The Barbados government has defended the $31.50 departure tax at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA), saying it still among the lowest when compared to the fees charged by other Caribbean countries. “The facilities in the various airports across the region have to be maintained and managed. That is a cost we have to pass on to persons using the airport facilities,” said International Business and International Transport Minister George Hutson.
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett(right) presents Dean Moriah of Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril with the National Champion (Individual) trophy during the second staging of the Tourism Service Excellence Awards on Saturday, May 8 at the Ritz Carlton Resort & Spa in Montego Bay. Looking on and applauding is Carrole Guntley, Director General in the Ministry of Tourism.
Island Routes Tours offers the perfect beginning and scenic end for every Saint Lucia holiday: private limousine transfers from Hewanorra International Airport  (UVF). Guests travel in welcome comfort and luxurious style to their resorts or villas while taking in views of the unmistakable mountains and coastline. And now, during their stay, Island Routes Tours invites vacationers to one of the Caribbean's most famous outdoor parties and dining experiences, "Anse La Raye Seafood Festival." A catamaran cruise down Saint Lucia's breathtaking west coast heads to the tiny fishing village of Anse La Raye, the place to be as locals sell freshly caught seafood from snapper and lobster to octopus and conch prepared to creole perfection at this legendary fish fry and street party.
When the clock strikes midnight this New Year’s Eve, Grand Lucayan, Bahamas will be toasting in style with unique dinner celebrations. The resort is inviting guests to celebrate 2012 in Grand Style and make plans for an island getaway now. Churchill’s Chophouse From 8 p.m.-12 a.m. guests can enjoy a four-course dinner and live entertainment at Churchill’s Chophouse, the resort’s upscale steakhouse. The menu will feature mouthwatering dishes including: prosciutto wrapped beef tenderloin filled with foie gras and wild nova salmon poached in lobster butter. The cost is $99 per person.
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett (third right) caught up with a number of Jamaica’s tourism officials during the just concluded Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) at the Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay. From left to right: Jennifer Griffith, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism; Carrole Guntley, Director General in the Ministry of Tourism; Wayne Cummings, President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA); Donnie Dawson, Deputy Director of Tourism - Sales at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB); Minister Bartlett; Camille Needham, Executive Director of the JHTA and John Lynch, Director of Tourism and Chairman, JTB.