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10 Best Caribbean Resorts for Families| : "What's not to love about the Caribbean? So many resorts, so little time. To help you make the most of your precious family vacations, we conducted the first-ever data-driven survey looking at the family-friendliness of Caribbean resorts. We worked with the Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Caribbean Hotel Association to compile our initial list of 159 resorts. Then we dug in. We looked at the quality of the children's programs, staffing and safety, and a multitude of other factors to come up with our final 10. These are the best of the best!"

St. Maarten-St. Martin - Caribbean Airlines e-tickets with Continental Airlines

St. Maarten-St. Martin - Caribbean Airlines e-tickets with Continental Airlines : "TRINIDAD/PHILIPSBURG--Caribbean Airlines has recently entered into Interline e-ticketing agreements with Virgin Atlantic and Continental Airlines. This allows a single e-ticket to be used for travel on two or more carriers, and airlines can sell tickets for each other electronically. "

Travel Guides | New developments for Grenada

Travel Guides New developments for Grenada : "British serial entrepreneur Peter de Savary, renowned the world over for his legendary hospitality creations, is spearheading the creation of several new destinations on the luxuriant, tropical island of Grenada, known as ' the spice island' and now, according to de Savary, set to become the new St Tropez."

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday :BWIA aircraft flying in France

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : : "Ignited by news that at least one former BWIA aircraft is at present flying in Europe, shareholders yesterday called on Government to now tell them what’s become of their investments in the defunct airline. The aircraft — still in the colours and design of BWIA — flies from France to nine European destinations and also to north Africa, under the name “”. "

Antigua Sun| Caribbean Airlines CEO says outlook positive

Antigua Sun : "Caribbean Airlines' CEO Peter Davies said that the new company is on schedule and ahead with the preparation of its business plan. Last September, Trinidad-based airline BWIA, after years of financial straits, made the decision to dissolve the company and reinvented itself as Caribbean Airlines. In operation since January, Davies said the airline has been doing very well and generated a positive cash flow. "

Stabroek News|Many LIAT flights from Barbados to Guyana are delayed

Stabroek News : "There is a situation at the Barbados International Airport that is in dire need of attention. Consistently, LIAT/Caribbean Sun and Star airlines have been delaying or postponing flights to Guyana. No doubt this has caused much inconvenience to travellers. There is often a scheduled wait of several hours in between flights. "

Cheap Caribbean Travel | Best Syndication

Cheap Caribbean Travel Best Syndication : " place that epitomizes Barbadian hospitality, the Dover Beach Hotel offers you cheap Caribbean travel accommodations tucked away on a secluded white sand beach where island warmth, peace, and tranquility are in abundance. Located a mere 15-minute drive from either airport or from Bridgetown, the Dover Beach Hotel is also right within walking distance of the St. Lawrence Gap, famous for its lively nightlife, duty-free shopping and many bars and restaurants as well as other activities. "

Affordable Caribbean trip rates |

Affordable Caribbean trip rates : "Jamaican destinations, priced right for even the tightest budget traveler. Round-trip rates of $207 are valid on trips finished on or before Sept. 30. What's more is this great offer does not require an advance notice of travel, so go tomorrow if space is available. Also, the rate is valid seven days a week. "

Jamaica Gleaner News - Court gives all-clear for Caribbean Star takeover talks - Friday | July 20, 2007

Jamaica Gleaner News - Court gives all-clear for Caribbean Star takeover talks - Friday July 20, 2007 : "The Industrial Court in St. John, Antigua has reversed its earlier ruling, and has now paved the way for cash-strapped LIAT to resume negotiations regarding the sale of the regional airline, Caribbean Star."

A new twist in LIAT/Star talks -

A new twist in LIAT/Star talks - : "The industrial court in Antigua has issued an order which effectively blocks LIAT’s planned buyout of Caribbean Star’s assets. The buyout plan was confirmed by Tourism Minister Noel Lynch Friday. Mr. Lynch said the two Antigua-based carriers were close to finalising the deal that would see LIAT purchasing the remaining airline assets held by Caribbean Star’s owner, Sir Allen Stanford. "

Antigua Sun|C-Star, LIAT negotiate new terms

Antigua Sun : "The proposal that the Stanford Group be paid cash instead of shares for transferring its assets to LIAT will not substantially change the deal between the two airlines in any other way. Caribbean Airlines Services Corporate Communications Manager Laura Cotton, Caribbean Star’s spokesperson, said the final results will be the same, with LIAT getting the assets which it would have gotten in the original scenario and the staff programmes remain the same."

British Airways plan to shape the future of aviation in the Caribbean : "BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, July 2, 2007 - British Airways were amongst the major international airlines attending the first ever Aviation Day held by The International Air Transport Association (IATA) at the Hilton Hotel in Barbados. The presentations and group discussions analyzed the current realities and future of air transport in the Caribbean."

Advocate|Call for LIAT support

Advocate : "According to Gonsalves, the issue of the increased cost of air travel and the fashioning of a sound air transport policy, are matters on which the regions people expect satisfactory answers and effective resolution. It cannot be right nor reasonable to expect the tax payers of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, to continue to subsidise the regional air travel of other member states, he stated. It is in my view an act of irresponsibility, for any government to stand askance from regional solutions to the practical issues of intra-regional air travel. More over, it is entirely contrary to the letter and spirit of the regional integration movement, for some governments to act subversively of the enterprise known as LIAT. "

Sandals basking in Number 1 status - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM

Sandals basking in Number 1 status - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM : "Sandals officials were yesterday still basking in the all-inclusive resort chain being voted the top hotel by Canadian travel agents in this year's Baxter Travel Media Agents Choice Awards. 'This is further endorsement of our status as the number one resort chain and our commitment to provide service beyond what our guests expect,' said Sandals chairman Gordon 'Butch' Stewart."

Back to the Brac

BCNG Portals Page (R) : "The Dive Pirates foundation, a non-profit organization of scuba diving enthusiasts that sponsors those with disabilities, many of whom are recent amputees rebuilding their lives after serving their country in Iraq, recently returned from a scuba diving trip to Cayman Brac in the Cayman Islands. "