Culture Tourism 

LIAT Team up with Antigua to Promote Carnival

LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, has teamed up with the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission to promote Antigua Carnival 2018. The airline is reaffirming its partnership with the “Greatest Summer Festival” as they undertook a joint promotion during Trinidad’s 2018 Carnival. LIAT’s Corporate Communications Manager, Shavar Maloney noted that the airline reiterates to its commitment to connect the Caribbean. “As the Caribbean Airline, we see it as part of our purpose to connect the Caribbean and share the rich cultural heritage of our region…

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Business Development Economic Foreign Affairs Tourism 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne Welcomes Marriott Courtyard to Antigua and Barbuda

Marriott Courtyard, one of the best-recognized business hotel brands, announced on Tuesday at a ceremony in Dubai, the construction of a Marriott Courtyard Antigua at the V.C. Bird International Airport. Once constructed, the hotel will offer 125 guest-rooms, meeting and conference facilities, high-end restaurant, casino and surrounding leisure facilities.   Prime Minister Browne who was at the ceremony at the Sunset Lounge, Al Qasr Hotel in Dubai, said that the Marriott Courtyard hotel is the perfect complement to his Government’s plan to transform Antigua and Barbuda into an economic powerhouse within the…

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Tourism 

The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda enacts the formation of the Tourism Destination Stewardship Committee.

The sustainability of the Antigua and Barbuda’s Tourism Industry is foremost on the government’s agenda. The Tourism Destination Stewardship Committee has been mandated and established by the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda with the sole purpose of advising on and ensuring the implementation of the destination’s sustainability projects through the provision of technical and strategic advice. Mrs. Vashti Ramsey Casimir, Senior Technical Officer within the Ministry of Tourism in the Sustainable Tourism Department is Chairperson of the Tourism Destination Stewardship Committee (TDSC). Destination stewardship involves creating balance in tourism destinations…

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Tourism 

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ACHIEVES MAJOR EXPOSURE IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FOR CARNIVAL

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA), in collaboration with the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission has just wrapped up a busy week of intense regional promotions for the launch of Antigua’s Carnival 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago. Antigua and Barbuda was among several Caribbean destinations that descended into Trinidad and Tobago to promote their destination product and Carnivals, to the thousands of international and regional visitors taking part in Trinidad’s world-renowned Carnival. Antigua and Barbuda’s presence was hard-hitting in Trinidad and Tobago over the last week, as ABTA’s Regional Marketing Consultant,…

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Tourism 

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MAKES SPLASH AT CARIBBEAN TRAVEL MARKETPLACE IN PUERTO RICO

As the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace came to a close in Puerto Rico today, tourism news from Antigua and Barbuda was a top trending topic. Over the past three days, Executives from the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority met with scores of international tour operators and travel business leaders to discuss happenings, resort updates and conduct business to entice more visitors to holiday in the destination. Additionally, the tourism team hosted a media briefing attended by international media, who were all eager to learn…

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Development Politics Tourism 

Tourism Ministry has Reasons to Celebrate- Former Tourism Minister praises government for expansion in Tourism

Former Minister of Tourism, and MP for St. Peter, the Honourable Asot Michael lauds the Government for the continuous growth and expansion of the tourism sector in Antigua and Barbuda. During his budget debate presentation, the former minister took the opportunity to highlight the achievements of the ministry and all those who have made that possible. His remarks were in response to Former Prime Minister Sir Lester Bird’s comment that the industry needed revitalization. “Far from neglecting tourism, from the very outset, this administration placed the industry at the front…

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Tourism 

Antigua &Barbuda makes splash at Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Puerto Rico

As the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace came to a close in Puerto Rico today, tourism news from Antigua and Barbuda was a top trending topic. Over the past three days, Executives from the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority met with scores of international tour operators and travel business leaders to discuss happenings, resort updates and conduct business to entice more visitors to holiday in the destination. Additionally, the tourism team hosted a media briefing attended by international media, who were all eager to learn…

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Tourism Youth 

Minister of Tourism Awards the Top Tourism

It was a landmark celebration last Thursday at the Pleasure Cove where Minister of Tourism, Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Charles “Max” Fernandez awarded Mr. Amar Singh and Ms. Makkedah Lawrence as Top Tourism Cadets of the year 2017/2018. The occasion, the 2017/2018 Tourism Cadet Graduation Ceremony, which saw over 100 students from various secondary and tertiary institutions from across the island commemorating the end of their vigorous year of training in all aspects of the industry. It was the first for the Hon. Minister during his tenure as…

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Politics Tourism 

PM Browne welcomes Rosewood Hotels to Half Moon Bay Development

Prime Minister Gaston Browne recently witnessed a historic moment in the tourism industry, when the soon to be revitalized Half Moon property received a boost with the signing on of a major hotel brand.   An agreement between the Principals of Replay Resorts and internationally known hotel brand –Rosewood Hotels, was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Gaston Browne and other key stakeholders in the Ministry of Finance.   The official signing took place after PM Browne announced the government’s successful sourcing of a company to take over what…

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Tourism 

After Breaking World Records, Rowers Decide to Marry in Antigua

Stuart and Laura Watts chose Antigua Barbuda as the perfect destination to exchange nuptials just a few days ago on the beach at Jacqui O’s. This is nothing new…as Antigua and Barbuda has become synonymous for being the most enchanting islands in the Caribbean for Weddings and Honeymoons. What ‘s new is the fact that Mr. Watts is a member of the Four Oarsmen team, the winners of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Not just winners, but record breakers as they crossed the Atlantic in 29 days. This has brought…

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