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Tourism Stakeholders To Meet Soon To Fashion Hotel Innovation Fund

sinckleratradissonopeningStakeholders in the tourism sector will meet shortly with officials to design the Hotel Innovation Fund.

This disclosure came from Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, last Friday evening, as he addressed those gathered for the official opening of the Radisson Aquatica Resort in Bridgetown; formerly the Grand Barbados Hotel.  

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Special Travel Package To The 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference

Travelwire-package2Travelwire.com a provider of vacations packages to the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin American destinations has launched a special travel package to the 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, to be held at the Jamaica Conference Center in Montego Bay, Jamaica from June 16-19.

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Jamaica’s Director General of Tourism to receive African Diaspora Hall of Fame Award

Carrole-Guntley-DG MoTEAtlanta, GA April 16, 2013 -  Carrole Ann Marie Guntley, Director General, in Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment has been nominated to receive a Hall of Fame Tourism Award at the African Diaspora World Tourism Award on April 27, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Thethree-day event will be held at the Airport Marriott Hotel April 26-28,2013.

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ANTIGUA - Expensive hotel rooms means more for economy – Maginley

john-maginleyST JOHN’S, Antigua – Higher daily rates for many hotels in Antigua & Barbuda is good news for the country’s economy, according to Tourism Minister John Maginley.

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Nevis’ first quarter tourism earnings for 2013 show positive growth

mark brantley3NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis April 15, 2013 -- Overall tourism revenue for Nevis at the end of the first two months of 2013, showed an increase of 13 percent over the corresponding period for 2012 and a 39 percent increase over that of 2011.

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Please visit Barbados Island. We'll pay you!

barbadosHOW IS this for an incentive? The island of Barbados will reward visitors by giving them hundreds of dollars as part of a plan to boost tourism.

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APD rises again despite evidence of damage to the Caribbean

APD  protest 3News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. April 12, 2013: Despite clear evidence that visitor arrivals into the Caribbean from Britain continue to decline – down by 9.6 per cent in 2011 – the UK Treasury has chosen once again to ignore the representations made by Caribbean Governments about the economic damage caused by Air Passenger Duty, (APD).

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Jamaica’s tourism industry grows by 1.8% in 2012

wykeham mcneill 12The 23rd staging of Jamaica Product Exchange trade show, JAPEX, opened at the Montego Bay Convention centre over the weekend with travel agents and buyers in attendance from North America, Europe, Latin America and Russia.

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“Financial invasion of Cuba being planned and will be massive” says financial expert

cuba-tourismST JOHN’S,Antigua – Jeffrey Robinson, considered the world’s leading financial crime author, is warning the nation and all Caribbean countries that a“financial tsunami” will hit the region in a few years and the time to plan a response is now.

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JAMAICA - Small Hotels Occupancy Up by 6.8 per cent in 2012

wykeham mcneil pnpMONTEGO BAY: Tourism and Entertainment Minister,  Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is reporting a 6.8 per cent increase in the occupancy levels of small hotels islandwide, by visitors to Jamaica in 2012, compared to 2011. 

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Concern mounts over the future of CAL’s Jamaican operations

Caribbean-Airlines99KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 1, 2013 - As Caribbean Airlines (CAL) faces what is reported to be more than $500 million in debt, the airline’s Jamaican based staff is concerned over unconfirmed reports that CAL will be drastically reducing its Jamaica operations over the next 90 days.

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World Travel Market Latin America marked by optimism and an expectation

Travel-market-BrazilThe first day of Word Travel Market Latin America, the main international tourism fair that is happening for the first time on the continent, was marked by the optimism of the sector in relation to the travel market in Latin America, and especially in Brazil. It is expected that the volume of international arrivals in the countries on the continent will further expand the pace of growth it has been recording over the last decade.

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China´s new national tourism strategy set to increase outbound tourism

Chinese tourist“The Outline for National Tourism and Leisure (2013-2020),” recently issued by the government of China, sets the ground for the redefinition of tourism development and management in the country, including a strong support for outbound tourism as well as a focus on a greater distribution of the economic, socio-cultural, and environmental benefits of tourism.

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Ja Government to begin accepting bids for casinos on June one

Casino onlineThe Government  of Jamaica will begin accepting bids for the construction of integrated resorts under the recently-gazetted Casino Games Regulation 2012, as of June 1.

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Multiple award winning journalists and travel writers for UWI Western Jamaica Campus (WJC) seminar

Felicia-PersaudMONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA (March 24, 2013) - Five distinguished leaders in media, communication, travel and tourism, are set to deliver the latest trends in writing techniques at the University of the West Indies-Mona, Western Jamaica Campus (WJC), Tuesday, March 26.

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ANTIGUA - C’bean Airline Services workers stage sick out

travelagent lgST JOHN’S, Antigua – Antigua & Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU), bargaining agents for the 117 Caribbean Airlines Services (CAS) workers will be meeting with management today following a sick-out by workers yesterday.

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Tourism Minister Skerritt calls for revision of local tourism strategy

Hon Richard SkerrittBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 25th March 2013 – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Sen. Richard “Ricky”  Skerritt has underscored the important role that tourism plays in the national economy, pointing out that many of the other sectors such as construction, agriculture, real estate and financial are driven by the demand of tourism related consumers.

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Leaders urged to put tourism on front burner

doty riley ewingDr Rufus Ewing, Premier of the Turks and Caicos, has echoed a call by T&T’s Tourism Minister Stephen Cadiz for regional leaders to put tourism high on the agenda.

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St. Kitts' Tourism Website Offers Two New Interactive Services

sunset in stkittsBASSETERRE, St. Kitts - The award-winning St. Kitts Tourism website, www.stkittstourism.kn, continues to develop a state of the art site visitor experience through dynamic site navigation, search efficiency and simple means for direct engagement with the brand.

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T&T to host talks on regional air links

airpassengers5Aviation officials from the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and South America will meet in Port-of-Spain next month to discuss initiatives aimed at developing air links between the regions, acting Prime Minister Winston Dookeran announced on Monday. 

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New tourism push lauded

zhivargo laing66NEW YORK (March 20, 2013) - A former finance minister hailed the joining together of tourism organizations across the Caribbean to revamp the regional website, www.CaribbeanTravel.com as a "wonderful and much needed show of unity in an increasingly crowded global market."

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