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Zip lines take off in Trinidad and Tobago

Zip lines take off in Trinidad and Tobago

Visitors to the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago can now add zip lining to the wide range of activities that can be pursued during their visit. These islands join other destinations in the Caribbean such as Antigua & Barbuda, Jamaica and Barbados … June 25, 2013
Tobago Day at the Races in Trinidad

Tobago Day at the Races in Trinidad

Although called a twin-island republic, Trinidad and Tobago are both culturally divergent. Whereas Trinidad is considered bustling and energetic, in Tobago one can get a more laid-back Caribbean experience. One of the customs that is inherent to … June 15, 2013
New opportunities in tourism explored at Caribbean Investment Forum

New opportunities in tourism explored at Caribbean Investment Forum

In its third successful year, the Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF) 2013 delivered on the promise of rich opportunities for investors seeking a foothold in the Caribbean. More than 500 entrepreneurs, government ministers, investors, CEOs, and CFOs heeded … June 15, 2013
St. Eustatius Tourism joins International Coalition of Tourism Partners council

St. Eustatius Tourism joins International Coalition of Tourism Partners council

ORANJESTAD, St. Eustatius; HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation (STDF) has recently joined the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP). ICTP is a grassroots … June 13, 2013
Sustainable destination partnership launched

Sustainable destination partnership launched

NEW YORK, NY – St. Eustatius and global non-profit, Sustainable Travel International, today announced the launch of their partnership to undertake a Rapid Sustainable Destination Diagnostic that will facilitate a focused assessment of St. Eustatius’ … June 12, 2013
CTO honors travel journalists at Trinidad & Tobago-sponsored media awards ceremony during Caribbean Week in New York

CTO honors travel journalists at Trinidad & Tobago-sponsored media awards ceremony during Caribbean Week in New York

NEW YORK, New York – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) recognized travel journalists covering the region at the CTO Media Awards Luncheon at Caribbean Week in New York. The luncheon, held at the New Yorker Hotel on Thursday, June 6, was sponsored … June 7, 2013
Rosalie Bay Resort protects endangered sea turtles on Dominica

Rosalie Bay Resort protects endangered sea turtles on Dominica

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe member the Rosalie Bay Resort, located on Dominica in the Caribbean, is one the world’s best ethical destinations. This eco-resort is a pioneer on Dominica when it comes to the environment. Rosalie Bay’s owner, … May 16, 2013
Survey: British Virgin Islands most expensive destination in the Caribbean

Survey: British Virgin Islands most expensive destination in the Caribbean

The British Virgin Islands rank as the most expensive destination in the Caribbean based on the cost of lodging there. A new survey from CheapHotels.org [ www.cheaphotels.org/press/caribbean2013.html ] made this discovery after comparing the various Caribbean … May 7, 2013
Grenada: the spice of the Caribbean

Grenada: the spice of the Caribbean

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – From its position at the far southern tip of the Windward Islands chain, Grenada offers visitors a distinctive, off-the-beaten path experience as well as a combination of activities, attractions, and historic sites that are … March 12, 2013
Grenada invests in yachting sector

Grenada invests in yachting sector

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenada is investing a US$375,000 grant from CARTfund, administered by the Caribbean Development Bank, to expand and develop the country’s marine and yachting industry. "Grenada as a yachting destination is one of the … January 20, 2013
Grenada winds four accolades at Caribbean Tourism Organization UK Media Awards

Grenada winds four accolades at Caribbean Tourism Organization UK Media Awards

Four (4) editorial features about Grenada received accolades at the annual Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Media Awards held on Monday, November 5 at the World Travel Market in London. “Foodtripper Grenada,” an hour-long documentary about Grenada’s … November 6, 2012
Martinique, St. Kitts and Seychelles say that islands can and should cooperate in the field of tourism

Martinique, St. Kitts and Seychelles say that islands can and should cooperate in the field of tourism

The last CTO (Caribbean Tourism Organization) meeting in St. Kitts has paved the way for greater cooperation between islands of the world. The climate change issues, the air access difficulties, and the new taxes coming from some of the tourist source … October 21, 2012
3rd Meeting of the Africa Caribbean and Pacific Ministers of Culture Meeting in Brussels attended by Minister of Tourism and Culture from Seychelles

3rd Meeting of the Africa Caribbean and Pacific Ministers of Culture Meeting in Brussels attended by Minister of Tourism and Culture from Seychelles

Alain St.Ange, the new Minister with the responsibility for Culture in the Republic of the Seychelles, was in Brussels this week for the 3rd Meeting of the Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Ministers of Culture. This was the first ACP Ministers Meeting … October 19, 2012
NTA’s Simon elected to Caribbean Tourism Board

NTA’s Simon elected to Caribbean Tourism Board

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - NTA President Lisa Simon was elected to the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Tourism Organization last week at the CTO’s annual State of the Industry Conference in Basseterre, St. Kitts. As a member of the CTO board, Simon will … October 18, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Minister addressed Caribbean region’s premier tourism conference

Seychelles Tourism Minister addressed Caribbean region’s premier tourism conference

The Seychelles Tourism Minister, Mr. Alain St.Ange, led a two-member delegation to the Caribbean’s leading tourism gathering, the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference in St. Kitts this October. Mr. St.Ange, who was appointed … October 14, 2012
Green Globe Certification supports Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation

Green Globe Certification supports Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification supports the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation-Haiti Fund (CHTAEF-Haiti Fund) and recently donated US$2,000 to purchase 5 netbooks with MS software for surviving Haiti hotel … September 27, 2012
Cream of the Caribbean and Americas celebrate in Turks and Caicos

Cream of the Caribbean and Americas celebrate in Turks and Caicos

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos - The leading travel brands from across the Caribbean and the Americas have shared top honors at a World Travel Awards ceremony hosted at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa on September 14, 2012. A packed delegation … September 16, 2012
Turks and Caicos islands prepare to host travel Oscars

Turks and Caicos islands prepare to host travel Oscars

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos - The voting lines are closed, the trophies polished, and the VIP guests starting to arrive, as Turks & Caicos makes the final preparations for the most important evening of the year for travel and tourism in the … September 14, 2012
St. Kitts romances the International Council of Tourism Partners

St. Kitts romances the International Council of Tourism Partners

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) welcomed St. Kitts Tourism Authority to its destination membership. St. Kitts is located in the Eastern Caribbean; it is an island … August 28, 2012
Caribbean’s finest travel brands set to reap rewards in Turks and Caicos

Caribbean’s finest travel brands set to reap rewards in Turks and Caicos

LONDON, England - The Caribbean’s most successful travel brands are set to be acknowledged at a red-carpet ceremony hosted by World Travel Awards (WTA) at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa on Friday, September 14, 2012. Key categories to … August 22, 2012
Caribbean Tourism Organization confirms Seychelles Tourism Minister to lead delegation to Caribbean’s premier tourism conference

Caribbean Tourism Organization confirms Seychelles Tourism Minister to lead delegation to Caribbean’s premier tourism conference

Johnson Johnrose of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) from Bridgetown Barbados has confirmed that the Hon. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, will lead a delegation to the Caribbean’s leading tourism gathering, … August 17, 2012
Trinidad and Tobago, reeling in Olympic glory

Trinidad and Tobago, reeling in Olympic glory

Known for fresh seafood, friendly people, a coastline dotted with hidden beaches, and some of the best surfing spots in the Caribbean, the tiny fishing village of Toco, on Trinidad’s northeast coast, is now shining on the international stage as the … August 16, 2012
Tour des Yoles Rondes a beautiful spectator sport unique to Martinique

Tour des Yoles Rondes a beautiful spectator sport unique to Martinique

NEW YORK, New York - Carnival is to the Caribbean as fish are to the sea – one simply cannot exist without the other. In Martinique, the analogy is taken one step further when sports and sea are brought together for a celebration unlike any other, the … July 29, 2012
Trinidad and Tobago to host the Travel Professionals of Color Conference in 2013

Trinidad and Tobago to host the Travel Professionals of Color Conference in 2013

The vibrant heritage and multi-cultural lifestyle of Trinidad and Tobago will be on show from July 29 to August 4 as the 11th annual Travel Professionals of Color (TPOC) Conference, for only the second time in its history, is hosted outside of the United … July 20, 2012
Trinidad and Tobago’s Small Tourism Enterprises Project raising the bar for excellence

Trinidad and Tobago’s Small Tourism Enterprises Project raising the bar for excellence

The Organization of American States (OAS) has recognized Trinidad and Tobago’s Small Tourism Enterprises Project (STEP), which is managed by the Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC), as a Caribbean leader, raising the bar for excellence among service … July 19, 2012
2012 Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival to be hosted in Grenada

2012 Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival to be hosted in Grenada

For the first time ever, the annual Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival will be held in Grenada. After two consecutive years in Barbados, the festival is heading to the “Spice Isle” to continue to raise the profile of the region’s diverse range of rum … July 13, 2012
Turks and Caicos to host Caribbean and The Americas Ceremony

Turks and Caicos to host Caribbean and The Americas Ceremony

LONDON, England - The paradise islands of Turks & Caicos will become the focus of the travel and tourism industry when they host World Travel Awards (WTA), the “Oscars of the travel industry,” on September 14, 2012. WTA’s Caribbean & The Americas … July 5, 2012
ACS collaborates with SELA, REGAR and the Trinidad and Tobago International Finance Center to host a Training Seminar on SMEs Guarantees Support Systems

ACS collaborates with SELA, REGAR and the Trinidad and Tobago International Finance Center to host a Training Seminar on SMEs Guarantees Support Systems

PORT OF SPAIN – The Secretariat of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) is part of the coordinating organizations, which will be hosting a Training Seminar on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Guarantees Support Systems on July 9 & 10, 2012. … June 21, 2012
ICTP welcomes Anguilla Tourist board as its newest member

ICTP welcomes Anguilla Tourist board as its newest member

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced today that the Anguilla Tourist Board has become a member of ICTP. Anguilla joins ICTP members from around the globe – from Oman to Johannesburg, from Virginia to La Reunion, from Seychelles … February 3, 2012
Puerto Rico posts strong tourism gains, unveils new marketing campaign to continue momentum

Puerto Rico posts strong tourism gains, unveils new marketing campaign to continue momentum

NEW YORK, New York – The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) today unveiled its US marketing campaign for the upcoming winter and 2012 tourism season during an event hosted by PRTC Executive Director, Mario González-Lafuente. The “Puerto Rico Does … November 30, 2011
Preferred Residences adds Kittitian Hill to its exclusive network

Preferred Residences adds Kittitian Hill to its exclusive network

On October 17, 2011, it was announced that Preferred Residences®, a hospitality branded membership and exchange program for luxury shared ownership resorts offered by an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq:IILG), has added Kittitian … November 2, 2011
Cream of the Caribbean celebrates at World Travel Awards

Cream of the Caribbean celebrates at World Travel Awards

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - The Caribbean’s leading travel brands have walked off with top honors at a VIP gala ceremony hosted by World Travel Awards (WTA) in Montego Bay, Jamaica on October 19, 2011. VIPs, senior tourism figures, captains of industry, … October 20, 2011
Caribbean’s leading brands compete for ultimate travel accolade

Caribbean’s leading brands compete for ultimate travel accolade

LONDON, UK - St. Lucia, Barbados, Jamaica, and the Bahamas are among the nations that will compete head-to-head for the coveted title of “Caribbean’s Leading Destination” at a VIP World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony in Montego Bay, Jamaica on October … October 6, 2011
Grenada Board of Tourism joins the International Council of Tourism Partners

Grenada Board of Tourism joins the International Council of Tourism Partners

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced today that the Grenada Board of Tourism has joined their alliance as the first representative from the Caribbean. “Grenada is proud to be the first Caribbean representative to ICTP, and … October 3, 2011
Caribbean travel brands lead economic revival

Caribbean travel brands lead economic revival

LONDON, England - The role of leading travel brands in navigating the Caribbean through the global downturn is to be acknowledged at the World Travel Awards (WTA) VIP ceremony in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on October 19, 2011. The WTA awards program, hailed … September 8, 2011
Green Globe congratulates the appointment of sustainability leader to the Caribbean

Green Globe congratulates the appointment of sustainability leader to the Caribbean

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification congratulates architectural and planning firm OBM International on their appointment of Ms. Denaye Hinds as Director of Sustainability. Mr. Guido Bauer, Green Globe Certification CEO, said, "We have … June 22, 2011
Specialist Caribbean hospitality real estate and finance brokerage launched at CHTIC 2011

Specialist Caribbean hospitality real estate and finance brokerage launched at CHTIC 2011

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (CHTIC), held in Montego Bay Jamaica last week was the scene of the launch of a new MacLellan & Associates group company – MacLellan International Brokers LLC. The new operation, headquartered … May 17, 2011
Kittitian Hill Resort, St. Kitts - groundbreaking of unique project

Kittitian Hill Resort, St. Kitts - groundbreaking of unique project

It has been rare to see commencement of construction on a new Caribbean resort project during these last few challenging years, but Kittitian Hill achieved that landmark event this week with a groundbreaking ceremony and rapid progress towards completion … January 18, 2011
2010 Martinique Jazzfest set for November 27 to December 5

2010 Martinique Jazzfest set for November 27 to December 5

NEW YORK, NY – Martinique is making ready for the 2010 edition of its annual Jazz Festival. This year, the Caribbean’s longest-running jazz festival dating back to 1983 - the Martinique Jazz Festival - will be held November 27 to December 5. Among … November 1, 2010
US hotel brands in the Caribbean - under represented or under delivering?

US hotel brands in the Caribbean - under represented or under delivering?

A recent article by Parris Jordan and La Baik of HVS provided interesting data on the apparent low volume of US-branded hotels in the Caribbean, when compared to the hospitality scene in North America. The conclusion reached was that there may be an opportunity … September 1, 2010
CAST Green Globe membership - a winning partnership for the Caribbean

CAST Green Globe membership - a winning partnership for the Caribbean

LOS ANGELES, CA - In 2010, the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) has partnered with Green Globe Certification to provide all Caribbean travel and tourism businesses a combined membership that will greatly assist the delivery of sustainable … August 11, 2010
Caribbean resort investment - the way forward?

Caribbean resort investment - the way forward?

This month’s annual Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference saw straight talking from several experienced industry professionals about the scale of the challenge to improve profitability in the region’s stressed resort industry. In some … May 20, 2010
McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas first-ever winter season promotion says “thank you”

McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas first-ever winter season promotion says “thank you”

McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas, longtime vacation rental experts located on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, announced their first-ever winter season luxury villa rental promotion, beginning today through January 15, 2010. “Times are challenging,” … December 10, 2009
WTA Caribbean, South America, Asia, Australasia & Indian Ocean winners unveiled

WTA Caribbean, South America, Asia, Australasia & Indian Ocean winners unveiled

Virgin Holidays, Jamaica Tourist Board, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Air Mauritius, and Rio de Janeiro were amongst companies who triumphed during the World Travel Awards Caribbean, South America, Asia, Australasia, and Indian Ocean regional ceremonies, … November 8, 2009

St. Kitts Marriott Resort honors dad and mom with "Indulge In Value Package"

FRIGATE BAY, St. Kitts – Just in time for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, the St. Kitts Marriott Resort is proud to announce its "Indulge In Value Package," offering unlimited rounds of golf and unlimited spa services starting at US$299 per room … May 5, 2009
Statement by the Hon. John Maginley, chairman, CTO Council of Ministers, on swine flu

Statement by the Hon. John Maginley, chairman, CTO Council of Ministers, on swine flu

Although there are currently no identifiable cases of swine flu among the 33 Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) member countries, the region is taking a proactive effort related to this virus. As has been reported, regional health officials have … April 28, 2009

Caribbean Villa Rentals raise bar on vacation experience

ST. THOMAS, VI – Caribbean villa rental guests have become a valuable mainstay of the current travel scene. Their continued devotion to the ultimate vacation experience has been a saving grace to many Caribbean destinations. Nancy Anderson, president … April 7, 2009
IIPT President Lou D’Amore invites Edmund Bartlett to lead IIPT Caribbean Community Tourism Delegation to European Conference

IIPT President Lou D’Amore invites Edmund Bartlett to lead IIPT Caribbean Community Tourism Delegation to European Conference

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, June 29, 2008 - The International Institute for Peace through Tourism's (IIPT) first International Community Tourism Retreat, recently held at the Jamaica Pegasus, was a shining example of sustainable tourism at work. The theme of tourism … June 30, 2008
The Sands at Grace Bay Unveils New Look and Positioning

The Sands at Grace Bay Unveils New Look and Positioning

Beloved Beachfront Resort Completes $6 Million in UpgradesSituated on the stunning twelve mile curve of white powder sand known as Grace Bay Beach, has re-opened following a $6 million facelift that includes a gracious new open-air lobby accented with … February 6, 2008



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