The Real Challenge Of Citizenship Programs

The Real Challenge Of Citizenship Programs
By David Jessop  News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Jan. 17, 2017: A few days into the New Year, St Lucia’s Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, suggested that all five of the Eastern Caribbean nations that sell Citizenship by Investment (CBI) should develop a joint approach through the OECS secretariat. His...

The Business Of Tourism – A Single Word Says It All

Published on Jan 12 2017 // Caribbean, Travel and Lifestyle, United Kingdom
The Business Of Tourism – A Single Word Says It All
By David Jessop  News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Jan. 13, 2017: One of the oddities of country branding is the desire by those responsible for marketing, or for promoting a destination, to require a short descriptive catch line to appear in all advertising and promotional material. The idea is...

The Business of Tourism – The Disruptive Becomes The New Normal

The Business of Tourism – The Disruptive Becomes The New Normal
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Dec. 2, 2016: The problem with disruptive technology is not just that it disrupts what we have become comfortable with, but that it has unpredictable consequences that can go far beyond what was intended. Take Airbnb, a simple idea that is a form of...

Caribbean Tourism And Those Statistics

Published on Nov 20 2016 // Caribbean, Features, Top Stories, Travel and Lifestyle
Caribbean Tourism And Those Statistics
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. Nov. 21, 2016: According to Hugh Riley, the Secretary General and CEO of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), visitor numbers, so far in 2016, are ahead of annual projections which had suggested that the region will see arrivals grow by four...

Five Possible Economic Implications Of A Trump Presidency For The Caribbean

Five Possible Economic Implications Of A Trump Presidency For The Caribbean
As part of a nationwide series of university student walkouts in protest of Republican President-elect Donald J. Trump’s proposed policy initiatives regarding immigration and the deportation of criminal undocumented immigrants, nearly a thousand students and faculty members at Rutgers University...

The Business of Tourism – Brand Trump And The Tourism Industry

The Business of Tourism  – Brand Trump And The Tourism Industry
Donald Trump has become a joke to many. This sign in London says it all! (Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images) By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Nov. 4, 2016: Mixing business and politics is regarded in most countries as unacceptable because of the conflict of interest...

Caribbean Beaches And Public Access

Published on Oct 06 2016 // Travel and Lifestyle
Caribbean Beaches And Public Access
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Oct. 7, 2016:  Every now and again a story appears in the Caribbean media about beach access. Although many governments, developers and hotel owners in the region feel that this is no longer an issue, it remains contentious in the minds of many Caribbean...

The Business Of Tourism – To Connect Or Not To Connect

The Business Of Tourism – To Connect Or Not To Connect
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Sept. 23, 2016: Having spent a significant part of my working life staying in hotels in the Caribbean, North and South America and in Europe, I have become accustomed to the varying, sometimes surprising, facilities and styles one finds in hotel rooms. For...

A Time To Sell Caribbean Tourism In The UK

A Time To Sell Caribbean Tourism In The UK
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Sept. 9, 2016:  Earlier this year, a survey undertaken by Barclays business data indicated that nearly one fifth of British travelers, when questioned about their vacation plans, said that they were planning to holiday in their own country in 2016....

Rebalancing The Chinese Economic Relationship

Published on Aug 25 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories, United Kingdom
Rebalancing The Chinese Economic Relationship
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Aug. 26, 2016: Last month the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) published a paper: ‘Chinese rise in the Caribbean – What does it mean for Caribbean Stakeholders?.’ Although, in its conclusions, it said little more than a number of Caribbean...