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Point of View: Our Man in Cuba

Point of View: Our Man in Cuba

by Daniel R. Schwarz, www.ithaca.com Introduction Along with 185 other passengers, my wife, Marcia Jacobson, and I booked a twelve-day cruise to Cuba on Pearl Mist, a small ship that is part of the privately owed American Cruise Lines which specializes in river cruises. We chose this boat because it ...

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Saint Lucia breaking tourism records

Saint Lucia breaking tourism records

Saint Lucia continues to be one of the Caribbean’s most sought-after destinations, and the Caribbean island keeps breaking its tourism records. July saw the highest-ever visitor total for any month in the country’s history, according to newly-released data from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. Indeed, July represented a total of ...

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Dominica’s official hike passport

Dominica’s official hike passport

Dominica has a vast network of hiking trails that suits all interests and levels of ability. Most trails traverse through diverse natural habitats such as rainforest, montane thicket or elfin woodland. The scale and diversity of hiking in Dominica makes the island unique to the Caribbean region. As a means ...

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Melia suffer pressures against its bussines in Cuba

Melia suffer pressures against its bussines in Cuba

After inaugurating its 37th establishment in Cuba, the president of Meliá Hotels International, Gabriel Escarrer Julia, acknowledged that “it is not the first time that tourism companies suffer pressures for working” on the island. According to a statement issued last week by the chain, Escarrer referred to the effect of ...

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Point of View: Climate change impacts on small islands on UN agenda

Point of View: Climate change impacts on small islands on UN agenda

Cayman Compass, By Kayla Young Small island states like Cayman rank among the world’s most vulnerable in climate change projections. While small island developing states contribute less than 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations, climate scientists anticipate they will feel the greatest and most immediate ...

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CTO celebrates World Tourism Day 2019

CTO celebrates World Tourism Day 2019

By Neil Walters Acting Secretary General  The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) joins the global community today in celebrating World Tourism Day 2019 under the theme, “Tourism and Jobs: A better Future for All”, according to an official release. Tourism is the region’s primary money earner, with the Caribbean welcoming an ...

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