Articles tagged “caribbean”

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.

4 days 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.

6 days 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 weeks 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.

8 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

Caribbean Beaches Covered in Growing Piles of Rotting Seaweed

Caribbean Beaches Covered in Growing Piles of Rotting Seaweed

David Mcfadden, Associated Press

If only global climate change wasn't a liberal conspiracy we may have an answer to the cause behind this ...

2 years ago

Caribbean Islands Face Terrible Drought This Summer

Caribbean Islands Face Terrible Drought This Summer

Danica Coto, Associated Press

You know it's bad when Caribbean leaders are hoping for hurricanes and asking hotel guests to ease up on waters usage.

2 years ago

Interview: CEO of Caribbean Tourism Organization on Marketing the Region as One Destination

Interview: CEO of Caribbean Tourism Organization on Marketing the Region as One Destination

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tourism overall is picking up throughout the Caribbean and as the region enjoys healthy growth it must deal with a number of external pressures that are both similar and different from other destinations.

2 years ago

For Hilton Worldwide’s Hotel Deal-Maker It’s All About the Timing

For Hilton Worldwide’s Hotel Deal-Maker It’s All About the Timing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hilton Worldwide's Hampton has evolved from a midscale to an upper midscale brand, leaving Hilton without an answer for people looking for a stay in a midscale-priced property. Whether it's an acquisition or the development of a new brand, Hilton is busy looking for an answer.

2 years ago