Travel/Tourism

MIAMI (April 13, 2017) - Respected Caribbean hotelier Sir Royston Hopkin, KCMG will address the importance of excellence in Caribbean tourism when he delivers the keynote presentation at this year's Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), set to take place at the Hyatt Regency Miami, from June 2 to 4.
Four Caribbean islands have earned coveted spots among the top 25 best destinations in the world. Making the cut are Jamaica, Belize, St. Maarten and the Cayman Islands, according to the 2017 Traveler’s Choice Award for Top 25 Destinations in the World, which was unveiled last month by TripAdvisor.
Beverly Nicholson-Doty, second left, commissioner for tourism in the United States Virgin Islands, was recently in the U.S. to promote travel to her country. While in South Florida, the USVI delegation, led by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp and which also included representatives from the Virgin Islands Port Authority and The West Indian Company, participated in Seatrade Cruise Global. Also in the photograph, taken at the Miami studios of NBC, are reporter Johanna Gomez and dancers Lydia Tyson, left, and Jenee Reynolds.
Jamaica has planned a variety of attractions this month. Activities are based on themes of music, health/wellness, fashion and food. Below is a sampling: Carnival season, through April 23 - Events place the spotlight on the capital city Kingston and the resort town of Ocho Rios, with special shows featuring local Jamaican and international soca artistes.
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Bahamas government has signed an agreement with the United States-based Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which it said shows the “maturation of a sovereign country’ as it relates to its aviation sector. The Ministry of Transport and Aviation signed the ‘Declaration of Intent on Flight Information Region’ (FIR) with the FAA last month.
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