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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug. 7 (CPDC) – The regional umbrella body of non-governmental organizations, the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), today launched a regional project aimed at improving the free movement of artisans and domestic under the Caribbean Community Single Market & Economy (CSME).

Aug. 9, 2013 - Discovery Hotel at Marigot Bay, St Lucia, acquired by New York based group; set to be upgraded and re-launched in 2014 under the ultra-luxury Capella Hotels brand.

July 30, 2013 - A total of 298 million international tourists travelled worldwide between January and April 2013, 12 million more than in the same period last year according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Prospects for the current tourism peak season remain positive with some 435 million tourists expected to travel abroad in the May-August period.

Kingston - July 29, 2013 - Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says the new Courtyard Marriott business hotel to be constructed in New Kingston, will further enhance the country's tourism product, while adding to the appeal of Jamaica as a world class destination.

May 15, 2013 -- Receipts from international tourism in destinations around the world grew by 4% in 2012 reaching US$ 1075 billion. This growth is equal to the 4% increase in international tourist arrivals which reached 1035 million in 2012


March 18, 2013 - Starting April 6, 2013, American Airlines will operate a weekly non-stop flight to Pointe-a-Pitre (PTP) from Miami, announces the Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board.

Nassau - March 5, 2013 - The Ministry of Tourism will unveil on March 21, a digital platform that will allow potential tourists to make various bookings at one site and explore the islands of The Bahamas.

The Organization of American States (OAS), through its Department of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism, will participate in a key meeting of leading agencies engaged in tourism development in the Greater Caribbean on February 18, 2013 in Managua, Nicaragua.

Feb. 17, 2013 - A new US$50 million residential villa development has been announced for the Southeast Peninsula. Christophe Harbour Development Company and Apex Capital Partners Corporation, a Canadian based international investment group announced Tuesday they have entered into a joint venture to develop a new residential neighbourhood within Christophe Harbour, the residential resort community located on St. Kitts.


Feb. 15, 2013 - (demerarawaves.com):  Delta Airlines on Thursday officially announced that it would be pulling out from the Guyana route in May, ending days of speculation about the future of its flights between New York and Georgetown.

St. John's - Jan. 23, 2013 - Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, Hon. John Maginley, is optimistic with the performance of the tourism sector in 2012, and the prospects that the future holds for the industry in the coming months.

Jan. 22, 2013 - (compasscayman.com): The auditors’ discovered that the department “was paying a monthly payment of US$7,500 per month or US$90,000 per annum to a company located in Miami, Florida, that promotes the Cayman Islands as a wedding destination. However, we have not seen any evidence of tendering nor a formal agreement for service.

Jan. 17, 2013 - Effective June 1, 2013 the resort will be rebranded as Couples Barbados and will become the island’s first and only all-inclusive resort exclusively for adult couples.

Jan. 17, 2013 - Neal & Massy Holdings is in advanced talks to dispose of its loss-accummulating, 280-room Almond Casuarina Beach Resort in Barbados to Couples Resorts, one of Jamaica’s top hotel chains.

Belize: Cruise arrivals down

Jan. 14, 2013 - While overnight visitor arrivals are up, cruise tourism suffered a ten percent decrease in 2012. A recent announcement by Carnival Cruise Line to cancel ten calls in 2013 will impact cruise arrivals, but the B.T.B. is optimistic, saying it expects that this year will hold its own.

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