Bridgetown, Barbados (28 Dec 2017)- This has been a challenging year for Caribbean tourism. While the first half of the year saw exciting growth in both tourism infrastructure and tourist arrivals over the previous year, in September we were hit hard by a series of unusual hurricanes that not only destroyed property but also took … Continue reading New Year’s Message from Hugh Riley Secretary General CTO
Photo Credit: Arthur Daniel via Caribbean Tourism Organization Grenada always seems a little larger than its 133 square mile size. To me, anyway. Not that it takes particularly long to get from one place to another, but something about cloud-tipped mountains makes them seem further away. And viewing this from the air is a beauty … Continue reading There’s Pleasure in this Business. Certainly in Pure Grenada!
This year can be described as a tale of two situations for Caribbean tourism. During the first half of this year the region performed at new record pace, welcoming 16.6 million international tourist arrivals at a healthy growth rate of 5.2 per cent, when compared to the same period last year. However, hurricanes Irma and … Continue reading Caribbean Tourism Month Message
At the annual State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) Caribbean tourism practitioners, policy makers, strategic partners from the public and private sectors, and travel professionals, gather to discuss issues, identify solutions and courses of action to keep the region competitive and therefore benefit its tourism industry. In many ways, this year's #SOTIC2017 in #PureGrenada is … Continue reading A Breakdown of What’s in Store at this Year’s SOTIC in Grenada
Photo Credit: Grenada Tourism Authority World Tourism Day 2017 is a day of reflection for the Caribbean. At this very moment, some of our islands have been severely affected by adverse weather conditions that have caused unimaginable devastation to lives, property and the tourism product of parts of our region. Nonetheless, the spirit of our … Continue reading Statement by the Caribbean Tourism Organization World Tourism Day 2017
Francesca Murray is no newbie to Caribbean travel. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Francesca first visited the Caribbean on a family trip to Jamaica when she was a child. Since then, she had an interest to return and explore the rest of the Caribbean. While attending university, Francesca came across a program offered by her … Continue reading Meet Francesca Murray, author of the world’s first digital English travel guide to Martinique!
Special feature by Gay Nagle Myers Caribbean editor Travel Weekly Caribbean tourism leaders could take some lessons from the schoolchildren of the region, whose insights into the opportunities and challenges of tourism development are pretty amazing. Not to mention their creative writing abilities, which were evident from the four elementary school winners of the Caribbean … Continue reading Lessons on tourism and sustainability from schoolchildren