Caribbean Travel Update

What’s New From Antigua To Martinique

Stunning new hotels. Ramped up cruise visits. The return of Carnival. Dive into the latest travel news out of The Caribbean.

Antigua & Barbuda is more than just a winter getaway! The Caribbean nation saw increased demand for summer travel in 2021, with July and August figures coming in even higher than 2019 levels.

Overall, Antigua & Barbuda welcomed a total of 169,469 air travellers in 2021, marking a 35% increase over 2020. While those figures still represent a 45% decrease on 2019 numbers, Charmaine Spencer, sales and marketing consultant for the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority, noted that 2019 “was quite a banner year so we’re quite happy.”

Meanwhile, sea arrivals for 2021 totalled 83,373 passengers across 102 cruise visits with 80,588 passengers and 2,758 arrivals via yachts. A fifth cruise berth and boardwalk, which can accommodate Oasis-class ships — the largest in the world — is now open. So far 202 cruise calls are booked for 2022.

For the full story, check out this week’s issue of TRAVEL COURIER.



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