Articles tagged “caribbean”

Grassroots Opposition to Cruises in the Caymans Looms as Larger Warning for Industry

Grassroots Opposition to Cruises in the Caymans Looms as Larger Warning for Industry

Rosie Spinks, Skift

A judge ruling on a citizen-led referendum in the Cayman Islands has, for now, sided with cruise opposition. While the battle is localized, it could point to wider industry implications for the cruise industry.

12 hours ago

St. Maarten Is a Top Port of Call for Superyachts and Their Billionaire Owners

St. Maarten Is a Top Port of Call for Superyachts and Their Billionaire Owners

Kevin Varley, Bloomberg

This season, the billionaire Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse is the biggest yacht off of St. Maarten. The luxury vessel is one of many superyachts that are docking currently on the Caribbean island and driving luxury tourism there.

2 months ago

Sandals Resorts Explores $4.5 Billion Sale in Booming All-Inclusive Market

Sandals Resorts Explores $4.5 Billion Sale in Booming All-Inclusive Market

Patrick Clark and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

With Marriott recently expanding into the all-inclusive market, the sector is clearly having a moment. What better way to exploit this new attention than by initiating a sales process. Sandals Resorts will be hoping it can secure a high price.

5 months ago

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.

7 months 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.

7 months 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.

9 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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?

2 years 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.

2 years 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