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Hyatt Brand Returning to Cayman Islands

February 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise and related agreements with Pageant Beach Hotel Ltd. for the 351-room Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residences. The hotel will be managed by an affiliate of Aimbridge Hospitality, one of the


Ritz-Carlton Resort Slated for St. Kitts

February 14, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has signed a management agreement with The Liamuiga Corporation to open a Ritz-Carlton resort in St. Kitts. The property, which is expected to open in 2021, is a first on the eastern Caribbean island for


Celebrity Edge Launching Ahead of Schedule

January 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Celebrity Cruises reports that its new ship, Celebrity Edge, will be completed ahead of schedule and enter service earlier than planned. The ship, which features several unique features including the innovative Magic Carpet, will homeport in Fort Lauderdale, and make


Hosts Global Launches Volunteer Program

January 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hosts Global (Hosts), a strategic partner to more than 300 DMCs worldwide, has launched a paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program. “Our people make a difference every day,” said Jennifer Patino, DMCP, chief executive officer at Hosts Global. “We understand it’s


Air Canada Expands Service to Grand Cayman

November 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

On December 15th, Air Canada will increase its service from Toronto to Grand Cayman to six non-stop flights per week. The expanded service will run until April 2, 2018. “The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and our island partners in


Four Seasons To Manage Ocean Club on Paradise Island

November 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

Access Industries has appointed Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to manage The Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas as of November 30, 2017. Upon this change in management, the luxury property will be known as The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas. Opened in


Give With a Meeting and Enjoy Triple Dividends

September 25, 2017 by David Gabri

In the face of natural disaster crises in several regions, including Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida, Mexico and the Virgin Islands, we all want to help. While we definitely applaud financial contributions to charitable and faith-based organizations, and other disaster relief


Caribbean and Florida Rebounding After Hurricane Irma

September 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

Though Hurricane Irma caused significant damage in many Caribbean and Florida destinations, much of  the post-storm news this week from CVBs and hotel owners has been positive. Humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts are underway in destinations most ravaged by the


IncentiveWorks 2017 Delivers Connections and Education

August 31, 2017 by

Nearly 1,400 supplier representatives played host to more than 2,300 meeting and incentive travel planners at IncentiveWorks 2017,  which was held August 22-23, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. IncentiveWorks is the Canadian business events industry’s largest and leading


SITE CANADA 2017 Golf Tournament

August 25, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: SITE Canada WHAT: The chapter’s annual golf tournament and fundraiser—the official kick-off event of IncentiveWorks 2017. WHERE: The Country Club, 20 Lloyd Street, Woodbridge, ON WHEN: Monday, August 21, 2017 GOODWORKS: In addition to raising money for the SITE Canada


WestJet Introducing Calgary-Belize Service

August 8, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet will launch new non-stop weekly service between Calgary and Belize on November 3, 2017. The service is part of the airline’s seasonal schedule for the winter of 2017-18 which includes more flights from Calgary to Vancouver, Toronto, Fort McMurray,


Paradisus Cancun Revamps Royal Service Suites

August 8, 2017 by Lori Smith

A $2.6 million USD renovation of the Paradisus Cancun’s Royal Service Ocean View Suites and Royal Service Lounge is now complete. The transformation was conceptualized and executed by Meliá Hotels International’s architect Alvara Sans.  It features an open-air concept with