Tourism 

Tourism Minister Meets with Barbuda Council Tourism Reps

Officials from the Ministry of Tourism and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority yesterday (Thurs) made an official visit to the sister isle of Barbuda to meet with Council representatives in charge of tourism affairs. The team, which was led by Minister of Tourism the Hon. Charles “Max” Fernandez, included Permanent Secretary Walter Christopher, CEO of the ABTA Colin James, Dr. Reginald Murphy as well as senior technicians within the Ministry of Tourism. Ms. Asha Frank and Mr. Kendra Beazer represented the tourism arm of the Barbuda Council. The officials…

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Economic Politics Regional News Tourism 

Sandals Responds to Misleading Reports

Press Release. Once more we have noticed attempts to spread misinformation and unsubstantiated claims about Sandals Resorts International, including a totally sensationalized headline regarding a recent statement by Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley. However we are not and have never been deterred by fake news, rather we appreciate the opportunity it gives us to set the record straight. First, we have, and have always had an amicable relationship with Prime Minister Mottley. The Prime Minister is aware that Sandals is completely open to working with her government – as we…

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Culture Economic Technology Tourism Uncategorized Youth 

PayCab Passenger App is finally here!!!

PayCab, a location-based mobile application inspired by Uber technology is being introduced to Antigua. The new mobile app, created by the Caribbean technological genius of Sherwin Jupiter puts the convenience of safe vehicular mobility and access to islanders in the palm of their hands. It comes as the first official mobile application, since Uber, to be introduced in the Caribbean and creates an avenue for seamless trickle-down empowerment through entrepreneurship. Speaking to the motive behind the technology, mobile app developer Sherwin Jupiter said he has long battled with the nuisances…

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Economic Tourism 

DRIVERS WANTED

  App Developer Brings Uber-like Service to Antigua with PayCab. PayCab, a location-based mobile application inspired by Uber technology is being introduced to Antigua. The new mobile app, created by Pivot Technology puts the convenience of safe vehicular mobility and access to islanders in the palm of their hands. The developer explains that the app goes deep into in the realms of convenience with its Google-powered Global Positioning Systems (GPS) integration that matches driver and passenger in real time and even offers customers the opportunity to pay safely without the use…

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Tourism 

Minister of Tourism takes a walk with the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Cadets to Fort Barrington

Minister of Tourism the Hon. H. Charles Fernandez along with his wife Mrs. Jill Fernandez accompanied over 80 of the recently enrolled 100 students of the new cohort of Tourism Cadets on a fun walk and hike from the Multi Purpose Cultural Center to Fort Barrington last Saturday. The Hon. Minister, who was the seventh to reach to Deep Bay, took the opportunity to engage with the students and encouraged them to stay resolute in their aspirations, as well to make good use of the opportunities presented to them as…

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Antigua Sailing Week Tourism 

The 51st Edition of Antigua Sailing Week Officially Launched

With 50 years in its past, Organizers of the world renowned Antigua Sailing Week (ASW) launched the 51st edition of the event to the media fraternity today (THURS) at the Nelson’s Dockyard under the theme “The next 50 years”. The event which will run from April 28th to May 4th 2018 has just about 116 entries to date with approximately one week left for late registrants. These numbers although 29 entries less than last year’s 50th edition are quite impressive considering the massive blow that has been dealt to the…

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Tourism 

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA WELCOME NEW YORK JETS IN PARADISE

Today, a special JetBlue flight of New York Jets players, executives, corporate sponsors and fans arrived at V.C. Bird International Airport to take part in a fun-filled Antigua holiday. As part of the island’s first professional sports organization partnership, the Jets in Paradise trip is one of many activities and events part of a multi-year initiative with the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority. “The New York Jets are an important partner for Antigua raising awareness of all our destination has to offer visitors reaching fans in the important northeast corridor…

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Tourism 

Local Hoteliers Report on the Best Hotel Season in Years

Minister of Tourism the Hon. Charles Fernandez and CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) Mr. Colin James recently met with the Executive of the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association (AHTA) for a roundtable breakfast meeting. The forum held quarterly, is used by the Minister to hear from key private sector partners within the sector as well as to share the government’s vision and strategy for the industry. The meeting discussed among other areas, the strong air arrivals and hotel occupancy figures that almost all hotels are enjoying…

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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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