St. George’s, Grenada – The Grenada Tourism Authority is pleased to announce that on March 16th, InterCaribbean Airways will upgauge its aircraft from a 30-seater Embraer 120 plane to the larger and more modern ATR- 42 with 48 seats, on its Grenada to Barbados route. This new aircraft will deliver increased flight frequencies and will provide increased comfort and service reliability for passengers. Grenada continues to rebuild its capacity between the two islands, to pre-covid levels and forms part of Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell’s commitment to increasing airlift capacity and connectivity throughout the region.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados has copped the Green Destinations Story Award for Environment and Climate at one of the world’s largest travel trade shows, ITB Berlin.
Speaking to Breaking Travel News at the inaugural Global Tourism Resilience Conference in Kingston, Jamaica, last month, Nicola Madden-Greig, president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), discussed the methods used by the region to get through the COVID-19 pandemic and come out the other side poised to thrive. Chief among them was close collaboration among the public and private sectors, multiple industries, and various island destinations.
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, is calling on the global community to support a tourism resilience fund to help countries cope with disruptions like pandemics.
BARBADOS - Despite global pressures such as high inflation, the war in Ukraine, the ensuing energy crisis, and an impending economic recession, the outlook for Caribbean travel and tourism is favorable, according to the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).
The new Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau in the Bahamas has been described as ‘a gem’ in downtown Nassau by Joy Jibrilu, CEO of Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board (NPIPB).
CASTRIES, St. Lucia – An online Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) form that allows for the electronic processing of travelers will be introduced here on Wednesday.
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says the industry has undergone a significant transformation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and that its future success now depends on the ability of its workforce to create innovative and distinctive experiences.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – The longstanding ban on jet skis in St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be reviewed this year, Tourism Minister Carlos James announced following comments from the head of the country’s Tourism Authority that the ban made “no sense”.
BARBADOS – Former president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism and Association (CHTA) Patricia Affonso-Dass believes the 41st annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace, to be held in Barbados May 9-11, can be a defining moment for the travel trade body.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla – Voicing support for the theme of the United Nations International Women’s Day, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”, Nicola Madden-Greig, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), said education, innovation and technological change, were integral for gender equality and the empowerment of women working in tourism in the digital age.
MIAMI, FL - Unique Vacations Inc. (UVI), an affiliate of the worldwide representative of Sandals® Resorts and Beaches® Resorts, today announced the appointment of Tony Cortizas as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective immediately. Cortizas brings more than three decades of creative storytelling and strategic brand building expertise for global hospitality names. He will report to CEO Jeff Clarke, strengthening his leadership role within the organization where he is charged with directing research, creative, and brand marketing for the hospitality brands under the UVI umbrella, particularly all-inclusive trailblazer Sandals Resorts and sister brand, family-friendly Beaches Resorts.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, is undergoing significant modernization designed to transform it into a world-class facility.