Travel/Tourism

Forget the polka dot ties and personalized pens and present dad with a gift that will really knock his socks off. Whisk dad away to Jamaica for an invigorating retreat to experience the thrill and adventure of the island’s diverse offerings. Whether dad wants to sharpen his skills on one of Jamaica’s 12 world-class golf courses or laze on the white sand beaches, Jamaica’s hotels, resorts and attractions have created a variety of special packages and deals to celebrate our deserving dads.
An aviation giant was lauded by the US Virgin Islands for his huge contribution to the regional airline, travel and hospitality industry. The invaluable contribution of retiring airline industry veteran, Peter Dolara of American Airlines (AA), to the development of tourism across the territory and the region has been officially recognized by the leadership of the US Virgin Islands.
Jamaica continues to boost nonstop airlift with Delta Air Lines’ new, daily year-round service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ). Travelers can get a head-start on planning their winter escape and enjoying the new flight service, which begins December 15, 2012.  Ã¢â‚¬Å“We’re thrilled to welcome Delta’s new daily service, offering travelers even more convenient options from New York to Jamaica,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Jamaica continues to grow in popularity as a vacation destination, and Delta’s growing service enhances the accessibility and opportunities for nonstop travel.”
Candis Niles - Director of TourismMrs. Candis Niles has been selected as the new Director of Tourism with the Anguilla Tourist Board. She replaces Miss Merlyn Rogers, former Director of Marketing, who had assumed the role of Acting Director upon the retirement of Mrs. Amelia Vanterpool-Kubisch.Mrs. Niles, who assumed her position with effect from July 26, 2010, is a former employee of the Anguilla Tourist Board, where she held the position of Deputy Director of Tourism from 1995-2004.
The Airport Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) recently approved a 100 percent increase in the departure tax here that Transport Minister Devant Maharaj said was justified because of increased security demands. As a result, the departure tax, which is normally included in the price of a ticket, is now TT$200 ($33.3). “Management’s recommendation that in order for the authority to fulfill its mandate to provide safe and secure aviation facilities and to generate additional revenue to meet increased salaries and maintenance costs that the passenger service charge be changed from $100 to $200 per international passenger was accepted and approved by the board,” Maharaj told the Sunday Express newspaper.
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