Articles tagged “caribbean”

Caribbean Woes Send Travel Advisors Searching for Plan B

Caribbean Woes Send Travel Advisors Searching for Plan B

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Highly publicized incidents and policy changes surrounding some of the Caribbean's most popular destinations are putting a snafu in travel plans. As always, travel advisors need to roll with the punches and find workable alternatives for clients.

1 month ago

Travel Advisors Scramble to Find Alternatives for Caribbean-Bound Clients

Travel Advisors Scramble to Find Alternatives for Caribbean-Bound Clients

Paul Biasco, Skift

In the age of mass media, word of incidents in travel destinations quickly spread across the globe, and travel advisors need to be prepared to handle client requests for changes in their wake. It's important for advisors to start looking for backup plans when news begins to break.

1 month ago

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Executive Q&A: Posadas’ Meteoric Growth in Mexico and Beyond

Executive Q&A: Posadas’ Meteoric Growth in Mexico and Beyond

Posadas + Skift

Posadas has witnessed many shifts within Mexico’s tourism industry over the last five decades since it first launched its Fiesta Americana hotel. The brand continues to evolve and has big plans for major expansion in Mexico and other areas of Latin America.

4 months ago

Still Healing, Caribbean Predicts Strong Tourism Growth

Still Healing, Caribbean Predicts Strong Tourism Growth

Isaac Carey, Skift

It didn't take long for travelers across the world to start booking their vacations in the Caribbean again, even in the hardest-hit areas. That being said, the threat of another disaster always looms.

7 months ago

Hurricane-Hit U.S. Virgin Islands Struggle With Tourism Job Losses

Hurricane-Hit U.S. Virgin Islands Struggle With Tourism Job Losses

Vincent Del Giudice and Alex Tanz, Bloomberg

Tourism is a huge part of the U.S. Virgin Islands' economy and Hurricanes Irma and Maria have clearly taken their toll. The length of time it takes to get job numbers back up depends on how quickly vacationers return.

1 year ago

Caribbean’s New Marketing Campaign Is Launching Ahead of 2018 Hurricane Season

Caribbean’s New Marketing Campaign Is Launching Ahead of 2018 Hurricane Season

Dan Peltier, Skift

The Caribbean is rolling out its first regional marketing campaign in more than a decade, just in time for the next hurricane season that starts in June and while many destinations are still recovering. It's a cycle that's probably going to get a lot more normal for the region.

1 year ago

Tourism Group Ups Proposed Budget to $20 Million to Promote Caribbean After Hurricanes

Tourism Group Ups Proposed Budget to $20 Million to Promote Caribbean After Hurricanes

Dan Peltier, Skift

Details are still being hammered out for this new Caribbean marketing fund as hurricane season officially begins June 1. Many cruise ship passengers already consider the Caribbean as a collective destination, but still, why did it take decades for this fund to come about?

1 year ago

Carnival Sees a ‘Hurricane Hangover’ in Parts of the Caribbean

Carnival Sees a ‘Hurricane Hangover’ in Parts of the Caribbean

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Travelers held off on booking cruises to the Caribbean in the aftermath of the 2017 hurricanes. One big question is how many of them will want to risk sailing during this year's hurricane season — and at what prices.

1 year ago

Royal Caribbean Is Making a Billion-Dollar Push for New Cruisers

Royal Caribbean Is Making a Billion-Dollar Push for New Cruisers

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise industry players talk constantly about attracting first-timers. Royal Caribbean International is putting some serious cash behind that talk with its new investments into private destinations and ship upgrades.

2 years ago

MSC Cruises Takes Next Step in Major Global Expansion

MSC Cruises Takes Next Step in Major Global Expansion

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As MSC Cruises embarks on a rapid global expansion, it makes sense for the privately owned operator to focus on the popular Caribbean cruise market. The key will be figuring out the best way to make its products stand out in a field crowded with names that are far more familiar to North American consumers.

2 years ago

Bermuda Tourism Faces Cancellations as Vacationers Think It’s Storm-Wracked Barbuda

Bermuda Tourism Faces Cancellations as Vacationers Think It’s Storm-Wracked Barbuda

Ezra Fieser, Bloomberg

Just as foreigners had their geographies mixed up when Ebola shook western Africa in 2014 and left most of the continent untouched, many vacationers don't know the difference between Bermuda and Barbuda despite the 1,000 miles that separate the two countries. A good social media campaign might work as long as it isn't insensitive to Barbuda's plight.

2 years ago

Puerto Rico Convention Bureau CEO Is Focusing on 2018 After Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Convention Bureau CEO Is Focusing on 2018 After Hurricane Maria

Greg Oates, Skift

The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau is actively selling for 2018 meetings and conventions despite the fallout from Hurricane Maria, but with the rebuilding efforts, the island should reposition itself more as a hub of industry innovation rather than just a U.S. tropical paradise.

2 years ago