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Tamarind going all in with all-inclusive pricing starting Oct. 1

Starting Oct. 1, 2019 Tamarind resort will make the switch to an all-inclusive property.
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Tropical Storm Dorian heading for Caribbean; airlines waive change fees

Tropical Storm Dorian is gathering strength and could turn into a small hurricane, says forecasters.
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This island just offered Kawhi Leonard a free vacation if he re-signs with the Raptors

The offers keep on comin’ for Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard, who’s being inundated with free perks and swag in hopes of enticing him to re-sign with the team.
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Sandals Royal Barbados unveils 50 new luxury suites

Not even a year old and Sandals Royal Barbados has already expanded with the addition of 50 new luxury suites.
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Barbados works with partners to make sure new fees don’t put a damper on bookings

Will Barbados’ new US$70 per person Airline Travel & Tourism Development Fee (ATTDF), coming into effect Oct. 1 and following on the heels of two other fees introduced earlier this summer, put a dent in bookings to the Southern Caribbean island?
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Barbados celebrates record year of tourism, with air & cruise arrivals up in 2017

The island of Barbados is enjoying record visitor numbers, with a 5% increase in stay-over arrivals in 2017.
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Work is underway to improve the situation in Barbados, says BTMI’s Mayers

There has been improvement in the sewage-impacted area on the South Coast of Barbados, says Peter Mayers, Director, Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc.
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“We keep getting better and better”: Sandals Royal Barbados makes its debut

The all-suite Sandals Royal Barbados has opened next to sister property Sandals Barbados with 222 concierge and butler-level suites.
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Hotel happenings in Barbados and a season of sugar and rum

As the number of Canadians heading to Barbados continues to climb – the latest stats show a 10% jump – the number of hotel options is on the rise too.
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Caribbean to welcome 3.4m Canadians by year’s end despite turbulent hurricane season

Not even Category 5 hurricanes can keep Canadians away from the Caribbean, as recent figures from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) have proven.
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U.S. Coast Guard says stranded cruise ships must stay at sea “indefinitely”
Dozens of cruise ships are still stranded at sea as entry restrictions tighten with border closures and diminishing...
TICO provides more details on changes to Travel Industry Act
TICO is providing follow up details to this week's amendments by the Ontario government to the Travel Industry Act...
Changes welcome, says ACTA, but Comp Fund model still needs update
Although ACTA has welcomed yesterday’s news of changes to the Travel Industry Act, it still remains “very...
SUPPLIER COVID-19 UPDATES: Airlines, cruise lines, hotels and tour ops
SUPPLIER COVID-19 UPDATES: Airlines, cruise lines, hotels and tour ops
Travel advisories from governments in Canada, the U.S. and countries around the world warning against non-essential...
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