NEWS

24 July 2017

Congrats Jo Plummer, Tropic Breeze

On winning a £100 Amazon vouchers for logging the most Caribbean bookings in June 2017  
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

24 July 2017

Congrats Tony Gajic, The Holiday Place

On winning a pair of tickets to the recent CTO's Caribbean Summer Ball  
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

24 July 2017

Congrats Jo Plummer, Tropic Breeze

On winning a pair of tickets to the recent CTO's Caribbean Summer Ball  
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

05 June 2017

Win £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers

Travel Agents who attain their Caribbean Travel Guru certificate in the month of June 2017 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

02 June 2017

Win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers

Travel Agents who log their confirmed Caribbean bookings in the month of June 2017 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

01 June 2017

Congrats Maria Sabolova, Best of Travel

On winning a £100 Love2Shop vouchers for logging the most Caribbean bookings in May 2017  
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

30 March 2017

Congrats Darren Liddle, British Airways

On winning both the £70 Love2Shop vouchers and Luxury Easter Egg for completing the most tests and quizzies and logging the most Caribbean bookings throughout March 2017 and who is now well on their way to becomming a Guru.  
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

06 March 2017

Win two Luxury Easter Eggs

Travel Agents who complete the most number of quizzes and exams in the month of March 2017 are in with a fantastic chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

05 March 2017

Win £70 worth of Love2Shop vouchers

Travel Agents who log their confirmed Caribbean bookings in the month of March 2017 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

03 March 2017

Congrats Yve Joseph, International Vacations

On winning a rum and chocolate hamper for completing the most tests and quizzies in February 2017 and who is now well on their way to becomming a Guru.  
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

02 March 2017

Congrats Lucy Armstrong, British Airways Holidays

On winning a £50 Love2Shop vouchers for logging the most Caribbean bookings in February 2017  
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

01 March 2017

Congrats Zoe Tupman, Thomson

On winning £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers for completing the most tests and quizzies in January 2017 and who is now well on their way to becomming a Guru.  
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

02 February 2017

Win a Rum & Chocolate Hamper

Travel Agents who complete the most number of quizzes and exams in the month of February 2017 are in with a fantastic chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

01 February 2017

Congrats Lindsey Hayes, British Airways Holidays

On winning a Spa Day for two for logging her Caribbean bookings in December 2016  
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

31 January 2017

Win £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers

Travel Agents who log their confirmed Caribbean bookings in the month of February 2017 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

05 December 2016

Win £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers

Travel Agents who complete the most number of quizzes and exams in the month of December 2016 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

02 December 2016

Congrats Debbie Watkins, Thomson

On winning  £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers for completing the most quizzes and tests on Caribbean Travel Guru. 
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

01 December 2016

Congrats Laura Boudville, Virgin Holidays

On winning the Christmas Hamper for making and logging the most Caribbean bookings in November on Caribbean Travel Guru. 
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

03 November 2016

Win £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers

Travel Agents who complete the most number of quizzes and exams in the month of November 2016 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

02 November 2016

Congrats Laraine Drage, Travel Counsellors

On winning a L'Occitaine Gift Set for making and logging the most Caribbean bookings in October on MyBookingRewards. 
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

01 November 2016

Win a Christmas Hamper

Travel Agents who make and log their Caribbean bookings in the month of November 2016 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

05 October 2016

Congrats Helen Cox, Tropic Breeze

On winning £100 worth of Love2Shop Vouchers for logging the most Caribbean bookings in September on MyBookingRewards. 
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

03 October 2016

Win a L'Occitaine gift set

Travel Agents who achieve their 'Caribbean Travel Guru' status in the month of October 2016 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

01 September 2016

Vote for us.....

in the Selling Travel Agents Choice Awards 2016. We have been selected as a finalist in the Travel Uni Training Programme category. Vote here:
https://www.eiseverywhere.com/esurvey/index.php?surveyid=38479

 


 

01 September 2016

Win £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers

Travel Agents who achieve their 'Caribbean Travel Guru' status in the month of September 2016 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

22 July 2016

Congrats Massimo Corbo, Hotels of the Caribbean

On winning a ticket to the CTO Summer Party, which took place in London on 28 June, by logging the most Caribbean bookings between 18 May and 10 June on MyBookingRewards. 
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

22 July 2016

Congrats Jo Plummer, Tropic Breeze

On winning £100 worth of Amazon Vouchers for making and logging the most number of bookings to the Caribbean on Caribbean Travel Guru during the month of June 2016. 
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

20 July 2016

Congrats Tola Arogundade, Chelmsford Star Co-Operative Travel

On winning a seven-night all-inclusive stay for two at Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort + two British Airways World Traveller tickets to Tobago at the recent CTO Agent Roadshow in Chelmsford.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

20 July 2016

Congrats Charlotte Finchman, Perfect Weddings Abroad

On winning a four-night all-inclusive stay for two at Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa, Jamaica, at the recent CTO Agent Roadshow in London.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

20 July 2016

Congrats Szilvia Bacsa, Not Just Travel

On winning a five-night all-inclusive stay for two at the Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua, at the recent CTO Agent Roadshow in London.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

20 July 2016

Congrats Nikki Metcalf, Flight Centre

On winning a seven-night stay for two at Blue Waters Inn Tobago including breakfast at the recent CTO Agent Roadshow in London.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

31 May 2016

Win a ticket to the CTO Summer Party, 28th June

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked between 18 May to 10 June on www.mybookingrewards.com to be in for a chance of winning a ticket to the Caribbean Summer Party at The Brewery, London.

 


 

31 May 2016

Win £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers

Travel Agents who achieve their 'Caribbean Travel Guru' status in the month of June 2016 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

31 May 2016

Win £100 worth of Amazon Vouchers

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of June 2016 for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and keep on booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

17 May 2016

Congrats Summa Brown, British Airways Travel

On winning an L'Occitane Gift Set for making and logging the most number of bookings to the Caribbean during the month of April 2016. 
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

17 May 2016

Congrats Jessica Minshull, Virgin Holidays

On winning £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers for completing the most quizzes and exams on Caribbean Travel Guru in April 2016 
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

11 April 2016

Congrats Floyd Walcott, Sackville Travel

On winning a Virgin Experience for two for making and logging the most number of bookings to the Caribbean during the month of March 2016. 
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

11 April 2016

Congrats Suzanne Barney, Travel Counsellors

On winning £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers for becoming a Caribbean Travel Guru during the month of March 2016. 
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

01 March 2016

Win a Virgin Experience Day for two

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of March 2016 for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and keep on booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

01 March 2016

Caribbean Tourism Organization UK Travel Agent Roadshows 2016

 

We are inviting you to attend the exclusive Caribbean Tourism Organization’s UK Travel Agent Roadshows 2016.

 

ROADSHOW LOCATIONS

18th April - Edinburgh

19th April - Glasgow

17th May - London

18th May - Chelmsford

14th September - Chester

15th September – Birmingham

 

Come and join the Caribbean Tourism Organization and partners at your nearest location for an informative evening of networking, fun and a chance to win some great prizes.

We kick off the events at 6pm and close at 9.30pm.

Register at now at www.caribbeantravelguru.com/reg-form.html

 

FOR FURTHER DETAILS and RSVP

Email: RSVP@caribtourism.com  Call: 020 8948 0057

 

 


 

01 March 2016

Win £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers

Travel Agents who achieve their 'Caribbean Travel Guru' status in the month of March 2016 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

01 March 2016

Congrats Louise Stewart, British Airways Holidays

On winning Rum & Chocolate Hamper for making and logging your Caribbean bookings on Caribbean Travel Guru in February 2016.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

01 March 2016

Congrats Grace Valigy, Thomas Cook

On winning £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers for completing the most quizzes and exams on Caribbean Travel Guru in February 2015
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

09 February 2016

Win £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers

Travel Agents who complete the most number of spotlight quizzes and tests in the month of February 2016 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

09 February 2016

Win a Rum & Chocolate Hamper

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of February 2016 for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and keep on booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

09 February 2016

Congrats Lai Yap, Kenwood Travel

On winning £100 worth of Amazon vouchers for making and logging your Caribbean bookings on Caribbean Travel Guru in January 2016.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

11 January 2016

Congrats Rebecca Strain, Holidaysplease

On winning £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers for completing the most quizzes and exams on Caribbean Travel Guru in December 2015
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

11 January 2016

Congrats Angela Morton, British Airways Travel

On winning a Spa Day for Two for making and logging your Caribbean bookings on Caribbean Travel Guru in December 2015.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

11 January 2016

Win £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers

Travel Agents who become a Caribbean Travel Guru by completing 3x Tests, 5x Quizzes, attend 1x Caribbean themed event and confirm & log 3x Caribbean bookings in the month of January 2016 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

11 January 2016

Win £100 worth of Amazon Vouchers

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of January 2016 for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and keep on booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

3 December 2015

Win a Spa Day for 2

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of December 2015 for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and keep on booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

3 December 2015

Win £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers

Travel Agents who complete the most tests and quizzes on Caribbean Travel Guru in the month of December 2015 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

3 December 2015

Congrats Lisa Mousley, CBT International Travel

On winning £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers for becomming a Caribbean Travel Guru during the month of November 2015.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

3 December 2015

Congrats Devangi Patel, Sunset Travel Ltd

On winning the Christmas Hamper prize draw for making and logging your Caribbean bookings on Caribbean Travel Guru in November 2015.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

17 November 2015

Win a Hotel Chocolat Luxury Chocolate Hamper

Filled with delicious chocolates, bubblies and other Christmas goodies, worth £150. Good luck
http://caribbean.co.uk/competition

 


 

17 November 2015

Win a Christmas Hamper full of festive goodies

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of November 2015 for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and keep on booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

17 November 2015

Win £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers

Travel Agents that achieve 'Guru' status on Caribbean Travel Guru by completing at least 3x Exams, 5x Quizzes, attend a Caribbean focused Event & log at least 1x Caribbean booking in the month of November 2015 are in with a chance of winning. Good luck.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

17 November 2015

Congrats Helen Cox, Tropic Breeze

On winning a L'Occitane Gift set for completing the most quizzes and exams on Caribbean Travel Guru in October 2015
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

17 November 2015

Congrats Kristina Baltrusyte, Best at Travel 

On winning £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers for making and logging Caribbean bookings in October 2015
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

20 October 2015

What's new on Anguilla?

NEW OPENING – 7 JANUARY 2016

Zemi Beach House and Thai House Spa - Shoal Bay East
A majestic luxury retreat, this exclusive Caribbean resort will have 115 lavish rooms and suites, exquisite restaurants, a sensational spa and refined amenities to showcase both the beauty of nature and the tradition of elegance that has long graced this luxurious island. The resort’s Thai House Spa will redefine the Wellness experience in Anguilla, with over 15,000-square feet of indoor and outdoor space, with treatments and services that have a profound effect on the guest’s wellbeing.

www.zemibeach.com

OPENING 2016

Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa -The Reef – Rendezvous Bay
The Reef by CuisinArt Hotel and Spa is a new addition to the resort portfolio with a projected opening date of November 2016. The proposed new resort is adjacent to Cuisinart Golf Resort and Spa, and on the 18-hole PGA Greg Norman-designed golf course. The resort is also be introducing a new Golf Pro and new Tennis Pro this season.

www.cuisinartresort.com

 


 

14 October 2015

Holidaying in Tobago

Lorraine from the CTO office recently returned from a holiday in Tobago, staying at Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort; a great property for couples, families or groups of friends.


It is situated approximately 15/20 minutes from the airport, and a similar distance from Scarborough, the main city. The hotel was quiet, due to it being off season, but what a great time to visit – no bookings were required for the restaurant; the staff were amazing and so hospitable and welcoming. I had almost sole use of the amazing pool and not forgetting the glorious Grafton Beach, which is only a short stroll away with Buccaneers Bar, a great place to visit during the day or on a Friday night with lovely cocktails and tasty food, which are included in the all-inclusive plan of the Le Grand Courlan.

 

Read Lorraine's blog here

 


 

05 October 2015

Win £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of October 2015 for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and keep on booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

05 October 2015

Win a L'Occitane Gift Set

Register online for the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme and start becoming a Caribbean Travel Guru by successfully completing the most number of tests & quizzes during October 2015 to be in with a chance of winning the gift set. Terms & Conditions apply.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

04 November 2015

Caribbean Training Day At WTM


You are invited to attend the Caribbean Tourism Organization's (CTO) Travel Agents Training Day at World Travel Market (WTM) on Wednesday 4 November 2015 from 10.00am; where you'll meet Caribbean industry partners and gather the latest news from the Caribbean region.

You will also be able to participate in the Caribbean Teasure Hunt, with the chance to win some great prizes.
To round off the day you will be entertained at the popular Caribbean Street Party until 8.00pm. Refreshments will be provided. Don't miss out!


To join the Training Day, REGISTER HERE.

 

 


 

05 October 2015

Congrats Sue Mercer, Ashdown Travel & Zoe Wiltshire, Kuoni

On winning Love2Shop vouchers for bookings, test & quizzes logged & taken in September 2015
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

4 September 2015

Win a Fam Trip Place to Grenada and Saint Lucia!

The Caribbean Tourism Organization in conjunction with the Grenada Tourism Authority, the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, Virgin Atlantic and LIAT Airlines, will host a twin-centre destination familiarisation trip, and we would like to invite you to apply for a place.

The Caribbean Travel Guru Familiarisation Trip will take place from 16-23 November 2015, travelling with Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick Airport.


Participation is on a complimentary basis. Accommodation will be provided on a shared-room basis.


To be eligible agents need to :

1. Make bookings to the Caribbean with Virgin Atlantic flights, during the months of September/October 2015, and log them on www.caribbeantravelguru.com (the more bookings you make, the greater your chance of joining this trip).

2. Achieve your ‘Caribbean Travel Guru’ status on www.caribbeantravelguru.com.

3. Not have travelled to the islands of Grenada or Saint Lucia in the last three years.

4. Have completed the online training courses for Saint Lucia (www.saintluciaexpert.com) and Grenada (www.grenadaambassador.co.uk) before applying for a place on this fam trip.

5. Be a member of the Virgin Atlantic VS Flying Hub www.vsflyinghub.com.

6. Have valid travel insurance for the duration of the trip.

This is going to be a fun and exciting trip with a wide range of activities as well as hosted dinners and site inspections; all providing you with a taste of what these wonderful islands have to offer.It will include training and networking opportunities that will enable you to meet some of the local operators and hoteliers within each destination. Plus so much more!


To compete for a place on this trip, please adhere to above requirements and advise Ann-Marie Brooks at abrooks@caribtourism.com.


All bookings and required tasks, must be submitted by Friday 9 October 2015. Successful entrants will be contacted in mid-October 2015.

 


 

04 September 2015

Tweet a SELFIE, Win a £50 Love2Shop voucher!

Take a creative selfie holding your Caribbean Travel Guru Certificate and share it on twitter with the hashtags #LoveCaribbean #LoveCTG to be in with a chance to win a voucher. Terms & Conditions apply.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

04 September 2015

Win a £50 Love2Shop voucher

Register online for the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme and become a Caribbean Travel Guru by successfully completing the most number of tests & quizzes during September 2015 to be in with a chance of winning the voucher. Terms & Conditions apply.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

04 September 2015

Win a £100 worth of Love2Shop voucher

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of September 2015 for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and keep on booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

18 August 2015

Tweet a SELFIE, Win a £50 Love2Shop voucher!

Take a creative selfie holding your Caribbean Travel Guru Certificate and share it on twitter with the hashtags #LoveCaribbean #LoveCTG to be in with a chance to win a voucher. Terms & Conditions apply.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

18 August 2015

Win a £50 Love2Shop voucher

Register online for the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme and become a Caribbean Travel Guru by successfully completing the most number of tests & quizzes during August 2015 to be in with a chance of winning the voucher. Terms & Conditions apply.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

18 August 2015

Win a Rum & Chocolate Hamper

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of August 2015 for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and keep on booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

11 August 2015

STATEMENT BY THE CARIBBEAN TOURISM ORGANIZATION ON THE INFLUX OF SARGASSUM SEAWEED

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tues 11 Aug 2015 - The seasonal influx of Sargassum seaweed on Caribbean beaches has got the attention of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and tourism policymakers and practitioners across the region.

Sargassum is a natural occurrence believed to originate in the Sargasso Sea, a two million-square-mile body of warm water in the north Atlantic near Bermuda, although some scientists believe the current influx was brought into the Eastern Caribbean through the North Brazil Current and because it thrives in warm, nutrient-rich water, the Sargassum simply spreads throughout the region 

It is an unwelcome visitor which can be uncomfortable and which takes away from the beach experience for our guests.

The CTO and our Caribbean partners are treating this matter seriously and with urgency. We have engaged a number of regional and international institutions in our attempts at finding solutions, among them, universities.

A number of theories have been advanced as to the cause of the latest influx, and myriad suggestions put forward for tackling the issue. We will be participating in a symposium being led by the University of the West Indies (UWI) next Monday, August 17th “to crystallize these myriad ideas and theories into workable solutions that can be implemented immediately to address our situation.” We are optimistic that meaningful solutions will emerge. 

Among our CTO member-countries the issue differs significantly from one set of circumstances to another, as does the level of the incursion. Even in destinations which are at risk, not all beaches have been affected; in some cases it’s just on the windward coast and not the leeward. 

But many seem to agree that what’s needed is a deeper understanding of how to tackle the issue collaboratively, with key stakeholders, public- and private-sector, contributing to the discussion. This is what the CTO is encouraging; this is why we are involved.  

The Caribbean has countless attributes which makes our region a most desirable holiday destination. Our history, culture, cuisine, music, hiking, diving, bird-watching, festivals, etc, all make for unforgettable experiences. However, for most of our members, the beach is an integral part of this experience, the pristine nature of which we are proud. We are aware that the influx of sargassum can impact this aspect of our product and we will be at the centre of efforts to find a regional solution.

About the Caribbean Tourism Organization
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with headquarters in Barbados and offices in New York and London, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of the region’s finest countries and territories including Dutch, English, French and Spanish, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members. The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year round, warm weather destination, and its purpose is Leading Sustainable Tourism - One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean.
Among the benefits to its members the organization provides specialized support and technical assistance in sustainable tourism development, marketing, communications, advocacy, human resource development, event planning & execution and research & information technology. 


In addition the CTO, in partnership with the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, jointly and equally owns the Caribbean Tourism Development Company, a marketing and business development entity dedicated to promoting the Caribbean brand worldwide. 

The CTO’s Headquarters is located at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados BB 22026; Tel: (246) 427-5242; Fax: (246) 429-3065; E-mail: CTObarbados@caribtourism.com 

The CTO’s New York office is located at 80 Broad St., Suite 3302, New York, NY 10004, USA: Tel: (212) 635-9530; Fax: (212) 635-9511; E-mail: CTOny@caribtourism.com; 

The CTO’s London office is located at The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, England. Tel: 011 44 208 948 0057; Fax: 011 44 208 948 0067; E-mail: CTOlondon@caribtourism.com; 

For more information on the Caribbean Tourism Organization please visit www.OneCaribbean.org. Get the latest CTO updates on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ctotourism. Connect with CTO on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanTourismOrganization. 

 


 

30 July 2015

Oil Nut Bay Spa

Coming soon to the Oil Nut Bay community is our very own Spa. Having just broken ground, they are excited to soon host spa services in the comfort of the specially designed building. It will feature a range of luxurious beauty treatments and massage therapies for those seeking the ultimate pampering experience. Located in their Atlantic Ridge neighbourhood, the Spa offers spectacular ocean and cliff views and a gentle breeze to soothe the mind, body and soul. The opening of the spa is planned for March of 2016. www.oilnutbay.com 

 


 

28 July 2015

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, Saint Lucia

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in Saint Lucia has unveiled its new luxury wellness centre, The Spa at Windjammer Landing. Guests will be able to enjoy a wide selection of luxurious beauty and wellbeing treatments including travellers’ reprieve massages, seaweed body wraps and correcting facials, using locally-sourced ingredients. In addition to the spa, the resort is adding a new fully-equipped gym, which will comprise a separate exercise studio, along with outdoor yoga deck. Wellness activities will not be offered exclusively to adults; children’s yoga will be added to the resort’s kids’ club programme and the resort will be providing wellness activities for the whole family to enjoy.For further information please visit: www.windjammer-landing.com.

 


28 July 2015

Saint Lucia Chocolate Heritage Month

August is Chocolate Heritage month in Saint Lucia and there are a number of activities on island at this time, which offer delicious chocolatey fun! Saint Lucia has a long history of producing some of the world’s finest chocolate and the chocolate makers on island will demonstrate just how versatile the tiny coco bean truly is! For more information visit http://saintluciauk.org/news/saint-lucia-news/chocolate-heritage-month/

 


28 July 2015

Destination St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis are delighted to invite agents selling the Caribbean to attend Destination St. Kitts & Nevis 2015, an evening of cocktails and canapés followed by a workshop, on Monday September 28, 2015.The event takes place at Pennyhill Park Hotel in Surrey from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and offers an excellent opportunity for agents to meet with St. Kitts and Nevis hoteliers as well as Destination Management Companies visiting the UK in September. A delegation from both St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism Authorities will also be on hand to present an update on both islands.

Agents who are interested in attending should email uk@stkittstourism.kn to request an invitation.


28 July 2015

Jewel Runaway Bay

Splash away with the family at the new waterpark at Jewel Resort Runaway Bay! Take a peak at the three gorgeous Jewel Resorts in Jamaica on www.jewelresorts.com.


28 July 2015

Grand Lucayan – Grand Bahama

Grand Lucayan Resort are reactivating the Lighthouse Pointe building and launching a fully all-inclusive and EP component due to open on approximately the 21st November 2015. Reservations can be made from the 30th July 2015. See www.grandlucayan.com.


28 July 2015

Sunscape Montego Bay

Apple Leisure Group® subsidiary, AMResorts®, announces its family-friendly brand, Sunscape Resorts & Spas®, will open its first resort in Jamaica with the signing of Sunscape Montego Bay. This is AMResorts' third property on the island, and marks the seventh new hotel deal announcement by the company in 2015.

The property is comprised of 430 rooms across two 10-story towers offering spectacular views of the bay, and also includes an aquatic park and on-site casino. The resort’s guest accommodations, facilities and amenities will be enhanced to offer AMResorts' signature Unlimited-Fun® vacation concept, providing family-friendly accommodations such as connecting rooms and in-room children’s amenities; a limitless food and beverage program including à la carte dining options; an Explorer’s Club for kids with dedicated facilities; daily entertainment; world class spa facilities; and more. Other additions will include a Preferred Club area including swim-out suites.


21 July 2015

Win a £50 Love2Shop voucher, complete tests & quizzes!

Register online for the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme and become a Caribbean Travel Guru by successfully completing the most number of tests & quizzes during July 2015 to be in with a chance of winning the voucher. Terms & Conditions apply.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

21 July 2015

Win a Virgin Experience Day for two

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of July 2015 for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and keep on booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

21 July 2015

Congratulations Maria Sabolova, Best@Travel & Lisa Gray, Travel PA

On winning tickets to the CTO Ball which took place on June 25 at the Millennium Hotel, London. OH what a night it was!
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21 July 2015

Congratulations Kelly Chambers, Worldwide Escapes

On becoming June's winner of the £50 Love2Shop Voucher for completing the most tests & spotlight quizzes on Caribbean Travel Guru.  
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

21 July 2015

Congratulations Stavi Vasilikou, Kenwood Travel

On becoming June's winner of the £100 worth of Amazon vouchers for making and logging the most Caribbean bookings in the month.  
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04 June 2015

Tweet a SELFIE, Win a £50 Love2Shop voucher!

Take a creative selfie holding your Caribbean Travel Guru Certificate and share it on twitter with the hashtags #LoveCaribbean #LoveCTG to be in with a chance to win a voucher. Terms & Conditions apply.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

04 June 2015

Win a £50 Love2Shop voucher

Register online for the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme and become a Caribbean Travel Guru by successfully completing the most number of tests & quizzes during June 2015 to be in with a chance of winning the voucher. Terms & Conditions apply.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

04 June 2015

Win a £100 worth of Amazon vouchers

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of June 2015 for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and keep those bookings coming!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

04 June 2015

Congratulations Linda France, Worldwide Dream Villas & Holidays Ltd, Cheshire

On becoming May's winner of the £100 worth of Love2Shop vouchers for making and logging the most Caribbean bookings in the month.  
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01 May 2015

Congratulations Lisa Martin, Thomas Cook Retail, Wolverhampton

On becoming April's winner of the £50 Love2Shop Voucher for completing the most spotlight quizzes on Caribbean Travel Guru.  
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

01 May 2015

Congratulations Khylie Johnston, The Holiday Place

On becoming April's winner of the L'Occitane Gift Set for making and logging the most Caribbean bookings in the month.  
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

21 April 2015

Win a £100 Love2Shop Voucher

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of May 2015 for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and keep on booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

21 April 2015

Win a £50 Love2Shop voucher

Register online for the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme and become a Caribbean Travel Guru by successfully taking 3 tests & 5 quizzes, by logging 3 Caribbean bookings + adding 1 Caribbean themed Agent event in May 2015 to be in with a chance of winning the £50 Love2Shop voucher. Terms & Conditions apply.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

21 April 2015

Round Hill Hotel and Villas

Montego Bay’s quintessential resort rich in both history and modern luxury, is proud to announce the opening of its fitness center/gym. The new facility provides a fitness sanctuary complementing the calming oasis-like atmosphere the property boasts, which in turn will inspire and encourage guests to revitalize the body through a journey of health, wellness and strength.  For more information or to book an escape to Round Hill, please visit:

 

www.roundhill.com.

 


21 April 2015

Stay at El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Enjoy the many facilities the resort has to offer including, the 100-acre private Palomino Island (where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed), a championship golf, the Waldorf Astoria Spa, the Coquí Water Park, plus outstanding accommodations, attentive service, all in a magnificent setting.

Prices start from just £61.50 ($91.00) per room/per night and are valid between 20 August – 30 October, 2015 and 01 – 18 December, 2015 (rate includes taxes and resort service fee)

For reservations, contact Central Reservations on: (001)-888-579-2701 and quote the SRP Code: “TR” or email Andrea Hogg on: ahogg@luxuryresorts.com.

 


21 April 2015

Stay at Royal Isabela Golf Resort

For those who love the Caribbean landscapes and a game of golf, Royal Isabela Golf Resort is always a winner. For 2015/2016 the luxury golf course and resort is offering competitive golf packages for singles and couples during summer, value, shoulder and premium seasons. 

The package includes: accommodation with continental breakfast, and a round of golf per person per day. Prices range from £268 ($399) to £600 ($899) for singles and £335 ($499) to £670 ($999) for couples and are valid from now until 24 December, 2015 (offer is subject to availability and T&Cs apply) For reservations, please contact Angela Torres on: atorres@royalisabela.com.

 


21 April 2015

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Will be the first resort in the world to partner with Schiller Bikes and feature their revolutionary S1. This is a unique hybrid of premium bike and catamaran. Sugar Beach will have their own special, carbon fibre bikes that are safe and stable in open water, easy to use and 100% human powered. Guests will be able to explore the wonders of Anse des Pitons—the span of water between the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pitons. The S1 enables people of all athletic abilities to experience a true cycling experience on the water for fun, fitness, touring, and adventure. Schiller Bikes will be available at the resort starting 1 July 2015.

 


21 April 2015

Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Resort Refurbishments

The Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Resort has undergone a large scale renovation encompassing all areas of the hotel, including rooms, corridors, meeting spaces and dining area. The hotel enhancements lend a new, modern, relaxed ‘Beach House’ feel to the hotel using art work and colour pallets that pull in Grand Cayman’s natural beach tones. All corridors feature the cool crisp colour palette of the Caribbean Sea, allowing guests to relax during their stay in a ‘Caribbean Casual’ atmosphere.

 


21 April 2015

The former Grand Cayman Reef Resort is now

The Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman

The Reef Resort located in the Cayman Islands has recently joined the highly respected and extremely popular North American Wyndham brand, becoming the Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman. Already a highly popular destination for visitors, especially repeat visitors, the Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman is the only available all-inclusive property in the Cayman Islands, and every one of its 152 suites are ocean facing. The Resort had undergone structural and organisational renovations to ensure it complied with the high standards set by Wyndham. Mr Kel Thompson, Director of Wyndham Reef Resort, said he was thrilled the Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman was now part of such an established and popular brand.

 


21 April 2015

The Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

All guest stays at Atlantis now have new extra added value by way of an inclusive “Resort Fee” including for all stays. The new Resort fee includes the following at all 5 Atlantis hotels (apart from the Harbourside resort) but is charged as a compulsory supplement from 24 April 2015 onwards so prices go up from 24 April.

 

RESORT FEE INCLUSIONS:

 

  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms and lobby areas for up to 4 devices per room
  • Access to the Fitness Centre: Up to 2 persons per day per room
  • Two (2) 12 oz. bottles of water daily per room
  • In-Room Coffee and Tea
  • Unlimited local phone calls
  • 20% off regular priced merchandise at select Atlantis Signature Retail Locations
  • Access to the Atlantis Movie Theatre
  • Casino Lessons
  • Resort shuttle service

 

In addition, all Atlantis guests regardless of which hotel they stay at receive free and unlimited access to Aquaventure, the 141 acre waterpark for the duration of their stay !!!

The Atlantis “Wine&Dine” Pass has been extended through the whole of 2015 and on into 2016 without a booking deadline and that offers the equivalent of US$150 in F&B benefits at the resort for UK guests.

 

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08 April 2015

Win a £50 Love2Shop voucher

Register online for the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme and take as many of the spotlight quizzes you'll find throughout April 2015 to be in with a chance of winning the £50 Love2Shop voucher. Terms & Conditions apply.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

08 April 2015

Win a L'Occitane Gift Set

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of April 2015 for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and keep on booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

08 April 2015

Congratulations Richard Airey, Tropical Sky

On becoming March's winner of the Virgin Experience for 2 making and logging the most Caribbean bookings in the month.  
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08 April 2015

Congratulations Carol Smith, Co-Operative Personal Travel Advisor

On becoming March's winner of the £50 Love2Shop Voucher chosen randomly for becoming a Caribbean Travel Guru.  
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

05 March 2015

Win a Virgin Experience Day for 2

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of March for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and happy booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

04 March 2015

Congratulations Samantha Morrison, Travel 2

On becoming February's winner of the Rum & Chocolate Hamper for making and logging the most Caribbean bookings in the month.  
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04 March 2015

Congratulations Caroline Jenkins, Travel Counsellors

On becoming February's winner of the £50 Love2Shop Voucher chosen randomly for being one of the most active agents in the month.  
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18 February 2015

Fam, Fam & more Fam's

Here is a list of upcoming Fam Trips:

10-15 May 2015 Jamaica, New Product Fam, contact mail@visitjamaica.uk.com

10-15 May 2015 Jewel Resorts, register 3x bookings at www.jewelagents.com

07-12 June 2015 Jamaica, Destination Fam, contact mail@visitjamaica.uk.com

08-13 June 2015 Saint Lucia, Luxury, complete their training at www.saintluciaexpert.com

21-26 September 2015 Saint Lucia, Luxury, complete their training at www.saintluciaexpert.com

22-29 September 2015 Saint Lucia, W&H's, complete their training at www.saintluciaexpert.com

01-08 December 2015 Saint Lucia, Generic, complete their training at www.saintluciaexpert.com

Learn all about the Caribbean:
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05 February 2015

Win a Rum & Chocolate Hamper

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of February for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and happy booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

05 February 2015

Shop til you drop with a £50 Love2Shop voucher!

Register online for the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme and take as many of the tests and quizzes you'll find throughout February 2015 to be in with a chance of winning the £50 Love2Shop voucher. The more tests & quizzes you successfully complete, the more chance you have of winning.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

05 February 2015

Congratulations Jade Armstrong, Virgin Atlantic

On becoming January's winner of the £100 Amazon Voucher for making and submitting the most Caribbean bookings in the month.  
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05 February 2015

Congratulations Lindsey Hayes, British Airways

On becoming January's winner of the £50 Love2Shop Voucher chosen randomly for being one of the most active agents in the month.  
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

08 January 2015

Win an Amazon Voucher worth £100

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of January for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and happy booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

08 January 2015

Congratulations Diane Ibson, Blue Bay Travel

On becoming December's winner of the £50 Love2Shop voucher for being the top achiever with the Caribbean Travel Guru. 
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

08 January 2015

Congratulations Scott Fulton,  Barrhead Travel

On becoming December's winner of a Spa Day for Two People for making and submitting the most Caribbean bookings in the month.  
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12 December 2014

Shop til you drop with a £50 Love2Shop voucher!

Register online for the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme and take as many of the tests and quizzes you'll find throughout January 2015 to be in with a chance of winning the £50 Love2Shop voucher. The more activity you successfully achieve, the more chance you have of winning.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

12 December 2014

Win an Amazon Voucher worth £100

Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of January for a chance of winning. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme. Good luck and happy booking!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

12 December 2014

Congratulations Nicki Tenant,British Airways

On becoming November's winner of the Christmas Hamper for logging the most client confirmed bookings to the region in the month. 
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12 December 2014

Congratulations Stavi Vasilikou,Kenwood Travel

On becoming November's winner of the £50 Love2Shop voucher for being the most active Travel Agent online with the Caribbean Travel Guru. 
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

11 December 2014

Congratulations Jake Goodenough, Freedom Travel

On becoming October's winner of the L’Occitane Gift Set for logging the most client confirmed bookings to the region in the month. 
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01 December 2014

Training Roundup

We would like to thank the agents who joined the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Agent Training Day, Treasure Hunt and Street Party at World Travel Market. The training sessions, sponsored by Sunrise Marketing, were attended by 32 UK travel agents. Read about this and more here
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27 November 2014

Spa Day for 2 people

Looking to relax after the Christmas break? Log ALL your confirmed client Caribbean bookings booked in the month of December for a chance of winning a Spa Day for 2 people. Log them in your My Profile area of the Caribbean Travel Guru training programme for your chance to win. Don't miss out!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

26 November 2014

Be Active, Be a Star!

The Caribbean Tourism Organization will reward the most active travel agent on the Caribbean Travel Guru online training programme www.caribbeantravelguru.com on a monthly basis. You can win £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers per month, just for being the most active agent! Star Performers are measured by the highest number of achievements including tests, quizzes, bookings & events. Good luck!

 


 

10 November 2014

Congratulations Louise Mitchell,Travel Counsellors

On becoming the very 1st Guru by successfully completing at least 3 tests and 5 quizzes, logging at least 3 confirmed client bookings to the Caribbean & adding 1 event to your My Profile
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2 November 2014

Shop til you drop with a £50 Love2Shop voucher!

Be as active as you can online with the Caribbean Travel Guru Training platform to win a a £50 Love2Shop voucher. All you need to be in with a chance of winning the £50 voucher is to be registered on the Caribbean Travel Guru Training programme and achieve as many activiities as possible throughout November. The more activity you achieve and log, the more chance you have to being the top achiever. Keep an eye out on your My Profile page Top 10 Achievers this month section.
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

1 November 2014

Santa's coming to town in the form of a Christmas Hamper!

Log your bookings with the Caribbean Travel Guru Training Programme to win a fantastic Christmas Hamper. All you need to be in with a chance of winning a selection of frestive fayre is to be registered on the Caribbean Travel Guru Training Programme and to log your Caribbean bookings booked throughout November through the site. The more bookings you log, the more times your name will be put into the prize draw!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

29 October 2014

MyBookingRewards.com launches the Caribbean Travel Guru [CTG] rewards programme

In partnership with Tavel Uni, vastly broadening the opportunity for agents to earn rewards. The introduction of the CTG programme means that agents can earn rewards every time they report a booking anywhere in the Caribbean whilst providing the opportunity for agents to multiply the rewards they receive by making one single booking with existing Caribbean members hotels and destinations. Visit your 'My Profile' page to log your bookings for those all-important rewards.

www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

28 October 2014

Pamper yourself Caribbean-style

Log your bookings with the Caribbean Travel Guru Training Programme to win a L'Occitane gift set. All you need to be in with a chance of winning this selection of pampering and sumptuous-smelling L'Occitane goodies is to be registered on the Caribbean Travel Guru Training Programme and to log your Caribbean bookings this October through the site. The more bookings you log, the more times your name will be put into the prize draw!
www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 


 

27 October 2014

Jamaica’s Jakes Hotel supports local sustainable initiatives

The hotel is part of ‘Give Back Getaway’, a scheme where holidaymakers can join in reading at local schools and constructing new facilities at BREDS Treasure Beach Sports Park for the local community. Prices start from £90 per night based on two sharing a Deluxe One Bedroom Garden View room.

www.jakeshotel.com/jakes-story/community.html

 


 

24 October 2014

Sea Turtle Conservation at Dominica’s Rosalie Bay Resort

Guests are invited to help patrol the beach to protect nesting turtles, aid researchers in collecting data or relocating nests, or be “on call” for when baby sea turtles emerge and make their way out to sea. Tourists can watch a Leatherback sea turtle crawl ashore or a tiny hatchling crawl across the sand to the Atlantic Ocean – a truly unforgettable moment. The hand-built sanctuary blends beautifully into its 22-acre surroundings with 28 spacious rooms and suites, oceanfront spa, wellness program and organic cuisine at Zamaan Restaurant.

www.RosalieBay.com

 


 

23 October 2014

The Rock Resort in Jamaica introduces a taste of tennis

Guests at Half Moon, the luxury resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica have access to 13 floodlit tennis courts and the skills and expertise of on-hand tennis professionals. Open daily from 7am, holidaymakers will be put through their paces. The Half Moon has programmes for those wanting to improve their play with one-to-one coaching sessions, with available packages offering a choice of three or five one hour coaching sessions as well as drill sessions and a soothing massage at the Fern Tree Spa. The packages start from US$230 (£140) and can be added to a stay at Half Moon.

www.halfmoon.rockresorts.com

 


 

22 October 2014

The BodyHoliday St Lucia launches BodyScience wellness programme

Leading health and wellbeing resort The BodyHoliday in St Lucia will launch a brand-new programme for DNA testing called BodyScience. Guests’ DNA will be tested to gain a better understanding of their bodies so that a truly tailored health and wellness programme will be established for each guest. The tests will help establish exactly what exercise is best for their body type. It will also clarify specific food types that are good and bad for the patient’s body enabling them to create a positive nutrition plan that will help combat existing ailments.

www.thebodyholiday.com

 


 

21 October 2014

New Caribbean fly-cruise offerings with Fred Olsen Cruise now available

Fred Olsen recently launched its new fly-cruise Worldwide 2014/2015 brochure, offering a host of tempting getaways to the Caribbean, on board Balmoral, Braemar and Black Watch. Trips to the Caribbean include a two-week cruise, departing from Bridgetown, Barbados with ports of call including St Lucia, Grenada, Bonaire and Aruba. This cruise departs in January 2015 and starts from £2,279 based on two adults sharing including all meals and entertainment onboard, as well as return flights to the UK.

www.fredolsencruises.com

 


 

20 October 2014

New luxury resort for Nassau, Bahamas

Baha Mar, which is scheduled to open in December 2014, is set on 3,000 feet of white-sand beach just 12 minutes from Nassau's newly expanded Lynden Pindling International Airport. The resort will feature an elite collection of hotel brands with gaming, entertainment, private residences, and shopping – there is even a private island. The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, with 1,000 rooms, is the centrepiece of the resort, and includes a 100,000-square-foot Las Vegas-style casino – the largest in the Caribbean region. A 700-room Grand Hyatt, a 300-room Mondrian, the 200-room Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and the 694-room Meliá complete the accommodations at Baha Mar. Meliá International has announced it will take over the all-inclusive Meliá at Baha Mar this December.

www.bahamar.com