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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 ...

Sargassum invasion of beaches along the Mexican Caribbean to return in 2019

Sargassum invasion of beaches along the Mexican Caribbean to return in 2019

The damage to the Mexican ecosystem and the tourism industry will be severe if the sargassum returns with the same ferocity as last year the Latin American Herald Tribune, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) scientist Brigitta Ine van Tussenbroek warning. The areas most likely to be impacted include Cancun, ...

It’s official: “Historic figure” of 6,568,888 tourists to Dominican Republic

It's official: “Historic figure” of 6,568,888 tourists to Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- the Dominican Republic reached the “historic figure” of 6,568,888 tourists in 2018 with 381,346 more travelers than 2017, The Central Bank said This year-on-year growth of 6.2% brings the country closer to the government’s goal 10 million tourists by 2022. To reach that goal, 3,431,112 more visitors are ...

Point of View: The Cuban Revolution is also a Tourism Product

Point of View: The Cuban Revolution is also a Tourism Product

By Ivet Gonzalez (IPS) HAVANA TIMES – Monuments, battles scenes, colonial architecture and stunning natural landscapes all make up Santiago de Cuba’s tourism potential. This city in the east of our island bases its tourist attractions on the history of the Revolution, which celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. “On ...

Cuba plans to attract more Chinese visitors in 2019

Cuba plans to attract more Chinese visitors in 2019

Cuba plans to attract more Chinese visitors in 2019 in light of the growing number of Chinese overseas tourists. “China currently ranks 14th as a tourism market for Cuba, as last year approximately 46,000 Chinese visitors came to our country, representing a 10-percent increase over 2017,” Michel Bernal, director of ...

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 ...