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Nevis Entices Visitors With New “Adventure” Video

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) is aiming to woo increasing numbers of visitors to the island with the launch of a new video that highlights the off-the-beaten path adventurous side of this green island of rolling hills and verdant pastures.  Set to be released today, the video is now available on the Caribbean nation’s official tourism website www.nevisisland.com as well as on their social media channels.

The video takes visitors on an exhilarating and picturesque journey across this enchanting island, showcasing panoramic, breathtaking views and introducing the wide variety of land and water based tours and attractions available to guests.

Nevis Tourism Authority CEO Jadine Yarde is confident that this new promotional video will play an important role in the destination’s marketing efforts, to entice visitors especially in a post-COVID era. “As we welcome visitors back to Nevis, our aim is to share the wealth of experiences that we offer to travelers who wish to encounter firsthand the beauty of our island. I believe we captured the essence of Nevis, while introducing new aspects of our island that might be unfamiliar to our potential guests.  We are so much more than just a beach destination; we hope that our audiences will enjoy this new take on their Nevis vacation through this stimulating video.”

The new video opens with a message declaring Nevis’ readiness to welcome visitors, and takes viewers on 90 second expedition by air, land and sea, providing a tantalizing taste of all that this lush and tranquil island offers guests who choose Nevis as their next vacation destination. Nevis is open for business; the island is ready…are you?

All incoming visitors to Nevis are required to complete a Travel Authorization Form, which can be found at www.travelform.gov.kn, prior to their arrival. International travelers must have a negative PCR-test taken prior to 3 days of travel and reserved accommodations at an approved property.

Once the form is completed and submitted with a valid email address, it will be reviewed, and the visitor will receive an approval letter to enter the Federation.

For travel and tourism information on Nevis please visit the Nevis Tourism Authority website at  www.nevisisland.com; and follow us on Instagram (@nevisnaturally), Facebook (@nevisnaturally), YouTube (nevisnaturally) and Twitter (@Nevisnaturally).

Click here to view Nevis Adventure Video:

https://youtu.be/gNkQGUD2DmE

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Pure Grenada: Bringing our Beautiful Islands to Your Home

The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is enhancing its Pure Grenada experience with immersive 360 and virtual reality videos bringing the magic of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique to visitors without them being physically in the destination.

Thus far, the GTA has partnered with local service providers to produce two video experiences. The first video features a hiking excursion set in the lush green Grand Etang Rain Forest with views of the volcanic Crater Lake and the second highlights a destination experience complete with some of the most picturesque spots in Grenada including the world famous Grand Anse beach.

These videos were premiered via virtual reality technology, to travel agents hosted by American Airlines at Silversands Grenada over the weekend, receiving rave reviews.

Speaking of this new focus, GTA Chief Executive Officer Patricia Maher says, “ At a time when global travel is challenged, it is the perfect opportunity to invest in these new technologies in which visitors have a more immersive experience and at the same time feel inspired to visit the destination.”

The exciting new videos are can be found on youtube by clicking the following:

Pure Grenada Experience

Hike at Grand Etang

For more information on Pure Grenada, visit www.puregrenada.com.

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Travel Requirements for St. Kitts & Nevis Update #6

St. Kitts & Nevis has added a new property to the list of Travel Approved hotels for International Travelers and a new quarantine property for Nationals/Residents as the twin-island nation welcomes more visitors and returning Nationals/Residents to its shores. All other travel requirements outlined below remain unchanged and should be referred to by those planning a trip to the Federation during Phase 1 of the reopening.

Details: https://www.stkittstourism.kn/travel-requirements

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Sa Ka Fête Dominica Campaign launched

Sa Ka Fête Dominica Campaign launches and welcomes visitors from the Caribbean to experience Dominica, the Nature Island!

Sa Ka Fête, which when translated from creole means What’s Up, is a fitting theme for inviting visitors to Dominica.  Sa Ka Fête Dominica highlights Dominica’s rich and vibrant culture into the Campaign and is geared at stimulating travel to Dominica sending the message that we are open for business.

The campaign specifically targets travellers from the CARICOM Travel Bubble and destinations classified as low risk. Travellers within the CARICOM Travel Bubble do not require a PCR test to enter Dominica, but for those coming from low risk destinations a negative PCR test result where samples were taken within 24-72 hours of arrival is required.  These two (2) categories of travellers however are free to explore and experience the Nature Island once they have been cleared with health authorities at the ports of entry.

Airline partners, Caribbean Airlines and interCaribbean Airways, afford travellers direct flights from Barbados into Dominica with scheduled weekly flights, and with twelve (12) properties who are Covid19 certified offering packages, makes it the ideal time to embark on a Dominican adventure! From exploring the longest hiking trail in the Eastern Caribbean, experiencing the thrill of seeing the 2nd largest boiling Lake in the World, embracing the last Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean, coming up close and personal with sperm whales, to snorkelling and diving in some of the most pristine and vibrant underwater environments, we definitely want you to know What’s Up in Dominica!

Details on booking the Sa Ka Fête Dominica accommodation specials and airline packages visit the following:

https://discoverdominica.com/pages/sakafete-dominica-caribbean-airlines and

https://discoverdominica.com/pages/sakafete-dominica-intercaribbean

For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045, or visit Dominica’s official website: www.DiscoverDominica.com, follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube

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Experts to examine Caribbean tourism and economic recovery this Friday

MIAMI, Florida (December 8, 2020) – Strategies for the quick recovery of Caribbean economies from the devastation wrought by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic will be discussed by regional and global stakeholders at a virtual forum hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), and the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) on Friday, December 11, 2020.

Moderated by veteran Caribbean journalist Julian Rogers, “Tourism: The Key to the Caribbean’s Economic Recovery” will bring together public and private sector leaders, the international tourism development community, members of civil society and the media to identify lessons learned from the pandemic and to address how the highly tourism-dependent region can harness the economic power of tourism to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and revitalize the region’s economies.

Panelists include Lisa Cummins, Barbados’ Minister of Tourism and Chairman of CTO; Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism of Jamaica and Co-Chair of GTRCMC; CHTA’s CEO and Director General Frank Comito; Michel Julian, Senior Programme Officer with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); and Virginia Messina, Managing Director of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Other Caribbean leaders are expected to join the discussion.

A key goal of the forum is assessing tourism’s impact on Caribbean economies and identifying joint actions which can facilitate tourism’s recovery and strengthen the region’s economies. The forum will draw upon the thinking of the participating organizations as well as the desire of many Caribbean Heads of Government as expressed recently at a CARICOM meeting for the region to take a collaborative and comprehensive approach to stimulating and accelerating tourism’s recovery.

During the online forum, participants will examine the resilience of the sector and how the Caribbean’s dependence on tourism for economic stimulation will increase in the post-COVID future as tourism is likely to bounce back sooner and faster than other segments of the economy.

National, regional and global policy stakeholders are encouraged to attend the forum.

To reserve a space for the forum on Friday, December 11 at 10 a.m. ET, visit https://member.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com/link.asp?ymlink=648160603

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Planned Launch of New Tourism Destination Website for Trinidad

Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL) will unveil the new completely redesigned destination marketing website for the island of Trinidad on Monday November 30, 2020 at 10am.

The spotlight will be thrown onto the #visittrinidad website during a virtual event that will be live streamed as viewers will be fully immersed into all that the international travellers and citizens “must experience” in Trinidad. The primary objectives of the website are to generate destination awareness and provide users with compelling stories and information on the island’s history, culture, and sites and attractions.

The soon-to be-launched Destination Trinidad website is dynamic, functional and practical, maintaining a balance between having an attractive design and being easy to browse, and has many new features that work to inform, influence, and inspire a travel decision. Some of the new features include  uniquely captivating features such as 360 virtual tours, a COVID-19 resource centre with real-time information on travel restrictions and public health and safety measures, updated year-round calendar of events, and exciting tour packages replete with such a plethora of activities that there is always something new to discover.

The Destination Trinidad website acts as a key point of reference for anyone travelling to Trinidad as it provides centralised up-to-date tourism information on the island in one place. It will equip travellers with easy access to information to help them confidently make their travel plans and stay safe during their trip. The Destination Trinidad website is being launched at this time to rebuild confidence among travellers and to resume travel safely, in line with the necessary health precautions, when borders do reopen. It also serves as a rich repository for domestic tourism, for those looking for new and exciting things to do in their own backyard.

“We are delighted to launch a new destination website at a critical period for many tourism businesses across Trinidad”, says Mrs. Heidi Alert, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Trinidad, “We have improved the user’s experience with this update and the photography and videography are particularly stunning and do much of the work to entice visitors to learn more about Trinidad”.

Join Tourism Trinidad as we launch the new Destination Trinidad website www.visittrinidad.tt on Monday November 30, 2020 at 10.00am.

 

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