Travel & Tourism

Sandals Resorts Makes Move To Tobago

Adam Stewart at Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry & Commerce annual ‘Champions of Business’ Awards 2016

Business leaders in Trinidad and Tobago have reacted with excitement to news that Sandals Resorts International, the region’s leading luxury-included resort, is interested in establishing both a Sandals and Beaches resort in Tobago. While Sandals has established its brand in … Continue reading

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THE BODYHOLIDAY WELCOMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

Atanas Botev: New General Manager at The BodyHoliday.

Leading health and wellness resort, The BodyHoliday, has appointed Atanas Botev as its new General Manager. Atanas has over a decade of top level international hospitality management experience working across UK-based luxury hotels, including The Mayfair Hotel, The Hampshire, Leicester … Continue reading

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COCO PALM OFFICIALLY RANKS AS TOP AFFORDABLE HOTEL

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Coco Palm has officially been ranked as one of the top ten Best Affordable Caribbean Resorts by Award Winning Trips. With a winning combination of today’s trends and competitive pricing, Coco Palm was ranked number six by the savvy site … Continue reading

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Saint Lucia Tourist Board hosts the Annual Saint Lucia North American Showcase

Bringing the local industry face to face with USA and Canadian Product buyers, the Saint Lucia Tourist Board hosts the third Annual Saint Lucia North American Showcase July 30th – August 2nd 2015 at the Johnson Centre in Rodney Bay. … Continue reading

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KAI MANJE AT TI KAYE RESORT & SPA RECEIVES ‘BEST OF AWARD OF EXCELLENCE’

Wednesday 8th July, 2015 will be a date firmly ingrained in the history of Ti Kaye Resort & Spa. It was the day they were informed that their Kai Manje Restaurant had been honored with the prestigious 2nd level Wine … Continue reading

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COCO PALM AWARDED TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE FIVE CONSECUTIVE YEARS

Coco Palm in Rodney Bay.

Coco Palm, Saint Lucia’s premier family owned and managed boutique hotel, this week announced that it has been recognized as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner. The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is … Continue reading

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Fond Doux Plantation & Resort Making a Difference

More accolades for locally owned Fond Doux in Soufriere.

After a year of industry accolades, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort is adding one more award, an industry designation, and a Green property recognition to a year that has seen the Sourfriere property recognized for its excellence. Fond Doux has … Continue reading

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Guyana’s Marriott Project beats all Odds!

The Marriott standing tall in Georgetown, Guyana.

“It gives me great pleasure to open this iconic building that has transformed the landscape of Guyana.” With these words the country’s president Donald Ramotar drew resounding applause last Thursday from the packed ballroom at the Marriott Hotel. The occasion … Continue reading

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An easy five pounds

I recently found myself challenged by a dilemma that affects our clients: how to avoid gaining an easy five pounds during a cruise. It doesn’t matter which cruise line you happen to travel on, the possibility of adding a few … Continue reading

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Saint Lucia Continues Record-Breaking Tourism Growth in 2015

Hot on the heels of a record-breaking 2014, visitor arrivals to Saint Lucia have increased by 14 percent in the first month of 2015. More than 31,500 visitors entered Saint Lucia, the largest number the island has received during the … Continue reading

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Virgin Richard Branson Climbs Piton

A satisfied Branson after his adventurous climb.

Icon entrepreneur and Virgin Atlantic boss Richard Branson recently climbed Saint Lucia’s Piton and has blogged about it. On the Discover Virgin webpage Branson wrote “I am a big believer in taking on an opportunity when it presents itself. If … Continue reading

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LADERA MAKES WINNER BLISSFUL AT INTERNATIONAL UK EVENT

Do you know the answer to the following question? What is the name of the only luxury “open air” resort overseeing the famous Pitons on the UNESCO World Heritage site? Marcia Vernon from London,UK did; she answered “Ladera” and won … Continue reading

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Caricom’s four most powerful passports

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Brent Symonette of The Bahamas holds up a Bahamian Diplomatic e-passport.

During a speech on March 1, 2015, Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, announced that while he was still willing to accept Americans as tourists, he was adopting a series of restrictive measures on American citizens for national security reasons. One such … Continue reading

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Awards and Accolades

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Owners Nick and Karolin Troubetzkoy, together with their management and resort team, have received many accolades over the years. Here are a few of the awards Jade Mountain received in 2014: Conde Nast Traveler voted Jade Mountain to be the … Continue reading

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New Appointment For Karolin Troubetzkoy

Prominent Caribbean hotelier Karolin Troubetzkoy has been appointed Chairman of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST). The appointment is the latest Caribbean tourism sector leadership role for the St. Lucia hotelier who serves as Executive Director of the storied … Continue reading

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How to survive a long layover

Managing the long hours of a layover can be a challenge even for the seasoned business traveller.

Air travel from the Eastern to the Southern Caribbean or to Central America generally requires a long layover. Most of my customers don’t like layovers, defined as a layover of six hours or more in-transit. As you may know, the … Continue reading

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Saint Lucia Leading Honeymoon Destination – Again!

Saint Lucia's director of tourism Louis Lewis

The sun-drenched island of Saint Lucia will again have the envious opportunity of being able to use the internationally recognized ‘Winner Shield’ insignia of the World Travel Awards after capturing the coveted prize of ‘Leading Caribbean Honeymoon Destination for 2014’. … Continue reading

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Stewart the Younger to team Sandals: Why wait for the future?

Adam Stewart, CEO Sandals Resorts International and President of Sandals Foundation

The e-mail was vague, but for a change straight to the point: “Dear Media, please accept this invitation to provide coverage for the event. Unveiling: the closer you look, the better we look.” Unlike so many I receive, this one … Continue reading

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CHEF NINA’S HERE!

Saint Lucia’s first culinary ambassador Chef Nina Compton arrived in Saint Lucia on Sunday May 4 to an official welcome reception organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries and the Saint Lucia Tourist Board. Chef Nina, daughter of … Continue reading

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SLTB SALUTES ‘AMERICA’S TOP CHEF’ FINALIST

  The Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) extends heartfelt congratulations to Nina Compton-Millar, a true daughter of the soil, on her proud representation of Simply Beautiful Saint Lucia in the finale of the popular American reality TV show “Top Chef.” … Continue reading

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