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New Tourism Minister for St. Kitts & Nevis

New Tourism Minister for St. Kitts & Nevis St. Kitts & Nevis is welcoming attorney-at-law Marsha Henderson, an attorney-at-law, is the new Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Urban Development for St. Kitts & Nevis. As Minister of Tourism, Henderson, a member of new Prime Minister Dr. Terrance Michael Drew’s federal... more ›
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Jamaica Lights It Up With 60th Celebrations

Jamaica Lights It Up With 60th Celebrations Jamaica marked its 60th anniversary of independence on Aug. 6, 2022 and here in Canada, the island lit up iconic Canadian landmarks in black, green and gold to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee Anniversary. A special Jamaica Independence Reception was held in Niagara Falls and hosted by the... more ›
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Tourism Making Robust Return In Puerto Rico

Tourism Making Robust Return In Puerto Rico Since the start of 2022, Puerto Rico has broken its record of jobs in the leisure and hospitality sectors every month, signaling a robust reboot of the economic engine. The 82,300-worker record in 2015 was surpassed in November 2021 with 83,000 tourism-related jobs reported. Starting... more ›
Posted in Caribbean, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Curaçao Taps Two For New Roles

Curaçao Taps Two For New Roles The Supervisory Board of the Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation (CTDF) has named Muryad de Bruin as Counterpart Statutory Director for the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) and Jacqueline Sybrandy-Held as Regional Manager North America. The appointments are effective immediately. De Bruin... more ›
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Go Back To School With Jamaica

Go Back To School With Jamaica Want to learn about Jamaica? Well, virtual destination training classes will begin the last Thursday of each month, starting on Sept. 29 and ending on Dec. 29. The Jamaica Training University includes full destination immersion training, covering all resort areas, attractions, tours and... more ›
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Set Sail For Beach Fun And Sun With Windstar

Set Sail For Beach Fun And Sun With Windstar Windstar Cruises is setting a course for some beach fun and sun in the winter of 2023. Beach Fun & Sun: A Remote Caribbean Getaway features seven days on some of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean including stops in St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Barts, Anguilla, Jost Van Dyke... more ›
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St. Kitts & Nevis Make Changes To Entry Requirements 

St. Kitts & Nevis Make Changes To Entry Requirements  Effective immediately, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has ended all COVID-19-related entry testing and vaccination requirements. The announcement indicates that the Federation is now open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers. Additionally, travellers will no longer be... more ›
Posted in Caribbean, COVID-19, News

Revitalizing The Industry

Human Capital Renewal Needed To Accelerate Growth Of Tourism

Revitalizing The Industry Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that the renewal of human capital will be crucial to fuelling the sustainable and accelerated growth of the tourism sector, and the Jamaican economy overall. Minister Bartlett said he believes that this can only be achieved in the... more ›
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Saint Lucia Welcomes Air Canada’s Return

Saint Lucia Welcomes Air Canada’s Return Saint Lucia is gearing up to welcome the return of Air Canada service  this fall/winter season. The carrier will be operating direct non-stop service from Toronto (YYZ) to Saint Lucia (UVF) once-a-week starting on Oct. 9, 2022. In November 2022, Air Canada will increase its flight... more ›
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St. Barts Updates Its Rules

St. Barts Updates Its Rules With travel restrictions continuing to evolve around the world, St. Barts Tourism Committee is advising that St. Barts is moving into its prime tourism season this fall and winter and is ready to welcome guests with new, stress-free regulations. * As of Aug. 1, 2022, the French Government... more ›
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