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Caribbean: Sun and beach tourism stronger than ever

TTC News Service.- Despite views of some experts who predict the demise of sun and beach tourism in the Caribbean, the mode is now stronger than ever. “Sun and beach tourism on its own is untenable as today’s traveler seeks more variety, and because it has lagged behind in developing ...

U.S.: It’s time to rethink Cuba policy

Washington.- A veteran of the U.S. travel industry and principal at Tom Rockne Travel Resources said to his government that “it’s time to rethink our Cuba policy”. Rockne wrote in Internet that while “we Americans are free to visit Russia, China and Vietnam, North Korea or Zimbabwe and even Iran ...

Jamaica ‘confident’ of winter arrivals boost

Kingston.- Jamaica is in good shape for the upcoming winter season, with advance bookings at many resorts pacing ahead of a year ago at this time. “I’m confident we’ll beat our arrival numbers of 2011, which totaled 1.95 million stopover visitors,” said Wykeham McNeill, minister of tourism and entertainment. “Right ...

St. Kitts hosted successful Caribbean Tourism Organization event

Basseterre.- St. Kitts and Nevis hosted successfully the recent Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) State of the Industry Conference. Participated leaders from more than 20 of CTO’s member countries as well as members of the international media had a first-hand experience of its genuine hospitality and world-class facilities. Small St. Kitts ...

Tourism still crucial for the Caribbean

Kingston.- The Caribbean countries have experienced a transition from a labor-intensive agricultural sector to a more capital-intensive sector, such as tourism. The per capita GDP of Caribbean countries increased significantly in the 1970s, but in the last 20 years most of these countries have lost ground compared to the emerging ...

Caribbean: Most desirable warm weather destination by 2017

Bridgetown.- The Caribbean Tourism Organization wants to “position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year round, warm weather destination by 2017”. The CTO Board of Directors and the Council of Ministers and Commissioners of Tourism approved a new vision at their meetings in St Kitts last week. This new vision ...