Tue04252017

Last update01:35:06 PM

Back You are here: Home Tourism & Travel Tourism & Travel News Tourism News

CUBA - Cuban Tourism Minister targets 2.9 million visitors for 2012

HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 21 (acn) In briefing Cuban parliamentarians on the most important outcomes of the travel industry this year, Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero, stressed that 2012 goals are quite challenging as he targets 2.9 million visitors to th island.

Read more...

CUBA: New Record of Tourist Arrivals Set in 2011

Cuban_tourismHAVANA, Cuba, Dec 22 (acn) Cuba is concluding the year 2011 with a new record of foreign tourist arrivals, which confirms the tourism sector as one of the main sources of hard currency income for the economy of the Caribbean nation.

Read more...

TOURISM - International tourists to hit 1.8 billion by 2030

international-touristsInternational tourist arrivals are forecast to reach 1.8 billion by 2030 according to the newly-released UNWTO long-term forecast, Tourism Towards 2030. The report, presented on the occasion of the 19th session of the UNWTO General Assembly, confirms that international tourism will continue to grow in a sustained manner in the next two decades (October 8-14, 2011, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea).

Read more...

TOBAGO - Tobago Transportation Secretary says the APD tax is discriminatory

oswaldwilliamsThe Tourism and Transportation Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), Oswald Williams says the British Government has reneged on its promise to suspend an increase in the Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax, and has given no assurance for a review.

Read more...

TOURISM - Despite uncertainty, first 8 months of tourism year are positive

beach-umbrella1While international tourist arrivals grew by 4.5 percent in the first eight months of 2011 to a total of 671 million (29 million more than in the same period of 2010), growth in the Caribbean (+4 percent) – were slightly below average.

Read more...

BARBADOS - Cruise tourism in trouble

President of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, Colin Jordan says the cruise tourism industry in Barbados is facing a bleak future — at least over the next two years.

Read more...

CMEx to engage the Caribbean's youth

ST. THOMAS, USVI (November 5, 2011) - The Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) is placing priority on youth to guide the successful development of sustainable tourism in the Caribbean.

Organizers of the 20th edition of the CMEx meeting to be held from December 1 to 5, 2011 in St. Thomas announced plans for the development of a CMEx Youth Network to include Virgin Islander, Caribbean and American students who will bring fresh approaches to the re-invigoration of the region's tourism product.

Read more...

JAMAICA - Tourism Minister shocked at UK Government’s APD Decision

Kingston, Jamaica: December 6, 2011 – JAMAICA’S Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett is expressing shock and disappointment at the decision by the Government of the United Kingdom to increase the Air Passenger Duty (APD) and maintain higher rates to the Caribbean than those charged to several other rival destinations.

Read more...

CAL’s first ATR delayed in France as it’s still under trials

Caribbean_Airlines2Delivery of Caribbean Airlines’ first of nine brand new turbo prop ATR aircraft has been delayed by two weeks. The aircraft was originally planned to be handed over to CAL officials on October 24, leaving Toulouse, France on October 28 and arriving in Trinidad on October 31.

Read more...

GRENADA - Caribbean tourism chief warns the region against “political stupidity”

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 4th December 2011 - Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Sen. the Hon, Richard Skerritt has warned the region not to allow local political partisan interests to undermine the Caribbean’s main income earner.

Read more...

Jamaica establishes country to country partnerships to ensure airlift security

Kingston, Jamaica November 01, 2011 – Jamaica will shortly be launching a major partnership with a number of countries in Latin and Central America to ensure that tourism flow into the island remains in good numbers.

Read more...

JAMAICA - No visa required for Colombians visiting Jamaica

Ed_BartlettJH_330Kingston, Jamaica: November 29, 2011 – Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has revealed that Cabinet has approved an easing of travel restrictions for Colombians visiting Jamaica, in a bid to boost tourist arrivals from that country.

Read more...

CUBA - KLM Resumes Operations in Cuba

KLMHAVANA, Cuba, Nov 1 (acn) After 68 of absence, the Dutch KLM airline resumed operations in Cuba on Monday, with the arrival to Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport of a flight coming from Amsterdam.

Read more...

CAYMAN - UK air tax unfair to Cayman says Premier Bush

GRAND CAYMAN - In the face of an expected hike in the UK’s Air Passenger Duty, Premier McKeeva Bush has sent a last-minute plea to the British Chancellor George Osborne to think about the unfair discrimination the tax brings to the people of the Caribbean and Overseas Territories.

Read more...

TRAVEL - TSA to fire screener for leaving note in passenger's bag

An airplane baggage screener faces dismissal for leaving a note in a passenger's bag that said "Get Your Freak On, Girl" after discovering a vibrator.

Read more...

BERMUDA -Loss of cruise ships set to impact retailers

The_VeendamCruise ships steering away from visits to Bermuda could cause a huge hit to some already-suffering retailers. Next year, Carnival Cruises will only visit the Island once, while the Holland America Line’s Veendam is not scheduled to visit the Island at all in the 2013 season.

Read more...

ST. KITTS - Skerritt promotes Air Canada's new weekly service to St. Kitts/Nevis

Air_Canada__A319_01-785956BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 29th October 2011 – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Sen. Richard Skerritt, was in Toronto, Canada this week to tell Canadians about the twin-island federation in advance of that carrier's weekly flight to St. Kitts and Nevis' Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.

Read more...

Jamaica –Western Westmoreland MP demands improvement for the Negril Resort

The Member of Parliament for the Negril area of Westmoreland Dr. Wykeham McNeil, has written to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett bringing to his attention the deplorable condition of that tourist resort town.

Read more...

JAMAICA - McNeill Responds to Tourism Minister over Newspaper Advertisements

Wykeham-McNeillKingston, October 28, 2011: Shadow Minister of Tourism Dr. Wykeham McNeill is calling on Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett to do the honourable thing and admit that the two-year arrival figures quoted as being 12.9 per cent in the citation published in the newspaper advertisement by the Ministry of Tourism, are wrong.

Read more...

ST. LUCIA - Royal Caribbean to develop Port Castries

The Port of Castries in St. Lucia will  join the Port of Falmouth in Jamaica as being among the  major ports in the Caribbean to be developed and operated under an agreement between the government and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Read more...

CUBA: Tourist Arrivals Increased from January to September Compared to 2010

Cuban_tourismHAVANA, Cuba, Oct 25 (acn) Cuba registered this year an 8.4% increase in tourist arrivals from January to September compared to the same period of 2010, according to data from the National Statistics Office.

Read more...