BRIDGETOWN, Barbados—There are favorable prospects for the region’s tourism sector this year, on the heels of a rocky 2005, which saw moderate growth overall.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) forecasts that business will turnaround and the region could expect growth to range between 2.5 percent and three percent this year.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – American citizens will now need passports to return home from the Caribbean from Dec. 31, 2006, instead of the Dec. 31, 2005 date that was originally proposed, Director General Officer of the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) Alec Sanguinetti has said.
Last year Washington announced that as of Dec. 31, 2005, all citizens traveling to the Caribbean would need passports to return home and the same rule would apply to those returning from Canada and Mexico by plane or ship, from Dec. 31, 2006.
Addressing the 8th Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) on the theme "Sustainable Development: A Balancing Act" taking place in Puerto Rico, Parle pointed to the continuing disregard on the part of some developers for their corporate social and environmental responsibilities.