Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has assigned Atlanta-based hospitality executive Dennis Wynn to oversee the lodging company’s franchise sales efforts in the Caribbean.
Chef Nina Compton, first runner-up and fan favorite in the “Top Chef New Orleans” series, plans to put the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia on the culinary map. Recently appointed as the first culinary ambassador of St. Lucia, the Caribbean chef hopes to lure legions of foodies and visitors to the island with promises of indigenous ingredients and forward-thinking food producers.
Distinguished Barbadian journalist Julian Rogers has been appointed to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his outstanding contributions to journalism in the Caribbean.
The president of the United States honored the contributions of Caribbean-Americans on the occasion of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, which began this week.
Joy Ann Jibrilu is the new Director General of Tourism of the Bahamas, replacing 30 year-tourism veteran David Johnson, who will become the new chief executive officer of the Hotel Corporation of the Bahamas and lead that organization’s transition to the Tourism Development Corporation.
JetBlue Airways has launched four new nonstop routes to the Caribbean as it expands its reach throughout the region.
The Caribbean Tourism Development Company’s (CTDC) website, CaribbeanTravel.com, is making significant strides in promoting the region to the world.
The newly appointed CEO of LIAT, the Caribbean Airline, believes a reduction in taxation on intraregional travel will help increase revenues for the governments of the Caribbean
John Lynch, Jamaica’s director of tourism, is leaving office in a month’s time.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (April 24)–The newly appointed CEO of LIAT, “the Caribbean Airline,” arrived from the United Kingdom on Sunday with a promise to listen to staff to determine how to improve the regional carrier.
A veteran hospitality sales executive is offering high-impact sales and marketing services at affordable rates to clients in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.
The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has joined forces with international music sensation Delyno “Pressure Busspipe” Brown to promote travel to the Territory this summer.
Caribbean carrier LIAT has appointed British national David Evans as its new CEO, effective April 22.
The launch of LIAT Airlines Chairman Jean Holder’s book “Caribbean Tourism” drew regional dignitaries who lavished praise.
The charming Comfort Inn and Suites hotel in Levittown, Puerto Rico, has opened a new seafood restaurant
You know immediately when you meet a remarkable human being, and so it is that I pause to pay tribute to an accomplished woman who I met only once.
Caribbean Week returns to New York City from June 1 to 8, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced
Earlier this month, I experienced a bout of the flu so foreign to my system that during the ordeal, I wondered whether I would recover
The path to personal and national economic growth for the most part is the same, according to a leading financial specialist.
ST. THOMAS (Feb. 13)–The Caribbean has recorded a rise in visitor expenditure in 2013, with the spending rate outpacing that of visitor arrivals for the first time in three years. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), an authority on Caribbean
The Jamaica-based company Sandals Resorts International has announced that Sandals Barbados, its newest acquisition, will close its doors in the spring to undergo a facelift.
I knew I would be doing a lot of traveling during the holidays to connect with friends and loved ones across the globe, but it was only toward the end of trip that I realized I would circle the entire planet.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization, will stage a two-day high-level tourism conference
One of Jamaica’s best known and most charming resorts, Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica, has earned the highly regarded Hospitality Assured certification
With the new year upon us, a leading Caribbean economist has called on the region’s citizens to take charge of their personal financial destiny and waste no time with playing the “blame game,” which he says is unhelpful.
Happy New Year! It’s a brand-new year with new opportunities for renewal, refreshing and reorganizing.
Such local linkages, asserted Barbadian hotelier Ralph Taylor, generate several benefits: “First, tourists want to savor the local delicacies. In fact, one of the most common complaints is the dearth of local dishes.”
“The lowering of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) long-term rating for Barbados is of interest to us because of the possibility of wider consequences on the country’s economy,” asserted Melissa Marchand.
The blacklisting of Guyana and the citation of Belize by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) could have serious ramifications
Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell will be honored by the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) for contributions to the region.
A Happy Thanksgiving to everyone
I often look forward to my travels to the Caribbean
LONDON (Nov. 14) – A new luxury hotel on Barbados’ vibrant south coast is finding its niche and enjoying success in an area typically known for its mid-market properties. Caribbean hotelier Ralph Taylor is reporting positive results since the SoCo Hotel opened in June.
Zhivargo Laing is set to focusing on economic prosperity
The annual Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Industry Conference in Martinique this week will examine issues affecting the region’s bread and butter tourism industry
After an extensive search, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) was unable to select a Caribbean national to the vacant post of director-general and CEO of the organization.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Oct. 3) - The Ports of the U.S. Virgin Islands are fielding a strong delegation to the annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s Cruise Conference and Trade Show in Cartagena, Colombia, this week.
NEW YORK (Sept. 26)—”The Power to Be Better in Good Times and Bad” is a principle message conveyed by economist Zhivargo Laing, who urges people lashed by the recession to “not feel bad, because these have been momentous times, with shifting fortunes leaving legions in states of anxiety, hopelessness and despair.”
With a sweeping, multimillion-dollar renovation of Comfort Suites Paradise Island nearing completion, anticipation is building, and the hotel is already getting high marks from its travel partners and guests alike.
WEST INDIES (Sept. 5)—West Indies cricket stars are stepping way out of their customary creases to go to bat for their sport on the other side of the world.
NEW YORK (Aug. 29)–Reggae sensation Pressure Buss Pipe will headline this weekend’s Caribbean Cultural Fest, presented by Virgin Islanders United (VIU) in the village of Harlem on Sunday, Sept. 1 from 2 to 7 p.m.
How important are airlines to small island states? Well, tourism is by far the largest sector for island states, and airlines fly visitors to the destinations, where they use their disposable incomes to purchase and enjoy the many vacation offerings and, in turn, feed the local economies.
”Despite today’s prevailing economic conditions, Caribbean tourism is on the rebound,” declared the head of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).
ST. LUCIA (Aug. 1) – An accomplished businessman and executive with political star power has taken the helm of St. Lucia’s powerful opposition party. St. Lucia’s former tourism minister Allen Chastanet is now the leader of the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP). Chastanet, the proprietor of the Coco Palm hotel in Rodney Bay, defeated his former boss and recent Prime Minister Stephenson King in a hotly contested leadership battle at the UWP convention on Sunday.
ST. LUCIA (Aug. 1) – An accomplished businessman and executive with political star power has taken the helm of St. Lucia’s powerful opposition party. St. Lucia’s former Tourism Minister Allen Chastanet is now the leader of the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP).
ST. LUCIA (Aug. 1) – An accomplished businessman and executive with political star power has taken the helm of St. Lucia’s powerful opposition party.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (July 25)—The U.S. Virgin Islands has made major strides by strengthening the territory's position as a premier wedding destination in the Caribbean. Following its successful hosting of a recent four-day Bridal Symposium in St. Thomas, the Department of Tourism reported renewed interest in the destination from travel sellers who used destination updates and promotions to drive weddings to St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.
NEW YORK (July 18)—A documentary film inspired by the life of West Indian war hero, jurist and diplomat Ulric Cross is scheduled to be released next year by award-winning Caribbean filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon.
NEW YORK (June 27)—Caribbean-American academic Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, presently provost and senior vice president at York College of the City University of New York (CUNY), is to be the ninth president of Georgia's Fort Valley State University.
NEW YORK (June 27)--Caribbean-American academic Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, presently provost and senior vice president...