All Blog Posts Tagged 'tourism' (34)

New Swim-Up Suites Debut at Sandals Halcyon Beach

CASTRIES, St Lucia, Saturday September 2, 2017 – Sandals has debuted its new Beachfront Crystal Lagoon suites at the Sandals Halcyon Beach resort in St Lucia.

The romantic suites are steps away from one of St Lucia’s finest beaches, with convenient swim-up access from the Crystal…

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Added by CShout1 on September 2, 2017 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Royalton Saint Lucia Officially Opens Its Doors

CASTRIES, St Lucia, Friday March 31, 2017 – Following a soft opening last month, the all-inclusive, 455-room Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa in the north of the island officially opened last week.…

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Added by CShout1 on April 2, 2017 at 2:14pm — No Comments

See Where Some of Hollywood’s Biggest Blockbusters Were Filmed — in Jamaica!

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday February 24, 2017 – A new tour, showcasing movie locations throughout Jamaica, including the sites of some of the world’s most iconic films, has been launched by destination management company (DMC) Caribic Vacations.…

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Added by CShout1 on February 26, 2017 at 11:44am — No Comments

These Two Caribbean Properties Were Named Among The Best Vacation Villas Under The Sun

Thursday February 9, 2017 – Offering privacy, flexibility and convenience, vacation villas are increasingly in demand worldwide, particularly with well-heeled guests looking to escape the public eye without sacrificing the luxury and style they expect.

CNN’s Joe…

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Added by CShout1 on February 12, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Green Light For Norwegian, Royal Caribbean To Cruise To Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, Tuesday December 13, 2016 – Norwegian and Royal Caribbean cruises have now got permission from the Cuban government to sail from the US to the Caribbean island.…

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Added by CShout1 on December 13, 2016 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Havana: Officially One of the World's Seven Wonder Cities

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 7

Not even today's persistent rain prevented Havana City to be officially declared a Wonder City of Modern World, with the unveiling of a monument at the entrance of Havana Bay that will bear witness to the decision of hundreds of millions of people…

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Added by CShout1 on June 9, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cuba to Legalize Small and Medium-Sized Private Businesses

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small- and medium-sized private businesses in a move that could significantly expand private enterprise in one of the world's last…

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Added by CShout1 on May 25, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments

Vin Diesel, Kardashians and Chanel spark cultural backlash in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — "Fast and Furious." U.S. cruise ships. A star-studded private celebration of Chanel.

The triple tsunami of global capitalism that pounded socialist Cuba this month has spawned a fierce debate about the downside of detente with the United States. Artists, writers and intellectuals who believe…

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Added by CShout1 on May 25, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Cuba running low on beer as thirsty US tourists descend

An influx of tourists from the US is placing pressure on Cuba’s hospitality industry. Photograph: Valerio Berdini/REX/Shutterstock

Shortages prompt island’s main brewer to consider opening a new plant and importing beer from…

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Added by CShout1 on April 12, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Rihanna takes over Havana

FANS TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF POP ARTIST RIHANNA AS SHE GETS ON AN AMERICAN CLASSIC CAR AFTER A PHOTO SHOOT WITH PHOTOGRAPHER ANNIE LEIBOVITZ IN HAVANA, CUBA ON FRIDAY. (PHOTO:…

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Added by CShout1 on September 11, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cuba Focus: The Coming of the yachts!!!!

A couple of youths cycle past the U.S yacht Still Waters, moored at the Hemingway Marina in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. “The elimination of restrictions on nautical tourism by the U.S. government appears as if it will…

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Added by CShout1 on August 7, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Bahamian island voted best in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure

NASSAU, Bahamas, Thursday July 23, 2015 – Bahamas’ Harbour Island has won top honors in the prestigious Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2015.…

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Added by CShout1 on July 26, 2015 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Five Things You Need To Know About Visiting Cuba from the United States

Since President Barack Obama announced in December 2014 that the United States plans to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, avid travelers have been preparing to visit the small Caribbean nation. But it's not as easy as you might think.…

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Added by CShout1 on July 21, 2015 at 10:34am — No Comments

Caribbean tourism stakeholders say Cuba is region’s wakeup call

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, Friday July 3, 2015 – Relatively little effort has been spent on turning the most tourism dependent region in the world into the most tourism competent, according to a white paper recently issued by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) entitled, “Cuba:…

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Added by CShout1 on July 3, 2015 at 11:20am — No Comments

Betting On Cuba's Economic Future As Havana Becomes Las Vegas Again

For most Americans, Cuba is an isolated third-world island country with a backward economy and a regrettable political and human rights record. After 56 years of the Castro regime, this reputation has been well-earned, but there was a time when Cuba represented something quite different. During pre-revolutionary…

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Added by CShout1 on June 29, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Obama calls for respect, Raul Castro for patience in historic talks

In Panama City For the first time in more than half a century, the presidents of the United States and Cuba met face to face Saturday, formalizing their joint bid to restore diplomatic ties and break from the nations’ Cold War past, an effort President Obama said could be a “turning point” for the region.

The symbolism of Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro seated beside each other was itself a sign of progress in the nearly four months since Obama and…

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Added by CShout1 on April 12, 2015 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Amid Cuba thaw, Americans flock to 'forbidden island'

Havana (AFP) - Cuba is far from seeing a McDonald's or Starbucks open any time soon, but the diplomatic thaw with the United States is bringing more American visitors to the sweltering island.…

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Added by CShout1 on April 9, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Acoya Curacao adds beach access to the acclaimed Sea Aquarium Beach

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Wednesday April 1, 2015 - A Caribbean vacation typically centers around sun, sand and sea. But, increasingly, value savvy travelers are discovering they can get all these, and more, without having to stay right on the beach, paying oceanfront prices.…

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Added by CShout1 on April 2, 2015 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Sandals Barbados expands

Refurbished resort now employs 650, has more rooms and enjoying high occupancy

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor browner@jamaicaobserver.com

AFTER some nine…

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Added by CShout1 on February 11, 2015 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Jamaica Focus: New Tourism Director Named

Jamaica has a new Director of Tourism, industry veteran Paul Pennicook.

Pennicook, who had been serving as chairman of Jamaica Vacations, succeeds John Lynch, a decades-long regional tourism stalwart, as the director of the Jamaica Tourist Board.

“I’m thrilled and honored to return to service…

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Added by CShout1 on July 8, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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