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Belize tourism sees growth for first half of 2019

Belize tourism sees growth for first half of 2019

The tourism industry in Belize is on an upward trajectory. Statistics for the first half of this year show a persistent growth in both overnight and cruise ship arrivals. The Belize Tourism Board said this positions the country as a favorite vacation paradise and underscores the effective marketing strategy by ...

Dominican Republic announced increased safety measures

Dominican Republic announced increased safety measures

The Dominican Republic’s tourism ministry announced a series of new programs and increased safety measures for visitors to the Caribbean nation — amid a slew of media reports about American tourist deaths there. Among the additions is a multilingual emergency center, which is being established in Bávaro, a primary tourist ...

It’s Official: Caribbean disease surveillance in Wake of Global Ebola Warning

It’s Official: Caribbean disease surveillance in Wake of Global Ebola Warning

The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging regional countries to enhance disease surveillance at ports of entry and at health facilities following the categorization of the current outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) as a public health emergency. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared ...

Barbados projected Record Year of Tourist Arrivals

Barbados projected Record Year of Tourist Arrivals

Barbados is on track for another record year of tourist arrivals. That disclosure came recently from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., William Griffith. “The BTMI is already reporting 324,551 arrivals for 2019, which is four per cent above the same period for 2018. The UK ...

Melia Opens Newest Caribbean Hotel in Cartagena

Melia Opens Newest Caribbean Hotel in Cartagena

One of the Caribbean’s hottest hotel investment destinations has a brand-new property: Cartagena. The tourism destination on the Caribbean coast of Colombia is now home to a new adults-only, all-inclusive hotel by Spanish travel giant Melia, the latest for the company in what is a growing regional portfolio. It’s called ...