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Anguilla Picks Liburd As Director

Anguilla Picks Liburd As Director Anguilla’s Minister of Tourism, Hayden Hughes, has appointed Stacey Liburd to the position of Director of Tourism. Liburd’s appointment took effect on Jan. 4, 2021, with Minister Hughes saying: “We have put together a very strong Board at the ATB. The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) will... more ›
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Take It Back

CHTA Asks Canadian Government To Reverse COVID-19 Testing Requirement

Take It Back Take it back. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has made its case to the Canadian government, asking it to reconsider new pandemic testing rules that will strain already stressed Caribbean public health systems and cause further damage to the region’s economy. Those... more ›
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Cuba Makes It Easier For Canadians To Get Tested

Cuba Makes It Easier For Canadians To Get Tested Cuba now offers PCR tests right at the hotels in its main tourist destinations of Varadero, Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria and Holguin. “At the time when the travel industry is overwhelmed by the new COVID-19 entry requirements to Canada, Cuba makes it easy for Canadians to get tested right... more ›
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Tourism Is The Key To Recovery

CHTA President Predicts Industry’s Rapid Return, Salutes ‘Countless Health Heroes’

Tourism Is The Key To Recovery 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. That was the message that Pablo... more ›
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Brand USA Postponing Focus On Canada

Brand USA Postponing Focus On Canada   In a brief statement issued this morning, Brand USA advised that it was postponing its virtual Focus on Canada event set for Jan. 13 and Jan. 14. Brand USA says: “We remain focused exclusively on keeping the U.S. travel industry connected with the global travel community and... more ›
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The Industry Remembers Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

The Industry Remembers Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart There has been an outpouring of sympathy and kind words by the Caribbean travel and tourism industry following the passing of Sandals Resorts International’s founder, the Honourable Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) said in a statement that: “It is... more ›
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Ellen Melman Leaving IMOT

Ellen Melman Leaving IMOT After more than 40 years with the Israel Ministry of Tourism, Ellen Melman is leaving IMOT on Jan. 7, 2021. In a message to the industry, Gal Hana, Consul Tourism and Director Canada for IMOT, writes that: “Our dear friend & colleague will be leaving Israel Ministry of Tourism –... more ›
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Canadian Outbound Travel By The Numbers

Canadian Outbound Travel By The Numbers Outbound Canada has released its January to October 2020 update on total Canadian outbound travel. The update reports that there were 136,000 trips recorded in October, a 94% decline compared to the same period in 2019. Total overnight outbound trips are down 69% compared to the first ten... more ›
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Brand USA Turns The Focus On Canada

Brand USA Turns The Focus On Canada Registration is open for all travel agents in Canada to attend the first-ever Focus On Canada hosted by Brand USA. The recovery-themed virtual event is designed to inform and inspire future travel to the United States. Starting at 12 pm EST on Thurs., Jan. 14, the event will provide... more ›
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Israel Optimistic Tourists Will Return In Spring

Israel Optimistic Tourists Will Return In Spring The Israel Ministry of Tourism is spearheading a series of moves aimed at preserving the tourist infrastructure to prepare for the day after the pandemic. As 2020 came to an end -- and with the pace of the vaccination campaign in Israel leading the world -- the Israel Ministry of Tourism has... more ›
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