Travel/Tourism

Oceanfront Casa Marina Hotel (circa 1925)The historic Casa Marina Hotel (circa 1925) in Jacksonville Beach, Florida is the only HHA (Historic Hotels of America) property in NE Florida. From March through July 2010, ‘TAKE A BEACHCOMBER BREAK offers an ocean view parlor suite at $159 SUNDAY thru THURSDAY that includes:
Travel Agents from across North America gathered at Sandals Golf & Country Club in Ocho Rios, Jamaica to launch the new Sandals Golf School powered by NikeGolf®From January 8-11, 2009, seven travel agents from the United States and Canada were among the first to experience Sandals Resorts’ newly launched Sandals Golf School at the Sandals Golf & Country Club in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The first of its kind for the destination, the Sandals Golf School offers both resort guests and the public with private lessons, multi-day training sessions and corporate golf retreats, as well as access to the latest amenities and technology designed to improve and enhance performance.
January 22, 2009 commemorates St. Patrick’s Day in true Caribbean style. With the distinction of being the only country in the world outside of Ireland to recognize St. Patrick’s Day as a national holiday, the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean celebrates this annual event with week-long festivities held March 14 – 21, 2009.
Berthia ParleSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—President of the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) Berthia Parle has called for the introduction of tough legislation to halt "unscrupulous operators" engaging in irresponsible hotel and tourism development in the region.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.
Alec Sanguinetti 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.
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