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Updated December 30

Coronavirus Regional and International News

New Covid variant linked to higher viral load in the blood

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine approved by UK regulator

Vincentian doctors urge nationals to take COVID vaccine

Latin America and Caribbean top 500,000 Covid-19 deaths

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Airlines Aren’t Making It Easy to Use Covid Credits

Covid-19 sets aviation growth back two decades

IT’S BACK: Boeing Max returns to US skies with first passenger fligh

Regional News

Hotel pushes back on virus outbreak claims (Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association)

Locals Flocking To Hotels To Ring In New Year – Tourism Stakeholders Meet To Discuss (Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association)

Caribbean could lose coral reefs by end of century, UN environment agency warns

Jamaica Records Largest Seven-Day Arrivals Since Reopening

Regional Destinations 

Caribbean Island Hopping Offers the Ultimate Yacht Charter Experience

Why a trip to the Caribbean is so much more than a beach holiday

The 15 Best Caribbean Beach Bars For 2021

Costa Rica To Award 15 Trips For Two To Someone ‘Who Is Essential’: Nominate Now

International Destinations

Ireland Named ‘Best Destination In Europe’ By 18th Annual Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards

End-of-year travel trends in Middle East: Where are we now?

Sri Lanka welcomes first batch of travellers after eight months

Travel ban to be extended to millions more in England!nbT_b_rT_&w_id=38452&news_id=2045570

Updated December 29

Coronavirus Regional and International News

WHO warns Covid-19 pandemic is ‘not necessarily the big one’

China Covid-19: How state media and censorship took on coronavirus

The UK and the US need to learn from countries that better handled Covid-19

Three Caribbean countries experience rise in COVID-19 cases

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Delta Just Launched a New Nonstop Route to St Thomas

Bermuda Link To The Azores Opens Tourist Opportunities

Southwest cancels plans for furloughs, pay cuts

Regional News

Dreams All-Inclusive Planning March Relaunch in Panama

The Bahamas’ Cape Eleuthera Resort Is Open Again

Fully Renovated Flamingo, Royal Palm To Welcome Guests From Jan. 1

Divi Resorts Launches Winter Sale Featuring 30% Off Caribbean Vacations

Regional Destinations 

Regional Political Analyst Released From Custody In Suriname

Antigua Rocked By 5.0 Magnitude Earthquake

St. Vincent Considers Using Electronic Bracelets on Persons in Quarantine

Tourism on Agenda for Renewed Jamaica-Nigeria Bilateral Talks

International Destinations

‘Go To Travel’ suspension rocks Japan’s tourism spots

Malaysia considers reopening to tourism


US bans Brits without negative Covid test!nbT_b_rT_&w_id=38448&news_id=2045555

Updated December 23

Coronavirus Regional and International News
Three repatriated nationals among 12 new COVID-19 infections

Wells: Govt. dealing with new COVID strain “at the borders”

Taiwan imposes new regulations after first Covid case since April
Covid: Sydney to keep restrictions for Christmas amid outbreak

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)
Airlines begin complex process of calling back more than 32,000 furloughed workers

Man who fell ill on United flight from Florida died of Covid-19, coroner confirms

Air New Zealand Gears Up For Busiest Week Since Pre-COVID

U.S. will not impose Covid-19 screenings for flights from Britain, sources say

Regional News
Barbados won’t ban flights from UK

Dominican Republic pledges zero red tape for investments

Grand Bahama Island’s Grand Lucayan Reopens Lighthouse Pointe

Regional Destinations 
Puerto Rico Has a Hip New Boutique Hotel

Tobago targets adventure and touring market

Diamond Resorts to Reopen Two St Maarten Hotels

Bermuda, Costco Partner on Testing Option for Travelers

Updated December 13

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Health Department reports 19 deaths from COVID-19 in Puerto Rico

Anguilla To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine In January 2021

Caribbean Urged to be Cautious Regarding Corruption Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus: Italian scientists find perfect match of Wuhan strain in sample taken from boy

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

U.S. airline workers seeking priority for COVID vaccine

Hong Kong fourth wave: airlines face tougher new Covid-19 ban, with KLM the first to be sidelined

American Airlines Is Flying Boeing 737 Maxes On These 9 U.S. Routes Next Year


Regional News

Cummins: ‘I’ll take the vaccine’ (Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association)

CARICOM/US Relations: New US Administration Coming but …

Bryan to Host Community Business Forum as Part of Vision 2040 Economic Initiative

Saint Lucia first Caribbean island to launch Augmented Reality filters

Regional Destinations 

Sandals entering its ninth destination: Curacao

Top Caribbean Resort Spas

French St Martin Is Now Open for Tourism

Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusive Reopens Following Renovation

International Destinations

The Receding Horizon of Travel’s Return

Expedia Group: Spotlight on technology as catalyst for tourism recovery

Bloomberg Australia: Pandemic Road Trips Boost the Economy

Five Ways The Travel Industry Will Win Back Tourists In 2021

Updated November 26

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Coronavirus latest: Disney expands layoffs to 32,000

Sudan’s former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi dies of COVID-19

Caribbean countries continue to register deaths from COVID

Bermuda’s Premier Fumes over COVID-19 Baby Case

John Briceno Urges Belize to Follow COVID-19 Measures

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Covid-19 will cost airlines $157 billion, says the IATA

More airlines requiring pre-flight COVID-19 tests as Americans travel for Thanksgiving

What Effect Will COVID-19 Have On Ticket Prices In The Future?

Regional News

Private Sector Launches Ambitious Plan For Economy Called: ‘RECOVER SAINT LUCIA’ (St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association)

Tourism Industry Reports Highs, Lows Ahead of Holiday Season (Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association)

Juan Luis Guerra promotes travel to the DR (Dominican Republic National Hotel & Tourism Association)

Suriname and Guyana Sign MOU for Construction of Bridge

Regional Destinations 

Your Guide To Traveling To These Underrated Caribbean Islands During Covid-19

Twelve Days of Caribbean Cuisine Highlights TASC Series

Sandals Royal Bahamian: Most Luxurious Adults Only All-Inclusive Destination

The Bahamas’ Cape Eleuthera Resort Is Reopening

International Destinations


Global tourism & leisure industry private equity deals total $4.61bn in Q3 2020

Russian Far East to woo Asian tourists with Kamchatka resort

Seeing Ireland as we want it to be

Updated November 25

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Initial Batch Of COVID-19 Vaccines Will Go To States Based On Population, Not Risk

Jim Cramer on Dow hitting 30,000: Beating Covid-19 will be ‘like the end of Prohibition’

Caribbean School determined to dance through COVID-19

Antigua ‘Shocked’ at Latest CDC COVID-19 Travel Rating

Coronavirus cases in the Caribbean to date: 279,255

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Airlines press for preflight COVID-19 testing

Explainer | COVID passport: Is airline travel going to be more difficult?

Regional News

Jamaican Hoteliers Worried about Latest CDC Risk Status Category (Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association)

The governor-general approved state of public emergency in Bahamas

I am feeling fine: Belize’s Prime Minister on his COVID-19 status

Guyana Gets New Multi-million Dollar Hotel

Regional Destinations 

Why The Caribbean Islands Are The Best Places To Visit At Any Time Of The Year

I Traveled to St. Lucia Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic — Here Are My Top Tips for Planning a Vacation to the Caribbean Island

Barbados looking to provide the best golfing experience in the Caribbean

Marriott Reopens Three More Resorts In Barbados

International Destinations

How Maldives has prepared itself for tourism during Covid-19

Overseas holiday ban to be lifted for whole of England!nbT__r_rm&w_id=38299&news_id=2045196

WE’RE NUMBER ONE: Canada is the world’s relocation destination of choice

China Expects Economy To Improve In 2021 As Region Sees Boost In Tourism

Updated November 24

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Doctors say CDC should warn people the side effects from Covid vaccine shots won’t be ‘a walk in the park’


COVID-19: What are the rules under the PM’s winter plan for coronavirus? 


Caribbean countries pledge to support post-COVID-19 economic, social recovery


Another Major COVID-19 Vaccine Shown to be Effective and Cheaper 


Jamaican Government Braces for COVID-19 Spike During the Holidays 


Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

United Airlines Opens Flights To Caribbean, Latin America With Covid-19 Testing


Airline body IATA develops mobile apps for COVID-era travel


Australian Airline Says It Will Require COVID-19 Vaccine to Fly 


Regional News

PM Mottley’s fingers crossed for Crop Over 2021, UNCTAD (Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association) 


Tourism players not surprised visitors testing positive for COVID-19 (Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association)


ARRIVALS FROM UK SLOW FOLLOWING LOCKDOWN (Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association) 


Five Caribbean Countries Put on US high Risk Category


Regional Destinations 

Dominica stands first in National Geographic’s “Best of the World 2021” list 

St. Thomas Is Welcoming U.S. Travelers — and One of Its Best Hotels Just Reopened With a Private Presidential Penthouse Experience 


The British Virgin Islands’ Rosewood Little Dix Bay Is Reopening


Four Seasons: Fly Private to Anguilla for a Month-Long Stay 


International Destinations

Hotels have woken up to better sleep as a selling point 

P&O Cruises cancels sailings until spring 2021!nbT_b_rT_&w_id=38296&news_id=2045184 


TTG Media:

COVID-19 Has Made It to One of the Last Coronavirus-free Destinations in the World 


Updated November 19

Coronavirus Regional and International News

‘Miracle’: hospital consultant gives birth to twins while in coronavirus coma

Oxford Covid vaccine trials indicate it is safe, produces robust immune response among older adults

Grenada Collaborates with Jamaican Company for COVID-19 Travel Portal

Jamaica Becomes First CARICOM Country to Register 10,000 COVID Cases

Bermuda’s Pompano Beach Club Hotel Forced to Close Due to COVID

Coronavirus cases in the Caribbean to date: 268,419

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Norwegian Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Europe’s Biggest Airline Covid Casualty

Aegean Airlines receives 4-star Covid-19 Airline Safety Rating

Frontier Airlines Set to Lift Off for St. Thomas from Orlando

Regional News

Breaking Travel News interview: Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica

Saint Lucia Enacts Tourism Levy

Letter to the Editor: The U.S. and the Caribbean: Time to Seize the Moment

Barbados Partners With U.S.-Based Lab For Entry Testing Program

Regional Destinations 

Sandals Resorts: #backtohappy

Four Seasons Reopens Resort in Anguilla

Bahia Principe Reopens Tulum Resort After $40M Renovation

Keeping the Dream Alive in Caribbean Belize

International Destinations

FITUR MICE 2021 stages the event for meeting tourism in Madrid, Europe’s best specialist destination

PROMPERÚ Launches ‘Volver’ Campaign To Reactivate Domestic Tourism

Tourism industry, local businesses say lack of Mardi Gras parades will have an economic impact

As Travel Bubbles Begin, Don’t Expect a Miracle

Updated November 12

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Where will poorer countries stand in the queue for a Covid-19 vaccine?

Pfizer chief sold $5.6m of shares on day of Covid vaccine announcement

Travel Industry Stakeholders Want One Caribbean COVID Travel Protocol

COVID-19 impact on tourism, commodities drive spike in Caribbean bond spreads

Five more tests positive of COVID-19 in Dominica, total cases 68

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Emirates airline posts first loss in more than 30 years

Austrian Airlines to trial mandatory COVID-19 tests on routes


Aruba Teams With JetBlue for Pre-departure COVID-19 Testing

Regional News

Caribbean Tourism Organization is a key factor in industry’s recovery

Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference – 25 Years of Cultivating Excellence

Shocking: Grenada blindsided by doctor who broke home quarantine

Passenger Aboard First Cruise Ship to Return to Sailing in Caribbean Tests Positive for COVID-19

Regional Destinations 

First look at Radisson Blu Resort & Residence Punta Cana

Discover Puerto Rico and Airbnb Launch New Website to Promote Domestic Tourism

Hotelbeds and Aruba join hands to boost tourism in the Caribbean

Secrets Royal Beach Resort Reopens in Punta Cana

International Destinations


How we can prioritize sustainability in rebuilding tourism

WHO NEEDS A VACCINE: Report says one in five willing to travel now

Bali hopes for tourism revival as vaccine trials progress

Updated November 11

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Coronavirus: India grapples with plans to vaccinate 1.3 billion people against COVID-19


Nepal to offer free COVID-19 tests and treatment as cases surge


Aspirin to be tested in UK as potential coronavirus treatment 

BREAKING NEWS: Saint Lucia records second COVID-19 death — 78-y-o Gros Islet man 


Antigua Threatens to Take Barbados to CARICOM Over COVID Measures


Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Aegean Airlines and easyJet receive 4-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Ratings


Embraer CEO Expects Regional Airline Segment to See Faster COVID-19 Recovery




Airline passenger survey reveals changing post-Covid travel preferences 


Regional News

Hoteliers Optimistic About Good Winter As Occupancies Trend Upwards – Bartlett (Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association)


Cuba, First Caribbean Nation to Join ASEAN Treaty of Amity and Cooperation


Caribbean Tourism Organization non-government members elect new board

Tourists not cause of COVID-19 spread in St. Lucia: Chastanet 


Regional Destinations 

Antigua and Barbuda wins The Magellan ‘Travel Destinations’ Gold Award


Why Belize May Be One Of The World’s Healthiest Travel Destinations


Looking ahead in the Dominican Republic


Caribbean Journal – How AMResorts Is Faring Amid the Pandemic 


International Destinations

Seychelles Sweeps Sustainable Tourism Destination Award 

How Hotels will work after COVID-19? 

Tourism stocks rally on news of possible COVID-19 vaccine 

Oceania winners at the World Travel Awards unveiled

Updated November 10

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Renewable energy defies Covid-19 to hit record growth in 2020


From lockdowns to Dr. Fauci: Here’s how President-elect Joe Biden plans to fight the coronavirus pandemic


Vaccine taskforce chief may benefit from £49m UK investment


Bahamas Government Announces Slight Relaxation of COVID Measures 


Coronavirus cases in the Caribbean to date: 254,937 


Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Antigua and Barbuda: Flights from London to continue through UK lockdown and into 2021 

St. Lucia Welcomes First Air Canada Flight since Reopening of Airport 


Regional News

Jamaica’s Tourism must get back on track, Bartlett (Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association) 


Hotels prepare for uncertain times ahead (Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourism Association) 


CARICOM Joins Other World Leaders In Congratulating Joe Biden

Grenada preparing for gradual reopening of cruise industry in 2021 


Regional Destinations 

Why you’ll love the amazing beaches in Costa Rica


Couples To Reopen Two More Resorts in Jamaica


Puerto Rico is on the tourism recovery trail — again


More hotels are reopening in the Caribbean — here’s the latest


International Destinations

Merapi off-limits to tourists


New Zealand’s Chatham Islands might be the only place in the world experiencing overtourism right now


Can travel save the world? Regenerative travel and why it’s important

Branded Hotels Revival Looking Up

Updated November 9

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Joe Biden’s coronavirus taskforce to meet as Trump urged to cooperate

Covid-19 vaccine 90 percent effective in first analysis, Pfizer says

Education on hold: A generation of children in Latin America and the Caribbean are missing out on schooling because of COVID-19

Jamaica: Bartlett Calls for Empathetic Leadership during COVID-19 Pandemic

Could Mouthwashes Help Reduce Coronavirus Transmission?

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)


“We will ensure Canadians get their refunds”: Airline bailout in the works

COVID-19 impact: Singapore Airlines reports half year loss of USD2.6 billion

JetBlue’s Direct Flight From JFK Touches Down In V.I.

Regional News

Dominica to make mask-wearing mandatory this week

Trinidad and Tobago announces new protocols for entry into the country

What a Biden-Harris win means for Jamaica and the Caribbean

CARICOM Observer Team Declares SV&G Elections Free & Fair

Regional Destinations 

Sandy Lane Resort Reopens in Barbados

‘Rediscover’ Turks And Caicos Islands For Tourism Month

Lockdown in paradise: Antigua’s plea for visitors

St. Thomas (USVI) Holds Onto “Best Caribbean Cruise Destination” Title

International Destinations

It’s Time To Rethink The Tourism Industry

On the Beach refunds pile up as Covid impact ‘every bit as extreme’ as feared!nbT_b_rT_&w_id=38226&news_id=2044992


Port Macquarie to become certified eco-tourism destination

Updated November 5

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Statement on the fifth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

United States breaks record for daily COVID-19 cases

Bahamas Government Pleased with “Rapid Decline” in COVID Cases

QEH gets USD$100 000 donation from Indian Government to tackle COVID

The Time Is Now To Develop A Testing Strategy For Asymptomatic Covid-19 Cases, CDC Director Says

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Airlines reducing fares to attract travellers amid Covid-19

Air France Confirms More Than 5,800 Seats For December To The Dominican Republic (Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic)

Norwegian sees near-total collapse in traffic!nbT_b_rT_&w_id=38204&news_id=2044957 

 Regional News

Curaçao Seeing “Steady Increase” in Visitor Arrivals (Curaçao Hotel and Tourism Association)

Restaurant owner: Tobago poised to rebound from COVID-19 (Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association)

UPDATE 2: Dutch Caribbean exempted from the Netherlands travel restriction 

Election Day: St Vincent and the Grenadines votes 

Regional Destinations 

Fascinating Things You Never Knew About The Caribbean

TripAdvisor Ranks 5 Jamaican Hotels among Top 25 for Families in Caribbean

Bay Gardens Offers Up To 50% Off Accommodations This Christmas

The Bahamas’ Baha Mar Resort Is Reopening

 International Destinations

Kengo Kuma and Foster + Partners designing “world’s most ambitious tourism development” in Saudi Arabia

Nepal reopens to mountaineers after seven month lockdown

With 30K new COVID-19 cases in one day Italy announces new lockdown 

Canada rolls out new mandatory rules for international travelers!nbT_b_rT_&w_id=38204&news_id=2044943

Updated November 4

Coronavirus Regional and International News

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 2 November 2020—2-november-2020

Scientists Have Developed “Ultrapotent” COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate: Study

Dengue and COVID-19 outbreak in St Lucia likely to impact tourism

WHO Official Favors COVID-19 Tests Over Mandatory Quarantines

Wells Attributes “Rapid Decline” In COVID Cases To Collective Efforts, Not Testing Drop

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

American Airlines cuts 100,000 December flights over low demand during pandemic

American Airlines Offering At-Home COVID-19 Test Option Before Flights To Select Caribbean Destinations


Regional News

Beaches Said to Withdraw From Turks and Caicos Tax Mediation (Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association)

Caribbean Tourism Organization To Perform Tourism Skills Audit

Americans Set Their Travel Sights On The U.S. Virgin Islands

St Kitts-Nevis latest country to withdraw from CARICOM travel bubble

Regional Destinations 

Caribbean family getaways for fun in the sun

Make Your Winter Escape To A New Home In Belize

Planning your next vacation? 13 things you should know about Anguilla

How to Travel to St Kitts and Nevis Right Now

International Destinations

Tourism: We need to expose Africa to the rest of the world – Nsidibe Etim

Vietnam’s second stimulus package to focus on aviation, tourism and consumption

Japan travel site Matcha launches crowdfunding platform to support tourist spots

Tourism Minister optimistic high season will see 10 million domestic trips a month




Updated October 30

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Covid-19 second wave pushing UK to brink of double-dip recession


Moderna says it’s preparing global launch of Covid vaccine as it takes in $1.1 billion in deposits


Caribbean vital to tackling COVID-19, climate change, UN chief tells regional leaders


Bahamas Announces Slight Relaxation of COVID-19 Rules


Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Covid-19 second wave pushing UK to brink of double-dip recession


Moderna says it’s preparing global launch of Covid vaccine as it takes in $1.1 billion in deposits


Caribbean vital to tackling COVID-19, climate change, UN chief tells regional leaders


Bahamas Announces Slight Relaxation of COVID-19 Rules


Regional News

Watching for more tropical development in the Caribbean


You could move to an almost ‘COVID-free’ island in the Caribbean for up to 2 years, but only if you make almost triple what the typical American makes


For the First Time, Caribbean Countries Lead in US Tourism Destinations

The Bahamas Launches “BEATS” Extended-Stay Program 


Regional Destinations 

Discover Puerto Rico for Tropical Island Golf Getaways


Travel Trend: Work Your Wanderlust. How To Commute From Paradise


Anguilla’s Newest Resort Is Reopening


Dominican Republic Named Best Golf Destination 2020


International Destinations

‘We’re losing $6m a day’: Queensland’s tourism industry pleads for more attention


Beyond the COVID Crisis: The Future of Sustainable Tourism

Europe cruise lines approach Covid lockdowns differently 

Universal parks are ‘single biggest drag’ on Comcast’s bottom line, CEO says

Updated October 29

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Remote Marshall Islands records its first coronavirus cases

European Commission: EU faces a long coronavirus pandemic

Finance COVID-19 relief and recovery, not debt buybacks

US steps up deportation of Haitians ahead of election, raising Covid fears

Trinidad Records its Youngest COVID Death: A 18-Year-Old Woman

Caribbean islands’ COVID-19 success amid economic fallout

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Airline Stocks Fall As Coronavirus Surge Raises Prospect Of More Lockdowns

Hawaiian Airlines offers drive-through coronavirus testing at San Francisco airport

Boeing to slash thousands more jobs through 2021!nbT_b_rT_&w_id=38177&news_id=2044857

Caribbean Airlines Launching New Route From Toronto

Regional News

It’s official: North-east Tobago declared UNESCO biosphere reserve

Position Paper of the Fair Trade Cannabis Working Group in the Caribbean

CDC adds another Caribbean island to dengue travel notice

TUI Returns to Saint Lucia

Regional Destinations 

Curaçao is a Best Overall Caribbean Destination for 2021

Busy Winter Season Ahead for Club Med

Aruba hotel first in world to win Global United Nations 2020 Climate Neutral Now Award

The Park Hyatt St Kitts Is Reopening in November

International Destinations

ITB Berlin is canceled again: What is next for tourism?

The Government will allocate 1.3 billion to the tourism sector in 2021

International Tourism Down Significantly, but Experts Forecast Recovery Next Year

Costa cancels Caribbean and World cruises!nbT_b_rT_&w_id=38177&news_id=2044862

Updated October 28

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Understanding ‘aerosol transmission’ could be key to controlling coronavirus


China loses trust internationally over coronavirus handling


Three Caribbean countries record deaths from COVID


PAHO wants help for member countries should COVID-19 vaccine become available


C’bean foreign ministers sign declaration for post-COVID recovery



Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

American Airlines cuts back flight attendant training after two instructors contract COVID-19


JetBlue Sets Date To Begin New York To Guyana Service

DRASTIC COST REDUCTION DOESN’T CUT IT: Airlines need financial help


Regional News

Dominica leans into nature theme with safety program (Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association)


PDP deputy: PM ignored Tobago’s cries (Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association)


ECLAC calls for new future through ‘transformative recovery, equality and sustainability’

Tourism travel and investment interest growing


Regional Destinations 

Travelers Name the Jamaican Hotels with Best Service to TripAdvisor Top 25 List


Travel Guide: Lounge in the Lap of Luxury on Saint Barthélemy


Secrets St Martin Resort to Reopen in November


CuisinArt Golf Resort And Spa To Re-Open On November 14


International Destinations

These destinations were overwhelmed by tourists. Here’s how they’re doing now


Hotelbeds launches The Green Hotels Programme to support sustainable tourism


UK tourism venues embrace the great outdoors to survive the pandemic

Royal Caribbean to test new Covid-19 protocols on ‘cruises to nowhere’

Updated October 26

16,000 + Visited Saint Lucia Since Re-opening of Borders (CHTA)

The Voice – St. Lucia:

Coronavirus Regional and International News

China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of Kashgar

The U.S. and Europe are losing the coronavirus battle

Antigua and Barbuda Announces New COVID-19 Protocol for Travelers

Dominica fears community transmission of COVID-19 as three more tests positive

Costa Rica is dropping Covid-testing requirements and fully reopening

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Virgin Atlantic To Return To Two More Caribbean Destinations

Dominica’s PM Provides International Airport Update


Regional News

Hotel And Tourism Association Calls For Resolution To Beaches & TCIG Tax Dispute (Turks and Caicos islands Hotel and Tourism Association)

St. Lucia Eyeing the Reopening of More Hotels Next Month (St. Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association)

Tropical Storm Zeta stalls in Caribbean as Hurricane Epsilon passes eastern US

UN celebrates 75th Anniversary committed to continued partnership with Caribbean

Regional Destinations 


Anguilla to Expand Reopening With Return of Hotels and Resorts

Why USVI Travel Demand Is On An “Upward Trend”

One Year Of Cabrits Resort And Spa Kempinski Dominica

International Destinations

Tourism ministry to start disbursing relief grant to 101 cities, regencies next month

Hawaii gets back to the business of tourism

WTTC Welcomes The Opening Of ‘Air Corridors’ To Island Destinations

Black Travel Alliance survey sets ground floor for change

Updated October 23


Coronavirus Regional and International News

Europe coronavirus cases doubles to 200K daily cases for the first time

Remdesivir Becomes First Covid-19 Treatment To Receive FDA Approval

Human Trials for New COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Cayman Islands

Saint Lucia should close borders to stop COVID-19: Dr Keith Mondesir

Regional-PAHO Warns It Will Only Support ‘Safe, Effective’ COVID-19 Vaccine

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Southwest Airlines posts biggest-ever loss as coronavirus slams demand

Japan Airlines offers discounted coronavirus tests to travelers

Major airline groups push for end to coronavirus quarantines, travel bans

Regional News

Jamaica’s JAPEX Trade Show Is Going Virtual (Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association)

Dengue Cases Cross 1,000 In St Vincent And The Grenadines

Tourism officials advised to woo Chinese

Trinidad and Tobago prepares tourism sector for reopening of borders

Regional Destinations 

The best all-inclusive hotels in Jamaica, including legendary beach bars and championship golf courses

Belize Just Updated Its Travel Protocols

Day Trips Near San Miguel De Allende

The Eden Rock St Barths, a Caribbean Icon, Is Open Again

International Destinations

Tourism in a Time of Chaos

Coronavirus: Canary Islands added to UK’s safe travel list

Where Is The Top Travel Destination In The U.S.?

Ninety-five percent of people want to travel within next 15 months

Updated October 21

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Saint Lucia Steps Up To Fight COVID-19

CARPHA: The Caribbean Will Have Access To COVID-19 Vaccine

Guyana’s COVID-19 vaccine will come under different mechanism – Anthony

Coronavirus: Has the pandemic really peaked in India?

Sweden’s coronavirus strategy: has ‘culture of conformity’ saved the country from COVID fatigue?

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Airlines plan for prolonged coronavirus travel drought

Caribbean Airlines Relaunches New York-Guyana Flights

United Airlines Adding New Flights To Dominican Republic, Belize

Regional News

Hoteliers hoping for 60% plus occupancy (Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association)

Guyana and Suriname Want Early Resumption of Ferry Service

Caribbean Training and Education Centre for Health opens in Kingston

Jamaica’s Ambassador Chairs OAS General Assembly Preparatory Committee

Regional Destinations 

9 Incredible Things To Experience In Tortola, BVI

Food And Rum In Barbados: A Year-Round Taste Sensation

Caribbean Photo Of The Week: Pointe Blanche, St Maarten

Where To Take An Extended Vacation In Saint Lucia

International Destinations


Cambodia: Tourism sector to recover in 2021

Japan plans to attract 60 million tourists in 2030

Forest tourism rising as coronavirus pandemic wanes in China

Updated October 15

Tobago’s tourism needs more incentive to realise full potential (CHTA)


Coronavirus Regional and International News

Coronavirus: ‘Long Covid could be four different syndromes’


Coronavirus: Germany sees record daily increase in new cases


Puerto Rico Health secretary tests positive for Covid-19


PAHO: New COVID-19 rapid diagnostic test will be game changer


Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

United Airlines posts $1.8 billion net loss in pandemic slump, cuts cash burn


Regional News

Caribbean Tourism: When Does the Rebound Begin?


A disturbance heads toward the eastern Caribbean, then we’ll watch the western Caribbean next week


Caribbean Export Development Agency launches first virtual expo event


Earth Today | CARICOM Stakeholders Support Strong Global Treaty To Protect Ocean Biodiversity


Regional Destinations 

The Most Beautiful Islands in the Caribbean


The Time to Explore Aruba is Now


Panama Reopens and Welcomes First International Travelers


The Bahamas’ Caerula Mar Club Is Reopening Oct. 24




International Destinations



Amid Covid-19, Thailand takes a bold move to make tourism industry more sustainable and curb environmental damage


How Niagara Falls, Canada has adapted to Tourism in the age of Coronavirus


Gutted Hawaii tourism industry preps for new arrivals

Updated October 13

Coronavirus Regional and International News

USVI Launches Telehealth Survey

Surveillance Key As ‘Epidemic Wave’ Hits Jamaica – PAHO

Coronavirus: WHO head calls herd immunity approach ‘immoral’

More Companies Are Using Technology To Monitor For Coronavirus In The Workplace

Jamaica Reports Seven COVID-19 Deaths Over the Last 24-Hours

Cuba takes Olympic athletes outside Havana amid COVID-19 pandemic

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

US Virgin Islands Poised For Significant Flight Increase

Antigua First To Be Repaid If New LIAT Does Not Work Out

US authorities exploring use of testing to ease air travel restrictions between NYC and London

Regional News

This Caribbean Country Is In The Spotlight On The Amazing Race

Blue BioTrade project set to improve fortunes in the eastern Caribbean

Barbados’ debt levels likely to rise by year-end

Caribbean RoundUp

Regional Destinations 

Dominican Republic Among the Top Two Most Searched U.S. Holiday Travel (Destinations Association of Hotels and Tourism of Dominican Republic)

6 Romantic Adventures to Experience in Turks and Caicos

Grand Bahama’s Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort to Reopen

St. Lucia aims to get the word out about open attractions

International Destinations

Tourism After Lockdown: Taking the Pulse of Travel

Denver ranks among top safest fall travel destinations in the US

Are You A Foodie On A Budget? Here Are The Best Future Travel Destinations For You

Marriott and IHG Fueling Sonesta’s Rapid Growth: Is Hyatt Next

Updated October 12

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Coronavirus digest: Germany mulls restrictions on traveling, partying

Coronavirus latest: India unveils $10bn stimulus package to support ailing economy

Trinidad Announces Minor Relaxation of Some COVID Measures

Cuba to reopen tourism from next week, claims to control COVID-19

BCG: Can A Vaccine From 1921 Save Lives From Covid-19?

Cloth Masks Should Be Machine Washed Daily During COVID-19, Study Says

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

American Airlines ramping up flights to the Caribbean

Tropic Ocean Airways Proposing Pre-Testing for Bahamas Flights

Here’s how Singapore plans to resume international travel safely

Regional News

Dominican PM talks about tourism and coronavirus in new Anou Palay episode (Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association)

Central America and Caribbean to be brought closer with new agreement

Latin America and the Caribbean Must Seek to Contain the Costs from COVID-19 While Waiting for a Vaccine

Caribbean Nationals Makes Queen’s Birthday Honors List 2020

Regional Destinations 

Barbados’ Sandy Lane Resort to Reopen in November

Curaçao Reopening to Travelers from Three U.S. States

Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusive to Relaunch Following Renovation

Top 10 New Villas For Rent In The Caribbean

International Destinations

WTTC has a plan to save the travel sector

Will the cruise industry continue to see mega-ships?

Europe Travel: Only 4 Destinations Without Covid-19 Restrictions For UK Travelers

Abu Dhabi packs in luxurious surprises for millennials: it’s a bucket-list you cannot miss

Updated October 9

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Cuban Nurses To Work With Barbados In COVID-19 Fight For 6 Months More


COVID-19 in Antigua and Barbuda


COVID-19 cases in the Caribbean soar to over 211,000


Coronavirus: Cases in north of England ‘getting out of control’, minister says


China joins COVAX coronavirus vaccine alliance


Even ‘Mild’ Covid-19 Can Be A Lengthy, Challenging Illness


Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Risk of coronavirus on planes less than getting struck by lightning, airline group says


Pelosi says no stand-alone aid for airlines without bigger stimulus bill


Regional News

Hotel and Tourism Association Awards Two UVI Students $5,000 Lorette Resch Scholarship (USVI Hotel and Tourism Association)


Not Just Nutmeg And Bananas: Grenada Getting Into Growing A Bunch Of Flowers (Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association)


JN launches first Caribbean-owned bank in the United Kingdom


Limited impact of Hurricane Delta allows swift reopening of Mexican Caribbean tourism


Regional Destinations 

Dominica Launches “Safe in Nature” Program


Bahamas’ Abaco Beach Resort to Reopen in November


Reopening now: Cuba opens to tourism as it enters ‘new normality’


Top 7 Gambling Destinations in the Caribbean


International Destinations

Fresh blow for travel as Italy demands negative Covid test for UK tourists!nbT_b_rT_&w_id=38109&news_id=2044606


‘Ghost island’ Phuket hunkers down in tourist-free Thailand


World Travel Award places Colombia among the top tourist destinations


Australia travel ban likely to remain until late 2021: Tourism industry calls for talks

Updated October 6

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Bahamas PM Critical of Persons Who Flout COVID Regulations


Update: Middle-aged man becomes latest COVID-19 victim


UK, Peru strengthen ties in fight against COVID-19


Coronavirus digest: White House blocking strict guidelines for vaccine approval


Malaysia, Myanmar emerge as new coronavirus hotspots


India’s new paper Covid-19 test could be a ‘game changer’


Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Cargo carriers warn that getting a COVID-19 vaccine to everyone on Earth could take up to two years


Philippine Airlines to slash jobs as COVID-19 curbs bite


Regional News

Here’s Aruba’s new incentive program for advisors (Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association)


A blatant attack on the rule of law (Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association)


Luis Abinader says budget bill is subject to changes


Hurricane Delta intensifying over the Caribbean sea; 85 mph winds


Regional Destinations 

Travelers Will No Longer Need to Quarantine When Visiting the Bahamas


My Caribbean escape was a reminder – we must never give up our desire to roam


The Caribbean Islands that you can travel to now


Belize Has Reopened to Tourism: What Travelers Need to Know


International Destinations

Pandemic accelerates Mekong’s sustainable tourism development


Top tourist sites: 20 reasons to visit Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates


Towards inclusive travel: Indonesia first signatory of UNWTO Tourism Ethics Convention


Stepping up support for a safe and sustainable recovery of tourism ǀ View

Updated October 5

Outbreak of COVID-19 Found in Jamaican Corporate Area Prison


Building Post COVID CARICOM Food Security – A Cassava Industry


Covid: 16,000 coronavirus cases missed in daily figures after IT error


Uganda reports blood shortages amid coronavirus pandemic


The daily coronavirus update: Minnesota reports more than 1,000 new cases for fourth straight day


Pope Francis says coronavirus pandemic has further exposed capitalism’s flaws


Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Coronavirus: Future of airline industry in governments’ hands


Virgin Atlantic to Test Cabin Crew and Pilots for COVID-19 at Least Once a Month


United Airlines’ Big Caribbean Relaunch


Regional News

JHTA Launches COVID-19 Ambassador Programme To Fight Virus (Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association)


TCI Expecting A ‘Reasonable’ Winter Season (Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association)


Virtual Event to Focus on Caribbean Tourism Recovery


Tropical Depression Set To Impact Caribbean Today


Regional Destinations 

Travelers Will No Longer Need to Quarantine When Visiting the Bahamas


My Caribbean escape was a reminder – we must never give up our desire to roam


The Caribbean Islands that you can travel to now


Belize Has Reopened to Tourism: What Travelers Need to Know


International Destinations

Pandemic accelerates Mekong’s sustainable tourism development


Top tourist sites: 20 reasons to visit Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates


Towards inclusive travel: Indonesia first signatory of UNWTO Tourism Ethics Convention


Stepping up support for a safe and sustainable recovery of tourism ǀ View

Updated October 2

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Trump, first lady test positive for Covid-19


Latin America, Caribbean lose 34M jobs due to COVID-19


Coronavirus cases in the Caribbean to date: 201,204


Children will not likely see a coronavirus vaccine until late 2021: Experts


35-year study hints that coronavirus immunity doesn’t last long


Coronavirus: How pandemic sparked European cycling revolution


Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

British Airways relaunches host of global routes


U.S. airlines facing thousands of furloughs, layoffs due to coronavirus


Regional News

Pierre explains Senate boycott, calls for Fedee to be fired (Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association )


Tourism in the Caribbean, Six Months After COVID-19 Crisis (Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association)


Two Tropical Disturbances Could Develop in the Caribbean Sea; Flood Danger in Mexico, Central America


Caribbean: Agreement stimulates transition to low-carbon model


Caribbean Tech businesses get new access to global gateway


Regional Destinations 

Puerto Ricans on Airbnb Platform Search for Internal Tourism


Saint Lucia’s Marigot Bay Resort Just Reopened


Antigua and Barbuda Will Allow Digital Nomads to Work From the Beach for 2 Years


St Kitts and Nevis to Reopen for Tourism on Oct. 31


International Destinations

Apple Leisure Group touts advisors, says clients ready to travel


Asia Today: Australia, New Zealand to partially open borders


Academic Minute: Austria’s Path to Tourist Destination


Five destinations removed from UK travel exemptions list

Updated October 1


Coronavirus Regional and International News

This Caribbean Island Saw Over 1,000 New COVID-19 Cases In A Day


Latin America, Caribbean risk losing COVID gains – PAHO rep,_Caribbean_risk_losing_COVID_gains_-_PAHO_rep


Jamaica Calls for “Unprecedented Response” to COVID-19


Coronavirus: How Italy has fought back from virus disaster


Global coronavirus report: row as Spain announces Madrid lockdown measures


Vitamin D Sufficiency May Reduce Complications Of COVID-19


Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Now at the Boarding Gate: Coronavirus Tests


What’s happening at Singapore’s Changi Airport during Covid


British Airways Switching Bermuda Flights to Heathrow


Regional News

BHTA Chair: Tourism Industry Will Recover (Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association)


Executive Director of Manufacturers Association speaks on COVID bill (St Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association)


Pure Grenada’s Dive Fest goes virtual (Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association)


Caribbean Concerns Find Voice at 75th Anniversary of the UN


Regional Destinations 

Grenada Is Now Open for Tourism


More Sandals Resorts to Reopen in October


Mexico’s Yucatan State Strategically Reopens Its Tourism Offerings


Anguilla Will Enter Phase Two Reopening in November


International Destinations

Tourism sector balances hopes and concerns as Tokyo joins Go To Travel


China’s domestic tourism glitters on Golden Week rebound


SKÅL Koh Samui launches domestic tourism recovery campaign


Virus has Chinese tourists heading for domestic destinations

Updated September 25

Bryan Expresses Hope For Caribbean’s Tourism Recovery During Virtual Hotel Investment Conference (CHRIS + HOLA)

Winter bookings point to tourists keeping faith with Caribbean destinations: CTO Head (Frank Comito)


Coronavirus Regional and International News

PM: Bahamas Nearing End Of Second Wave, Third Wave Possible


Jamaican Gov’t Considers Eliminating COVID-19 Pre-Testing For Americans


Covid: UK Sees Highest Number Of Coronavirus Cases Since Mass Tests Began


Chinese Company Says Coronavirus Vaccine Ready By Early 2021


COVID-19: Berlin Scientists Lay Basis For A Passive Vaccination


Coronavirus Vaccine Won’t Bring About ‘Fairytale’ Ending To Pandemic, Expert Warns


Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

United Airlines And Lufthansa Will Offer Rapid COVID-19 Tests To Select Passengers In October


Transat announces inclusion of COVID-19 insurance in flights & packages


Medjet Will Now Carry Covid-19 Patients


Regional News

A year since Dorian, Bahamas rebuilds with hope


Marriott Sees Growth In Caribbean And Latin America, Despite Covid-19


Caribbean Islands Face Loss Of Protection And Biodiversity As Seagrass Loses Terrain


Bermuda Political Leaders Clash Over Closure Of Hotel


Regional Destinations 

When We Travel Again: Escape To These 3 Caribbean Islands


St Maarten’s All-Inclusive Sonesta Maho Beach Resort to Reopen


Hyatt Expands Remote Work Program to More Caribbean Hotels


Log On In Paradise: The Exotic Destinations Inviting Remote Workers


International Destinations

Green destination tells tourists – treat tourism like our living room or don’t come


UNWTO launches comprehensive Tourism Recovery Tracker


Shorter quarantine for foreign tourists in Thailand if new test succeeds


Switzerland Tourism celebrates rich history on World Tourism Day

Updated September 24

ECCB Extension of Loan Repayment Deferral Programme

The Caricom Bubble Now In Effect

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Banking policies needed to support the Caribbean through and beyond COVID-19 — IDB study

No Major COVID Fallout In CXC Results, Says JTA Boss

Region urged to restructure economies amid COVID-19

Europe is facing a double-dip recession as coronavirus second wave arrives

Not all of China is recovering from the economic hit from coronavirus at the same rate, survey finds

Covid-19: UK Volunteers Could Be Given Virus To Test Vaccine

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Lufthansa First Airline To Plan On Offering COVID-19 Testing

Airlines Face Desolate Future as Attempts to Reopen Crumble

Airline in Italy came up with a clever coronavirus strategy to make flying safer

Regional News

Jamaican Hotels Facing Bankruptcy; Locals Call for Cheaper Prices (Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association)

Grim Outlook For Tobago Tourism Post-Covid19 (Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association)

“Sad Day” as Bermuda’s Largest Hotel Prepares for 18-month Closure

Trump Administration Places More Restrictions On Travel To Cuba

Regional Destinations 

Virgin Gorda’s Oil Nut Bay Is Reopening in December

Explore Jamaica’s Diverse Natural Attractions

Grupo Xcaret Reopens Two Eco-Friendly Tours in Mexico

Back by Popular Demand: Club Med’s Winter Getaway Flash Sale Returns

International Destinations

Singapore hopes artificial intelligence will help boost its tourism industry

Coronavirus-Sniffing Dogs Start Test Program In Helsinki Airport This Week

NYC’s Metropolitan Opera Won’t Reopen Until September 2021

US Travel Association Warns Small Businesses Are In Peril

Updated September 21

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Coronavirus Regional and International News

After Months Of Zero Cases, This Caribbean Country Sees New COVID-19 Cases

The Caribbean has reopened and COVID-19 is spreading — but one island is finding success

Dominican Republic Has Low COVID-19 Infections In Tourist Areas

The World’s Best Virologists Unite To Report Accurate Information On COVID-19

Medics: UK Faces Soaring COVID-19 Death Rate

As Doctors Worry About A Very Apocalyptic Fall,’ The CDC Retracts Info On How Covid-19 Spreads

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Alitalia airline offering ‘Covid-tested’ flights

Airbus Reveals Hydrogen Powered Aircraft Designs

Delta Air Lines CEO Calls For Travel Industry To Unify

Regional News

Jamaica’s Tourism Ministry to Launch Tourism Supplies Hub (Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association)

The View from Europe: The pandemic offers the opportunity to transform tourism’s role (Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association)

Mexican Caribbean announces increased operations for MICE segment

Bryan Administration Considering Universal Mask Wearing; Covid-19 Testing At Airports In ‘Pilot Phase’

Regional Destinations 

How 3 Caribbean Destinations Are Welcoming Visitors Back

Travel Booking Trends for Mexico and Caribbean Right Now

Another Top Caribbean Private-Island Resort Is Reopening

Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana to Open in 2021

International Destinations

‘Bring it on’: New Zealand tourist hotspots bank on holidays to ease Covid pressures

Thailand Travel News: A Special 90-Day Visa For Tourists – All You Need To Know

The Future Of Cruising Will Require Masks, Testing, And More, According To Cruise Association Guidelines

Forget 2021 — Leading Science Writer Says Pandemic Is a 36-Month Event–LrzTS4EABqNcAbUGq1iB6lUyLXouG_VavcSD36_4AVWbSsN_2uCa7X0VekQy1dI3v-ju3TM9503Sdl-0IIQMkIDZj2A&utm_content=95735612&utm_source=hs_email

Updated September 15

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Caribbean Young People Urged to Participate in IMF Initiative on COVID

Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago Record More Deaths from COVID-19

The US Isn’t Even Close To Getting Covid-19 Down To Where It Needs To Be By Fall, Medical Experts Say

People In England’s 10 Worst-Hit Covid-19 Hotspots Unable To Get Tests

Coronavirus: UK To Test Inhaled Vaccines

Treatments That Target The Coronavirus In The Nose Might Help Prevent COVID-19

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

American Airlines Adds Coronavirus Restrictions Tool for Destinations

Airlines face wave of layoffs amid coronavirus-aid impasse

United Airlines Increasing Flights To Cancun

Regional News

Grenada’s Spice Island Beach Resort postpones reopening


The USVI readies for a reopening to U.S. visitors

Hurricane Paulette Keeping Eye On Bermuda

Tourism’s ‘Competitive Disadvantage’: Rivals Eliminate Quarantines

‘Major Wrinkle’: Sandals Re-Open To January 28

Regional Destinations 

What it’s like travelling to Cancun during COVID-19

Club Med to Reopen All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

As Bahamas eases restrictions, Baha Mar and Atlantis hold back

Playa to Reopen Five More Resorts in October

International Destinations

More Americans Are Likely To Travel In The Next Six Months

Florida Keys Unveils Video Shining ASpotlight On MICE Hotels

China offers hope to the global tourism industry

UNWTO Highlights Potential Of Domestic Tourism

Updated September 14


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Coronavirus Regional and International News

Trinidad Covid Surge Leading To Test Result Backup


Jamaica Starting Controversial Plasma Therapy For Covid-19


Europe Fears Second Wave Of COVID-19 As Daily Cases Surpass U.S.


Coronavirus: Israel To Impose Three-Week National Lockdown


Coronavirus: ‘Rule Of Six’ Comes Into Effect


AstraZeneca Resumes Coronavirus Vaccine Clinical Trials, But Only In The UK


Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

InterCaribbean Airways Plans To Push Ahead


WestJet Announces No Charge COVID-19 Travel Insurance


Tech Must Work Across Borders to Help Aviation Recover from Covid-19 – Virgin Atlantic CIO


Regional News

President Abinader appeals to hotels to reopen by 1 October


Caribbean Wellness Reimagined by Leveraging Culture and Technology to Identify New Tourism Product Opportunities


Hurricane Paulette Has Bermuda In Sight


Caribbean Ambassadors to Discuss COVID-19 Impact at Zoom Town Hall


Regional Destinations 

Sandals Reopens Both of Its Resorts in Barbados


St Barth’s Eden Rock Hotel to Reopen in October


Cayman Islands reopening borders — here’s what you need to know


St. Lucia’s New Bay Gardens Website Enhances Customer Experience


International Destinations

5 Spots In England For A Staycation Break


Cruise Lines’ Plea To CDC: Let Us Get Back To Work


U.S. To End Extra Health Screenings For Some International Travelers


European Tourism Body Calls For Shared Travel Restrictions And Criteria

Updated September 11


Coronavirus Regional and International News

Jamaica Minister Bartlett High Level Discussion on Geopolitics and COVID-19


COVID-19 Causing Food Shortages Among Jamaican Family Households, Reports UNICEF


Covid-19 task force hands baton to Puerto Rico Health Department


Study: Coronavirus May Have Hit Los Angeles In December, Before Wuhan Outbreak Was Reported


Russia eyes manufacture, trial of coronavirus vaccine in PH


Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

U.S. to end enhanced coronavirus screening of airline passengers arriving from overseas


JetBlue Will Launch 24 New Routes


Regional News

Tourism pivot (Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association)


REFASHIONING TOURISM (Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association)


Caribbean, Latin America Tourism To Lose Billions In Tourism Revenue Due To COVID-19


Businessman urges country to set up new carrier to facilitate travel


Regional Destinations 

A Luxury Villa Option in the Dominican Republic


St Barth’s Hotel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf to Reopen in October


Dominica’s Secret Bay Is Opening Four New Villas


Socially Distant Vacation Ideas in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean


International Destinations

California’s Skies Turned An ‘Apocalyptic’ Orange As Wildfires Blaze Through West Coast


New Study Highlights Travelers’ Concerns During COVID-19 Pandemic


New York Aims For Recovery Through Local And Regional Tourism


‘Enough is enough’ — Cruise industry says it’s safe, ready to sail from US

Updated September 2

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Caribbean telecom sector revenue affected by COVID-19


Updated: COVID-19 death toll pushed to 27


Guyana Reinstates Curfew, While Guyana, Bahamas and Suriname Record COVID Deaths


U.S. Won’t Join Global Coronavirus Vaccine Effort Because It’s Led By The WHO


Chinese bus offers new evidence of airborne coronavirus spread—study


Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Airline group proposes coronavirus testing for passengers at airports


Antigua Rejects Revenue Guarantee For Virgin Atlantic


Regional News


Local Tourism, A “Lifeline” For Hotels In The Dominican Republic (Dominican Republic National Association of Hotels and Tourism)


Restaurateur: Open Tobago to direct investment (Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association)


Tropical Storm Nana forms in the Caribbean Sea


Curaçao Promoting Virtual Tourism


Regional Destinations 

Palladium Hotel Group Announces Fall Openings In Mexico And The Caribbean


Hilton Just Opened Its First-Ever Conrad Resort in Mexico


How Bermuda Emerged As A Low COVID-19 Risk Travel Option


After Coronavirus: Belize Among Top Places To Live And Retire For US Citizens


International Destinations

WTTC: UK Travel Industry en Route to Lose $29 Billion


This COVID Hotspot Is the Top Labor Day Destination for Travelers


Marriott Still Set To Open Disney World Hotel In 2021


Coronavirus: UK Considers Putting Portugal Back On Quarantine List

Updated August 31

Canada Extends 14 day Mandatory Quarantine

ILO says almost half a million tourism jobs lost in the Caribbean

Updated August 27

Coronavirus Regional and International News

British gov’t provides funds to assist Caribbean deal with COVID;t_provides_funds_to_assist_Caribbean_deal_with_COVID?profile=1754

How Strict COVID-19 Protocols Enabled Jamaica’s Travel Reopening

Why Did CDC Change Its Covid-19 Coronavirus Testing Guidance If You Have No Symptoms?

Inside the company at the forefront of China’s push to develop a coronavirus vaccine

Ukraine closes borders as coronavirus infections rise

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

NYC Is Bringing COVID-19 Tests to JFK and LGA

Coronavirus: Flights within China to ‘fully recover’ next month

Etihad Testing Green, Quiet Technology With Boeing And NASA

Regional News

The Dominican Republic Unveils Tourism Recovery/Health Safety Plan (Association of Hotels and Tourism of Dominican Republic)

SLU pushing for US State Dept to change ‘Reconsider Travel’ warning

BVI Governor Announces Lockdown As COVID Cases Increase

Repatriation Flights Between Guyana And Barbados Announced

Regional Destinations 

Top Caribbean Casino And Gaming Destinations

Mexico Tourism Hotspots’ COVID-19 Protocols: What Travelers Can Expect

Rediscover Jamaica

Marriott’s Elegant Hotels to Reopen Caribbean Properties in October

International Destinations

American Tourist Faces More Than $500,000 In Fines For Breaking Canadian Coronavirus Rules Twice

Princess Cruises Cancels Two Of Its 2021 Cruises

UNWTO Supports Egypt’s Safe Restart Of Tourism

Greece Becomes ECTAA’s Preferred Destination

Updated August 24

Financial challenges mount as cash flow weakens for tourism operators due to COVID-19

Coronavirus Regional and International News

COVID-19 and its consequences for Caribbean diplomacy

New York Hits Lowest Level Of Covid-19 Hospitalizations Since March

Colleges and universities across US halt in-person classes and begin campus monitoring after rising coronavirus cases

Seoul mandates face masks as South Korea battles spike in coronavirus

China’s Vaccine Front-Runner Aims to Beat Covid the Old-Fashioned Way

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

More than 70,000 airline jobs in jeopardy as coronavirus relief expires

EPA to approve American Airlines use of surface coating to fight coronavirus

Beijing Airport’s Touchless System Goes From Check-In To Gate

Regional News

Hospitality through long-term lens (Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants & Tourism Association)

Twin Caribbean storms kill seven as they head towards US coast

Fifty-one Guyanese repatriated from Caribbean

South Korean educational group joins IDB in promoting quality education in the Caribbean

Regional Destinations 

Jamaica’s Goldeneye Hotel, the “Birthplace” of James Bond, Is Open Again

The Christopher St Barth to Reopen in November

You can apply to live and work on the Caribbean island of Anguilla for up to a year

Scuba Diving St. Kitts & Nevis – The Undiscovered Islands


International Destinations

CDC Quietly Drops Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine After Traveling

Hotel Comeback Will Stretch Into At Least 2021

Thailand Reopening Phuket For Tourism Oct 1– Visitors Must Stay 30 Days

A Glimmer Of Hope As Major Tourist Destination For Aussies Prepares To Re-Open And Add Us To Their Bubble

Updated August 21

Coronavirus Regional and International News

PAHO Director Says Caribbean Countries Interested In COVID Vaccine

Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Spreads More Indoors At Low Humidity


This U.S. Destination Is Now The Fastest-Growing COVID Hotspot


Singing ‘No Riskier Than Talking’ For Virus Spread

Cotton Masks Won’t Protect You From Wildfire Smoke That Can Worsen Covid-19 Symptoms, Doctors Warn

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

American Airlines Suspending Service To 15 Cities

CAL Completes Another MAX 8 Maintenance Flight

Regional News

Talks On To Secure Tourism Jobs \

Tourism Chief Looking To An October Upturn

Hard Choices In The Tourism-Reliant Caribbean

Anguilla’s Ambition To Be Digital Capital Of The Caribbean.

Regional Destinations 

The Best Family Hotels In Barbados, From All-Inclusive Resorts To Private Aparthotels

Exclusive Look Inside Giorgio Armani’s Caribbean Villa On Antigua

Map: The Latest On Caribbean Islands That Are Reopening To U.S. Tourists

Jamaica Works The ‘Rooms’ To Keep In Touch

International Destinations

The Best Places To Eat And Drink In Sydney

What It’s Like Traveling To Tahiti And Bora Bora Right Now During COVID-19 Pandemic

Costa Rica Reopens To US Tourists, But Only From Six States

Armenia  Reopening For Tourism – All Countries Welcome

Updated August 17

Travel Press: Keeping Your Distance In Turks & Caicos

Media Mention:

Digitisation — Ja’s #1 economic reform priority (CHTA)

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Caribbean Community (CARICOM)’s response to COVID-19 crisis

Trinidad Records Another COVID-19 Related Death

New Zealand Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak Now At 69 Cases, Delays General Election

Florida Just Reported Its Deadliest Week For Coronavirus

South Korea battles worst coronavirus outbreak in months, warns of crisis

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

A flood of job losses looms as airline industry struggles in pandemic

CAL To Operate Reduced Domestic Schedule

Regional News

Jamaican Government Backtracks, Will Keep Tourists Confined to Hotels  (Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association)

Tobago hotel owners: Challenging times ahead (Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association)

Inter-American Committee On Tourism Takes On COVID-19

Former Barbados PM Arthur laid to rest

Regional Destinations 

Anguilla to begin welcoming tourists from Friday

Jamaica’s Eclipse At Half Moon to Reopen in October

This Caribbean Island Is Shutting Down Again As Regional Coronavirus Cases Continue Uptick

A New Cocktail From Antigua and Barbuda

International Destinations

Canada Extends Ban On US Tourists

Airport Covid-19 Testing Could Help Countries Open For Travel

Indonesia To Close Doors To Foreign Tourists Until Vaccine Found

Hawaii Could Delay Return Of Tourism Past September 1

Updated August 14

Updated August 13

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Trinidad Warned to Brace for Upsurge in COVID Cases

Guyana’s New Foreign Minister Tests Positive for COVID-19

Russian Medics Will Get Coronavirus Vaccine As Fauci Doubts Its Safety And Effectiveness

China says chicken imported from Brazil tests positive for coronavirus

Coronavirus: New Zealand working to find source of latest virus outbreak as 17 cases discovered

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

American Airlines Updates Mask Policy

British Airways To Relaunch Heathrow-Barbados Service

Emirates Launches Travel Trade Portal

Regional News

CARICOM: From vulnerability to resilience

Jamaica Producers innovates as profit slides

#BTColumn – Refocusing tourism management in the Caribbean

Jamaicans Heading to the Polls on September 3rd

Regional Destinations 

The Top All-Inclusive In St Maarten Is Open Again

Discover remote beauty of Belize

Choice Hotels Adds AMResorts All-Inclusives to Loyalty Program

A Caribbean native shares the under-the-radar islands you should visit if you’re trying to avoid tourists

International Destinations

Travel Guide for Holidaying in Spain during COVID-19

The safest holiday destinations this month – least at risk of going on UK’s quarantine list

Viking Cancels Cruises Through 2020

New Travel Trends Shaping The Future Of Travel

Updated August 7

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Dominican Republic hospitals hit capacity for COVID-19 patients

IDB Approves More Funds for Haiti’s Healthcare System Amid COVID-19

Asymptomatic Coronavirus Carriers May Be As Contagious As Those With Symptoms, Study Finds

India now has more than 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases

Why the coronavirus is killing so many of Mexico’s healthcare workers

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Regional Airline Starts Service To Barbados

Thousands of BA staff find out their future today!nbT_b_rT_&w_id=37852&news_id=2043835

Regional News

Tobago Hotel Assn on temporary layoffs: ‘It is a sad situation’ (Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association)

Puerto Rico earthquake: 4.8-magnitude tremor hits Caribbean island

Webinar: How to Travel to Aruba Right Now

Belize Suspends Border Reopening After COVID-19 Cases Surge

Regional Destinations 

St. Barts Travel: 7 Things Not To Miss When Visiting the Island

Incredible Jamaican Resort Is Like Summer Camp For Adults

Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island To Host LOCALiQ Golf Championship

Saint Lucia’s Marigot Bay Resort To Reopen In October

International Destinations

US Lifts Level 4 ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisory For International Travel

Cruise Lines Cancel All Sailings Until Nov 1

Florida Removes Quarantine Mandate For New York Travelers

Hawaii COVID 19 Situation Catastrophic: More Restrictions Announced

Updated August 6

Coronavirus Regional and International News


U.N. Chief: Coronavirus Led To Largest Disruption Of Education In History

Japan Sees 1,000-Plus Daily Hikes In Coronavirus Cases As Economy Slowly Rebounds

Most Americans Think U.S. Is Handling Coronavirus Worse Than Other Countries—Despite Trump’s Claims

Dow Jumps 150 Points As Investors Await More Coronavirus Stimulus

New Zealand unemployment at 4% in surprise fall during coronavirus pandemic

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Airlines Resume Routes as Caribbean Borders Reopen

Cancun Airport Reports Increased Passenger Traffic

Coronavirus: How Do Airlines Disinfect Airplanes Today?

Regional News

Jamaica responds after being kicked out of Barbados’ travel bubble

Grenada Launches New “Just For You” Campaign

Bryan Eyes New Strategy In Covid-19 Battle: Keep USVI Open, Manage Coronavirus Infections

Bahamas Goes Into Total Lockdown

Regional Destinations 

Planet Hollywood Is Opening Its New Cancun Resort in December

Turks and Caicos’ Sailrock Is Expanding

Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Completes Renovations


International Destinations

No Flight Required: 10 Island Escapes In The US That You Can Drive To

Singapore Will Make Travelers Wear Electronic Monitoring Devices To Ensure They Follow Coronavirus Quarantines

New Health And Safety Program Outlined By MSC Cruises

UNWTO Advocates Accessible Tourism In The New Normal

Updated August 5

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Coronavirus Regional and International News


U.N. Chief: Coronavirus Led To Largest Disruption Of Education In History

Japan Sees 1,000-Plus Daily Hikes In Coronavirus Cases As Economy Slowly Rebounds

Most Americans Think U.S. Is Handling Coronavirus Worse Than Other Countries—Despite Trump’s Claims

Dow Jumps 150 Points As Investors Await More Coronavirus Stimulus

New Zealand unemployment at 4% in surprise fall during coronavirus pandemic

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Virgin Atlantic Airline Files For U.S. Bankruptcy Protection

First InterCaribbean Flight Lands

Air Canada To Resume Flights To Grenada

Regional News

Caribbean revising border policies. What does this mean for Cayman?

Barbados reduces number of Caribbean countries in travel bubble

SVG US Consulate formally re-opens

Most Tourism Projects Still On Track

Regional Destinations 

Anguilla Ranked Best Island In The Caribbean

Caribbean Resort Sales: Get The Deals And Entry Requirements For Jamaica, USVI, More

Cheap Caribbean Getaways: These Resorts Have Slashed Rates

Destinations: Explore The Caribbean’s Best-Kept Secret

International Destinations

Singapore tops list of travel destinations for tourists in Asia after borders reopen ⁠— global study

Most popular seaside destinations as 20 million Brits holiday in the UK this summer

Hawaii Governor Warns Of Potential Delay Of Tourism Reopening

How Technology Will Reshape The Hotel Industry Post-COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated July 31

Caribbean finds there’s no good answer to reopening 


In Focus: Matt Turner interviews Frank Comito 

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Bounce in tourists arrivals expected early 2021

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Dominican Republic Requiring Negative COVID-19 Test for All Visitors

Over 10,000 Tyson Employees Reportedly Test Positive For Covid

Brazil’s First Lady Diagnosed With Coronavirus

Coronavirus: France sees first rise in intensive care cases since April

Japan reports record new coronavirus infections for 3rd straight day

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Airline giant IAG logs 3.8 billion euros loss on coronavirus

Dutch airline KLM says to shed up to 5,000 jobs due to virus

Regional News


St Lucia targets Caribbean market with ‘Bubblecation’ campaign

U.S. Virgin Islands Returns To Business Following Tropical Storm Isaias

No US tourists Allowed In St. Martin As Of August 1

Regional Destinations 

A Travel Advisor’s Experience Traveling to Jamaica During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Sandals Is Reopening More Resorts in the Caribbean

The Grenadines’ Palm Island Resort Is Reopening in October

International Destinations

Brunei among top 10 Muslim-friendly travel destinations

Best 10 Beaches In Croatia That Feel Like The Caribbean

Far-Flung Destinations to Visit Once You’re Ready to Travel Again

The Most Expensive Summer Destinations in the US

Updated July 29

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Update: Sixth COVID-19 case recorded in 24 hours

Florida Coronavirus Deaths Spike To Record High After Days Of Declines

Coronavirus Cost Global Tourism $320 Billion In Just Five Months

Coronavirus: UK signs deal for 60m doses of potential vaccine

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Global air traffic won’t recover from COVID-19 until 2024, says airline body

Why the Caribbean is the Perfect Private Jet Getaway

Regional News

Mexican Tourism Hotspots Slowly Recovering From Coronavirus Impact

SMTEs play key role in rejuvenating economy — Bartlett

Bahamas Tourism Director Talks About Closing, And Opening, Borders

Barbados Has a New Tourism Minister

Regional Destinations 

This family traveled to Aruba on reopening day — Here’s what happened

Montage island resort coming to the Bahamas

Dominica is open for travelers — but you’ll need to start planning your paperwork well in advance

Beach Enclave Re-Opens: Everything To Know About This Turks And Caicos Property

International Destinations



Staycation UK: Where should you go on holiday in Britain? Top 10 destinations revealed

Tourism Fading, Greece’s New Lure: “More Than a Destination”

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Barbados Central Bank to host Caribbean Economic Forum on Tourism (Patricia Affonso-Dass & CHTA)
Coronavirus Regional and International News
Caribbean countries selling discount citizenship due to COVID hit
How Long Are You Contagious With Covid-19 Coronavirus? Here’s A CDC Update
If Closing In On Coronavirus ‘Herd Immunity’, Markets Are Mispriced
US tops 1,000 coronavirus deaths 4 days in a row as experts urge the country to shut down
Coronavirus: Vietnam alarm after first cases in months
Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)
By the Numbers: Airline to pay passengers’ coronavirus expenses
Delta Has Placed Over 100 People On No-fly List For Refusing To Wear A Mask, CEO Says
FAA: Check Engines On 737s That Could Shut Down Mid-Flight
Regional News
Beaches Turks & Caicos Statement On Potential Fallout Due To October Opening Of Resort (Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association)
Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur passes away
Bahamas Begins Work on $250 Million Redevelopment of Nassau Cruise Port
Caribbean Journal Invest:
New Tourism Board Chair for Beautiful Anguilla
Regional Destinations 
St.Kitts and Nevis Lowers Minimum Contribution for Citizenship Program
Caribbean Journal Invest st:
The Only Hotel on This Bahamas Island Is for Sale
Caribbean Journal Invest:
Belize Boutique Hotel on the Market for $2.4 Million 
Caribbean Journal Invest:
Matt McDonald on What’s Next for the Andaz Turks & Caicos Project 
Caribbean Journal Invest:
International Destinations
10 Amazing All-Inclusive Maldives Hotels For A Luxurious Private Island Escape
Carnival CEO Says Covid Summit Will Go Beyond Travel And Tourism
Disney World Bans Certain Types Of Face Coverings
Three Hawaiian Islands Could Let Tourists Roam Freely In ‘Resort Bubbles’ While They Quarantine In Paradise

Updated July 28

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Trouble In Paradise: Covid-19 Is Spiking In The Caribbean

How Fitbits Are Being Used To Slow The Spread Of Coronavirus Cases

5 Big Numbers That Show Amazon’s Explosive Growth During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Did Sweden’s coronavirus strategy succeed or fail?

The U.S. Now Has 4 Million Cases Of Coronavirus. As Numbers Continue To Rise, What Can Be Done Now?

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

By the Numbers: Airline to pay passengers’ coronavirus expenses

Caribbean Airlines Not Operating Commercial Flights To/From Trinidad & Tobago

Regional News

Massive Cruise Transfer Through Bridgetown Port

Atlantis May Remain Shut Until November

Over 100 Jamaicans to be Repatriated from Trinidad and Tobago

Jamaicans urged to taste, see, feel, and enjoy country’s tourism


Regional Destinations 

Hidden Gems of Anguilla

Marriott Is Opening a New All-Inclusive in Mexico

Saint Lucia’s BodyHoliday Is Reopening Sept. 1

Reopened: The Latest List Of Reopened Destinations

International Destinations

Las Vegas Resorts Make Cutbacks Amid Stalled Recovery

Carnival Ships Fantasy And Imagination Depart Fleet

Hotel Trade Groups Sue San Francisco Over Cleaning Order

Costa Rica Achieves Global Sustainable Tourism Council Recognition


Updated July 27

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Caribbean countries selling discount citizenship due to COVID hit

How Long Are You Contagious With Covid-19 Coronavirus? Here’s A CDC Update

If Closing In On Coronavirus ‘Herd Immunity’, Markets Are Mispriced

US tops 1,000 coronavirus deaths 4 days in a row as experts urge the country to shut down

Coronavirus: Vietnam alarm after first cases in months

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

By the Numbers: Airline to pay passengers’ coronavirus expenses

Delta Has Placed Over 100 People On No-fly List For Refusing To Wear A Mask, CEO Says

FAA: Check Engines On 737s That Could Shut Down Mid-Flight

Regional News

Beaches Turks & Caicos Statement On Potential Fallout Due To October Opening Of Resort (Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association)

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur passes away

Bahamas Begins Work on $250 Million Redevelopment of Nassau Cruise Port

Caribbean Journal Invest:

New Tourism Board Chair for Beautiful Anguilla


Regional Destinations 

St.Kitts and Nevis Lowers Minimum Contribution for Citizenship Program

Caribbean Journal Invest st:

The Only Hotel on This Bahamas Island Is for Sale

Caribbean Journal Invest:

Belize Boutique Hotel on the Market for $2.4 Million

Caribbean Journal Invest:

Matt McDonald on What’s Next for the Andaz Turks & Caicos Project

Caribbean Journal Invest:

International Destinations

10 Amazing All-Inclusive Maldives Hotels For A Luxurious Private Island Escape

Carnival CEO Says Covid Summit Will Go Beyond Travel And Tourism

Disney World Bans Certain Types Of Face Coverings

Three Hawaiian Islands Could Let Tourists Roam Freely In ‘Resort Bubbles’ While They Quarantine In Paradise

Updated July 24

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Trouble In Paradise: Covid-19 Is Spiking In The Caribbean

How Fitbits Are Being Used To Slow The Spread Of Coronavirus Cases

5 Big Numbers That Show Amazon’s Explosive Growth During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Did Sweden’s coronavirus strategy succeed or fail?

The U.S. Now Has 4 Million Cases Of Coronavirus. As Numbers Continue To Rise, What Can Be Done Now?

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

By the Numbers: Airline to pay passengers’ coronavirus expenses

Caribbean Airlines Not Operating Commercial Flights To/From Trinidad & Tobago

Regional News

Massive Cruise Transfer Through Bridgetown Port

Atlantis May Remain Shut Until November

Over 100 Jamaicans to be Repatriated from Trinidad and Tobago

Jamaicans urged to taste, see, feel, and enjoy country’s tourism


Regional Destinations 

Hidden Gems of Anguilla

Marriott Is Opening a New All-Inclusive in Mexico

Saint Lucia’s BodyHoliday Is Reopening Sept. 1

Reopened: The Latest List Of Reopened Destinations

International Destinations

Las Vegas Resorts Make Cutbacks Amid Stalled Recovery

Carnival Ships Fantasy And Imagination Depart Fleet

Hotel Trade Groups Sue San Francisco Over Cleaning Order

Costa Rica Achieves Global Sustainable Tourism Council Recognition

Updated July 21

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Caribbean Doctors Among Experts In New COVID-19 Response

Update: 59 more samples sent for COVID-19 testing, five cases active

As COVID surges in Puerto Rico, thousands have lost steady access to running water

Why You Should Trust The Coronavirus Vaccine

Tokyo reports 237 more coronavirus cases, total nearing 10,000

Coronavirus: EU leaders reach recovery deal after marathon summit

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Caribbean Airlines Important Notice For Customers Travelling Into Jamaica

InterCaribbean Airways Adding More Eastern Caribbean Flights

U.S. air travel falls for first week since April as coronavirus cases spike

Regional News

Flight schedules to continue, hoteliers expect beaches to remain open to tourists (Dominican Republic’s Hotel and Tourism Association)

JHTA Mourns Passing Of Tourism Titan Heinz Simonitsch (Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association)

Jamaican Government Issues Warning to Hotel Entities

St. Vincent Hints at Suspending Flights from United States


Regional Destinations 

The Dreams Punta Cana Resort Is on the Market

Caribbean Journal:

5 Royalton Luxury Resorts Properties Reopen in Mexico and Jamaica

Pure Grenada Takes First Step in Tourism “Comeback” By Resuming Flights for Regional Travel

Best Caribbean Islands To Live On For The U.S. Expats

International Destinations

Revealed! World’s top holiday destinations for 2021

The Netherlands, Greece and the Czech Republic the most searched for holiday destinations for summer 2020

Latest Travel Safety Barometer Reveals Americans’ Overall Perception Of Travel

Over 600,000 Tourists Currently in Croatia, Prices Reduced in a Number of Destinations

Updated July 20

Coronavirus Regional and International News

The Caribbean Now Has Over 63,000 Coronavirus Cases

‘It Would Die!’ – Bartlett, Tufton Urge Tourism Caution On COVID Travel Ban As Bahamas Locks Out Americans

Cubans celebrate no local transmission of COVID-19 for first time in four months

Mexico Coronavirus News: Businesses Reopen Despite Surging COVID-19 Cases, More Than 38K Deaths

Can You Get Covid-19 Coronavirus Twice? Here Is An Update On Reinfection

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

The airline industry will be ravaged for years to come and the effects will be felt across the entire economy, a new Moody’s report says

Caribbean Airlines Re-Starts Flights From Jamaica To Nassau Bahamas

Reorganizing Cash-Starved LIAT Requires Initial Reinvestment Of EC$108 Million

Regional News

Bahamas Closing Borders To U.S. Commercial Flights

Costa Rica’s new Minister of Tourism Gustavo Segura takes office with three major objectives

The Cayman Islands to Reopen Borders in September

Dominica announces entry protocols

Regional Destinations 

10 Things You Should Know About St Kitts & Nevis

Negril’s Top Boutique Hotel Is Open Again

Turks & Caicos Opens For Visitors On Wednesday: Slide Show

From The Bahamas To Turks And Caicos, 7 Private Islands You Can Visit

International Destinations





3 Wine Tourism Experiences Abroad That Are Worth The Wait

These Are The UK’s Best Holiday Locations For Social Distancing

Updated July 8

Coronavirus Regional and International News

The Economic Implications Of A Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’

Research Shows How To Spot Fake News About Coronavirus

Sweden Stayed Open And More People Died Of Covid-19, But The Real Reason May Be Something Darker

Cash and the coronavirus: COVID-19 is changing our relationship with money

Coronavirus: WHO rethinking how Covid-19 spreads in air

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

JetBlue’s New York-Guadeloupe Flights to Relaunch in November

American Airlines Begins Big Caribbean Relaunch

Caribbean Airlines Relaunches Flights from Jamaica

Regional News

Resorts used for quarantine deserve praise not stigma – Azeez (Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association)

Food Network Judge Recommends Caribbean Culinary Tours as the Best Way Experience the Region

Dominica Hilton Resort Approved for Citizenship by Investment – Tranquility Beach – Will Open in 2021-2022

What About The South Coast? – Tourism Operators Left In The Dark, Anxious To Reopen

Regional Destinations 

AMResorts opens brand new Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort

Rosewood to manage iconic Caribbean resort following revamp

19 Caribbean Destinations Included In UK COVID-19 Travel Corridors

‘I was too much of a Marxist to appreciate the beauty of Anguilla’

International Destinations

6 safer, expert-backed ways to take a vacation during the pandemic, from road trips to private vacation homes and remote campsites

Headed to Europe? Here are 5 smaller destinations with fewer crowds

Eurostar destinations: Can I travel to Brussels, Paris and Amsterdam with Eurostar?

Top ten places to visit on a trip to Chicago

Updated July 3

Coronavirus Regional and International News

COVID-19, the Caribbean and what comes next

Florida Braces For Coronavirus To Hit Large Elderly Population As Cases Surge

Partygoers Around The Country Are Contracting Coronavirus

No Vacation From Coronavirus: Happy 4th Of July To A Non-Travelling America

Coronavirus: UN security council finally calls for global ceasefire after US and China delay talks

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Delta expects to see an 80% decline in travelers over the 4th of July weekend, and it shows how abysmal things are right now in the airline industry

Administration issues coronavirus guidelines for air travel

Regional News

BHTA Backs Govt’s COVID-19 Protocols (Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association)

American tourists not welcome yet (St.Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association)

Antigua opts out of CARICOM meeting

IDB warns of ‘economic shock’ to Caribbean

Regional Destinations 

New Travel Protocols Announced For Saint Lucia Beginning July 9

Belize Is Reopening For Tourism In August

Dominica Prepared To Leave Borders Closed Until December

New Cuban tourism system to isolate visitors from population

International Destinations

Japan To Build Virus Testing Centers Exclusive For Int’l Travelers

UK Looks To Lift Quarantine Restrictions For 75 Countries

The 50 Best Beaches In America

Spain Suffers Massive Tourism Drought

Updated June 23

CHTA tracking all Caribbean reopenings (CHTA)

CHTA Launches Caribbean Reopening Tracker

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Caribbean telecom sector revenue affected by COVID-19

CARPHA’s COVID-19 response gets US$750,000 boost from IDB

Jamaica Reports 14 New Coronavirus Cases Just Days After Reopening

‘Snowballing’ coronavirus cases in US states as hospitals fill

Coronavirus Is Conditioning New Entertainment Habits That May Not Change Post-Pandemic

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Delta Is First U.S. Airline To Resume Flights To China

Virgin Atlantic Is Returning to the Caribbean

American Airlines Seeks $3.5 Billion In New Financing

Regional News

Antigua PM Calls For Push Back On US Bill Targeting Countries That Hire Cuban Health Workers

Riviera Maya Hotel Association says reactivation has started favorably

Jamaica reopening for visitors: ‘we’re prepared and ready’

Travel agents call for bailout

Regional Destinations 

10 Places to visit in St. Vincent

Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Is Making Upgrades

Caribbean hotels plan reopenings; here’s the latest

The Tryall Club, Jamaica Offers Private Luxury Villas, New Beach Club Reopening Aug 1

International Destinations

Top Trending US Destinations for July 4 Vacation

What are air bridges and which holiday destinations could be linked to the UK?

Egypt, Slovenia, Ukraine, And Other Major Destinations Get The WTTC Safe Travels Stamp

Croatian Tourism: Austrians Replace Italy as Favourite Destination

Updated June 22

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CHTA tracking all Caribbean reopenings (CHTA)

Can ‘Pay What You Can’ Work For Caribbean Tourism? (CHTA)

The Caribbean starts to reopen to tourists after coronavirus (Frank Comito)

GTRCMC Lecture Examines Hurricane Management During A Pandemic (Frank Comito)

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Region Cannot Return To Pre-COVID-19 Era – Bartlett

Calypsonian Mighty Pat Records ‘I Can’t Breathe’ and ‘Coronavirus’

Brazil passes 50,000 deaths from coronavirus: official

Amsterdam After Coronavirus: No More Cannabis, Sex And Mass Tourism, Citizens Demand

Younger People Increasingly Testing Positive For Coronavirus In Record-Breaking Southern States

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

15 cabin ideas to boost airline passenger confidence during Covid

16 Passengers Test Positive For Coronavirus On PIA Flight To Copenhagen

JetBlue Announces Nonstop New York To St. Thomas Flights Starting This Fall

Regional News

Hotelier Optimistic About Bounce Back Of Tourism Industry (Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association)

Dominican Republic is “ready” to reopen tourism on July 1 Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores)


Trinidad and Tobago’s Borders to Remain Closed for Now

Regional Destinations 

Elite Island Resorts Readying to Reopen in Caribbean Paradise

Cocos Hotel Antigua Reopening to Caribbean style distancing

St Barth’s Le Barthelemy to Reopen in October

Being There: Bonaire

International Destinations

Here Are 6 Countries That Will Pay You to Visit Them Once COVID-19 Pandemic is Over

Fiji wants to open for tourists with luxury isolation resorts set aside for Kiwis

Disneyland Workers Say Proposed July Reopening May Be Too Early

Dubai Tourism Reopens: Exact Information For Dubai Visitors And Residents

Updated June 18

Coronavirus Regional and International News

This French Caribbean Country Just Saw The Second Highest Number Of New COVID-19 Cases In The Region

Caricom, Canadian public health sector officials to meet

16 friends test positive for coronavirus after an outing at a Florida bar

Chile tightens lockdowns as coronavirus cases surpass 200,000

China’s New Coronavirus Outbreak, Virus Rising In 22 U.S. States, Economic Rebound In Jeopardy

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)


Regional News

JHTA Providing Free Hotel Stays For Healthcare Professionals (Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association)

Fedee Responds To ‘Unfortunate, Sad’ SLHTA Statements (Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association)

Bahamas reverses itself, will require COVID-19 test for tourists after July 1.

Puerto Rico small inns ask for $100M in additional tourism funding

Hotel sector protests foot-dragging by government regarding opening of tourism industry

Regional Destinations 

Traveling to the US Virgin Islands, Explained

The entire Dominican Republic reopens on July 1: What you need to know

Divi Is Reopening Its Resorts in Aruba

AMResorts Debuts Renovated Cancun All-Inclusive

International Destinations


Reasons Why Tanzania Is A Perfect Post-Lockdown Holiday Destination

Top 5 destinations for cooped-up Brits

Taiwan To Ease Border Controls For Corporate Travelers Starting Next Week

Updated June 5

Caribbean comeback: A guide to when travelers can return to the islands (Frank Comito and CHTA)

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Caribbean Leaders Urge Global Response to COVID Pandemic

COVID-19 UPDATE: BA passengers among negative tests yesterday

How Many Travel Reopening Guidelines Is Too Many?

A Warning From Sweden’s Coronavirus Response

Moderna Hires New CFO Amid Race To Develop Coronavirus Treatment

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Delta to Block Middle Seats, Cap Seating

MoBay airport readies to again welcome visitors

Virgin Atlantic to resume passenger flights on July 20

Regional News


Has Caricom missed the boat once more?

Election Day in St. Kitts and Nevis

How This Barbados Rum Distillery Is Helping Frontline Workers

Regional Destinations 

Romance Ignites in Barbados

Coronavirus lockdown and international travel: The countries offering to pay tourists to visit

‘Whole New World Of Travel’ As Caribbean Starts To Reopen To Tourists

St.Thomas is Getting a New Resort Project

International Destinations


Missing Vacay? These 7 Travel Destinations Are Reopening To International Tourists

Forbes: PH among 7 countries seen as top tourist destinations after COVID-19

‘Can’t quite believe it’: New Zealand tiptoes towards elimination of coronavirus

Updated June 3

Caribbean Tourism Industry Suffers Heavy Losses Over COVID-19

The Caribbean starts to reopen. Along with swimsuits and face masks, COVID test required

Coronavirus Regional and International News

VIDEO: Saint Lucia borders open June 4; visitors require COVID-19 test, quarantine

Japan pushes homegrown vaccines for coronavirus to secure supply

Blood vessel attack could trigger coronavirus’ fatal ‘second phase’

Bolivia strains under coronavirus pandemic as cases top 10,000

Coronavirus latest: Germany to scrap EU travel warnings by mid-June

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Japan Airlines eyes halving summer bonuses due to coronavirus

Coronavirus has been ‘very devastating’ for many African airlines

Regional News

This Caribbean Island Still Has 266 Active COVID-19 Cases But It’s Reopening Soon (Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association)

Caribbean citizenship by investment is your ticket to the world without visas

Holness Announces COVID Screening For All Incoming Travellers This Month

Tobago Business Chamber welcomes Trinis

Regional Destinations 

Couples Resorts to Reopen in Jamaica on July 1

Sea, sand and social distancing: Caribbean reopens to tourism

The Bahamas Plans to Reopen for Tourism in July

Grupo Puntacana calls for speed in the reopening of tourism in the DR

International Destinations

Instagram hashtag #takemeback reveals most popular travel destinations

The 10 most popular holiday destinations for Germans

Here are 45 holiday destinations Brits will be able to travel to without fear of quarantine

How the Greek Government’s Minimalist Hotels Turned the Islands into a Tourist Hotspot

Webinar: The Caribbean Travel Outlook for 2020 (Frank Comito)

Worrell’s guidelines for reviving travel and tourism (CHTA)

Coronavirus Regional and International News


Trinidad records new COVID case after nearly a month

Tourism Ministry Working To Make Jamaica The Most COVID-Resilient Visitor Destination

Wuhan’s mass testing may have eradicated the coronavirus

Singapore hopes to reopen 80% of its economy in June as coronavirus restrictions lift, says minister

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Bankrupt LATAM Airlines Took a $1.7 Billion Q1 Impairment Due To The Pandemic

Southwest Airlines CEO Expects ‘Brutal Low-Fare’ Competition

Lufthansa Accepts Sweetened Bailout Deal Including Giving Up Fewer Slots

What Could Passenger Air Travel Look Like After The Coronavirus?

Regional News

Tourists Have Choice To Test For COVID-19 (Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association)

FirstCaribbean hit by 316 per cent decrease in net income

Antigua Airport To Open On June 1; Airport Storeowners Not Optimistic

BVI To Launch Renewable Energy Plan

Regional Destinations 

Everything Essential To Eat In Belize That Can Be Made At Home

These Countries Will Be Welcoming U.S. Travelers For Tourism This Summer

15 Best Places To Visit In The Caribbean

Can I Travel To Mexico Right Now During COVID?

International Destinations

Canada To Pony Up Millions To Help Its Provinces Promote Local Vacations

Europe Prepares Post-Corona, Socially-Distanced Culture-Fest

Brits could soon visit 45 holiday destinations on proposed quarantine-free list

New York City Aims To Begin Reopening On June 8

Updated May 28

Coronavirus Regional and International News

The Caribbean’s Response to the Coronavirus

COVID-19 accelerates in Brazil, Peru, Chile and Mexico

The coronavirus infection rate is still too high. There will probably be a second wave

French tests show even mild coronavirus illness leads to antibodies

England to launch coronavirus ‘test and trace’ system as lockdown eases

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

China Mulls Tripling International Flights

United reshuffles management to prepare for post-coronavirus world

American Airlines to allow travelers to switch from crowded flights as coronavirus fears linger

Regional News

Mexican Caribbean Unveils New Cleanliness Certificate Program

Tobago Chamber wants increased domestic travel capacity

Mexico president to resume travel, fly commercial next week

Club Med Announces “Safe Together” Hygiene and Safety Plan

Regional Destinations 

The Caribbean’s Coolest Tiki Bar Is In St Croix

How Jamaica plans to reopen to tourists, from car rental companies to all-inclusive resorts

Barbados Launches Task Force on Tourism Recovery

Can Puerto Rico Redefine Tropical Travel Post-COVID-19?

International Destinations

Disney World Announces Proposed Plans, Dates For Phased Reopening

Germany Working To Lift Travel Ban To 31 European Countries

A Plunge In Tourism Is Hurting Luxury Retail In Europe

Europe under threat from other tourist destinations as the region reopens for the summer, experts warn

Updated May 19

Coronavirus Regional and International News

7 Caribbean countries get millions in CDB loans to fight COVID-19

Caribbean Cruise Tourism and the impact of COVD-19

New Zealand reports no new coronavirus cases for second straight day

Is Trump Lying About the Coronavirus, or Does He Not Understand It?

China’s Xi Jinping Supports WHO Investigation Into Coronavirus Origins

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Delta Air Lines Will Add About 100 More Flights In June In Signs Of Early Recovery

Another coronavirus record-breaker: World’s shortest airline routes

Regional News

This Caribbean Leader Says Region Needs Debt Relief To Avoid “Disorderly Unravelling”

Las Vegas And The Caribbean Are Inextricably Linked

Villa market could lead tourism revival – Mallalieu

Poon: An opportunity for TT tourism

Regional Destinations 

Cayman makes Virtuoso’s top 10 list for wealthy travellers

#PrestigeBucketList: 10 Travel Destinations to Dream of Visiting Next

Caribbean open: Holidays to restart in June as St Lucia aims to welcome summer tourists

Palace Resorts to Reopen All-Inclusive Mexico Hotels in June

International Destinations

Florida Keys Plan To Reopen To Visitors June 1

Hawaii Officials Plan To Toughen Travel Rules For Visitors

‘It Feels Like We Got the City Back for Ourselves.’

Europe travel: List of countries that are gradually easing travel restrictions

Updated May 18

When Can We Return to the Caribbean?

Updated May 15

Updated May 14

Coronavirus Regional and International News

India donates US$1 million, medical supplies to St. Lucia

Coronavirus Contained in English-Speaking Caribbean, Says Researcher

Philippines plans to build its way out of coronavirus downturn

FDA ‘Fast Tracks’ First Coronavirus Vaccine From Moderna

Coronavirus: Brazil records highest daily rise in deaths

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Virgin ‘back in mid-year’

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, which airlines are flying where and why?

Regional News

JHTA working with Gov’t to resolve SET Cash Programme delays (The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association)

Jamaica Planning for the Reopening of Tourism Industry

Blue Diamond Resorts Implements New Safety-Assured Vacations Protocols

Weather Disturbance Near Bahamas Being Closely Monitored

Regional Destinations 

On the Hunt for a Beach Escape and Cultural Exploration? Visit the British Virgin Islands!

Seven-night stay up for grabs in Dear Belize campaign

Some Caribbean islands begin phased openings of businesses

International Destinations

Two-week quarantine: Summer vacations with strings attached

‘Authentic’ travel experiences are hard to find — but not in this country

Here are the top 10 places well-heeled travelers are booking for the holidays

Qatar is on Indian tourists favourite destinations list …

Updated May 13

Coronavirus: Tui urges opening up tourism to safer countries

Updated May 8

Coronavirus Regional and International News

This Latin American country is keeping COVID-19 firmly under control. How?

Tensions and backlash as US coronavirus reopenings bring changes

World gambles with looser lockdowns, risking coronavirus revival

Caribbean’s challenges to fight Covid-19, specialists say

ECLAC calls for new development paradigm in Caribbean amid COVID-19 pandemic

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Caribbean Airlines plans to fly past COVID-19

Airlines May Lose Up To 18% Of Connections To New Airport Screening Processes For Coronavirus: OAG

Regional News

Islands Now Concerned About Prolonged Drought

Resilience will Define Jamaica’s Tourism Recovery

Turks and Caicos Begins Phased Reopening; Borders Remain Closed

St. Vincent Students Told to Pay Over US$1,000 to Return Home from Jamaica

Regional Destinations 

10 Percent of Riviera Maya Hotels Could Reopen June 1

Antigua and Barbuda sends ‘love letter’ to agents

New hotel resort chain ‘still coming’

Sandals eyes July 1 for reopening

International Destinations

Travel Brands Look To Local And Regional Destinations With A Glimmer Of Hope

When can I travel to Greece? July at the earliest, but testing could hold the key

Hotel reopenings in Benidorm and other tourist destinations on Spain’s Costa Blanca in Phase 1 of de-escalation

The Youngest Person To Travel To Every Country Has Created Your Future Bucket List


Updated May 6

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Jamaicans Stuck At Sea Overseas Finally Get To Come Home

As virus numbers show signs of dropping, sargassum makes a return

Singapore is not yet halfway through its coronavirus outbreak, says minister

Coronavirus: What is Madagascar’s ‘herbal remedy’ Covid-Organics?

U.K. Records Highest Coronavirus Death Toll In Europe, After Weeks Of Warnings

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Flying During Coronavirus: How Airlines Are Changing Their In-Flight Rules

Caribbean Airlines Aircraft Sanitisation

Aviation Industry Opposes Leaving Middle Seat Empty

Regional News

BVI Internal Reopening Continues, New Curfew To Take Effect On Sunday

Development Continues In Guyana’s Oil Industry Despite COVID-19

SwiftPac committed to Caribbean logistics

The capture of hearts and minds

Regional Destinations

Bimini Resorts World ready resume operations

Cancun, Quintana Roo Region Expects to Welcome Tourists in June and the Jamaica Tourist Board Declare “Love Is Not Cancelled”

Serenade Punta Cana Focusing on Travel Advisors Ahead of September Debut

International Destinations

Norwegian Cruise Line Indicates It May Not Survive The Virus Crisis

Britons might ‘never visit’ these holiday destinations again after COVID-19

24 Destinations In New Zealand That Show Why It’s The World’s Most Beautiful Country

4 tourist locations preparing for visitors once travel restrictions are relaxed

Updated May 4

Collaborative Effort Needed To Revive Caribbean Tourism

Coronavirus Regional and International News

New Zealand reports no new coronavirus cases

Coronavirus: Antibody test ‘with almost 100% accuracy’ could be in UK in weeks

Coronavirus: How Covid-19 is ravaging India’s newsrooms

This Costa Rican And These Robots Could Close California’s Coronavirus Testing Gap

Is air pollution making the coronavirus pandemic even more deadly?

Coronavirus May Help Major League Soccer Add Quality, Says ESPN’s Taylor Twellman




Some Caribbean Nations See A Silver Lining In The Coronavirus Fight

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Southwest Airlines CEO claims it’s safe to fly despite coronavirus pandemic

Regional  News

Barbados Tourism Recovery: A new discussion

Virgin Islanders Encouraged to Wear Red Tuesday as Dept. of Tourism Heralds Tourism Week

Destinations More Optimistic About Recovery

Oetker Collection Has a New CEO

Regional Destinations

Caribbean Moment: The Joys of Christiansted, St Croix

Dominican Republic Selected As The Best Destination In The Americas

Incredible Attractions That The Bahamas Has To Offer (According to Stars)

Practical Places To Visit When Coronavirus Travel Restrictions Are Lifted

International Destinations

U.S. Travel’s Lobby Group Gestures Toward Reopening With New Health Guidelines

France’s Arrivals From Within Europe Won’t Be Subject To Quarantines

TUI China Restarts Domestic Vacations After 3-Month Hiatus

These Are The Experts’ Predictions For The Future Of Travel

Updated May 1

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Barbados To End 24-Hour Lockdown Monday

Anguilla Lifts Lockdown With “No Active Or Suspected Cases” Of Coronavirus

Antigua And Barbuda: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Barbados Records New COVID-19 Case With No Travel History, Contact

Coronavirus Cases In The Caribbean To Date: 11,918

Dr. Fauci Says Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Widely Available By January If ‘Things Fall In The Right Place’

‘Dead’ Coronavirus Particles May Cause Recovered Patients To Test Positive

Tiny Airborne Particles May Carry The New Coronavirus

Loss Of Smell May Suggest Milder COVID-19, Study Finds

Coronavirus: China Refused World Health Organization Requests To Take Part In COVID-19 Investigation – Representative

Animals At Singapore’s Wildlife Parks Monitored For Signs Of COVID-19

Virus Outbreak On The Rise As Texas Reopens

South Korea Reports No New Domestic Coronavirus Cases

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

American’s Pandemic Reality: We Will Be A Much Smaller Airline, Says CEO

Emirates Protecting And Preparing Its Parked Fleet To Take To The Skies Again

Regional  News

PM Chastanet Leading OECS Plan To Open Tourism Sector In June

IMF’s $2.5 Billion Caribbean Tourism Rescue Package

Region Urged To Unite To Rebuild Tourism Industry Post-COVID 19

Jamaica Brands The Post-Pandemic Traveler As Generation-C

CTO: Brace For ‘25-Year’ Tourism Setback

Regional Destinations

The Mexican Caribbean Prepares For Tourism Recovery

Kimpton Kawana Bay Resort: A World-Class Citizenship By Investment Opportunity

Indulge In The Tastiest Highlights Of The St. Barth Gourmet Festival

Travel Through Tunes: Energize Your Work-From-Home Routine With These Travel-Inspired Playlists

International Destinations

New Virtual Tour Of Wuhan Dispels Coronavirus City Reputation

Cruise Lines Battling CDC Over Strict Guidelines For Crew Members

Tourism Council Expects Young Travelers To Lead Rebound

World’s First Tourism Recovery Plan Announced

Updated April 30

Coronavirus Regional and International News

CDC compiles new guidelines to help organizations reopen

Trump says coronavirus will be ‘eradicated’ as US death toll passes 60,000 – video

The last places on earth without the coronavirus

NYC’s Bangladeshi community struggles to cope with coronavirus

Trump administration launching operation to accelerate development of coronavirus vaccine

Elon Musk Rants About `Fascist’ COVID-19 Closures As Another Tesla Call Veers Off Course

Fauci Says Remdesivir Reduces Recovery Time For Coronavirus Patients

A Caribbean Nation Has Turned To Art As A Weapon Against COVID-19

Dutch Caribbean: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

IM sees Caribbean economy shrinking 6.2% in 2020 due to pandemic

Update: One more person discharged after recovering from COVID-19

Borrowing is not an option for Caribbean countries, access to concessional funding and debt relief is urgently needed to face the COVID-19 crisis

IMF’s $2.5 Billion Caribbean Tourism Rescue Package

One Jamaican Deportee from United States Tests Positive For COVID-19

Barbados Looks to Life After COVID-19

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Coronavirus: How will airlines get flying again?

Regional  News

21-member task force set up to devise plans to reopen local economy (Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association)

Barbados Says No To Commercial Flights

Reopening Of VI Economy Begins May 4 With Non-Essentials Services, Churches, Movie Theaters, Bowling Alleys And More; Face Masks Now A Requirement When Entering Establishments

Cuba – Haiti Strong 6.6 Earthquake Recorded

Regional Destinations

Caribbean Moment: The Sound of Sunset in Martinique

Does Visiting Belize’s Great Blue Hole Live Up To Expectations? What To Plan For

Discover Puerto Rico first to offer live guided tours through Google Earth

After Corona: Say Good-Bye to Caribbean Resort Buffets, Drinks Stations?

International Destinations

Hotel Operators Prepare For A Peak Summer Travel Season That May Never Check In

Chinese Online Platforms View the Great Travel Recovery as a Drawn-Out Process

European Travel Restrictions Could Last Longer

US Travel Announces Virtual Road Trip For Travel And Tourism Week

Updated April 27

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Italy unveils plans for easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions

Coronavirus quandary: Some patients in S Korea get virus again

Wuhan discharges all coronavirus patients as Beijing takes steps to stop second wave

Coronavirus: Chile to introduce controversial ‘virus-free’ certificates

CDC Adds 6 New Coronavirus Symptoms

Jamaica Will Emerge From COVID-19 As An Example To The World – Doctor Who Initiated Blood Plasma Treatment For The Virus Hails Control Measures Taken By Her Homeland

Four more samples sent for covid19 testing

There Are Now Over 10,000 Coronavirus Cases In The Caribbean

Combined COVID-19 cases in CARICOM countries less than 1,000, recoveries rising

Covid19 measures around the Caribbean

Coronavirus: Cuban doctors go to South Africa

How COVID-19 affects women’s sexual and reproductive health

 9 patients remain at COVID hospital

COVID-19 Update: Positive cases stay at 115, 1,514 samples submitted

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

Airline workers call for more safety measures amid coronavirus concerns

COVID-19: government aid for Latin airlines still patchy

Regional  News

Tobago hotel association boss supports stay-at-home extension (Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association)

Antigua and Barbuda Eyes “Way Forward” for Tourism (Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourism Association)

Guyana Tourism Authority Names New Director

Trinidad and Tobago extends public health regulations, hints at re-opening borders on May 15,_hints_at_re-opening_borders_on_May_15?profile=1228

Regional Destinations

A Charming Little Island In The Bahamas

Caribbean Moment: A Walk On The Beach In Aruba

Caribbean Photo Of The Week: Frenchman’s Cove, St Thomas

Caribbean Moment: In St Martin, The Feeling Of The Beach

International Destinations

Already Packed Airplane Storage Sites Expect aA Influx Of More Grounded Aircraft

Germany Wants Europe To Reboot Travel In A Unified Manner

Japan’s Hoshino Resorts Will Shift Its Marketing To Woo Domestic Travelers

Post-Coronavirus Air Travel: Disinfection Tunnels, Immunity Passports And In-Flight Janitors

Updated April 26

Coronavirus Regional and International News

Trump suggests ‘injection’ of disinfectant to beat coronavirus and ‘clean’ the lungs

UK economy crumbling as coronavirus deaths mount

New mother dies of coronavirus six days after giving birth

U.S. Hospitals Hit By Financial ‘Triple Whammy’ During Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19 Testing Starts With A Robotic Dog For Some Patients

Leaked Study Data Finds No Benefits Of Remdesivir On Coronavirus Patients, Sending Gilead Stock Tumbling

5 Caribbean Immigrant Victims Of COVID-19 You Should Know

Exploring lessons from COVID-19 — Part 2

Belize’s sister Caribbean country, St. Lucia reports 100 percent recovery of COVID-19 patients

Caribbean ‘will bounce back from COVID-19’

Coronavirus Impact: Tourism Industry Hit Hard In The Caribbean

A nurse watched her father die of coronavirus in her hospital. She couldn’t help him

#Op-Ed: Tourism And The Hurdles To Recovery

Cuba experts discuss impact of COVID-19 on the island

Airline Industry (Coronavirus News)

How Coronavirus Will Change Air Travel

Middle East And African Nations Need To Do More To Protect Airlines: IATA

Regional  News

St Kitts and Nevis now holds the strongest passport in the Caribbean region

Dominic Fedee Sends Message To ‘Our Caribbean Brothers And Sisters’


Aruba ministers, directors take 20 per cent pay cut

Regional Destinations

Need A Romantic Getaway For Future Travel? Come To Antigua

Caribbean Moment: On the Lagoon in Martinique