Region/ Caribbean Destinations Remain Optimistic

Holidays in one of the many remarkable Caribbean destinations have always been a dream for many travelers. Sand beaches, fascinating sea creatures, rich heritage – visitors of different tastes and desires find it here. Yet, the region needs to fight the impact of COVID crisis like the rest of the world and it is not the only threat the tourism industry currently faces.


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CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES DROWNING IN DEBT DUE TO LACK OF TOURISM destination

CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES DROWNING IN DEBT DUE TO LACK OF TOURISM

Nils Kraus

Along with the coronavirus pandemic, the main threat to the Caribbean countries has been the almost complete halt of tourism activities, their main source of income, which in some states accounts for more than 50% of the economy. Frank Comito, general manager of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) emphasized the aggravating situation that the region is currently facing. Comito raised the alarm by warning that in just three weeks of March, hotel occupancy in businesses affiliat...
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: REGIONAL LEADER IN TOURISM destination

THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: REGIONAL LEADER IN TOURISM

Pat Hyland

Tourism, one of the main drivers of the Dominican economy, is the second-largest generator of foreign currency, surpassed only by exports. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) global ranking, the Dominican Republic tourism was in 2019 a booming sector, and the country continues to be a regional leader in tourism not only in the Caribbean but also in Central America. Out of 220 destinations, the UNWTO world ranking places the Dominican Republic in fourth place overall, adding up a...
SARGASSUM: ANOTHER THREAT TO TOURISM destination

SARGASSUM: ANOTHER THREAT TO TOURISM

Richard Moor

Last year, sargassum, which is a kind of seaweed epidemic, was the biggest environmental problem in Mexico and affected a large number of its beaches. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Mexico’s tourism activity dropped by 5.3% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019, as reported by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). Between last January and March, the expenditure of both foreign and domestic tourists registered a 5% drop compared t...
HURRICANE IRMA AND THE SLOW REBIRTH OF NATION destination

HURRICANE IRMA AND THE SLOW REBIRTH OF NATION

Theodore Slate

In Saint-Martin, the show starts as soon as the plane lands on the runway. The Princess Juliana Airport is only separated from the Caribbean Sea by the beach of Maho. A thin strip of white sand on which tourists flock to admire the incessant dance of long haul aircraft touching the turquoise waters before touching down in a dizzying din. It is true that seeing an Airbus A330 pass a few meters above your head gives you a certain pleasure. But this piece of land barely larger than the Ile de R&ea...