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Travel Agent Visits Belle Mont Farm, the First Hotel in Kittitian Hill    belle-mont-farm-feature.jpg   By:   Joe Pike

Last December Travel Agent got a chance to check out Belle Mont Farm, the first of three hotels slated to open in the long-delayed Kittian Hill luxury development in St. Kitts. Here's how to sell this unique Caribbean experience. View


Silver Airways

February 5, 2016 | News | By Newswire

Silver Airways will be further expanding its Bahamian network this spring by resuming nonstop service to Nassau, Bahamas, in May.


Carilis Felipe

February 5, 2016 | News | By Newswire

All Inclusive Collection recently appointed Carilis Felipe to the position of director of weddings, North America. Learn more about her new responsibilities.


2016 Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Focus

February 5, 2016 | News

Now that "engagement season," which began on Thanksgiving Day and ends on Valentine's Day, is coming to a close, many travel advisors will go from question-popping planning to destination wedding to-dos. Here's an in-depth guide on how to boost business this year.


Jamaica

February 4, 2016 | News

There are several ways to connect with locals in different countries. Eileen Ogintz explores the services that provide experiences like a home cooked meals with locals, a trip to an authentic farm and everything in between.


david black

February 4, 2016 | News | By Newswire

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has appointed Heather Krasnow as director of marketing and David Black as director of sales, trade. Take a look at the new hires.


Riviera Maya, Mexico

February 4, 2016 | News | By Joe Pike

Travel Agent highlights the hottest news to come out of the recent Caribbean Travel Marketplace, including the first expansion outside of the Caribbean by Sandals Resorts International. Take a look.



Barefoot Holidays

December 2, 2015 | Deal

Barefoot Holidays, destination management company in St. Lucia, has announced a “Bonus Rewards” program for their leisure and corporate travel agent partners.


Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa

November 17, 2015 | Deal

Beaches Resorts is now offering a group promotion for teens who celebrate a special occasion at one of the brand's Luxury Included resorts in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos.


Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

November 3, 2015 | Deal

Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, which sits on Seven Mile Beach, has introduced a new Sips beverage plan, as well as a customized Savor meal program.


Cuba

August 31, 2015 | Deal

Latour has announced that agents can now earn 12 percent commission when they schedule to bookings to Cuba beginning this October.


beach sunset in barbados

June 22, 2015 | Deal

Star Clippers has announced its Sail and Stay promotions for this upcoming winter season. Look for more information on select itineraries and deals.


beach

March 24, 2015 | Deal

Travel Impressions has doubled its commission on Dedicated Vacation Flights to Cancun, Cozumel and Punta Cana from Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) to 10 percent. Get the details here.



Morro Castle (fortress) in Havana

February 5, 2016 | Article | By Joe Pike

Is it better to get to Cuba before the American masses arrive, or is it smarter to wait for Cuba to become further prepared for the influx of U.S. tourists it is bound to get? We break down everything you need to know.


El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma is an adults-only Riviera Maya beachfront property with 192 swim-up and infinity suites.

January 27, 2016 | Article | By David Moseder

Following Sandals' big announcement regarding the company's first resort in Mexico, we're breaking down the latest from AMResorts, Breezes, Club Med, Karisma and Sandals. Find out more.


Villa suites at one-year-old Casa Naga in Panama offer Pacific Ocean views and infinity-edge pools among other luxury amenities.

January 26, 2016 | Article | By Ana Figueroa, David Moseder, Joe Pike

Expert travel agents offer advice on tapping this rapidly growing market while we sample some top villa products. Find out more here.


Moon Palace Jamaica Grande is Palace Resorts’ first property outside of Mexico.

January 11, 2016 | Article | By Joe Pike

Caribbean specialists looking to start the year off on a hot note could find some potential selling points in this latest batch of hot Caribbean news. Here's the latest.


Park Hyatt St Kitts is poised to open in 2016 on a secluded beach with dramatic vistas of the volcanic island of Nevis.

January 4, 2016 | Article | By Joe Pike

From Cuba's re-emergence as a major destination to new hotels in Cayman Brac, the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands, here are the Caribbean travel trends to watch for the coming year.


Brightly colored houses line the Handelskade in Willemstad, Curacao, considered the most LGBT-friendly island in the Caribbean.

December 21, 2015 | Article | By Joe Pike

There are a wealth of islands and hotels that are aggressively pursuing this potentially lucrative market. Here are some key tips and trends to help you get your share.



jumby bay

December 2, 2015 | News | By Lindsey Epperly

Recently Lindsey Epperly, owner of Epperly Travel and 30Under30 class of 2010 alum, visited Jumby Bay, a Rosewood resort in Antigua. Here's her firsthand report.


Joe Pike

August 27, 2015 | News | By Joe Pike

Travel Agent's Joe Pike commends the all-inclusive chain for changing company's policy to allow LGBT couples at the couples-only resorts.


Galley Bay Resort & Spa

August 20, 2015 | News | By Joe Pike

Travel Agent's Joe Pike recently returned from a one-week stay at Galley Bay Beach Resort & Spa and loved every minute of it. So did his mother.


Cuba

August 18, 2011 | News | By Joe Pike

While some companies, such as Ya'lla Tours, have been crying foul, the plans by several operators to send clients to Cuba haven't been terminated yet.


Puerto Rico

August 11, 2011 | News | By Joe Pike

On the heels of Hilton Worldwide's recently released study on the most popular Caribbean destination for singles, I decided to chime in with a few picks of my own.


newcubathumb

July 20, 2011 | News | By Joe Pike

You can send clients to Cuba. Your clients do not have to be a certain age, do not have to have family in Cuba and do not have to be students. And the catch isn’t really a catch at all.



Travel Agent brings you the latest Caribbean travel news, Caribbean fam trips and deals. From the best hotels and all-inclusive beach resorts to the most popular suppliers and trends in the Caribbean tourism market, we bring agents all the information and details about popular Caribbean travel destinations and popular Caribbean vacation spots.

The Latest on Jamaica's All-Inclusives    Sandals-Jamaica-photo.png   By:   Joe Pike

From over-the-water suites slated to debut in 2015 in Montego Bay to exclusive Nickelodeon entertainment for families heading to Negril, Jamaican all-inclusives are offering new amenities for all clientele. Here’s what you need to know to capitalize on Jamaica’s latest all-inclusive offerings. View