Tourism 

Fashion House in Antigua & Barbuda for Major Photoshoot

Chen Burkett, a noted New York based fashion designer has teamed up with the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and leading luxury resort, Carlisle Bay to capture the romantic elements of Antigua and Barbuda in an on-island photo shoot taking place in Antigua this week, ahead of the launch of her debut bridal collection at New York Fashion Week in September. The partnership with the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and Carlisle Bay will see quintessential Antigua captured throughout Burkett’s collection. The destination’s historic and breathtaking locations along with the…

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Politics Tourism 

UPP Calls For Resignation of Tourism Minister

Despite forecasts for record levels of visitors for Antigua’s 60th Anniversary of Carnival, stay over arrivals to Antigua and Barbuda continue on a downward trajectory. The latest statistics for the month of July show a 10% decline across all markets, indicating that the projected arrivals did not meet expectations. The UPP is extremely concerned about this unprecedented decline in tourism arrivals for successive months in 2017. The party cites lack of expertise, poor planning and marketing execution on the part of the Festivals Commission and the ABTA, as major contributing factors to this already declining trend….

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Business Tourism 

Blue Diamond Resorts to Take over Management of Antigua’s Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

Blue Diamond Resorts, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company, is proud to announce that it will be taking over the management and operation of Antigua’s largest all-inclusive resort, the 464-room Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, beginning September 1, 2017. “We look forward to bringing our operations to the beautiful Island of Antigua, and to applying our management experience to this popular resort” said Jordi Pelfort, Managing Director of Blue Diamond Resorts. Known to be one of Antigua’s best all-inclusive resorts for its value, Jolly Beach Resort & Spa is set on…

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Tourism 

Sandals Releases Statement on Antigua Development

Sandals Resorts International has 22 hotels in eight different territories throughout the Caribbean, and in 35 years of doing business with numerous governments; we have always operated at the highest standards and in the most ethical and transparent manner. As an upstanding and conscientious corporate citizen, we have always sought to work in harmony with the various stakeholders. Therefore, we are appalled at the unwarranted and vicious attack that has been launched against the company and its Chairman by Prime Minister Gaston Browne and his Government, after plans to upgrade…

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Tourism 

Tourism Industry receives another major boost as Government breaks ground for a luxury five star property

With an ambitious plan to further improve the tourism sector this year; officials are viewing the proposed five-star Callaloo Cay Development project as a major contributor to the national economy. Speaking at a ground-breaking ceremony for the project on Tuesday morning, Tourism Minister the Hon. Asot Michael told those gathered to witness the event that Callaloo Cay will aid in bolstering the government’s quest towards becoming an economic powerhouse. “This administration has set the goal of increasing the room capacity of Antigua and Barbuda to over 5,000 within the next…

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Tourism 

Antigua and Barbuda Airport and Tourism Officials explore new airline partnerships at Routes Americas

Antigua and Barbuda Tourism and Airport officials combined their marketing efforts to attend the 10th Routes Americas Conference, where they met with some of the most influential aviation professionals from across the Americas region, earlier this month in Las Vegas. Antigua and Barbuda’s delegation worked in collaboration to secure the most efficient way of representing its interests at the conference, which has in the past proved very beneficial. Over a three-day period, the team conducted a series of twenty-one back-to-back meetings with existing airlines who now service the destination as well…

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Sports Tourism 

Antigua to use WIndies Cricket to Increase Brand Awareness

Antigua and Barbuda, the Official Tourism Partner of the WINDIES, will use the upcoming West Indies vs England One Day Internationals (ODIs) on March 3 and March 5 to promote the destination brand. The millions of viewers around the world, who will be watching the games via live streaming and broadcast television, can expect to see local and visiting spectators having a great time at the upcoming cricket events with every opportunity being used to influence viewers to visit Antigua, one of the leading vacation fun spots in the Caribbean. The Antigua…

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Tourism 

Antigua and Barbuda Launches Tourism Social Media Channel Dedicated To Romance

Antigua and Barbuda has launched the world’s first tourism social media channel, dedicated entirely to romance on Facebook. Known for being one of the most romantic destinations in the world, and holding the record for most weddings per capita, Antigua and Barbuda has launched the Facebook ‘Antigua Barbuda Romance’ channel. This new interactive platform provides visitors the best information and tools for those planning their perfect romantic trip. The Honorable Asot A. Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy stated, “Introducing a ground-breaking new platform dedicated to romance is just…

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Tourism 

Antigua VIP Tours Wins Luxury Travel Guide’s 2017 Award

The well-known Tour Company Antigua VIP Tours has been given a Valentine’s Day Gift with great news of being the winner of Luxury Travel Guide’s 2017 Tour Operator Of The Year Award for Antigua & Barbuda. This exciting news was expressed to Antigua VIP Tours Manager, Mr. Sean Weathered via a phone call from Rocky Singh, Project Manager of Luxury Travel Guide on Monday. The Luxury Travel Guide is an exclusive, fully interactive publication based in the United Kingdom which focuses on where to go and what to do during…

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Tourism 

Chase the Race by Land or Sea at Antigua Sailing Week

The Antigua Sailing Week team is inviting spectators to “Chase the Race” daily as part of the 50th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week which will take place from April 29 to May 7, 2017. Chase the Race provides spectators and race enthusiasts with opportunities to follow the races from specific vantage points and on-board chase boats. New for 2017, out on the water tour boats will take spectators to the race courses daily to get close-up views of tacking duels, mark roundings and hoisting spinnakers, while enjoying the comfort of their own cruise boats….

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