer becomes Puerto Rico’s new global ambassador

Ranking the most watched video in YouTube history with more than three billion views, Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ song has not only attracted millions to his song but has also generated tourism in Puerto Rico by 45% and has also made him the global ambassador of Puerto Rico Tourism Company. PRTC’s partnership with Luis Fonsi will […]

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