Articles tagged “caribbean”

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.

1 month ago

Hurricane-Spared Caribbean Islands Are Preparing to Welcome More Cruise Ships

Hurricane-Spared Caribbean Islands Are Preparing to Welcome More Cruise Ships

Dan Peltier, Skift

The cruise industry in the Caribbean quickly pivoted as it headed into its busiest season. While cruise lines might be able to scrape by relatively unharmed — it's easy to change ports when something goes wrong — the negative impact on destinations missing out on cruise sailings will be felt for years.

1 month ago

Luxury Travelers Seek Winter Alternatives to Hard-Hit Caribbean Destinations

Luxury Travelers Seek Winter Alternatives to Hard-Hit Caribbean Destinations

Laura Powell, Skift

No doubt destinations are hoping that visitors will return when islands have a chance to recover and clean up. Old habits and geography are in their favor.

2 months ago

Royal Caribbean CEO Thinks Hurricane Recovery Will Happen More Quickly Than Expected

Royal Caribbean CEO Thinks Hurricane Recovery Will Happen More Quickly Than Expected

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Tourism will be crucial for the recovery of island nations devastated by recent hurricanes. The travel industry, across all sectors, needs to do its part to help in the recovery effort.

2 months ago

Hurricane-Hit Destinations Are Providing Updates for Tourists

Hurricane-Hit Destinations Are Providing Updates for Tourists

Associated Press

Some destinations affected by recent storms will be off limits to travelers for an unknown amount of time, while others are already welcoming visitors back. Travelers looking to go to Florida or the Caribbean should do their research before planning a trip.

2 months ago

De Niro Calls for Rebuilding Currently Uninhabitable Barbuda

De Niro Calls for Rebuilding Currently Uninhabitable Barbuda

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press

Barbuda needs to be rebuilt. But, however well-meant De Niro's sentiments are, there are lots of other countries that need rebuilding, too, whether they are tourism-oriented like Barbuda or not.

2 months ago

Hurricane Irma: Travel Industry Live Updates

Hurricane Irma: Travel Industry Live Updates

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Harvey are taking a great human toll throughout the Caribbean and the United States, as has the earthquake in Mexico. Here's how the travel industry is responding.

2 months ago

The Caribbean Saw Record Tourist Numbers Last Year Thanks to Cruise Ships

The Caribbean Saw Record Tourist Numbers Last Year Thanks to Cruise Ships

Danica Coto, Associated Press

While these record numbers are good news for the Caribbean travel industry, it's interesting to note that the region's hotels saw a drop in occupancy levels. Where are all those visitors staying? Hint: It was also a record year for cruise lines in the Caribbean.

10 months ago

Zika Fears Contribute to Drop in Some Cruise and Airline Stocks

Zika Fears Contribute to Drop in Some Cruise and Airline Stocks

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Zika is having a noticeable affect on the travel industry. We might see more travelers cancel, or decline to book, their vacations to tried-and-true destinations in the Caribbean.

1 year ago

Overwater Bungalows Are Coming to Mexico and the Caribbean

Overwater Bungalows Are Coming to Mexico and the Caribbean

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

For that quintessential South Pacific experience of staying in an overwater bungalow, travelers need only head to the Caribbean now.

1 year ago

The Caribbean Had a Great 2015 Year for Tourism, But Zika Is on the Way

The Caribbean Had a Great 2015 Year for Tourism, But Zika Is on the Way

Danica Coto, Associated Press

The Caribbean needs to lead on the messaging rather than wait for U.S. news networks tell a story that may be good for ratings but not for information.

2 years ago

Thomas Cook’s Airline Unit Woos Lufthansa for Partnership

Thomas Cook’s Airline Unit Woos Lufthansa for Partnership

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Thomas Cook is facing increased competition in the Caribbean and a partnership with Lufthansa could help the tour operator to control its costs.

2 years ago