The Business of Tourism – The US’ Loss May Well Become The Caribbean’s Gain

The Business of Tourism – The US’ Loss May Well Become The Caribbean’s Gain
KAYAK, the UK-based vacation travel site, says that searches related to Las Vegas by potential British visitors have fallen by 36 percent since the US presidential inauguration in January of Donald Trump. By David Jessop  News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Mar. 24, 2017: Perception of a destination,...

The Business Of Tourism – Tourism Is An Industry Of Value To The Entire Caribbean Region

The Business Of Tourism – Tourism Is An Industry Of Value To The Entire Caribbean Region
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, UK, Fri. Feb. 10, 2017: As odd as it may seem, in the past, tourism has not often been discussed in depth at the highest political levels of CARICOM; leaving the strong impression that the industry’s economic centrality was either unwelcome or not understood. However,...

The Importance Of Sustainability In Tourism

Published on Feb 23 2017 // Blogs, Caribbean
The Importance Of Sustainability In Tourism
Sea to table lobster at Hellshire Beach, Jamaica. By David Jessop  News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Feb. 24, 2017: For most visitors, a central part of a vacation is the pleasure of eating out at hotels and restaurants; having alternative choices at each meal, being able to taste local cuisine...

Guyana, Exxon And The Need For Transformational Thinking

Published on Feb 20 2017 // Business, Caribbean, Features, Guyana, Top Stories
Guyana, Exxon And The Need For Transformational Thinking
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. Feb. 20, 2017: In the last few weeks, Washington think tanks, financial services analysts in New York and London, and publications from the New York Times to the Petroleum Argus, have all found a reason to express a view on Guyana; the Caribbean nation...

The Business Of Tourism – When Visitor Numbers Become Too Great

Published on Feb 09 2017 // Caribbean, Travel and Lifestyle, United Kingdom
The Business Of Tourism – When Visitor Numbers Become Too Great
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Feb. 10, 2017: Around the world, some popular tourism destinations are beginning to experience a backlash against visitors arriving in such numbers that local people are seeing their lifestyles changed, as overcrowding creates unintended economic...

The Business Of Tourism – Tracking The Visitor’s Every Step

Published on Jan 26 2017 // Blogs, Caribbean, United Kingdom
The Business Of Tourism – Tracking The Visitor’s Every Step
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Jan. 27, 2017: Since late last year, a small number of ships in Carnival’s Princess Cruises fleet have been offering something very different on their Caribbean sailings. In order, they say, to enhance their clients’ vacations, they have introduced...

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...