Articles tagged “caribbean”

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Guyana’s First Five-Star Hotel Opens Amid Protests

Guyana’s First Five-Star Hotel Opens Amid Protests

Associated Press

Access and accommodations are the two most important factors in determining whether visitors will come to a destination so providing luxury-level service is the first step in attracting that kind of clientele.

4 years ago

Does the Caribbean Cruise World Really Want European Luxury?

Does the Caribbean Cruise World Really Want European Luxury?

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Cruise virgins and veteran cruisers looking for something different is a big group to go after even if getting them on your ship is a big challenge.

4 years ago

Caribbean Tourists Arriving by Plane Worth More to Local Economy Than Cruise Guests

Caribbean Tourists Arriving by Plane Worth More to Local Economy Than Cruise Guests

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Despite a higher volume of cruise passengers, visitors arriving by land stay longer and spend more making them far more valuable for long-term economic growth.

4 years ago

The Caribbean Reports Record Number of Tourists and Spending in 2014

The Caribbean Reports Record Number of Tourists and Spending in 2014

Danica Coto, Associated Press

Expect 2015 and 2016 to see new travel patterns as cruise ships refocus some efforts and Cuba's opening causes ripple effects.

4 years ago

The Caribbean Has a Mosquito Problem and it Is Growing

The Caribbean Has a Mosquito Problem and it Is Growing

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press

Great news for bug spray sellers in the Caribbean, but not so great for Caribbean destinations trying to lure visitors during high season.

4 years ago

Carnival Cruise Selects Trade Group Executive as New President

Carnival Cruise Selects Trade Group Executive as New President

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Carnival is CLIA's largest member, which makes the appointment a logical one and an easy transition for Duffy who was already likely looking out for Carnival's interests.

4 years ago

Interview: Apple Leisure’s CEO on the Future of the Luxury All-Inclusive Vacation

Interview: Apple Leisure’s CEO on the Future of the Luxury All-Inclusive Vacation

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Apple Leisure Group is competing with cruise lines to attract the business of American travelers to Mexico and the Caribbean. Like cruise lines trying to win over first-time cruisers, Apple Leisure Group is attempting to get Americans who have never had a passport before to get off the couch and experience their first foreign vacations.

4 years ago

Barbados Hotel Owner Laments Tourism Stagnation

Barbados Hotel Owner Laments Tourism Stagnation

Adrian Loveridge , Caribbean News Now

Competition for visitors in the Caribbean is intense, and Barbados needs a rebrand and some marketing pop to turn things around.

5 years ago

Puerto Rico Wants to Become the Aviation Hub of the Caribbean

Puerto Rico Wants to Become the Aviation Hub of the Caribbean

Samantha Shankman, Skift

It's difficult to attract tourists without providing them an easy and convenient way to travel to the destination. Puerto Rico is putting the infrastructure in place to pave the way to great tourism revenues.

5 years ago

Why Sandals Isn’t Expanding Beyond the Caribbean Any Time Soon

Why Sandals Isn’t Expanding Beyond the Caribbean Any Time Soon

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Sandals has the brand power to expand the region but that doesn't mean its a priority. Stewart's comments suggest the company has power in the Caribbean it isn't willing to give up to expand.

5 years ago

Caribbean Tourist Spending Set Records in 2013, Driven by U.S. Travelers

Caribbean Tourist Spending Set Records in 2013, Driven by U.S. Travelers

Danica Coto, Associated Press

Expect the cruise lines to look toward South America to pick up the slack from Canada and Europe in 2014.

5 years ago

Caribbean Tourism Just Came Out Of a Tough Year, But Hopes Abound For 2014

Caribbean Tourism Just Came Out Of a Tough Year, But Hopes Abound For 2014

Dwayne Roper, Business of Tourism

Despite the lower visitors numbers to the old favorites, the good part is visitors are looking beyond and countries like Haiti and others are actually getting a chance at become tourist destinations.

5 years ago