Articles tagged “caribbean”

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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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 years ago

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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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