U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Nov. 15, 2018)—The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is deepening its working relations with the cruise industry by appointing an industry specialist to bolster the work of the Ports of the Virgin Islands, an alliance between the Virgin Islands Port Authority, The West Indian Company Limited and the Department of Tourism.
ST. THOMAS (Oct. 25, 2018)—St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked the No. 1 Caribbean destination on Airbnb, with a 600 percent increase in bookings over last year.
Top Caribbean resort Anse Chastanet has partnered with its in-house operation Scuba St. Lucia to provide Professional Association of Diving Instructors instructor training to students from St. Lucia, Antigua and Barbados.
The partner institutions involved in the execution of the grant are the University of the Virgin Islands, North Carolina A&T State University, Fielding Graduate University and the Association of American Colleges & Universities.
Le Plaza Hotel’s general manager, Marc Pierre-Louis, hails Naomi Osaka’s stunning victory at the U.S. Open as “an achievement of which all Haitians should be incredibly proud.”
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association was out in full force recently for the second formal meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery.
Tyrone Lake of the U.S. Virgin Islands is the winner of the Junior Division of the 2018 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Foundation Children’s Environmental Poster Competition.
Experienced Caribbean hotelier Daryl Aaron has been appointed general manager of the newly opened Bay Gardens Marina Haven hotel in St. Lucia.
U.S. Virgin Islands’ Carnival Road March winners Spectrum Band has been confirmed as the official house band for the upcoming National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair to be held in Detroit, from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, 2018.
BARBADOS (July 5, 2018)—The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association strongly urged governments in the region to consider carefully the impact of leveling high air travel-related taxes and fees on travel demand as they wrestle with balancing budgets.