Category: Lifestyle

Caribbean Tourism Organization to Perform Tourism Skills Audit

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with funding support from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is to conduct its first-ever regional skills audit to assess the competencies of the Caribbean tourism workforce. The main goal of the regional human resource development knowledge and skills audit is to help Caribbean tourism planners and policymakers better understand how to…

With Quarantine Rules Lifted in Many Caribbean Islands, Is U

As of Nov. 1, eight countries off North America’s eastern seaboard, including Bermuda, qualified as CDC “Level One-Low Risk” or requiring “No Travel Health Notice” status. Ronald Raoul Text size As professionals teed off at Port Royal Golf Club, the air rippled with a strange sound not heard at such events since the spring—a polite…

All the Caribbean countries that are currently open for tourism

All the Caribbean countries that are currently open for tourismPhotograph: ShutterstockFrom the Bahamas to Bermuda, these are all the Caribbean islands currently open to tourists.By Sarah MedinaUpdated: Wednesday September 16 2020, 3:44 PMAn island vacation might actually be in the cards this year, if you’re willing to read through the fine print. The islands that…

Looking ahead in the Dominican Republic

Gay Nagle MyersSince Covid-19’s arrival in the Dominican Republic, a snapshot of the country shows it plowing through the maze of entry protocols, health regulations and reopening jitters like most of its Caribbean neighbors.But there’s one distinct difference. In September, it scrapped the entry requirement for proof of a negative Covid test and replaced it…

Caribbean travel

Like monuments to fallen empires, the ruins scattered throughout Sint Eustatius’ capital and sole town, Oranjestad, are whispers of a forgotten age, when rum, gold and slaves moved around the world with great alacrity. Sint Eustatius’ naturally deep harbor was the doorway to the New World, and during its golden era there were over 25,000…

What Are the Benefits of Tourism in the Caribbean?

(Photo: ) Mindful travelers may be wary when it comes to traveling in the Caribbean; the negative environmental impact of tourism in the region is well documented. But devotees of sustainable tourism should know that the positive benefits of tourism in the Caribbean may far outweigh the negative. Here are some factors to consider when…

The Effects of Tourism in the Caribbean

Tourism has had both positive and negative effects on the Caribbean. (Photo: Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images ) Tourism is vital to the entire Caribbean region, contributing an estimated 14 percent of the region’s Gross Domestic Product in 2013. A survey undertaken by the Oxford Economic organization in 2010 found that tourism played a larger role in the…

Caribbean tourism development, statistics & information

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), is the region’s tourism development agency, with 24 Dutch, English, Spanish and French country members and a myriad of private sector allied members. The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year round, warm weather destination. Its purpose is Leading Sustainable Tourism – One Sea, One…

Where can Americans travel to in the Caribbean?

As countries figure out how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, some have closed their borders to outside travel. Sometimes that’s a blanket ban on visitors, while for others the bans are country-specific. The United States is among countries targeted for bans because of increasing coronavirus cases. So where can Americans travel? These are the…

Caribbean 2020: Best of Caribbean Tourism

In our life BK (Before Kids) Puerto Rico was the go-to vacation spot for me and my husband, Ken. We loved the Latin culture, Spanish language, and combination of city life and beautiful beaches. Every time we stepped off the short (three hours from New York!) direct flight, we marveled at how the friendly lifestyle…