Press Releases

COME BACK DARLING” – UB40 AND VIRGIN HOLIDAYS UNITE FOR CARIBBEAN HURRICANE RECOVERY EFFORT

    London, United Kingdom (December 14, 2017) – Reggae pop band, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, has today released a new music video of Come Back Darling, filmed exclusively on the Caribbean island of Antigua. For those inspired by the video and wishing to follow in the footsteps of UB40, a UB40 island map has been …

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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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SUNWING AIRLINES INAUGURAL FLIGHT FROM MONTREAL WELCOMED BY ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURISM OFFICIALS

The Sunwing Montreal to Antigua seasonal non-stop flight scheduled weekly on Sundays will complement the two flights per week from Toronto to Antigua that started on November 10, 2017. Sunwing Officials and the 164 passengers on the flight were received by Minister of Tourism, Foreign Affairs and Immigration, The Honourable Charles Fernandez, CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, …

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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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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’S US DIRECTOR OF TOURISM’S VOW RENEWAL IN CARIBBEAN’S MOST ROMANTIC DESTINATION

St. John’s Antigua (November 17, 2017) – The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and its romance partners have come together once again to celebrate love in Antigua and Barbuda, the most romantic destination in the Caribbean.   While in Antigua, for the Annual Tourism Marketing Strategy Meeting held from November 14 – 16, 2017, US Director of Tourism, Mrs. Kim …

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Newly Appointed Minister of Tourism Focuses on the Youth.

Newly appointed Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Max Fernandez has hit the ground running in charting the way forward for the continued development of the industry. The Hon. Minister has concurs that the multi-faceted industry relies heavily on the corporation of all stakeholders from the smallest of roles to the most cumbersome. The early identification and development of these roles …

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Antigua and Barbuda showcases the destination for increased Cruise Ship Calls at annual FCCA Marketing Conference

Merida, Mexico (October, 26 2017) – Antigua & Barbuda’s cruise tourism officials, along with key private sector partners, attended the annual FCCA Cruise Marketing Conference in an effort to continue to sustain the strong growth in its cruise ship arrivals. This comes on the heels of the major investment of over USD$50M made by the Government in the country’s cruise tourism …

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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 TO RECEIVE A RECORD BREAKING 900,000 CRUISE PASSENGERS BY YEAR END 2017

St. John’s, Antigua (October 8th, 2017) – Following a series of vital meetings with its major cruise line partners last week, Antigua and Barbuda was successful in reassuring its cruise line partners of the readiness of the destination to receive additional calls for the upcoming 2017-2018 winter cruise tourism season.   The country’s tourism Minister the Hon Asot A. Michael, after …

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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ALONG WITH ST. KITTS & NEVIS AND ST. LUCIA REASSURES CRUISE LINES OF THEIR READINESS FOR INCREASED CRUISE SHIP CALLS

Miami, Florida (October 4th, 2017) – Antigua and Barbuda joined with forces with St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Lucia in a series of fact-finding meetings with the region’s major cruise lines. The country’s Tourism Minister, The Hon. Asot A. Michael, along with the Minister of Tourism for St. Kitts, The Hon. Lindsay Grant, and St Lucia’s Minister of Tourism, The …

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