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Canada not happy over $5.50 tariff on Caribbean and Canadian travellers

air-passengers-620-78697Caribbean, Canadian and Mexican travellers are once again going to have to hug up a US$5.50 tax if they enter the United States by air or sea.

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Comfort Suites Grand Cayman gets major upgrade

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands - A popular all-suite resort in the Cayman Islands is pumping more than US$2 million to upgrade its rooms and facilities.

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JAMAICA - Recommend Magazine chooses Jamaica as “best selling destination in the Caribbean”

Kingston, Jamaica: October 17, 2011 – Jamaica has again reaffirmed its position as the top selling Caribbean destination as Recommend magazine will award its 15th Annual Reader’s Choice Award for the “Best Selling Destination in the Caribbean” to Jamaica for the 12th consecutive year.

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TRINIDAD - CAL voted best regional carrier for second year

CAL_tailNATIONAL CARRIER, Caribbean Airlines, has been voted the region's best airline for the second year in a row by the World Travel Awards.

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JAMICA - Tourism Minister Requests UNWTO Action to Address Airlift Concerns

Kingston, Jamaica October 14, 2011 –  Jamaica's Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett has appealed for urgent action on the part of tourism stakeholders to address pressing  airlift concerns facing Caribbean countries.

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JAMAICA - ED Bartlett and John Lynch receive Caribbean Destination Achievement Award

Kingston, Jamaica: October 23, 2011 – Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett and Director of Tourism, Mr. John Lynch have come in for high praise from the hierarchy of the World Travel Awards for their exceptional guidance of Jamaica’s tourism industry and for ensuring that the destination remains on the forefront of world tourism.

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JAMAICA - Bartlett Urges all Caribbean Tourism Interests to Join APD Debate

Kingston, Jamaica: October 14, 2011: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has urged tourism interests in the Caribbean to join in the debate regarding the reversal or adjustment being sought in the application of the controversial Air Passenger Duty, APD, on travellers from the United Kingdom to the region.

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ANTIGUA - AA introduces direct service from JFK – outsources operations

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – While American Airlines finalizes plans for the outsourcing of its Antigua operations come November 1, the Government of Antigua has paid the US airline a revenue guarantee of US $500,000 to ensure American Airlines’ direct service from New York to Antigua.

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JAMAICA - Tourism key to Achieving Millennium Development Goals says Minister Bartlett

Kingston, Jamaica: October 11, 2011 – “The Island’s vibrant tourism industry continues to play a key role in ensuring that Jamaica achieves its objectives as stated in the 2015 Millennium Development Goals, (MDGs) of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO.”

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CMEx -Caribbean Media Exchange gears up for 10 year-anniversary talks in St. Thomas

CMEx_planningST. THOMAS, United States Virgin Islands - Movers and shakers of the media, tourism, government and civil society are preparing to examine the linkages between effective communication and wealth creation in the region's most important industry.

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Jamaica Welcomes APD Reduction for Long Haul Flights from Northern Ireland

Ed_BartlettJH_330Kingston, Jamaica: October 9, 2011 – Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has welcomed the decision by the Government of the United Kingdom to reduce the Air Passenger Duty (APD) rates for long haul flights departing from Northern Ireland.

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Jamaica sweeps World Travel Awards

Kingston, Jamaica: October 21, 2011 – Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has described Jamaica’s dominance of Wednesday’s World Travel Awards Caribbean & Americas Gala Ceremony as “pay-back for the hard work that the country has been doing in promoting the destination and its tourism product overseas.” This after Jamaica won several prestigious awards at the global event which is dubbed the ‘Oscars of the travel industry.’

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BARBADOS - UK reduces APD rates from Northern Ireland; CTO welcomes move

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has welcomed the UK Treasury announcement that it will reduce the Air Passenger Duty (APD) rates for long haul flights departing from Northern Ireland. This is seen as a sure sign that the UK government is giving consideration to the issues raised about APD arising out of its stakeholder consultation on APD reform.

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Tourist feared to have been eaten by cannibals in French Polynesia

A round-the-world sailor is feared to have been eaten by cannibals during a visit to a South Sea island. Remains found in the embers of a camp fire are believed to be those of 40-year-old business adviser Stefan Ramin.

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JAMAICA - Tourism Minister Reassures Investors That Jamaica is Open for Business

Kingston, Jamaica: October 6, 2011 – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Ed Bartlett, who is currently in Europe in a bid to scout tourism investment, has revealed that 2000 new rooms will be added to the island’s room-stock shortly.

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Social media users: Love Virgin America, hate American Airlines

AANEW YORK, NY - Social media users were more negative than positive about US airlines on social media in the last 12 months, with intense hatred for a handful of carriers accounting for most of the negativity, according to a new social media analytics report from Amplicate.

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JAMAICA - 300, 000 Seats out of Canada for winter season says Bartlett

Kingston, Jamaica September 29, 2011 – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett says three hundred thousand seats have been secured out of Canada for the upcoming Winter Tourist Season following the addition of three new flights from that market.

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T&T is World's Best Tourist Destination

TRINIDAD and Tobago has been voted the World's Best Tourist Destination for 2012 and has also been declared the Favourite Cultural Destination in 2012.

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JAMAICA - Tourism Minister going to the UK to hold talks on APD

Ed-Bartlett_21Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, is to travel to the United Kingdom to collaborate with tour operators, who have experienced a drop in ticket sales to the Caribbean, due to the controversial Air Passenger Duty (APD).

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TOURISM - Diana McIntyre-Pike represents Jamaica at World Tourism confab in Switzerland

Mandeville, Jamaica, October 17, 2011. Diana McIntyre-Pike, President, Countrystyle Community Tourism Network & The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) Caribbean has been selected as one of the 50 world experts in Sustainable Tourism to attend UNESCO World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Experts meeting October 18 - 22, 2011 as part of the process to develop a new programme on World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism.

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Jamaica set to Welcome New Airlines This Year says Bartlett

Kingston, Jamaica September 21, 2011 – Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett has revealed that a number of new Latin American and European based airlines are slated to begin flying into Jamaica before the end of this year.

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