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
There has been a lot of buzz about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and human-machine interfaces within the business environment. However, the nature of AI itself is not totally new. Sometimes we forget that we actually interact with AI on a daily basis. Think of all the millions of options Google presents us with … Continue reading Enhancing Caribbean Tourism with Artificial Intelligence
Let’s face it. You and I both know the Caribbean has a lot more to offer than sun, sand, and sea. But do our visitors know it? The truth is, not many of them do. As we continue to focus our efforts on changing this perception, one area worth exploring that provides benefits for all … Continue reading Reaching new peaks with Adventure Travel: Practical Caribbean Examples
Photo Credit: Belize Tourism Board The Caribbean today lends its energy, its people and its landscapes, to the observance of World Environment Day, with the rest of the global community. This year, World Environment Day highlights the symbiotic relationship between people and nature, but also encourages the world to unplug from worries and from technological … Continue reading Connecting People to Nature (The Caribbean Does it Best)