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Listen to a recording or download a transcript of a media conference call held Monday, October 16, at 11:00 a.m. EST, during which Arnold Donald (Chair, CLIA and CEO, Carnival Corporation), Adam Goldstein (Chair, FCCA and President and COO, Royal Caribbean) and Michele Paige (President, FCCA) provided an overview of how the vast…(Read More)

US Virgin Islands

Welcoming cruise visitors back to U.S. Virgin Islands is key to our economic recovery. Cruise guests represent a significant share of overall visitors, supporting jobs both within and outside the tourism sector. In partnership with the U.S. government, the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association and others who have assisted us, our entire community is…(Read More)

St. Maarten

The government of Port St. Maarten are very proud to announce to the world that Port St. Maarten is open for business. Port St. Maarten, like the people of St. Maarten, is resilient in the face of natural disasters like hurricanes Irma and Maria. 2017 has put our capabilities and resilience to the test and…(Read More)

St. Lucia

History is replete with examples of Caribbean resiliency. Together, as small island states, we continue to overcome challenges and the recent spate of hurricanes in the region will bond us even further. At the core of our bond is the importance of tourism to all of our economies. Although some of the islands in the…(Read More)

San Juan

For the past few weeks, the PRTC has been collaborating with government agencies and the private sector to provide immediate relief while ensuring the safety of all visitors and residents. The support received to date has been remarkable and we continue to welcome relief efforts from partners who are interested in helping the people of…(Read More)

British Virgin Islands

The BVI is a resilient destination with a community of friendly, smiling faces. Given the recent impact of Hurricane Irma to the Territory, the Government of the Virgin Islands and the Community has rallied together, dedicated to restoring the BVI to the stellar tourist destination that many visitors have grown to know and love through…(Read More)

FCCA to Fund Multifaceted Million-Dollar Campaign, ‘The Caribbean Is Open for Business and Ready to Welcome YOU with Our Warm and Friendly Smiles’   All-encompassing campaign to spotlight the sunny side of the Caribbean operating unhindered by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, showing potential visitors that sun, sand and smiles are ready to welcome…(Read More)

Message from Caribbean Islands: We’re Open for Cruise Vacations   More than 40 islands visited by cruise ships on Caribbean itineraries have a message they want to share: They are open, fully operational, welcoming ships full of cruise passengers and hoping more will follow. Included are places that saw some damage from the September…(Read More)