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TOURISM: SUN SEA AND MASKS. Anticipating the Post COVID-19 Recovery of the Caribbean Tourism Sector

In a June 2, 2020 press release, Mrs. Jibrilu, Director General, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is quoted as saying, “Our top priority has and will always be our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our residents and visitors….We must remember that we are living in a new normal in the wake of COVID-19 and a lot is going to change across the tourism sector. We are putting an even greater emphasis on making sure The Bahamas is safe and clean for everyone and look forward to once again providing travelers with the tropical experience our islands are known for.”

Jamaica Prepares For June 15 Reopening to International Travelers and Announces New Safety Protocols

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Jamaica has announced it will reopen its borders for international travelers on June 15.  The country is currently repatriating 8,000 Jamaican nationals who have been stranded overseas due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions. Additionally, an extensive set of operational protocols were announced, including health screening before entry and upon entry, which will be implemented to manage risks to workers, communities and travelers.  From planning the trip to enjoying the destination, the protocols address all stages of the visitors journey, incorporating the lifecycle of prevention, detection and response. 

St. Lucia, Antigua to Re-open

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The governments of St. Lucia and Antigua and Barbuda plan to re-open their borders this month after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) shut down the Caribbean nations’ international travel industry.


Jamaica Pegasus Launches ‘Intimate I Do’s’ – Wedding Packages in the Time of COVID-19

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Pegasus announced today the launch of Intimate I Do’s, new wedding packages specially designed for couples to tie the knot safely in the time of COVID-19. Under terms of the new packages, wedding parties are limited to a total of 10 participants. Ceremonies can extend for a maximum of two hours, with loving couples joined at the hip at an outdoor setting within the lush Jamaica Pegasus gardens before retiring to one of the hotel’s small indoor banquet rooms for the reception.

Garden wedding set up at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.  Photo credit: Courtesy of The Jamaica Pegasus/Courtleigh Hospitality Group
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