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Caribbean is anticipating 5% increase in tourist arrivals after a record 2014

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 06:00 UTC
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The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization, CTO, is projecting a 5% increase in tourist arrivals in 2015 after the region recorded its best year ever in 2014. CTO Secretary General Hugh Riley told reporters a record 26.3 million visitors came to the Caribbean last year, spending a record US$29.2 billion. Read full article

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  • Conqueror

    It's very important to check out crime rates. The Caribbean is very big on murder. Something to do with the proximity to Venezuela, murder capital of the entire world. Onn arrival, check whether your cab has armour plating and bullet resistant glass. When you get to your hotel, stay away from windows. It's tempting to go out and experience the 'ambience'. This is relatively safe for Americans who can quickly obtain guns. Brits, for example, are in great danger. Would they know what sort of gun to buy? Would they have any idea of the right price? Would they know who to offer the gun to when leaving? Local police are said to operate 'under cover' in order to increase the number of 'crimes' they 'solve'. A Brit's 'holiday' could be a lot longer than expected! And, for Brits, don't forget. Everyone's a criminal. The only difference is the scale!

    Feb 17th, 2015 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I expect that they are picking up extra tourists from those avoiding Vnzla now.

    I remember fondly back in 2000 living in Merida when it was a vibrant, international 'university town' and you could meet people from all over the globe that came to enjoy the white-water rafting, the trekking etc. mountain climbers, intellectuals, the cafe-culture, the vibrant night-life, the buzz of a special place on 'the up'.
    Lots of lovely people, lots of integration, lots of excitement. Easy to make money and trade.
    I had good business there.

    Then chavismo really took hold.

    I was back recently (as I often have been, over the years).

    Now the whole place is a desperate slum, with 2-3 hour queues for basic staples, horrific daily violence, inflation at 73%, and NO TOURISTS.

    Just another day in a Socialist Paradise.

    Feb 19th, 2015 - 04:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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