Eastern Caribbean: A Proper Welcome to First-Time Cruise Travelers

The Eastern Caribbean itinerary provides an appropriate introduction to the entire region because it embodies what cruise travelers expect of choice destinations and provides non-intrusive signposts to what awaits next. In general, the Eastern route is a mature tourist destination, so accommodation, entertainment and retail infrastructures are highly developed. Because ports are closer to each […]

Study shows vacationers just can’t stay disconnected

Scanning smartphones, tablets and laptops is as much a part of vacations as slathering on sunscreen, according to a Michigan State University study. The results, which will appear in the forthcoming issue of Annals of Tourism Research, show that easy online access and ubiquitous personal devices have made the digital divide disappear, even for folks […]

Orlando breaks tourism record for 2011

Last year, Orlando welcomed a record-breaking 51.4-million visitors in 2010, making them first destination to top 50 million. This week, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs announced that Orlando welcomed 55.1 million visitors in 2011. Orlando is the first destination in the country to welcome more than 55 million visitors and remains the most visited destination in […]

Popular cruise destination to host 2012 Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival

For the first time ever, the annual Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival will be held in Grenada. After two consecutive years in Barbados, the Festival is heading to the ‘Spice Isle’ to continue to raise the profile of the region’s diverse range of rum and beer beverages. The move to Grenada has been welcomed by […]

No hope for on board gaming in Bermuda

A lot of cruise ships allow you to gamble on board the ship when they are in port.  Not in Bermuda. Interesting article below. (Courtesy AP)  HAMILTON, Bermuda – Bermuda lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have allowed cruise ship passengers to play gaming machines on vessels making port calls at night in the British Atlantic […]