Travel/Tourism

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – October 5, 2017 – Running enthusiasts from over 30 countries are expected to converge on Negril this year for the 17th staging of the annual marathon, half marathon and 10k run to be held November 30 - December 2, 2017. The event will see the return of more than 450 runners from the US-based group Reggae Runnerz, which has been participating in the event for the past four years and undertaking a number of charity initiatives while on the island.
NASSAU,  – Hurricanes Irma and Maria had a devastating impact on many parts of the Caribbean and on several southern islands of The Bahamas, including Ragged Island. The thoughts of all at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) are with those in our islands and throughout our region who were adversely impacted by these storms. However, it is important to communicate that The Bahamas’ major tourism centers were minimally impacted and are operating as usual.
ST. LUCIA (September 21, 2017) - The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is backing calls by Caribbean leaders for the international community to keep the devastating impact of climate change on the global development agenda.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – (September 18, 2017) – The Marriott Port-au-Prince was among the big winners at the 2017 World Travel Awards, taking home the award for Haiti’s Leading Hotel for the first time. Established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence, the World Travel Awards are the highest accolades in the travel and tourism industry today.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) is providing an additional J$350 million (one Jamaica dollar = US$0.008 cents) to the National Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of Jamaica to continue the provision of loans to the operators of small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (SMTEs).
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