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Nassau’s Graycliff Gets Safe Tourism Stamp Caribbean Journal

  One of the leading hotels in The Bahamas has received a nod for its health and safety efforts.  The Graycliff Hotel has been awarded the Travellers Health Assurance Stamp for “Healthier Safer Tourism” by the Caribbean Public Health Agency.  Graycliff is the only business in The Bahamas to receive the accolade from CARPHA, the…

Covid-19 toll on Caribbean tourism US$33

Just how vulnerable much of the Caribbean remains to economies that continue to be heavily dependent on tourism is reflected in a recent report published by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) which puts the financial cost of the still rampaging Covid-19 virus at a staggering US$33.9 billion. The WTTC’s annual Economic Impact Report…

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Jamaica Expecting 150,000 Visitors in June as Tourism Rebounds

Jamaica Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says visitor arrivals for June are estimated at 150,000 as the sector continues to rebound. “So far, for the month of June, in seven days we have 37,000 visitors. That means we’re running at just over 5,000 per day,” he noted. The projected arrival figures for June will continue…

U.S. Virgin Islands and Jamaica Explore Caribbean Tourism ‘Coopetition’

USVI Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte (right) presented a portrait to and exchanged ideas with Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett in Jamaica last week. (Submitted photo)The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is interested in collaborating with its Caribbean neighbors on tourism-enhancing initiatives as the region’s bread-and-butter sector rebounds from the adverse impacts of…

Tourism Is Rebounding in The Bahamas Caribbean Journal

  Buoyed by one of the Caribbean’s leading travel health systems, The Bahamas is seeing a broad tourism rebound.  Indeed, tourism is rebounding every day in The Bahamas, Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said this week.  Almost 300,000 visitors have received Bahamas Travel Health visas to enter the country in the first five months of 2021,…

The Weekender

Australia Exhumes the Somerton Man, and His 70-Year Mystery By Alan Yuhas Was he a poisoned spy, a disguised black marketer or a former ballet dancer? The police have disinterred a body, found on a beach in 1948, that has puzzled investigators for decades. Source

Puerto Rico Tourism Keeps Heating Up Caribbean Journal

  Puerto Rico continues to see tourism growth in 2021 — a trend that’s continuing through the holiday weekend.  Hotel occupancy in Puerto Rico is nearing 96 percent for the Memorial Day weekend, according to projections from the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.  In a statement, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company called the numbers signs of “an…

Caribbean Tourism Organization Launches Risk-Management Program

  The Barbados-based Caribbean tourism Organization has launched new risk management course to help improve the tourism industry’s response to natural and other hazards. The launch of the program, which coincides with the beginning of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, aims to improve the “skills and competencies of regional tourism industry stakeholders.” “With the scientists…

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