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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda, Cruises, Trends-Research

Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda, Cruises, Trends-Research: "The murder of a Star Clippers cruise passenger last month in Antigua has prompted the cruise line to cancel calls there and is also having an effect on land visitors as well, according to a major Caribbean tour operator.

We spoke to representatives of MLT Vacations, which manages both Continental Airlines Vacations and Delta Vacations, and learned that Antigua bookings have dropped significantly since the widespread media coverage of the murder has gotten bigger.

For MLT Vacations, bookings to the island were strong for this travel season with the two-week period of January 14- 28 representing the company’s two biggest booking weeks for the destination to date."