Caribbean

Update: Industry rushes to aid Bahamas relief efforts

It is now two weeks since Hurricane Dorian devastated the northern Bahamas, on Sept. 1. The official death toll stands at 50, although officials expect this to rise substantially since 1,300 people are still listed as missing. Preliminary reports estimated Dorian caused some $7 billion in damage, although it is likely too early to tell. […]

Brown-Forman and MONARQ Group enter into Caribbean distribution partnership

Brown-Forman and MONARQ Group have entered into a regional distribution partnership in which MONARQ will represent the Brown-Forman portfolio in 16 Caribbean markets, effective July 1. “We are enthused to welcome MONARQ to the Brown-Forman family and look forward to working closely together to continue to grow our brands in these important Caribbean markets. Given the importance of the territory we took time […]

Little Switzerland expands with new Breitling, TAG Heuer and Patek Philippe openings as islands recover from hurricanes

  Little Switzerland, one of the most important luxury retailers in the Caribbean, is expanding its footprint in the region with several new branded boutiques for Breitling and TAG Heuer, as well as a Patek Philippe Showroom in St. Thomas. As the largest authorized retailer of luxury timepieces in the Caribbean, the company recently opened […]

Grenada boosts its image as the Caribbean’s luxury destination with careful tourism development

  Mega yachts in secluded ports, 5 Diamond properties, world class boutique hotels, award winning beaches, private islands, waterfalls, rain forests filled with exotic spice trees, thriving agriculture, and unspoilt dive sites– Grenada fully delivers on its reputation as the luxury destination in the Caribbean. Home to some of the top-rated and most luxurious hotels […]

WEBB Banks reinforces number one position in Caribbean

WEBB Banks, the newly created wine and spirits super distributor, is having fantastic success in the region, CEO Andy Consuegra tells TMI. Created from the joining of North Carolina’s Banks Channel and Miami’s WEBB, the merger gave the combined company the scale, the leverage and breadth of portfolio that the partners did not have separately, […]

Denizen jewelry lands on Turks & Caicos

Caribbean-born jewelry brand Denizen has anchored on the British Overseas Territory of Turks & Caicos Luxury duty free retailer Royal Jewels is exclusivity distributing Denizen on the archipelago and retailing it at their flagship stores. Two stainless steel collections are currently available for Turks & Caicos and for the island of Providenciales (site of the […]

CTO projects 6-7% growth in the Caribbean in 2019 following better-than-predicted performance last year

The Caribbean tourism sector is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a stronger-than-expected performance last year. In his annual Caribbean Tourism Performance Review news conference, Ryan Skeete, acting director of research of The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), said he is forecasting 6-7% growth this year, continuing an upward trend which began […]

Nassau Airport Development Company issues Airport Hotel RFP

Officials at the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) are seeking proponents to design, finance, construct and operate an on-site hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport. On Monday, January 21, the company issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) document outlining details required to bid on the proposed airport hotel project. Final proposal submissions will be due […]

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