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ST. KITTS - PM Douglas wants REDjet to fly Barbados-St. Kitts-St. Maarten-Barbados-Guyana route

REDjet_landing_in_St_KittsBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, July 27, 2011 – St. Kitts and Nevis has given permission and is ready to welcome scheduled flights into the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport by REDjet, the region’s first low fare airline says Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas.

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TRINIDAD - Nicholas says no price war with REDjet

Trinidad Express - George Nicholas, chairman of Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL), has rejected the view that low-fares carrier REDjet can be called an airline and insists that CAL will refrain from entering a price war.

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JAMAICA - Community tourism — the sustainable way forward?

diana_mcintyre_pikeJamaica Observer)AN article in last Sunday's Observer, 'World Heritage Expert Knocks Tourism Marketing Strategy', has elicited a response from hotelier and community tourism pioneer and advocate, Diana McIntyre-Pike

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Hotels Report High Occupancy Levels for Reggae Sumfest 2011

Kingston, Jamaica July 21, 2011- As the anticipation for the main segments of the 2011 staging of the Reggae Sumfest music festival in Montego Bay mounts, hotels in western Jamaica and adjoining resort areas are reporting very high to full occupancy levels.

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Guyana’s Tourism Minister flays CHTA leadership as weak and inefficient

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Tourism Minister Manniram Prashad has came out in support of President Bharrat Jagdeo over his statements dismissing calls by regional hoteliers that the Caribbean governments were seeking to impose unfair taxes on the tourism sector.

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TRAVEL - American Airlines leads market share of travellers to Jamaica

AA_tailJamaica Observer - AIR Jamaica last year dropped below American Airlines as the number one carrier of passengers from the United States, as new entrants to the market aggressively grabbed up market share while the national carrier — now owned and operated by Caribbean Airlines retreated from unprofitable routes.

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TOURISM - APD causes 51% decline in British interest to the Caribbean

BA_tailBRITISH travel consumers who would normally opt to travel to the Caribbean on a vacation, are showing less interest in travelling to the Region since the introduction of the controversial British air passenger duty (APD).

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DOMINICA-Prime Minister says Canefield airport not economical

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says his administration has no plans to re-open the Canefield Airport, just on the outskirts of the capital, to commercial traffic because it is not economical.

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