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Regional tourism expert urges island nations to aim for more in 2019

Regional tourism expert urges island nations to aim for more in 2019

Patricia Affonso-Dass, president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), is encouraging Caribbean tourism destinations to work together in 2019 to make the Caribbean the world’s most desirable tourism region. In a new year message to Caribbean countries, Affonso-Dass observed that while the region’s rich tourism past and its ...

TTC Special. Tourism: Caribbean good news

TTC Special. Tourism: Caribbean good news

By Frank Martin Good news about tourism in the Caribbean at the beginning of 2019 has dispelled many of the concerns in the region after the terrible impact of the consecutive intense hurricanes in 2017. According to Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) data resurgent islands are additionally poised to achieve continued ...

Cayman Islands received more than 410,000 visitors in 2018

Cayman Islands received more than 410,000 visitors in 2018

The Cayman Islands welcomed a total of 410,984 stayover visitors in the first 11 months of 2018. This represents an 11.26 percent increase over the first 11 months of 2017 and is the highest number of stayover visitors in recorded history. Total arrivals for the year 2017 were 418,403. The ...

It’s official. Mexico: Hoteliers bet on tourism boom

It's official. Mexico: Hoteliers bet on tourism boom

Mexico hoteliers are making a major bet on the country’s tourism boom, according to a report of El Financiero magazine. Hoteliers will open 352 new hotel properties by 2022. City Express Hotels leads the way with the most growth. The company plans to add around 80 new accommodation units to ...

Point of View: World Awards Back Cuban Tourist Destinations’ Quality

Point of View: World Awards Back Cuban Tourist Destinations' Quality

Source: Prensa Latina Cuba holds today various awards that distinguish its accommodations and tourist destinations as some of the most outstanding in the area, and even in the world. Thus, during the last weeks of 2018, the Buenavista and Paradisus Rio de Oro hotels, both belonging to the Melia Cuba ...

Opportunity to generate strong profits to Caribbean’s private sector

Opportunity to generate strong profits to Caribbean’s private sector

The Caribbean’s private sector has a unique opportunity to generate strong profits in the new year with the unprecedented quantity of airlift coming into the region. Director general of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, Frank Comito, encouraged regional stakeholders to get ready for what the association believes can be ...