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Increased Marine Expansion

Increased Marine Expansion

Caribbean nations are seeing an increase in the number of tourists arriving by yacht, cruise liner and maritime vessels, according to a study by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. To accommodate this future trend, expansion of ports, docking facilities, piers and anchoring stations are critical to ...

Tourism in the Caribbean affects jobs

Tourism in the Caribbean affects jobs

In the past, each nation has marketed locations, attractions and natural resources unilaterally, but contemporary economic factors are forecasting change. What impacts one nation affects all, so banding together is perhaps the most important trend of all to the future success of Caribbean tourism, said Josef Forstmayr, president of the ...

Bahamas resort will eliminate single-use plastic

Bahamas resort will eliminate single-use plastic

Grand Isle Resort & Spa in Bahamas has announced the first phase of its Do No Harm Policy by eradicating single-use plastics resort-wide. As a requirement for the new policy, all on-resort vendors must eliminate plastic completely or only use eco-friendly plastic that is completely bio-degradable in less than 18 ...

It’s official: St Lucia make beach holidays more affordable this summer

It's official: St Lucia make beach holidays more affordable this summer

The Caribbean island of St Lucia is hoping to lure tourists with discounted accommodation and activity rates across many of its hotels this summer. The St Lucia’s official tourism board recently announced a summer specials promotion with some hotels offering discounts of up to 60% on accommodation costs. There are ...

Point of View: Cracking down on tourism to Cuba is a big mistake

Point of View: Cracking down on tourism to Cuba is a big mistake

Wahington Post, Letters to the Editor Opinion Regarding the June 5 news article “U.S. prohibits group travel by Americans to Cuba”: It is ironic and hypocritical that President Trump has clamped down on travel to Cuba considering that members of his company previously tried to drum up business in violation ...

TTC Special. Caribbean: Six months of tourism bonanza. They go for more.

TTC Special. Caribbean: Six months of tourism bonanza. They go for more.

By Frank Martin TTC Service. – The president of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Dominic Fedee, reported that between January and March of this year there were 9.1 million international tourist trips to the region, an increase of 970,000 compared to the corresponding period last year. Great news for the region. ...