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Jamaica takes top Caribbean honours in World Travel Awards

Jamaica topped the Caribbean in the World Travel Awards, picking up trophies for the Caribbean’s Leading Destination, the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination and the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board. Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport also won the Caribbean’s Leading Airport. The winners of the World...

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British sailing yacht arrives in Havana, Cuba

The British-flagged sailing yacht Fidelis, registered in Grand Cayman, on Monday became the first vessel of its kind to visit Havana during the Covid-19 pandemic. The pleasure vessel, with eight crew members, entered the Havana bay on Monday morning from Varadero beach, Cubatur Occidente branch director Carlos Alberto Rivera told Prensa...

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WTTC Research Finds Slower-Than-Expected Travel and Tourism Recovery

A lack of international coordination, severe travel restrictions and slower vaccination rates in some parts of the world are hampering the travel and tourism sector’s recovery says the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). According to the organization, the sector’s continued sluggish recovery will see its year-on-year...

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Sandals Resorts Celebrates Historic Milestone

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its flagship couples-only brand, Sandals Resorts. Since opening its doors in Montego Bay in November 1981, Sandals has worked to build tourism throughout the Caribbean. The brand is committed to developing hospitality excellence across the region, one of the most...

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Nevis Tourism Launches Revamped Website with Mango Sweepstakes

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) unveiled a revamped website featuring a modernized design and easy navigation, said NTA officials. The new site provides users with optimized Nevis travel information including accommodations, attractions, restaurants and bars, island events and historic and cultural sites and attractions. “We’re...

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Marriott Expands All-Inclusive Offering with Autograph Collection Properties

Marriott has added 20 Autograph Collection properties to its all-inclusive offering. The resorts span Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada and Costa Rica. “The arrival of the first all-inclusive resorts marks an exciting chapter in the brand’s story,” said Jennifer Connell, vice president and global...

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French Tourists Increase Presence in Cuba’s Heritage Cities

French tourists are the fifth most important group in Cuba and their presence has increased in the country’s heritage cities, Diana González, tourism counselor at the Cuban Embassy in France, told Prensa Latina. Cuba presented its renewed offers at the 42nd edition of the IFTM Top Resa trade show for travel professionals in Paris,...

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Havana to host the IV Ibero-American Summit on Accessible and Inclusive Tourism

The emblematic Hotel Nacional de Cuba will host the IV Ibero-American Summit on Accessible Tourism, from December 5 to 19, as Havana has been selected as the host city for the event, according to the Cuban Foreign Ministry’s website Cubaminrex. Cubaminrex emphasizes that this designation was made possible by the important...

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Costa Rican Health Authorities Warn the Worst of the Pandemic is Coming

Health authorities in Costa Rica warn that the worst moment of the pandemic in the country is expected in the upcoming weeks. Early this week the social security service (CCSS) reported they had over 2,246 patients that required hospitalization due to Covid-19, an increase “never seen before”. In average, 27 people die every day with...

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Daniel Oduber Airport Receives Award as the Best Airport in Latin America and the Caribbean

During the ceremony of the Global Summit on Customer Experience, of the Airports Council International (ACI), held this past Wednesday night in the city of Montreal, Canada, Guanacaste Airport Daniel Oduber was presented as the Best Airport in Latin America and the Caribbean, in the category of less than two million passengers. The...

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