What’s New in the Bahamas

Posted on January 26th, 2016

As Joy Jibrilu, Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, noted at a Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Marketplace press conference, The Bahamas is about more than just Baha Mar.

Caribbean Tourism Business: The Big Picture

Posted on January 25th, 2016

At the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Marketplace at Atlantis Resort & Casino on Paradise Island, Recommend's Caribbean Editor, Ed Wetschler, was impressed by STR's director of client services Newton Kam's, unbiased, tell-it-like-it-is summarization of STR's findings about Caribbean tourism.

How Green Energy Will Impact Tourism in Nevis

Posted on January 15th, 2016

"Nevis will soon become the greenest place on Planet Earth," said Hon. Mark A.G. Brantley, Minister of Tourism for Nevis (and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation for St. Kitts and Nevis) at lunch on a visit to Manhattan.

Trending Now in the Caribbean

Posted on December 1st, 2015

While the world experienced a 4.3 percent growth in international tourist arrivals (UNWTO’s latest figures for 2015), Caribbean arrivals rose 6 percent. That beats every other region on earth. Along with growth has come new resorts and nonstop flights, infrastructure upgrades (airports, roads, the late-night ferry to Anguilla, entire cities), and the “discovery” of Cuba, and huge swaths of the Dominican Republic.

Holland America Line Expands and Upgrades

Posted on October 30th, 2015

At an Oct. 29 press conference, Holland America Line president Orlando Ashford announced enough news for 5 or 10 press conferences. Here are some highlights...

Barbados Is Nifty at Fifty

Posted on October 28th, 2015

"Air arrivals from Canada increased 19 percent January through September 2015 over 2014, and 27.9 percent from the United States—positive results for the first time in six years," said William “Billy” Griffith, CEO of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

Curaçao Now: Enter, North America

Posted on October 27th, 2015

North American arrivals to Curaçao are up 21 percent year to date, with U.S. visits up 14 percent and Canadian visits, 50 percent.

What’s New in Anguilla

Posted on October 23rd, 2015

Here's the 4-1-1 from the Caribbean Tourism Organization's annual State of the Industry Conference on how Anguila plans to keep it's reputation of being an "authentic Caribbean experience."

Cuba for Everyone

Posted on October 23rd, 2015

In its 2014 Economic Impact Study, members of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) named Cuba one of the top two “emerging” countries whose popularity would grow in 2015.