Saturday, February 24, 2018

Tourism

BERMUDA – Backlash over repeal of same-sex marriage law

Bermuda's decision to repeal its same-sex marriage law has led to a backlash on social media with calls to boycott the destination. Bermuda Tourism has...

ST LUCIA – New OECS tourism project earmarked to upgrade Castries

Sections of the capital city of Castries should expect a facelift, as one part of a new tourism enhancement project funded by the World...

BARBADOS – BHTA concerned about possible impact of U.S. health advisory

Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), Roseanne Myers,  says she is encouraged by the relevant Government agencies' assurances that Barbados’ drinking water supply remains safe. Responding to statements made to...

JAMAICA – Island to focus on gastronomy tourism

The Jamaican government says it is renewing the focus on culinary assets or gastronomy to boost the tourism sector after indicating that gastronomy has...

JAMAICA – Gov’t seeks to assure tourists, anxious about State of Emergency

Jamaica, faced with a fresh round of negative publicity in the international media arising from the recent imposition of a State of Emergency in...

JAMAICA – Tourism official downplays possible fallout due to State of Emergency in St...

An official in the local tourism industry is downplaying concerns about a possible fallout in the sector in light of the declaration of a...

JAMAICA – Canadian travellers to Montego Bay told to stay within resorts

On January 18, 2018, a state of emergency was declared by the Jamaican government for St James Parish, which includes Montego Bay, as a...

JAMAICA – Jamaica, Mexico sign MOU on multi-destination tourism

Jamaica and Mexico yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), to concretize a multi-destination marketing arrangement which will create ease of travel between destinations...

NEW YORK – Second U.S. winter storm forces hundreds of flight cancellations

A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a...

ST KITTS – Top Caribbean island for travel in 2018

The top travel destinations for 2018 have been released, with top tier international media publication Bloomberg declaring St. Kitts and Nevis as ‘the place...