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  1. Virgin Atlantic pledges to contribute £2.5million over five years to support STEM initiatives through customer donations

    Virgin Atlantic has pledged £2.5 million over five years to support STEM initiatives with grants, sponsorships and investments through its Passport to Change programme. Working with new charity partners, Speakers for Schools, The Smallpeice Trust and UK for UNHCR, the airline’s community programme aims to inspire and empower young people from all corners of society […]

    September 25, 2021EducationNo comments
  2. Virgin Atlantic reveals Direct Flights To Edinburgh From Barbados

    Virgin Atlantic has a new home in Scotland, as the airline has announced plans to start flights to Edinburgh Airport. Services from the Caribbean island of Barbados will begin this December. Virgin Atlantic will also be increasing its services to Manchester with flights from Barbados rising from three times a week to five times. The […]

    August 18, 2021Featured, TravelNo comments
  3. Virgin Atlantic to launch IATA Travel Pass and TrustAssure trials to accelerate digital health integration

    Virgin Atlantic has taken a major step forward towards the introduction of digital health passes by partnering with IATA Travel Pass and TrustAssureTM to launch two separate, complementary trials to streamline customer journeys. From 16 April the airline will commence a one-month trial of the IATA Travel Pass on its popular London Heathrow-Barbados services, in […]

    March 29, 2021Featured, TravelNo comments
  4. Mandatory pre-departure COVID test required from 0400 GMT on 21 January for arrivals into England

    Mandatory pre-departure testing for all international arrivals to England will come into effect world-wide from15 January 2021, including for passengers departing from Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis and St Vincent & the Grenadines. A limited exemption has been granted until 21 January, 0400 GMT, for arrivals from Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda and St Lucia, […]

    January 15, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  5. CDEMA signs MoU with interCaribbean Airways Ltd to strengthen disaster relief efforts

    The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and interCaribbean Airways Ltd. officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, establishing a mutual agreement for the movement of relief personnel and supplies, necessary for providing an immediate coordinated response to regional disasters. The official signing was facilitated at a virtual event with Ms Elizabeth Riley, Executive […]

    November 19, 2020TravelNo comments
  6. GCG Ground Acquires Company in St Lucia

    GCG Ground, a division of Goddard Enterprises Ltd has expanded its Ground Handling business with the acquisition of Caribbean Dispatch Services Ltd. (CDSL) in St. Lucia. It is expected that the company’s 234 employees will remain unaffected by the acquisition which took effect on August 20th 2019. The company presently provides a full suite of […]

    September 2, 2019BusinessNo comments
  7. interCaribbean FLIGHTS NOW AVAILABLE FROM GRAND TURK TO SALT CAY AND SOUTH CAICOS

    interCaribbean Airways is pleased to announce new service to Salt Cay from Grand Turk, and service to reconnect Grand Turk to South Caicos. These flights will commence from September 1, 2018 and are available to book right away, serving the local community travel needs for family and business reasons. It is also an important route […]

    August 26, 2018TravelNo comments
  8. American Airlines Introduces Daily Flights to Barbados from Charlotte, NC

    American Airlines has announced the addition of non-stop, daily service from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) beginning December 19, 2018. This announcement comes just weeks after the carrier unveiled its third daily flight from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Barbados, which is also set to launch December 19. […]

    June 25, 2018Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  9. interCaribbean introduces new Montego Bay nonstop flight

    interCaribbean Airways just revealed a new nonstop weekly service from Providenciales to Montego Bay. These new flights will commence operating on December 18th, 2016 every Sunday and return every Monday. The service is initially offered on a once weekly basis on the following schedule. This new flight increases the flights to 8 weekly flights in each […]

    December 18, 2016TravelNo comments
  10. Small Island Developing States: Aviation essential to achieving UN Global Goals

    ICAO contributed to the review of Small Island Developing States’ progress towards the achievement of the United Nations Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals at meetings in New York recently. It was essential that aviation’s voice is heard in discussions on this subject, as it has directly contributed to the creation of 1.7 million jobs and […]

    August 21, 2016TravelNo comments
  11. Emirates, Norwegian Air, Others Show Interest in Service to SXM Airport

    Emirates, the flagship of the United Arab Emirates, and Norwegian Air are among a number of airlines who have indicated interest in further exploring service opportunities to Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM. A delegation of SXM airport attending the World Routes Conference in Durban, South Africa, which was led by managing director Regina LaBega, held […]

    September 26, 2015TravelNo comments
  12. interCaribbean Airways and British Airways Announce Interline Ticket Agreement

    interCaribbean Airways the airline carrier of the Western Caribbean offers more flights in the region than any other airline, now makes travel even more convenient for travellers to the Caribbean. They just launched an interline agreement between their service and British Airways giving customers traveling to the Caribbean a convenient new option. Travelers from Europe […]

    August 5, 2015TravelNo comments
  13. Long-serving LIAT captain flies into retirement

    Captain Paul DaSilva flew his final official flight for LIAT – The Caribbean Airline last weekend. Before landing flight LI 362 from Barbados, Captain DaSilva did a low pass over the runway, tipping the wing of the aircraft to acknowledge those who had gathered for the occasion. He then guided the aircraft through a welcome […]

    June 26, 2015TravelNo comments
  14. “Tourism competition is not a guessing game” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    The performance of only five of the 14 independent Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are recorded in the 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Surprisingly, countries such as the Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts-Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Lucia, which have a heavy reliance on tourism […]

    May 29, 2015TravelNo comments
  15. Freedom of Expression and Press Freedom in Barbados: did it ever exist or is it a new concept?

    CAVEAT (Before I start my review and analysis, let’s make it absolutely clear that neither Jet Blue, nor the British High Commission far less the New Zealand High Commission are felt to be culpable in any of the incidents listed in this article, the aforementioned entities are unaware bystanders and should not be thought of […]

    May 21, 2015Editorial, Political2 comments
  16. Seaborne Airlines Announces Expansion of the American Airlines Codeshare Agreement to U.S. Virgin Islands

    Seaborne Airlines has great opportunities for customers traveling to, or from, the US Virgin Islands. Effective immediately, Seaborne’s codeshare partnership with American Airlines has been expanded to include both St. Thomas and St. Croix. Customers booking Seaborne travel on the American Airlines website or through a travel agent, can now accrue AAdvantage miles flying between the St. Thomas […]

    April 18, 2015TravelNo comments
  17. Princess Juliana International Airport Briefs MP’s on their Capital Improvement Strategies

    At the invitation of the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, St Maarten’s members of parliament visited the airport recently when management gave them a detailed presentation about the airport’s capital improvement strategies and ongoing developments. The SXM Managing Director, Regina LaBega, welcomed the MPs to the airport to the sounds of the Mighty Dow and […]

    March 6, 2015TravelNo comments
  18. Barbados Tourism in Review: 2014 and Beyond (If they got Cruise Fig’s wrong, what else is scr*wed?)

    EDITOR’s NOTE – What good is even 8 million people here in 1 month if each only spends five cents? Isn’t it better to get 1,000 people a month staying for 6 days at a time, spending from $1,000 USD or more on a daily basis? What strategies are done to capture such a market? […]

    March 2, 2015TravelNo comments
  19. interCaribbean Airways launches Cacique Rewards

    interCaribbean Airways is pleased to announce our new rewards program called “Cacique Rewards“. A rewards program for our customers across the islands of the Caribbean. Now all frequent and infrequent travelers can join Cacique Rewards and earn Cacique Rewards Points for rewards flights across the Caribbean network. At this time customers may sign up, via the link […]

    December 24, 2014TravelNo comments
  20. interCaribbean Airways new Services in Haiti, Jamaica and Dominican Republic

    interCaribbean Airways is pleased to announce the commencement of new non-stop services to and from Kingston, Jamaica and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Port au Prince, Haiti . interCaribbean Airways begins scheduled services on December 13th 2014, between Kingston Normal Manley International Airport and Port au Prince, Haiti, and also Port au Prince to Santo […]

    December 17, 2014TravelNo comments
  21. “Drop in fuel prices benefits airlines, not passengers” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Oil prices have hit a five-year low of US $67.50 a barrel. This should have been a godsend for the global tourism industry because the cost of air travel should have declined. But that has not happened. American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, is reported to have spent US$8.4 billion on fuel for jets in […]

    December 7, 2014Editorial, TravelNo comments
  22. British Airways (BA) adds flight to Tobago

    British Airways has announced that from the Spring of 2015 it will be commence an additional flight to Tobago to increase airlift to the island. The company’s Head of Commercial (Gatwick) Colm Lacy told the UK launch of the BA Tobago Legends Football Classic in London, England that BA was adding the flight because of […]

    November 10, 2014TravelNo comments
  23. LIAT is now a full International Air Transport Association (IATA) member

    LIAT, The Caribbean Airline is now a full member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA is the most prestigious aviation body in the world, with membership of more than 240 international Airlines worldwide and presence in over 115 countries. LIAT received confirmation of its new membership status on 30th September 2014 from IATA’s […]

    October 22, 2014TravelNo comments
  24. It’s been close to 6 decades Caribbean folk have joked, “Luggage In Another Terminal” – CEO of LIAT adds more humor, how carrier is ‘celebrating 58 years of *SERVICE* to the Caribbean’??

    The Caribbean’s other Airline is celebrating 58 years of service to this region. In a message to mark the occasion, Chief Executive Officer David Evans said the airline continues work through many challenges and he thanked customers for their continued support. “Before going any further, I would like to thank all our employees, customers and stakeholders for […]

    October 16, 2014TravelNo comments
  25. Entrepreneurs to be encouraged to grow their businesses at workshop this Saturday

    Dozens of entrepreneurs are expected to become better equipped to move their businesses from start up to growth mode when the second UPstart Caribbean workshop is staged this Saturday. Participants will hear from well-known speakers and entrepreneurs including structural engineer Grenville Phillips II, winner of the 2014 National Innovation Award; and President of the Barbados Economic […]

    August 15, 2014EducationNo comments