A Breakdown of What’s in Store at this Year’s SOTIC in Grenada

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

Statement by the Caribbean Tourism Organization World Tourism Day 2017

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

Lessons on tourism and sustainability from schoolchildren

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

Enhancing Caribbean Tourism with Artificial Intelligence

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

Reaching new peaks with Adventure Travel: Practical Caribbean Examples

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

Connecting People to Nature (The Caribbean Does it Best)

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)

Three ‘Honourary Caribbean Citizens’ Tell Their Stories

When was the last time you really got to know your guests? What is the main reason they visited? How often? How do they plan their trips? And who on earth are they? We sent Kristy Morris to the Sandpiper Resort in Barbados to find out. With the help of a very accommodating General Manager, … Continue reading Three ‘Honourary Caribbean Citizens’ Tell Their Stories