U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp announced this week that his administration achieved its goal to restore 90 percent of power to the territory by the holidays, after two Category 5 hurricanes nearly wiped out the entire electrical grid.
Comfort Suites Paradise Island has promoted Yasmine Mills-Strachan as its director of sales.
Travelers interested in exploring the rich cultural history of the French-Creole Caribbean nation of Haiti are being wooed by one of its distinguished hotels.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism visited Atlanta and New York City last month to share updates about the territory’s recovery with national media, key airline partners and Virgin Islanders.
Caribbean hoteliers should plan now for an increase in insurance premiums anticipated to range from 10 to 40 percent after two Category 5 hurricanes, which struck several destinations in the region in September.
Comfort Suites Paradise Island, a member of the Choice Hotels International, Inc., family of franchises, is among the many hotels that were not seriously affected by recent hurricanes in a Caribbean islands and the Bahamas and are welcoming visitors to indulge in the region’s world-renowned hospitality product.
MIAMI (Nov. 3, 2017)—Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association President Karolin Troubetzkoy told Caribbean-American residents in South Florida that the response to the trade association’s recently launched One Caribbean Family initiative has been extremely encouraging.
The Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands is welcoming the return of Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas to the territory Friday, Nov. 10.
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will have surgery for his broken left ankle later this week.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism continues building links with the important African-American community with support for this year’s National Association of Black Journalists convention, taking place this week in New Orleans, La.
A leading hospital in the Caribbean is offering another first that could save the lives of heart patients across the Caribbean and the world.
Legendary Caribbean hotelier Heinz Simonitsch, who defined luxury hospitality and environmental sustainability, has received the first Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Icon of Hospitality Award.
Lionfish, one of the most destructive invasive fish species ever to reach the Caribbean, are wreaking irreparable damage on coral reefs by eating practically everything they come across.
Hoteliers and aspiring young hospitality professionals need to appreciate the critical role that the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association can play in their success
Respected Caribbean economist Jeremy Stephen praised the U.S. Virgin Islands’ government’s recent efforts to correct the fiscal imbalances that have challenged its treasury for successive administrations.
The U.S. Virgin Islands is advancing plans to improve its visitor experience for cruise ship passengers.
Surgeons at Health City Cayman Islands have made history in the Caribbean after performing lifesaving surgery on a child from Nicaragua, who was born with his heart outside of his chest cavity.
Flavors from more than a dozen Caribbean nations will be simmering together at Caribbean305, the region’s newest culinary and cultural celebration taking place on Miami’s Jungle Island.
ST. MAARTEN (April 6, 2017)—Caribbean tertiary care hospital Health City Cayman Islands has announced direct charter flights to transport patients from St. Maarten to Grand Cayman for specialized medical treatment.
U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp wants American and global businesses to know about the fiscal benefits of doing business in the territory.
CAYMAN ISLANDS (Feb. 23, 2017)—World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines is partnering with a leading Caribbean hospital and charity to bring free cardiac care to children from his homeland.
THE BAHAMAS (Feb. 16, 2017)—Caribbean tourism fared well in 2016, and industry stakeholders are generally upbeat about the year ahead, despite the fact that many hoteliers were forced to adjust their high performance expectations for 2016 as the year progressed because of unforeseen events.
CAYMAN ISLANDS (Feb. 9, 2017)—Health City Cayman Islands may be the go-to Caribbean hospital for Turks and Caicos Islanders needing to treat sports-related injuries, according to a recent beneficiary of treatment at the state-of-the-art medical facility.
Sandals Resorts International has announced a new partnership with Marriott International to bring AC Hotels by Marriott, a modern, design-driven lifestyle brand, to the Caribbean.
St. Lucia’s longest-running dive operation, Scuba St. Lucia, has received the Professional Association of Diving Instructors Green Star Award for its dedication to conservation.
One of the more popular hotels in the Cayman Islands has become even more endearing to guests since a recent upgrade to its common and breakfast areas.
Health City Cayman Islands has completed 500 successful orthopedic surgeries two and a half years after it opened its doors.
Egland Arthur, a construction supervisor in St. Maarten, started experiencing shortness of breath while visiting Guyana earlier this year.
Efforts to attract travelers from China to the United States Virgin Islands were explored during Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty’s recent visit to Chengdu and Beijing.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Nov. 3, 2016)—Committed to community outreach and the enhancement of the tourism product in the territory, the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is supporting young culinary talent during the second annual Restaurant Week with the launch of its “Dine on Us” charitable raffle.
A Trinidad-based Caribbean appeals court has been in operation for nearly 12 years, but fewer than half of the countries of the 15-nation Caribbean Community bloc of nations have signed on as members.
Leading Caribbean hotelier Karolin Troubetzkoy captured the Pinnacle Award at the International Career and Business Alliance Salute to Caribbean Excellence Awards event at The Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale over the weekend.
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is urging the region’s tourism industry stakeholders to assist with both immediate and sustained relief efforts to support the people of Haiti and parts of the Bahamas, which were hardest hit by Hurricane Mathew this month.
PUERTO RICO (Oct. 13, 2016)—Gerard “Jerry” Inzerillo, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide, known for his innovations and relationships in the tourism, hospitality and entertainment communities, called for an urgent investment in the next generation of Caribbean travel and tourism leaders to elevate service standards within the region.
Bahamian hotelier Stuart Bowe was named the 2016 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.
As the new school year resumes this month, my thoughts turn to those students who have the will to succeed, but not always the resources.
Alani Henneman-Todman has been appointed the new director of the Communications Division for the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.
MIAMI (Aug. 4, 2016)—The Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum is generating a healthy buzz as it approaches its second conference, slated for Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2016, at El Conquistador Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Puerto Rico.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (July 28, 2016)—The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is encouraging Virgin Islanders living outside the territory to come back home to reunite with their loved ones.
Two of Soufrière, St. Lucia’s top resorts have been included among the Top 25 Caribbean Resorts by one of the world’s leading travel magazines.
Positively affected by Health City Cayman Islands’ humanitarian approach to healthcare, the reigning Miss Universe has pledged her support to advance the mission of the internationally-accredited hospital.
A highly experienced hospitality professional, Ronald Kooistra, has taken the helm of ACOYA Hotel Suites and Villas, a member of the Ascend Hotel Collection, in Willemstad, Curaçao.
The dynamism and diversity of Caribbean Americans have contributed to America’s story in extraordinary ways, says President of the United States Barack Obama.
Dominica’s Amanda Charles is the new sustainable tourism specialist at the Caribbean Tourism Organization.
Comfort Suites Paradise Island in the Bahamas is expecting a record-breaking year for 2015, reports its founder and senior managing partner, William Naughton.
A doctor from Massachusetts is alive today thanks to quick reactions by hotel employees, first responders and the skilled medical teams and surgeons at Health City Cayman Islands. Now he plans to partner with the facility that saved his life.
A Puerto Rico hotel is capitalizing on the hospitality management experience of a seasoned professional to improve guest satisfaction and support the professional development of younger members of the staff.
Jamaican businesswoman is giving thanks for the lifesaving heart treatment she recently received in the neighboring Cayman Islands.
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association raised funds to help the people of Dominica.
Jamaican-American nonprofit executive Kwayera Archer-Cunningham was honored.