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It’s official: China is currently the world’s largest outbound travel market

China is currently the world’s largest outbound travel market

In 2018 alone, Chinese tourists made 150 million trips overseas, an increase of 14.7% over the previous year, and accounted for approximately one-fifth of global international tourism expenditures, with $277 billion. And because only 10% of Chinese citizens have traveled internationally, analysts see plenty of room for future growth. Cruise ...

Royal Caribbean International will launch its first Royal Beach Club in Antigua

Royal Caribbean International will launch its first Royal Beach Club in Antigua

The company Royal Caribbean signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Antigua and Barbuda for the project, which is scheduled to open in 2021, as cruise tourism is anticipated to grow by 50% in the Caribbean over the next decade. Each Royal Beach Club will highlight the unique ...

Point of View: Putin hosts Cuban leader for talks on expanding tie

By Andrea Rodríguez, AP    Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed Cuba’s resilience in the face of U.S. pressure as he hosted his Cuban counterparts for talks on expanding cooperation between the old allies. Putin told Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel that Russia has always remained supportive of Cuba. “It’s not easy to ...

Cuba Destination: More than Sun and Beach

Cuba Destination: More than Sun and Beach

Interview with Bárbara Cruz Rodríguez, general director of marketing of the Cuban Ministry of Tourism Director, based on the current scenario, what actions is Cuba carrying out to guarantee the forecasted number of visitors? A series of marketing actions have been undertaken that, despite the strengthening of U.S. government regulations ...

Kempinski opens second luxury hotel in Dominica

Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski has opened, marking the brand’s second property in Dominica ahead of global expansion… Nestled in Douglas Bay on the northwest side of the island of Dominica, the unparalleled luxury destination which now features Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski blends harmoniously the Caribbean hospitality with timeless ...

FBI Finds Dominican Republic Tourists’ Died of ‘Natural Causes’

The State Department says FBI toxicology reports on the mysterious deaths of U.S. tourists in the Dominican Republic showed no evidence inconsistent with the island nation’s findings of natural causes. The department says “the results of the additional, extensive toxicology testing completed to date have been consistent with the findings ...