Travel/Tourism

Antigua and Barbuda will join the rest of the world in celebrating World Tourism Day (WTD), on Monday September 27, 2010. WTD is being held this year under the theme ‘Tourism and Biodiversity`, in support of the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity.In observance of this year’s theme, the Ministry of Tourism will collaborate with the Antigua Hotels and Tourism Association (AHTA), and the Environmental Division to host two community initiatives in an effort to raise public awareness of the mutual interdependency of biodiversity and tourism. These volunteer efforts will help demonstrate how tourism can contribute to preserving life on Earth and its unique biodiversity.
Lelei LeLauluInternational sustainable tourism expert Lelei LeLaulu will keynote the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau's World Tourism Day gala dinner at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa on Monday, September 27 in the Dutch Caribbean isle."St. Maarten proves size does not matter when it comes to using sensible tourism to enhance not only its biodiversity but also to improve the lives of its citizens," said Lelei LeLaulu, vice president of the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) and co-chairman of Innovation for Sustainable Development Centre.
From left: Prime Minister Stephenson King, Martha Smith of the Saint Lucia Consulate and Jamaican-American Assemblyman Nick Perry at Saint Lucia House over the weekend.Saint Lucia's citizens abroad are critically important to the development of the island nation, and its government is not going to overlook them.That was the assurance Prime Minister Stephenson King gave to nationals over the weekend when he addressed them at Brooklyn's Saint Lucia House, where he pledged both political and financial commitments to working closer with Saint Lucians across the Diaspora.
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has been effectively utilising social media and technology as part of its continued marketing thrust to promote and showcase destination Jamaica. Its latest venture is the 'Pon Di Road Jamaica' webseries, aired on the popular video sharing website, You Tube.com and captures the adventures of a local, newly-wed couple, Stephen and Calee, as they visit Jamaica's ritzy to roadside local attractions, restaurants, shops, hotels and other places of interest.
Saint Lucia's small luxury hotels and resorts are among the best in the world, according to more than 25,000 Condé Nast Traveler magazine readers whose passion is travel.The Eastern Caribbean island nation took top accolades and honors in the prestigious magazine's 23rd annual Readers' Choice Awards, which asked their discerning readers to rank the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, resorts, and car rental agencies worldwide.
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