Ongoing Caribbean Tourism Travel Shorts 

(fill written for Caribbean Camera but no room this week) 

·      The tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique welcomes back its world-famous Spicemas Carnival honour its ancestral heritage in August this year. It runs August 8th and 9th.

·      The Government of Grenada announced earlier that week the resumption of the Air Canada direct service from Toronto to Grenada. The nonstop service, which will commence on October 30, will be twice weekly on Sundays and Thursdays.

·      The Government of The Bahamas is removing another COVID requirement for international travelers. Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2022, travelers will no longer need to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa in order to enter the country. Travelers will, however, still be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to travel to The Bahamas.

·      If I only had a private airplane! The government of the Bahamas is giving a $150 Fee Credit for Out Island VacationersPrivate pilots receive a $150 fee credit for a pre-booked two-night hotel stay at any participating Out Islands Property Board before October 31st this year.  The booking window is now through 30 June 2022.

·      It is a first for Jamaica and the Caribbean. Emirates Airlines, the largest airline in the Gulf Coast Countries, is now selling seats to Jamaica. This arrangement opens a gateway to Middle East, Asia and Africa to Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean.

by Stephen Weir


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