Articles tagged “caribbean”

Tourism

How One Florida County Is Confronting the Tourism Hit From Hurricane Ian

“What Hurricane Ian was not able to wash away, though, is our resilience." Those are the words of hope from one tourism official in Lee County along Florida's Gulf Coast. It will take every bit of that resilience to restore the region's once-thriving tourism trade.

How One Florida County Is Confronting the Tourism Hit From Hurricane Ian

Tourism

Caribbean Destinations to Seek Compensation for Climate Change Impact on Tourism

Caribbean nations have long been vocal about the impact of climate change on their tourism industries. But their demands for compensation are getting louder as natural disasters increasingly wreak havoc on their economies.

Caribbean Destinations to Seek Compensation for Climate Change Impact on Tourism

Tourism

How Cancun Supercharged Its Recovery

Mexico’s risky policy to stay open while other countries closed during the pandemic has paid off for the state of Quintana Roo. The state wisely used the time to hone its brand as more than a beach-going destination and expand its air accessibility long term. The payoff is evident in recent surging tourism numbers.

How Cancun Supercharged Its Recovery

Business Travel

Airbnb Will Allow Workers to Go Fully Remote Permanently

Airbnb makes its remote working policy a forever thing. That's one enormous endorsement for the shift in how we will now define our work and our lives.

Airbnb Will Allow Workers to Go Fully Remote Permanently

Coronavirus

Grenada’s New Diaspora Loyalty Program Could Be Model for the Caribbean  

We've long said that the diaspora remains an untapped and lucrative "visiting friends and relatives" market for the Caribbean. Working out the kinks of the program by beefing up the incentives and committing to the effort beyond the recovery phase could pay off long term for Grenada.

Grenada’s New Diaspora Loyalty Program Could Be Model for the Caribbean  

Tourism

Cuba Feels Economic Blow From Departing Russian Tourists

The impact of the war in Ukraine continues to cast light on just how many destinations are dependent on Russian visitors.

Cuba Feels Economic Blow From Departing Russian Tourists

Tourism

Cuba Struggles in Its Tourism Recovery Unlike Its Neighbors

Omicron flareups are one thing, but the travel bans for U.S. citizens put in place under President Trump and remaining thereunder Joe Biden, for the most part, are not doing Cuba's tourism industry any favors.

Cuba Struggles in Its Tourism Recovery  Unlike Its Neighbors

Coronavirus

Antigua Asks U.S. to Boost Aid for Tourism-Dependent Caribbean on Climate Change

It's high time for the Caribbean's island nations to increase their demand on the U.S. for climate financing and favorable terms.

Antigua Asks U.S. to Boost Aid for Tourism-Dependent Caribbean on Climate Change

Hotels

The Carbon Offset Concierge Providing Guests With a Guilt-Free Vacation

Jareth Vermeulen is tasked with showing tourism’s greener side at Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.

The Carbon Offset Concierge Providing Guests With a Guilt-Free Vacation

Coronavirus

Caribbean Tourism’s Epic Rebound Now Faces Big Omicron Hurdle

The region's tourism vulnerability to the pandemic will continue to impact its full economic recovery as source markets increasingly restrict travel due to a fast spreading and little-understood Omicron variant. Now is the time for a good number of islands to double down on their lagging vaccine access and uptake.

Caribbean Tourism’s Epic Rebound Now Faces Big Omicron Hurdle