Press Clippings

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA WINS CARIBBEAN’S MOST INNOVATIVE DESTINATION AWARD

Antigua and Barbuda has won the Innovative Destination of the Year award in the 5th Annual Caribbean Travel Awards as released in December, by Caribbean Journal, one of the Caribbean’s leading news publications. The destination was lauded by Caribbean Journal for its ability to attract new hotel brands, while proactive messaging following the aftermath of September hurricanes, led to the …

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Local guides lie at the heart of showcasing Antigua and Barbuda’s ‘island life’

    Two of Antigua and Barbuda’s guides have been handpicked for the Caribbean Tourism Organisation shortlist of the best Caribbean guides, who each display a spirit of adventure. Known for sun, sand and sea, the Caribbean and particularly Antigua and Barbuda have a side beyond the luxury hotels that brings alive the character of the island. The guides are the …

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CARIBBEAN TRAVEL TRADE RE-DISCOVERS ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

October 25, 2017 (St. John’s, Antigua) –  The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) recently concluded a regional Familiarization Trip (FAM) to the destination, for leading Caribbean tour operators, travel agents, airlines, and hotel operators, that sell intra-regional travel. The agents were predominantly from Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados, two key strategic regional markets for Antigua and Barbuda.   The Caribbean agents …

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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA HITS THE ROAD IN GRAND EUROPEAN BLITZ

September 28, 2017 (St. John’s, Antigua) – As Antigua and Barbuda experiences growth in tourism arrivals from key European markets, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s United Kingdom & Europe Office is focused on captalising on the exponential growth by increasing its presence within the market.   In a grand European blitz, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, along with some of …

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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE BRINGS RELIEF TO BARBUDA

St. John’s, Antigua (September 24, 2017) – A week after cruise passengers and crew of the Carnival ‘Fascination’ received a warm and festive welcome by the Government and the People of Antigua and Barbuda, Carnival Cruise Line’s ‘Fascination’ has returned to the port of St. John’s, fulfilling a commitment made to Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism, The Hon. Asot …

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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA IS THE CARIBBEAN’S MOST ROMANTIC DESTINATION

September 22, 2017 (St. John’s, Antigua) – Antigua and Barbuda has been awarded the ‘Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination’ as released by the World Travel Awards.  The destination has now won the award for a third consecutive year in a row. The winners of the World Travel Awards are voted for by tourism professionals around the world, and the award recognizes the commitment …

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GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ALONG WITH TOURISM MINSTER AND THE MICHAEL FAMILY PLEDGES OVER EC$1M TOWARDS DOMINICA RECOVERY

(September 21, 2017) St. John’s, Antigua – Dominica’s Prime Minister The Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit travelled to Antigua today on an invitation from Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne to address first hand Dominicans living in Antigua and also to use the offices of the Prime Minister to make contact with the outside world and to meet with …

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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA WELCOMES CARNIVAL FASCINATION FOLLOWING ITINERARY ADJUSTMENT

St. John’s Antigua – (September 15, 2017): Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy, The Hon. Asot Michael has thanked the Carnival Corporation for being the first cruise line to make contact with the destination and offering their support and tangible assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The Tourism Minister offered his gratitude during a …

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PM and Tourism Minister and their families give EC$640,000 for Barbuda relief and rebuilding

St John’s, 11 September…. In extraordinary gestures of generosity, Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Tourism and Energy Minister Asot Michael today pledged and delivered EC$640,000.00 (Six hundred and forty thousand Eastern Caribbean dollars) for the Barbuda relief and rebuilding Fund. Prime Minister Browne made his pledge of EC$100,000.00 (One hundred thousand Eastern Caribbean Dollars) on behalf of himself and family …

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