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  • Photo of St Lucia to introduce Tourism Levy December 15:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    St Lucia to introduce Tourism Levy December 15: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Government of St Lucia will introduce a tourism levy effective December 15, 2020 to aid in the financing of the industry marketing and development. In a two-tier system, guests will be charged either US$3 or US$6 per person per night depending on a room rate below or above US$120. A rate of 50% of the tourism levy will apply…

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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 CARICOM and Japan exploring further cooperation

    CARICOM and Japan exploring further cooperation

    Strengthening CARICOM-Japan relations, Asia’s potential as a source of tourism, and the importance of presenting CARICOM to that part of the world. These formed part of an exchange of views when a delegation from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry paid a courtesy visit to the CARICOM Secretariat’s Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana on Monday.  The possibility of Japan hosting…

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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 Tourism Congress to address theme of building resilience in tourism sector

    Tourism Congress to address theme of building resilience in tourism sector

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (March 12, 2018) – When the XXIV Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism opens on Wednesday, March 21 at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, one of the key areas for presentations and discussions will be the matter of building resilience in the Tourism sector in the Americas. In the latter months of 2017, the hemisphere of the Americas received a…

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  • Photo of The Bahamas strengthens CARICOM ties with new Ambassador

    The Bahamas strengthens CARICOM ties with new Ambassador

    The Bahamas on Monday underscored the importance of maintaining strong relations within CARICOM with the accreditation of a new Ambassador. The Ceremony took place at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in accepting the credentials of H.E. Reuben Rahming, noted that The Bahamas has been a valued member of…

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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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  • Bahamas PM to chair new tourism committee

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have agreed to establish a committee that will look at ways at incorporating both the public and private sector in the overall development of the regional tourism industry, Bahamas Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, has said. Minnis, who is attending his first CARICOM summit after leading his Free National Movement to victory in that Caribbean country,…

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  • Photo of People will know CARICOM is working when they see, taste and feel – Bahamas Prime Minister

    People will know CARICOM is working when they see, taste and feel – Bahamas Prime Minister

    People will know CARICOM is working when they see, taste and feel – Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. The Honourable Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas has signalled his readiness to help deliver the mandates of CARICOM to provide better, healthier and more prosperous lives for the people of the Community. In doing so, the newest Member of the Conference…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Seeks to Climate-Proof Tourism Industry

    Caribbean Seeks to Climate-Proof Tourism Industry

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday June 30, 2017 (IPS) – The tourism industry is the key economic driver and largest provider of jobs in the Caribbean after the public sector. Caribbean tourism broke new ground in 2016, surpassing 29 million arrivals for the first time and once again growing faster than the global average. Visitor expenditures also hit a new high, growing…

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