Articles tagged “caribbean”

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.

3 months 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.

5 months 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?

6 months 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.

7 months 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.

7 months 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.

10 months 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.

11 months 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.

1 year 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 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago