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Martinique 2021: Best of Martinique Tourism

This Gallic toehold in the Caribbean exudes a distinctly French air, enticingly spiced up by West Indian warmth. Local culture and cuisine combine both influences. The stylish isle is dominated by Mount Pelee, which destroyed the city of St. Pierre in 1902. Black sand beaches and rainforests are found in the north, with yet more…

St Barth Eyes Mid-May Tourism Reopening Caribbean Journal

  St Barth is eyeing a tourism reopening in mid-May, according to the island’s tourism officials.  The destination has been closed fro tourism since early February.  The French government has mandated that St Barth will need to implement a “strong and immediate” vaccination campaign for the borders to reopen.  That campaign, organized by the French…

CTO and George Washington University team up to produce COVID-19

The practical tools and resources will support tourism industry leaders as they navigate the recovery process ~ BRIDGETOWN – As the region’s tourism industry looks to recover from the devastating impact of COVID-19, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has teamed up with one of its allied members to make available practical tools and resources to…

Mexican Caribbean Launches VISITAX Tourism Fee Payment System

The state government of Quintana Roo—home to popular destinations like Cancún, Tulum and the Riviera Maya—has just introduced the VISITAX system to facilitate payment of a new tourism tax, which takes effect on April 1.Passed by Quintana Roo’s State Congress late last year, the new policy requires that all international visitors over the age of…

Antigua & Barbuda Begins Vaccinating Tourism Frontline Workers

Photo: VB Bird Airport/Facebook The government of Antigua and Barbuda has begun the COVID-19 vaccination process for frontline workers in the Tourism Industry. Speaking on the accelerated vaccination process for those within the country’s vital tourism industry, chief executive officer of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, Colin C. James said: “We are encouraged by…

Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association launches “Forward Together” initiative

MIAMI, FLORIDA – As the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry continues to respond and adapt to challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), the region’s leading association representing the interests of the private sector, has launched Forward Together, an initiative which encourages industry stakeholders to join their colleagues…

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Turks and Caicos Has a New Minister of Tourism Caribbean

  Turks and Caicos has a new Minister of Tourism, following the swearing-in of new Minister Josephine Connolly. Connolly was appointed by new Premier Charles Washington following the British Overseas Territory’s recent election. “I am honored to serve the Turks and Caicos Islands as the Minister of Tourism at this critical point,” Connolly said in…

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