Go! Destination Marketing Caribbean Connection
January 2011

Mark Rogers

Welcome to Caribbean Connection, a monthly e- newsletter from go! Destination Marketing created expressly for travel agents.

It’s our aim to provide you with insights and information to help you sell more Caribbean travel. In each edition, we’ll bring the travel agent voice into the mix, and enliven content with video links that kick it up a notch.

Feel free to reach out to Mark Rogers, the publisher/editor of Caribbean Connection, with suggestions on the kinds of stories you’d like to see.
Mark can be contacted at markrogers2009@hotmail.com

Sandals Broadens its Market Reach with
Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua

As the all-inclusive product has risen to become ever more deluxe, there is one “B” word we’ve come to expect: Butler. But for a large section of the market – those watching their expenses - there are three “B” words that suffice just fine: Budget, Beach and Buffet. [ read story ]

Grand Pineapple

Showcasing Secrets St. James and
Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

It’s been less than a year since AMResorts opened its dual Secrets resorts in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Secrets St. James Montego Bay and Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay. [ read story ]

Grand Pineapple

St. Lucia Back in Business after Hurricane Tomas
When Hurricane Tomas descended on the island of St. Lucia last October,
it stayed for nineteen hours, dumping a record twenty-four inches of rain. The damage from the Category One storm was widespread, resulting in closed roads, bridges and shuttered resorts, mostly on the southwestern coast. [ read story ]

St. Lucia

Call for Diversified Marketing of the Caribbean
The Caribbean is all too often reduced to being thought of as a sun and sand vacation destination. The region is also rich in culture and history. A recent release from Bevan Springer and the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) showcased some eloquent remarks from Ainsley Henriques, a former chair of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, calling for more diversity in the marketing of the Caribbean. [ read story ]

Cultual Tourism
Agent Story

Sugar Ridge Antigua Announces
Travel Agent Rates

Sugar Ridge, Antigua recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The resort is welcoming travel agents to experience the resort first hand with discounted FAM rates for 2011. [ read story ]


Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana
Debuts Secrets Spa by Pevonia

Pevonia Apple Vacations Launches Nonstop
Winter Flights to Jamaica

Atlantis, Paradise Island Unveils
New Club for Teens

Pevonia Huge New Dive Attraction for Cayman Islands
Events Caribbean Voices

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