Jamaica establishes Tourism Advocacy Council

Jamaica establishes Tourism Advocacy Council

The Jamaica government has announced the establishment of a Tourism Advocacy Council that it says is  necessary “to create and craft a new narrative, but also to have another voice” within the sector. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, said the Council, comprising non-tourism stakeholders, will be led by Dr. Wesley Hughes, the former chief executive officer […]

Cuba welcomes first tourists in months

Cuba welcomes first tourists in months

HAVANA – Cuba rolled out the red carpet  last week for the first planeload of tourists to arrive on the island in months as it struggles toward a post-pandemic “new normalcy.” The import-dependent country has been plunged into crisis and scarcity by tough U.S. sanctions and the COVID-19 outbreak. The arrival was seen as a […]

Grenada recognized as a ‘Safe Travels’ destination

Grenada recognized as a ‘Safe Travels’ destination

GEORGES, Grenada – The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has recognized the Government of Grenada’s efforts in implementing enhanced health and safety measures and creating a safe, gradual plan in restarting its Tourism industry. In a letter written by President and CEO of the WTTC, Gloria Guevara to the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), she […]

The Spirit of Jamaica comes alive with ‘Chill Like a Jamaican’

The Spirit of Jamaica comes alive  with ‘Chill Like a Jamaican’

KINGSTON, Jamaica – – Jamaica has long-held an outsized influence on global culture through entertainment, cuisine, sports and beauty. Always in search of larger-than-life experiences for its visitors, Jamaica has created an exciting new way to enjoy the island and visit its iconic spots. The content series “Chill Like a Jamaican” is the island’s invitation […]

Gonsalves mocks US travel advisory

Gonsalves mocks US travel advisory

Kingstown – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has described as “hilarious…like it’s Comedy Central”, the recent travel advisory issued by the United States telling its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, including St. Vincent and the Grenadines. “What is laughable though, is that the United States put out an advisory, the […]

Belize postpones reopening of Philip Goldson International airport

Belize postpones reopening  of Philip Goldson International airport

Belize City, Belize  – As the official destination marketing organization for the country, the safety and comfort of our visitors and residents are of utmost priority for the Belize Tourism Board (BTB). We are continually assessing risks and working with our partners to create protocols to ensure a safe environment for residents and guests when […]

Barbados now accepting applications for its 12-month Welcome Stamp visa

Barbados now accepting applications  for its 12-month Welcome Stamp visa

Barbados has officially launched its Barbados Welcome Stamp, a new visa that allows visitors to remain in the island for up to one year and “work remotely.”  “COVID-19 has changed the global business landscape as a larger number of people continue to work from home. With this new visa, we can provide workers with an […]

Sandals expands to St. Vincent

Sandals expands to St. Vincent

Four years after being courted by the St Vincent and the Grenadines government, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) will operate its first Beaches Resorts in that island, having acquired the former five-star Buccament Bay Spa Resort. St Vincent is the Jamaican hotel chain’s eighth island in the Caribbean, and the brand’s newest destination. Sandals said Buccament, […]

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