Tourism

  • Photo of Cayman implements 5-phase tourism re-start strategy: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Cayman implements 5-phase tourism re-start strategy: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Cayman Islands has announced a five-phase approach to reopening its tourism sector. During the first phase or ‘reduced quarantine period’, which began in June, fully vaccinated travellers are subject to a mandatory 5-day quarantine while the unvaccinated undergo 14-days isolation. In the second phase, or “reduced reparations restrictions”, effective August 9, additional travel restrictions will be eased, including the…

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  • Photo of Will ganja and medicinal herbs offer Caribbean new path to wellness

    Will ganja and medicinal herbs offer Caribbean new path to wellness

    (Caribbean Tourism Organisation Press Release) – Bryanna Hylton, the Westwood High School, Jamaica student who won this year’s Caribbean Tourism Organizstion (CTO) Tourism Youth Congress, will join the CTO’s programme of activities for Caribbean Tourism Month (CTM) which is observed during the month of November. The 17-year-old Hylton will join an online panel for the Thursday, 1 November launch of…

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  • Photo of Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019

    Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has taken steps to accelerate the use of the measures under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The Conference of Heads of Government in July 2017, approved the Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019 which coincides with the CARICOM Strategic Plan (2015-2019). The Plan is a comprehensive document which details the level of implementation of measures…

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  • Photo of Rihanna named Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Barbados

    Rihanna named Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Barbados

    (Barbados Government Information Service) Government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley stated that Government was honoured to be able to confer the title on this outstanding Barbadian who has contributed significantly to raising the island’s profile…

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  • Photo of Saint Lucia gets CARICOM Development Fund support to jumpstart Village Tourism Initiative

    Saint Lucia gets CARICOM Development Fund support to jumpstart Village Tourism Initiative

    The Government of Saint Lucia on Friday signed on for the 2nd cycle from the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF). Since its establishment, Saint Lucia has benefited from the CDF. For the first funding cycle, the Saint Lucia CAP (Country Assistance Programme) was valued at approximately USD $6.1 million or XCD $16.47 million in loans and grants and was designed to enhance private…

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  • Photo of CLIMATE CHANGE PRESENTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES

    CLIMATE CHANGE PRESENTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 25, 2017 (SKNIS): Although climate change has its disadvantages, it can also be used as an opportunity for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), especially St. Kitts and Nevis in a number of ways, said representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Assistant Secretary, Diannille Taylor-Williams, and Annette Esquibel, Sustainable Tourism Coordinator. The duo appeared on Wednesday’s (August 23) edition…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XIII – An opportunity for Regional economic progress

    CARIFESTA XIII – An opportunity for Regional economic progress

    Asserting our future, celebrating ourselves is the theme for the thirteenth  Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIII), which  takes place in Barbados on August 17-27, 2017. CARIFESTA has been the Caribbean Community’s premier art and culture festival since 1972. This roving event attracts artists and culture professionals from over 30 countries in the Region and has been held 12 times…

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  • Photo of CHTA JOINS FORCES WITH TRAVEL ASSOCIATIONS WORLDWIDE TO UNIFY SECTOR

    CHTA JOINS FORCES WITH TRAVEL ASSOCIATIONS WORLDWIDE TO UNIFY SECTOR

    MIAMI (August 9, 2017) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is partnering with travel associations around the world to strengthen the tourism sector in the region.   President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Karolin Troubetzkoy disclosed that under the stewardship of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), CHTA has joined forces with close to a…

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  • Photo of CTO, CHTA applaud CARICOM decisions on tourism

    CTO, CHTA applaud CARICOM decisions on tourism

    Two Regional tourism organisations have  applauded Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government for taking the lead in recognising the critical contribution of tourism to the economies of member countries and for their commitment to advancing a regional tourism agenda. The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), the umbrella private sector organisation, signalled their appreciation…

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  • Photo of CARPHA gets IDB funding to address tourism sustainability challenges

    CARPHA gets IDB funding to address tourism sustainability challenges

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved funding to the tune of US$800,000 for the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to address health, safety and environmental (HSE) threats that challenge the sustainability of tourism in the Caribbean. CARPHA, which has direct responsibility for the execution of the project will work along with the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) and the Caribbean…

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