U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is reminding travelers to the Territory to use the Travel Screening Portal at usvitravelportal.com to submit the required Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) test results prior to traveling to the Territory.
MIAMI - The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), which represents the Caribbean’s biggest industry, has made its case to the Government of Canada to reconsider new pandemic testing rules that will strain already stressed Caribbean public health systems and cause further damage to the region’s economy.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Pablo Torres, the president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), predicted the Caribbean will see a return of tourism to the region, “faster than many parts of the world,” thanks to the protocols and partnerships implemented throughout the region to help lessen the effects of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
MIAMI, Florida - As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact global tourism, top Caribbean private sector tourism leaders are asserting that tourism is the region’s best hope for recovery and renewal and that the successful revival of the sector relies on its ability to enhance its strengths while simultaneously reshaping itself to adapt to a changing global environment.
Jamaica and the entire tourism world has lost an icon and travel and tourism visionary with the passing of Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart on Monday evening. The Jamaica Tourist Board offers sincere condolences to his widow Cheryl, his seven children, immediate and extended family, and the wider tourism community.
MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA – The newly appointed board of directors of the island’s leading tourism agencies: Jamaica Vacations Limited (JAMVAC), the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCO), the Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC), and the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) met recently at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. During this difficult period in global travel and tourism, the work of the various boards is even more critical as they provide oversight of these national agencies.
MIAMI – Frank Comito has stepped down as CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) after guiding the association through the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, several devastating hurricanes and numerous global challenges impacting the region's top industry.
SANTA BARBARA, CURAÇAO, – Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the world's leading all-inclusive company, announced today the signing of an agreement that will bring Sandals® Resorts to a brand-new destination, at the Santa Barbara Resort on the island of Curaçao.
MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA – With the peak Tourist Season set to get underway on December 15, tourism officials are expressing cautious optimism that the industry will continue to experience a recovery. On Saturday, December 12, more than 4,000 passengers arrived on the island: the highest daily arrival count since borders reopened on June 15.