Tourism 

Canadian Radio Stations promote destination Antigua & Barbuda

­­As Canadians experience below-zero temperatures this Winter season, all across that country destination Antigua & Barbuda is being promoted as a warm and friendly place to vacation. From St John’s, Newfoundland on the east coast to Chilliwack, British Columbia in the west, 24 morning radio programmes from 24 different cities, have been broadcasting live from Sandals Grande Antigua for the second and third weeks in January. Dubbed the Canadian Winter Sizzle, the radio broadcast has been giving millions of dollars’ worth of promotional value to Antigua and Barbuda as a…

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Regional News Tourism 

Antigua Butler Trio Take Signature Customer Service to Bahamas

There is an important lesson that tells us, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Sandals Resorts International through its in-depth and extensive training programmes has been ‘teaching its team members to fish’ for years now, and three young Antiguan butlers are about to use their exclusive training when they travel to help support the Sandals Royal Bahamian Luxury Resort in Nassau. Kevin Christopher, Sheldon Gomes and Daren Joseph are employed as Butlers…

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High Hopes of Rojer Inglis, LIAT’s Newly Appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, announces the appointment of Mr. Rojer Inglis as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Inglis replaces Mrs. Julie Reifer-Jones who assumed the office of Chief Executive Officer in 2017. Prior to joining LIAT (1974) Ltd, Mr. Inglis was the Chief Financial Officer of National Health Insurance Plan, Turks and Caicos and has held positions at W.A.S.A. St. Lucia and Cable & Wireless Barbados Ltd. Mr. Inglis is a Chartered Certified Accountant with membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He brings a wealth of experience having…

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Regional News Tourism 

Caribbean’s Tourism Return Shows It Is Open and Has Something for Everyone

Billions of people now know that the Caribbean is open because of the multifaceted, million-dollar campaign by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin America. The Association’s “Caribbean Is Open” campaign generated awareness, along with more than 5 billion impressions, about the majority of Caribbean destinations operating normally, unhindered by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Now that travelers again feel confident about the region and impacted destinations have recovered, the campaign is turning…

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Regional News Tourism 

Beaches Turks & Caicos Reopens Today, Sandals Grande Antigua to Follow this Sunday

Following its closure due to Hurricane Irma, Sandals Resort International is thrilled to announce that Beaches Turks & Caicos, the Caribbean’s Luxury-Included® vacation for everyone and family-focused brand, has reopened its doors this December 14th, 2017, offering guests new and exciting features. To see an exclusive preview of the newly reopened Beaches Turks & Caicos, you can visit CEO Adam Stewart’s Instagram page. “We know how important vacation time is and so we’re just delighted that Beaches Turks & Caicos is not only reopening its doors ahead of pace, but…

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Tourism 

Antigua and Barbuda wins Caribbean’s Most Innovative Destination AWARD

Antigua and Barbuda has won the Innovative Destination of the Year award in the 5th Annual Caribbean Travel Awards as released in December, by Caribbean Journal, one of the Caribbean’s leading news publications. The destination was lauded by Caribbean Journal for its ability to attract new hotel brands, while proactive messaging following the aftermath of September hurricanes, led to the destination gaining the hard-earned award. The Caribbean Journal article reads, “If there is a new capital of tourism investment in the Caribbean, it is most certainly Antigua and Barbuda, which…

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Disaster Management Entertianment Tourism 

(VIDEO) UB40 Come Back Darling Filmed in Antigua

UB40, featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, filmed a new music video for their Greatest Album hit Come Back Darling in a bid to reassure Brits that the region is ready for tourists to ‘come back’ following a concerted recovery effort. Virgin Holidays Managing Director, Joe Thompson, said: “Virgin Holidays works incredibly closely with tourism authorities across the region and want to put the Caribbean back on people’s radar for their 2018 holiday.  The islands are as stunning as ever and the misconception that the whole region has been devastated…

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Tourism 

Sandals Resorts Honored at World Travel Awards

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) was honored with prestigious recognition at the international 24th Annual World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony, held on December 10, 2017 at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Vietnam. The Luxury Included® Resort Company collected seven awards in total from the World Travel Awards and World Spa Awards, demonstrating the continued commitment to excellence of the brand and its resorts. “Sandals Resorts International is thrilled to once again be the internationally recognized all-inclusive leader,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals…

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Sandals Chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart Receives Tourism Icon Award at UNWTO Conference

Chairman and founder of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, was this week honoured at the UNWTO, Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank’s Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism. At the Conference’s Gala Dinner and Tourism Icon Awards, held on Wednesday, the UNWTO, in association with Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism, presented Mr. Stewart with the Global Legend of the Caribbean Award in recognition of his long and outstanding contribution to sustainable global tourism growth and to job creation in the Caribbean….

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Tourism 

Unique Vacations deepens investment in the Caribbean

Unique Vacations, the worldwide representative for Sandals & Beaches Resorts, has announced plans to further its investment in the region. At present Unique Vacations has four contact centers established in Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Grenada and The Bahamas, which provide high paying jobs for over 500 Caribbean nationals. Unique has now announced plans to introduce a cutting edge online Learning Management System (LMS). The system will be implemented in conjunction with Sandals and Beaches Resorts, and will focus primarily on sales and customer service training. The LMS will also provide notification…

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