Jamaica & the USVI—Not the Jimi Hendrix Experience

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Here’s why this reporter attended the Caribbean Tourism Organizations’ adventure travel seminar for agents in June: According to CTO statistics, “The rapidly developing tourism niche market [is] currently estimated at U.S. $263 billion.”

Key Points from Caribbean Week on Adventure Travel

Posted on June 19th, 2014

Are your clients ready for an adventure in the Caribbean? If so, they’re in the majority, according to extensive research conducted by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).

SAINT LUCIA

Posted on May 13th, 2014

If Saint Lucia hosts any more weddings and honeymoons and such, expect an invasion by threatened bachelors hoping to shut the island down.

Eye On the World: Grenada

Posted on May 6th, 2014

Caribbean editor Ed Wetschler attended last week’s grand opening of Sandals LaSource, Sandals’ new property in Grenada. Look for a detailed review of the resort in an upcoming edition of Recommend; meanwhile, check out these photos of the cuisine, the beach and pool, and (yes!) bathtubs.

News from Switzerland: Hotels, Tours and More

Posted on April 9th, 2014

Switzerland continues to draw growing numbers of North Americans. For example, overnights from the United States were up 4.7 percent to almost 1,600,000 in 2013.

DATE 2014 Update, Part 2

Posted on March 28th, 2014

As mentioned in our first bulletin from the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange ,while Punta Cana is the dominant destination in the Dominican Republic and, indeed, all the Caribbean islands, efforts to encourage tourism to other parts of the island are starting to pay off.

The All-Inclusive Rundown

Posted on March 3rd, 2014

It’s all here: a tipsheet for travel agents on the new all-inclusives in the Dominican Republic and Grenada.

Iberostar’s Rose Hall Resorts, Jamaica

Posted on March 3rd, 2014

Passing through the lobby at Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, an employee waved at a guest and said, “See you at aerobics again tomorrow?” When the guest said, “We have to leave tomorrow,” the staffer exclaimed, “Then come back soon, Catherine!” and the two women embraced.