Travel/Tourism

CASTRIES, SAINT LUCIA – February 21, 2012 – As Saint Lucians in New York prepare to commemorate their home country's 33rd anniversary of National Independence, Bay Gardens Resorts is proud to announce that its flagship property, the four-starBeach Resort & Spa, has donated this year's grand prize raffle item. The Saint Lucia House Foundation's 33rd Anniversary of Independence Gala, scheduled for February 25, 2012, will take place at Brooklyn's Grand Prospect Hall.
Small, intimate hotels with lots of personality are often difficult to come by in the Caribbean. But we found three unique properties, each with their own sense of style, that represent what the islands are all about — and they're affordable! Check out these tips for Caribbean getaways on a budget, too. Food lovers flock to St. Martin for its French Caribbean charm. Le Petite Hotel in Grand Case is a 10-room beachside inn with hints of the French and Mexican Riviera and a touch of Bali. Rooms are outfitted in teak, terraces open up to the beach, and delicious French pastries await you in the morning.
Stumped on a Mother’s Day gift? Give mom a lifetime of memories by whisking her away for a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation in beautiful Jamaica. The island’s hotels, resorts and attractions have made it easier to celebrate the joys of motherhood with special packages created with mom in mind.
NEW YORK – March 12, 2012 – JAMAICA CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE ATTHE NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SHOW – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) had a colorful and vibrant presence at this year's The New York Times Travel Show, held at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center. In celebration of the island's 50th Anniversary of Independence, the JTB offered a number of prize trip giveaways, a sampling of Jamaican cuisine courtesy of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery, caricature drawings by artist Michael Escoffery, and a Usain Bolt interactive game.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (3 March, 2012) – Some of the most breath-taking and majestic scenery await delegates to the 13th annual Sustainable Tourism Conference (STC-13), taking place in Guyana from 15-18 April, 2012. Persons who register for the conference - the full programme only - can get free visits to some of the most desirable eco-tourism attractions in Guyana, including Kaieteur Falls, the world's largest single drop falls. Among the other fascinating tours awaiting delegates are Iwokrama and the Canopy Walkway; Santa Mission/Arrow Point (a haven for bird watchers and nature lovers) and Surama Village, the winner of the 2011 CTO Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award.
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