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The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas Welcomes Arjun Channa as New General Manager

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas Welcomes Arjun Channa as New General Manager

Fresh Off Of Complete Redesign, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas Welcomes Guests Again [St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands]– An icon is reemerging in the USVI. Following a brief closure, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas has relaunched and is thrilled to be welcoming guests once again. The reopening comes on the heels of a $100 million redesign in late […]

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Historic Virtual Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) LIVE 2020 a Success

Historic Virtual Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) LIVE 2020 a Success

Jamaica Hosts Fully Virtual Travel Trade Show – A First in the English Speaking Caribbean [KINGSTON, Jamaica] – The 30th staging of the annual Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), held virtually for the first time, was a huge success. As the show was virtual this year, it allowed for greater participation from all corners of the globe. The […]

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Jamaica Cares Insurance Programme Lauded by Global Tourism Stakeholders

Jamaica Cares Insurance Programme Lauded by Global Tourism Stakeholders

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] –  Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett has revealed that the Jamaica Cares mandatory travel insurance programme has received very positive feedback from global tourism stakeholders. He also outlined that international tourism partners would like to expand the programme globally. The Minister made this announcement today during the Tourism Ministry’s two day strategic […]

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Aruba Becomes First Caribbean Nation to Partner with JetBlue on Entry Testing

Aruba Becomes First Caribbean Nation to Partner with JetBlue on Entry Testing

Vault Health, JetBlue’s Testing Partner, Provides Saliva-based PCR Testing at Home Before Travel [NEW YORK] – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced Aruba is the first Caribbean nation to partner with the airline for seamless entry testing through JetBlue’s testing partner, Vault. The decision by Aruba to begin accepting the convenient PCR test facilitated by Vault’s technology platform for JetBlue customers arriving […]

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Updated Travel Requirements for St. Kitts & Nevis (Nov. 11, 2020)

Updated Travel Requirements for St. Kitts & Nevis (Nov. 11, 2020)

[Basseterre, St. Kitts] – St. Kitts & Nevis officially opened its borders to international travel on October 31, 2020. Since the opening of the borders on Saturday, the Federation has welcomed 183 travelers to its shores who were greeted with a festive performance by the St. Kitts Masqueraders. All persons were processed proficiently and transferred to […]

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Jamaica’s Tourism must get back on track, Bartlett

Jamaica’s Tourism must get back on track, Bartlett

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says the industry is a key driver of the Jamaican economy and urges stakeholders to view the unprecedented crisis brought on by the pandemic as a transformational opportunity to help get tourism back on track. Speaking at the opening of the first-ever virtual staging of the […]

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Couples Sans Souci and Couples Negril Re-Open in December

Couples Sans Souci and Couples Negril Re-Open in December

The all-inclusive oceanfront resorts join already open sister properties to welcome guests back this holiday season [NEGRIL, Jamaica] – Just in time for much-needed holiday getaways, Couples Sans Souci and Couples Negril will re-open on December 1, 2020. Like its sister resorts, Couples Tower Isle and Couples Swept Away, which are already open and welcoming guests, the two properties have implemented a range of enhanced COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures, […]

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Jamaica: Bartlett Calls for Empathetic Leadership during COVID-19 Pandemic

Jamaica: Bartlett Calls for Empathetic Leadership during COVID-19 Pandemic

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for global policymakers to implement a more empathetic leadership style, while also remaining cautiously optimistic about the future of the industry. The Minister was speaking Thursday (Nov. 5th) at the A World for Travel virtual international event, which focused […]

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TASC Supplier Spotlight: Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals Offers Guests a Festive Treat

TASC Supplier Spotlight: Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals Offers Guests a Festive Treat

[Virgin Gorda, BVI] – Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals welcomes the news of the reopening of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to visitors on December 1st and to celebrate, the villa rentals and management company is excited to offer guests a special festive treat. From December 15th, visitors to Virgin Gorda staying at one the 20 villas managed by Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals (the oldest and most experienced […]

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Tourism & Technology: It’s Time To Pivot – Basil Springer Column

Tourism & Technology: It’s Time To Pivot – Basil Springer Column

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26 [BRIDGETOWN, Barbados] – This series of columns, on the theme “Tourism is Our Key”, positions tourism as the sector which can best be the catalyst to lead the Caribbean COVID-19 transition recovery […]

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