Just a few weeks ago, Caribbean travel expert Jennifer Carr decided to book her first-ever cruise on the adults-only Virgin Voyages to Havana, Cuba to celebrate her 40th birthday next year on the once-forbidden island. Those plans were essentially canceled Tuesday morning when President Donald J.
So, how long has Barbados been pleasing celebrities who visit its shores? For the first positive "review" of the destination by a famous tourist, you would have to go all the way back to America's first president.
Petra Roach knows what Caribbean-bound U.S. travelers want out of their vacations. It's no coincidence, then, that Barbados' air arrivals have been rapidly climbing since she joined the U.S. team of Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. (BTMI) as its director in 2015. Barbados saw another record-breaking year from the U.S. in 2018.
Travel agents know it's not exactly insider information that Jamaica's relaxed marijuana laws have always made the island a draw for cannabis-lovers looking to light up from their ocean view villas without being harassed. But would making marijuana legal worldwide, or at least throughout the Caribbean region, weaken Jamaica's unspoken advantage over other destinations?
Nicole King, director of sales for North America for the Elegant Hotels Group, told TravelPulse that her company is always looking for ways to keep its hotel products up to standard for the millennial client. Well, we put her and Elegant Hotels to the test.
Barbados dominated the social media pages of some of the top Millennial agents in the field this past weekend as the first-ever Millennial Travel Forum (MTF) was hosted on the luxurious Caribbean island from December 12 - 16.
Barbados will become the first destination to host the Millennial Travel Forum (MTF) when it kicks off MTF: Barbados in just under two weeks. The event, taking place December 12 - 16, features 15 successful Millennial agents who were invited by travAlliancemedia and ultimately selected by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
After years of waiting for Puerto Rico to open its first all-inclusive resort, it appears as though the traveling public will have to wait a little longer. AMResort's planned Dreams Resorts & Spas property that was supposed to open sometime this year in Puerto Rico joins the long list of hotels to suffer a setback due to last year's hurricane season.
Whether you support President Donald Trump or not, most Caribbean specialists we spoke with agree that undoing the progress the U.S. has made with Cuba in the last two years would be devastating for tourism.