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Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Appoints New Director of Marketing Canada

June 14, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has appointed Jeanette Faria as its director of marketing in Canada. Faria, president of JF Marketing, will support the marketing efforts of the SLTA as part of a leading, national strategy to reposition the

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Meliá Eliminating Single-Use Plastics in All Properties

June 13, 2018 by Lori Smith

Gabriel Escarrer, executive vice-president and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, has announced that Meliá Hotels International will eliminate all single-use plastics in all its hotels within the year. The move will see plastic bottles, cups, bags, straws and coasters immediately

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Team-Building & Travel: The Perfect Combination

June 8, 2018 by JONATHAN HILTZ

Today’s business world is vast and diverse, but the one thing all companies have in common is the need to build strong teams of employees. Anyone who has been in the corporate world long enough knows that spending time chatting

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Jamaica's Half Moon Undergoing $75 Million Transformation

May 31, 2018 by Lori Smith

Half Moon, one of Jamaica’s most iconic resorts, is celebrating its upcoming 65th anniversary with a $75 million revamp, which is slated to be complete by November 2018. “It’s time to build anew and to continue to express ourselves in

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Cayman Islands Launches Culinary Guide

May 24, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism launched its destination Culinary Guide last week with an intimate cooking and mixology demonstration in the private event space at the LCBO Summerhill in Toronto. In celebration of the launch, Cayman culinary all-stars chef

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AlliedPRA Enters into Strategic Partnership with Latin America DMC

May 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

Event management and solutions firm AlliedPRA, Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with ESA Latin America, a leading destination management company (DMC) in Latin America. The partnership expands the  global reach of both companies and offers their respective clients more

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Meliá International Adding to Cuba Inventory

April 5, 2018 by Lori Smith

Seven new Meliá properties will be opening in Cuba by the end of 2018, upping the Spanish hotel chain’s room count on the island by 2,145 keys. Meliá Cuba started the chain’s growth spurt by opening five new hotels this

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Four Seasons Resort in Anguilla Re-Opens

March 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

Anguilla’s largest employer, the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla, re-opened today following months of restoration due to the impact of Hurricane Irma. To mark the opening, employees gathered to welcome guests back to the resort along with Four Seasons

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MPI and MMBC Partnering on GMID Virtual Event

March 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) are collaborating to present a free, 12-hour live stream of Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) events taking place around the world. The GMID Virtual Event begins at 6 a.m.

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Four Seasons Developing Luxury Resort in Belize

March 21, 2018 by Lori Smith

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts  has announced plans for the development of Caye Chapel, a private island in the Belize archipelago in the Caribbean Sea, adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage designated Belize Barrier Reef System, the largest reef system in the northern hemisphere.

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Club Med Announces Major Expansion Plans

March 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

Club Med aims to open five new resorts per year, on average, over the next five years, says Henri Giscard D’Estaing, Club Med’s global CEO and president. The company, which opened two new mountain resorts (Samoëns Morillon Massif in France

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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