Jamaica’s Tourism Minister moves to declare Port Royal as Prescribed Area under JTB Act

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett says he will be putting measures in place to declare Port Royal as a prescribed area, under the Jamaica Tourist...

Saint Lucia hits visitors with new ‘tourist accommodation fee’

Following consultations with stakeholders in the industry, the Government of Saint Lucia has announced it will be introducing a tourist ammommodation fee to be...

Bahamasair planes banned from US airspace

US authorities have temporarily prohibited three Bahamasair planes from serving routes into the US. The 737-500 planes will no longer be permitted to serve current...

CTO says 2019 has been a good year for regional tourism

New Year's message from CTO's acting Secretary-General If we were to stop and reflect on this year as it comes to a close, we would...

Barbados named top place to travel in 2020

Travel + Leisure magazine has released its list of 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020, and Barbados has made the cut. The annual anticipated...

Miss World Toni-Ann Singh receives Jamaican ambassadorship

Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh has been conferred with an ambassadorship by the Government. Singh was presented with her diplomatic passport by Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Jamaica Gov’t to provide seed funding for Tourism Pension Scheme

The Jamaica government says it will provide J$250 million for the start-up of the highly anticipated Tourism Workers’ Pension Scheme, in January next year. Tourism...

Cuba names tourism minister to be first PM since 1976

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday named Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz as the country's first prime minister since 1976 -- a nomination quickly...

Bartlett invites Miss Nigeria to Jamaica

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has extended an invitation to Miss World contestant, Nigeria's Nyekachi Douglas, to visit the island. During his speech at the 2019...

Dominica open for business after general elections

The Electoral Office has published that the Dominica Labour Party won a resounding victory over the opposition in Dominica’s General Elections held on Dec....