Entries by Anthea Watkins

Namene James-Rodgers of Cocos Hotel selected as a Caribbean Tourism Young Leader

Wednesday May 22, 2019, St. John’s Antigua & Barbuda: The Caribbean Hotels and Tourist Association (CHTA) launched its inaugural Program named the Young Leaders Forum in April. The YL’s programme is designed to engage with up and coming hospitality professionals in a series of discussions, learning opportunities, and engagement with Industry Leaders. Cocos Hotel applicant, […]

Twenty-Two Employees Complete Maintenance Course With the Antigua Hotels & Tourist Association

Twenty-two (22) employees from the hotel sector in Antigua and Barbuda recently completed a ten-week course focused on the Introduction to Hospitality Maintenance – a Quality and Safety Management Approach which was hosted at the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort. The course, facilitated by Mr. Kim Burdon, provided Hospitality Maintenance Managers and Supervisors with a general […]

Antigua And Barbuda Launch New Global Summer Campaign #WHATCOOLLOOKSLIKE

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has unveiled its new global summer campaign, #WhatCoolLooksLike, which is expected to convey the trendiness of the destination and its appeal as the ideal summer vacation spot for visitors looking for enjoyable experiences. The campaign draws on what makes the country special and seeks to depict in a creative […]

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Antigua’s Romance, Gastronomy and Wellness Showcased on UK Television

The year 2019 has seen Antigua take centre stage on UK terrestrial television with a host of celebrity presenters, reality television stars and much-loved chefs descending on the island for a bounty of broadcast opportunities that shine a light on the island’s most irresistible qualities. The television programmes have highlighted local and traditional cuisines, the […]

Antigua And Barbuda To Aggressively Grow European Market

Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Officials have returned to Antigua and Barbuda having participated in the ITB Travel Trade Show, held from March 6 – March 10, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The trade show is considered the World’s leading travel trade show and the largest exhibition of its kind in Europe, with over 10,000 exhibitors from […]

Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourist Association appoints Patrice Simon as Executive Director

The Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourist Association (AHTA), the representative voice of the local tourism private sector and advocates for its stakeholders both locally and internationally, is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrice Simon as Executive Director. Mrs. Simon will lead the AHTA team focusing on the core organizational goal of ensuring co-operation […]

Antigua and Barbuda Share Positive News of Destination Growth at 2019 CHTA Caribbean Travel Market Place.

The event is the region’s largest and most significant marketing forum, and was held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from January 29 – January 31, 2019. The premier annual event, attended by over 1,200 hoteliers, tourist boards, tour operators, suppliers and attractions, offers participants the opportunity to gather for high-impact, one-on-one business meetings, knowledge […]

Antigua and Barbuda Wins Leading Categories in 2018 ‘CARIBBEAN TRAVEL AWARDS’

Twin-Isle Nation Wins ‘Luxury Destination of the Year’ and ‘Caribbean Airport of the Year’ The dedication of Antigua and Barbuda tourism stakeholders towards ensuring extraordinary experiences are received by visitors at every touchpoint is being recognized by the prestigious Caribbean publication, Caribbean Journal, in their annual ‘Caribbean Travel Awards.’ Antigua and Barbuda has been named, […]

Antigua Brings Carnival Spirit to the Streets of London

Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority collaborates with Festivals Commission to pull together a UK roadshow to promote Antigua’s Carnival 2019 The warmth and party spirit of Antigua’s carnival was brought to the heart of London this week during the annual World Travel Market. The Tourism Authority held an event at the Royal Garden Hotel to […]

Antigua & Barbuda Shines at London’s World Travel Market 2018

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA SHINES AT LONDON’S WORLD TRAVEL MARKET 2018 The Tourism Authority Hosts a Successful Week of Interviews, Discussion Panels and Media Meetings The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has just completed a successful week at London’s World Travel Market. Held annually, WTM is the world’s leading conference for the travel industry and takes […]

Antigua and Barbuda Removed from Zika Advisories as WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION Revised the Virus’ Country Classification

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and the Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism are committed to the safety and health of visitors to Antigua and Barbuda. We are pleased to announce that the World Health Organization (WHO) has removed its Zika virus country classification scheme, which categorized Antigua and Barbuda along with most of […]


The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA), in collaboration with the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission has just wrapped up a busy week of intense regional promotions for the launch of Antigua’s Carnival 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago. Antigua and Barbuda was among several Caribbean destinations that descended into Trinidad and Tobago to promote their […]