After severe erosion of beach front at the Boca del Rio, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) embarked on a project to restore the beach front. The Boca del Rio project was officially inaugurated in a ceremony on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Besides the ceremony at which BTB was present there was a family day of fun, including numerous sports, prizes and music. According to their press release, BTB was extremely delighted to have been granted the opportunity to bring meaningful and lasting development to San Pedro via Boca del Rio project. It entailed the reclamation of 100 ft. by 370 ft. of the Boca del Rio beachfront; construction of a 100 ft. by 100 ft. swimming area; construction of a reinforced seawall and the installation of signage.
ST.GEORGE’S, GRENADA W.I. – The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), hosted a successful destination marketing reception in Barbados for the first time since 2016. A large contingent of travel agents and media turned out for the Pure Grenada, Spice of the Caribbean promotion at the Savannah Beach Hotel on Thursday April 25, 2019. The GTA along with hotel partners and tour operators were on hand for an evening of food, drink and entertainment by Grenadian born Leigh Phillips followed by an in depth presentation on the unique selling points of the destination.
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Jamaica is set to welcome increased travelers this summer as the destination has secured over 1.4 million air seats this season, an increase of 108,872 or 8.4 percent over last summer. Jamaica’s primary source market, the United States, has seen the biggest growth having secured over 100,000 additional seats for the summer period between May and August 2019. This is strong evidence of the confidence US airline partners have placed in Jamaica.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - Demand for travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands is surging, the Department of Tourism reports after meeting airline officials on the mainland last week.