Caribbean

WEBB Banks to distribute Infinium Spirits portfolio

WEBB Banks has signed an agreement with California-based distributor Infinium Spirits to distribute its spirits portfolio in travel retail in the Americas, cruise lines, the Caribbean basin and select Central American markets, effective immediately. Under the agreement, WEBB Banks will exclusively distribute and represent Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Templeton Rye American Whiskey, Zaya Rum as […]

CHTA asks Canadian Government to reverse harmful COVID-19 travel requirement

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has asked the Government of Canada to reconsider new pandemic testing rules that will strain already stressed Caribbean public health systems and cause further damage to the region’s economy. “This policy is creating challenges and places even greater economic hardship on the people and governments of the Caribbean […]

Island Companies seeking exceptional luxury partners for Cayman’s unique high-end clientele

Cayman Islands-based Island Companies Ltd. is on a crusade to show the luxury world the value of the destination’s unique high net worth visitors. The sophisticated Caribbean island, known as a leading international financial center, hosts an enviable roster of both long-term tourists staying in such top-line 5-star hotels as The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman with […]

Tairo’s Somar Distribution supplies local markets in Caribbean with high demand products

Caribbean and Mexico travel retail distribution specialist Tairo International is coping with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through its sister company Somar Distribution. Tairo founders Robert and Tania Bassan created Somar seven years ago to service the local markets in the Caribbean with consumer products. The client base consists of supermarkets, pharmacies, and convenience stores […]

Caribbean Tourism and Health stakeholders forge alliance to safeguard visitors and residents from Covid-19

NOTE: As we prepare to “go to press”, the first two cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 in the Caribbean have been confirmed on the island of French Saint Martin. These persons are currently in isolation at the hospital on the French side and will remain there for 14-days according to the Prefecture. Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on […]

InnoTRI to distribute Distell GTR brands in USA and parts of Caribbean, effective Jan. 1, 2020

Distell Global Travel Retail has announced a new distribution deal with Miami-based InnoTRI Limited (Innovation Travel Retail International) to support Distell’s development in the Americas region. InnoTRI will be Distell Global Travel Retail’s exclusive distributor for the USA travel retail channel and parts of the Caribbean beginning January 1, 2020. The main focus of the […]

GAP takes over ops of Jamaica’s Kingston Airport; prepares to invest $60M in makeover

Jamaica’s Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston will undergo a $60 million makeover from Mexico’s Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), which took over operations of the airport on Oct. 11. The company now operates both Norman Manley and Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, as part of its 14-airport portfolio. GAP, which operates 12 […]

MONARQ Group to distribute Gruppo Montenegro brands

   Italian spirits and food manufacturer Gruppo Montenegro and MONARQ Group have announced that beginning October 2019 MONARQ will be the exclusive Latin American and Caribbean domestic and duty free plus USA Duty Free distributor for Gruppo Montenegro and its portfolio of Italian spirits, including Amaro Montenegro, Select Aperitivo and Vecchia Romagna Brandy. Robert de Monchy, […]

Carnival Cruise Line resumes calls to Grand Bahama

In a major boom to hurricane-stricken Grand Bahama, Carnival Cruise Line resumed regular calls to the island beginning last Friday, Oct. 11, with Carnival Pride docking in Freeport. Carnival Elation followed on Oct. 13 and Carnival Freedom on Oct. 15. Carnival Pride departed Baltimore on Sunday, Oct. 6 on a week-long cruise with nearly 2,400 guests. Between now and the end of […]

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line to begin commercial sailing to Grand Bahama Island and offers cruise guests an opportunity to help the island rebuild

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has announced it will resume commercial operations with two-night round-trip sailings from Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island beginning Friday, September 27. With its return to Freeport, the company becomes the first cruise line to bring leisure travelers back to Grand Bahama Island following Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the island on Sept. […]