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American Airlines remains committed to the Caribbean says VP

AA_tailBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 16th October 2012 – With American Airlines, adding two-nonstop flights to St. Kitts in November bringing the number of flights from the Sunshine State to nine weekly, the carrier’s Vice President for Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, Art Torno said the airline remains committed to the Caribbean region and plans to strengthen and expand its service through its Miami hub in particular.

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United States Virgin Islands reports fewer visitors and more empty hotels rooms

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 15th October 2012– The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Commissioner of Tourism, Beverly Nicholson-Doty who was recently elected the Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), is taking over the regional organization at a time when the Virgin Islands is experiencing fewer visitors and more empty hotel rooms during the first six months of 2012 than in 2011.

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ANTIGUA -Locals should have easier access to beaches, says hotelier

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – People should be given greater access to the country’s beaches and waterfront areas according to a veteran hotelier.

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TOURISM -Skerritt calls for increased public/private sector marketing of Caribbean tourism

rickysp3BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 15th October 2012– Past Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Sen. Richard Skerritt says a strong regional organization is the best way to contend with the critical issues faced over the past two years and called for an an increase in the right types of collaborative public and private sector marketing for growing the Caribbean’s share of the global travel market.

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Jamaica Dominates Prestigious World Travel Awards

Kingston, Jamaica: September 17, 2012 – Jamaica copped several prestigious awards at the 2012 World Travel Awards Caribbean & The Americas Gala, held recently at Beaches Turks and Caicos, as the destination and local tourism partners dominated the competition winning a bounty of top awards and receiving more collectively than any other destination.

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Jamaica, Barbados, St. Maarten and Turks & Caicos students shine at Youth Congress

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 15th October 2012– A Jamaican student,  O’Brian Lewis has emerged winner of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s Tourism Youth Congress, held in St. Kitts as part of the  State of the Industry Conference.

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Barbados to get an ultra-modern cruise ship terminal

Barbados is getting an ultra-modern, multi-million dollar cruise ship terminal. Work on the $300 million Sugar Point Cruise facilities is scheduled to begin around the end of the year, said Minister of International Business and International Transport, George Hutson, today at Hilton Barbados Hotel.

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BAHAMAS -US Preclearance woes delays 350 flights from Nassau

LPIA_Nassau_The US Preclearance facility at the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, Bahamas has lately become a source of traveller's complaints as more than 350 flights departing to (LPIA) were delayed during a 10-week period this summer due to long delays caused by inadequate staffing among other things.

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Nevis Ministry of Tourism to hold talks with Cruise Line executives

NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis - In its quest to increase cruise ship visits to Nevis, the Nevis Island Administration’s Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with stakeholders, plan to meet directly with cruise line executives in the United States shortly.

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JAMAICA -World's biggest cruise ships drop anchor in Caribbean, but ship-to-shore feud brews over cash

Falmouth_PortFALMOUTH, Jamaica - Tourists emerge by the hundreds from a towering, 16-deck megaship docked at the Caribbean's newest cruise port. They squint in the glare of the Jamaican sun, peer curiously at a gaggle of locals beyond a wrought-iron fence and then roar out of town on a procession of air-conditioned tour buses.

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PM Douglas welcomes additional flights to St. Kitts by American Airlines

americanairlinesBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 28th August 2012– American Airlines recent announcement that it is adding two additional flights to St. Kitts and Nevis Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport from Miami has been welcomed by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.

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Dolphin Cove to invest $3million in tourist attraction in Turks and Caicos

dolphin_cove_jamaica_kissOne of the Caribbean’s leading tourism brands, Dolphin Cove, has revealed ambitious plans to open its fifth ‘swim with the dolphins’ park in the Cooper Jack area of Providenciales. If approved, it plans to open the $3million world class visitor attraction in Spring 2013.

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JAMAICA - TEF Contributes $25M to Community Development

Kingston, Jamaica:  August 25, 2012 – The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has over the past five years contributed a total of $25 million for sectional and national prizes to the National BEST Community Competition and Programme. Of this amount $5.5 million was provided for the 2011 – 2012 staging of the competition.

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British Airways says CAL offering unfair competition

British_Airways_400PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Thursday, October 8, 2012 – In a recent interview with Travel Weekly, a senior executive for British Airways (BA) has indicated that Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) is benefiting from an unfair advantage of subsidised costs on its London – Caribbean route.

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Caribbean’s finest travel brands set to reap rewards in Turks and Caicos

World_Travel_AwardsLONDON, England - The Caribbean’s most successful travel brands are set to be acknowledged at a red-carpet ceremony hosted by World Travel Awards (WTA) at Beaches Turks&Caicos Resort Villages&Spa on Friday, September 14, 2012.

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Bartbarbadians say no to casino gambling

CasinoEven if it is in the Bridgetown Port or on the waters, churches in Barbados are still saying no to casino gambling.

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An innovative online interactive 3D event allows countries to showcase their best destinations to the world.

wonders_of_the_worldIn first quarter of 2014, the world will see the largest-ever gathering of countries, travel-related businesses, and consumers in an international online expo. Called Wonders of the World, the monumental event is unprecedented as it aims to bring the entire travel industry, as well as its consumers, together on the world's biggest event space - the Internet.

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JAMAICA -Airlift from UK up says McNeil

KINGSTON Jamaica— Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Wykeham McNeill, says airlift to Jamaica out of the United Kingdom (UK) is already starting to see the effects of the ‘Bolt Bounce’.

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WTM 2012 BRICS conference focuses on China

WTM_logoChina will be the focal point of this year's BRICS events at World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, as the country becomes one of the biggest inbound and outbound tourism markets.

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Gov’t moves toward branding ‘Antigua Black’

antigua-black-pineappleSt. John’s Antigua- Plans are in the works to brand the Antigua Black Pineapple and to protect the brand that will be eventually created for the national fruit.

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Seychelles Minister to attend CTO’s State of Tourism Industry Conference in St. Kitts

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 20th August 2012– The Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange, will lead a delegation to the Caribbean’s leading tourism gathering, the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference, in St. Kitts this October.

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