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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.

Nassau, Bahamas -- Jan. 14, 2013 - The Bahamas is seeking to attract a greater level of airlift and the overall goal is to increase the number of stopover visitors in 2013 from 1.6 million to 1.8 million, said Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe.

St. John's - Jan. 10, 2013 - Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation the Hon. John Maginley has identified the major areas of focus for his ministry in the year 2013. These were outlined in his recent contribution to the budget debate in the lower house on Tuesday.

Jan. 4, 2013 - Businesses dependent on cruise tourism are in for another rocky year after a decision by Carnival Cruise Line to reduce the calls its ships make to the Cayman Islands. The new tourism minister confirmed that he spoke to the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) by telephone just before Christmas and was informed that cruise passenger arrivals from Carnival are projected to fall by nearly a quarter of a million this year as ships by-pass Grand Cayman in favour of ports with cruise facilities.

Jan. 3, 2013 - Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, welcomed 320 passengers of the Russian flight, Transaero Airlines, as it made its inaugural trip to Jamaica, landing at the Sangster International Airport, in Montego Bay, on January 1.

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