BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS / WASHINGTON, D.C. – The St. Kitts & Nevis Ministry of Tourism & International Transport officially launched the Interagency Sustainable Destination Management Council (IASDMC) on Wednesday November 20, 2013. The first council of its kind in the Caribbean region, the IASDMC is a progressive special advisory body to the Ministry of Tourism & International Transport, founded on the idea that sustainable destination management requires commitment and close collaboration in sustainability across all sectors.View Post
** Industry Partners Recognized in Annual Awards Event **
Basseterre, St. Kitts – This past Saturday, November 16, St. Kitts celebrated excellence in its tourism industry partners with the 13th Annual St. Kitts Tourism Experience Awards event that recognized individuals and businesses who positively impacted the development of the industry over the past year.
** Economic & Community Benefits to St. Kitts to Impact in Early 2014 **
Basseterre, St. Kitts – At a meeting held in Chicago on Monday, November 11, 2013, Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s senior executive management team and project designers reviewed and approved the final designs for Park Hyatt St. Kitts, scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015.
Basseterre, St. Kitts – In a landmark moment for St. Kitts & Nevis, students from the Federation brought home two of the three top honors in the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO’s) Tourism Youth Congress held on Friday, October 18, 2013, in Martinique as the final session of the 2013 State of the Industry Conference. Acting as “Junior Ministers of Tourism,” students Neila Jones of Nevis and Annick Bedford of St. Kitts won the first and third place spots, respectively.View Post
**Delegation Achieves Increases in Passengers to Bonaire in High and Low Seasons, Showcasing Island Attractions**
Kralendijk, Bonaire – A delegation from Bonaire led by Mr. Ethsel Pieternella, Director of Tourism Corporation Bonaire, reported successful results from its participation in the 20th Annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show. This year the FCCA conference took place between September 30th and October 4th, 2013 in Cartagena, Colombia. The successful attendance also included the announcement of the new Platinum Membership status for Bonaire within the organization.View Post
Leading Travel Organizations Continue to Recognize the Sister Properties for Excellence
ORANJESTAD, ARUBA – In what is becoming yet another banner year for the properties, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives have received distinctions of excellence from several top travel organizations including TripAdvisor®, MLT Vacations SM, Apple Vacations®, Travelife and Zoover.View Post
** Project Demonstrates Island’s Commitment to Sustainable Energy Solutions **
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Just six months after commencing construction, the St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism announces the opening of a 1.0 megawatt solar powered energy grid created to power the St. Christopher Air, Sea and Ports Authority (SCASPA). Located at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport just north of the runway, approximately 3,500 photovoltaic panels now generate more than ample electricity for SCASPA operations with excess energy to be fed into the island’s public electrical grid.View Post
**Executives from Ethiopian Airlines, ShelterBox and Team Rubicon Join Fellow Humanitarian and Aviation Industry Leaders**
Washington, D.C., – Airlink is pleased to announce that a total of three new members have joined its Advisory Council. These new additions include: Tewolde Gebremariam, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines; Emily Sperling, President, ShelterBox USA, Inc; and William McNulty, Co-Founder, Team Rubicon.View Post
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** Sustainable Development Employs Hundreds of Locals, Aids Farmers and Promotes Authentic Kittitian Experience for Visitors **
Basseterre, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Tourism are pleased to report that Kittitian Hill is bringing to fruition the potential benefits that genuinely sustainable tourism can bring to local communities. While still in pre-opening construction phase, the new real estate and hospitality destination already employs approximately 400 individuals on the construction site, most of whom live in surrounding communities, with plans to involve more.View Post