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A & B AWARD WINNING PROPERTIES RATED AMONG THE CARIBBEAN'S BEST

Friday 12th October 2018
Two rated in top 10 by Condé Nast.
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A & B RETAINS ‘CARIBBEAN’S MOST ROMANTIC DESTINATION’ AWARD

Friday 28th September 2018
The leading wedding and honeymoon destination has won the 2018 World Travel Award.
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A & B INTRODUCE HURRICANE INSURANCE GUARANTEE

Friday 28th September 2018
Travelers can book with confidence during the hurricane season for the region.
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A & B CELEBRATES WORLD TOURISM DAY

Friday 28th September 2018
The twin island destination celebrated the day under the theme ‘Tourism and Digital Transformation’.
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NEW CRUISE CALLS FOR ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA THIS WINTER

Thursday 20th September 2018
The Ritz Carlton Cruises is expected to make calls for the 2018/19 season & Virgin Cruises during 2020/21.
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A & B ROMANCE CAMPAIGN WINS SILVER MAGELLAN AWARD

Thursday 13th September 2018
The awards honors the best in travel and salutes the outstanding travel professionals.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA NAMED THE BEST CARIBBEAN ISLAND TO VISIT IN 2018

Friday 7th September 2018
The twin island destination received the number one spot from Caribbean Journal.
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HIGH LEVEL TRADE & TOURISM BILATERAL VISIT TO COLOMBIA

Thursday 30th August 2018
Antigua & Barbuda has reciprocated a waiver of visa requirements between the twin island nation and Colombia.
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MISS UNIVERSE CANADA VISITS ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Tuesday 28th August 2018
Lauren Howe, winner of Miss Universe Canada Pageant 2017/2018 enjoyed a week-long stay.
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A & B HAMPTONS YACHTING CHALLENGE ENDS WITH A BANG

Monday 20th August 2018
The twin island destination celebrates success of the challenge and stakeholder meetings.
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REGIONAL MEDIA FRENZY FOR CARNIVAL 2018

Wednesday 15th August 2018
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority continued its 2018 regional marketing promotions.
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ABTA & SEABORNE HOST PUERTO RICAN MEDIA AND TOP TOUR OPERATORS

Friday 20th July 2018
The group journeyed to the destination to enjoy four days of activities.
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A & B DEMONSTRATES STRONG TOURISM GROWTH IN 2018

Tuesday 17th July 2018
Air arrivals are up 7%, sea arrivals by 11.57%, and an average 8.6% growth in hotel occupancy rates
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A TASTE OF A & B DISPLAYED AT CARIBBEAN305

Wednesday 27th June 2018
A spectacular taste experience was in full effect at the CHTA event.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA END CARIBBEAN WEEK ON HIGH

Tuesday 12th June 2018
With Exclusive Media Luncheon and Rum & Rhythm, the twin island destination leverages activities.
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A & B LAUNCHES SWEEPSTAKES AND VIP TREATMENT FOR COUPLES

Thursday 7th June 2018
Two lucky couples will win a 3-night stay for two at top hotels.
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A & B BUILDS MARKETING PARTNERSHIP WITH TRIPADVISOR

Monday 4th June 2018
ABTA has embarked on collaborative initiatives for the summer with TripAdvisor.
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DELTA INCREASES FLIGHTS TO ANTIGUA

Friday 25th May 2018
Due to high demand, the airline will add a new flight once a week from JFK New York to Antigua beginning December 20th.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA TO HOST CARIBBEAN'S LARGEST INFLUENCER CONFERENCE

Tuesday 1st May 2018
ABTA partners with Traverse for global conference.
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A & B NOMINATED FOR 25TH ANNUAL WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

Wednesday 18th April 2018
Vote for Antigua and Barbuda to win the awards. Voting ends on August 12, 2018.
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CELEBRITY & LUXURY DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNERS

Wednesday 18th April 2018
Antigua and Barbuda wedding planners are invited to plan romantic getaways.
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A & B DOUBLES MIAMI AIRLIFT THIS WINTER WITH AA

Thursday 29th March 2018
The island will benefit from an additional daily flight with American Airlines from Miami during the upcoming winter season.
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ABTA SCOOPS BRONZE AWARD

Tuesday 27th March 2018
The UK Office has won the bronze award in the highly competitive CIMTIG Travel Marketing Awards for the Best Tactical Campaign.
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LIAT RECOMMENCES ST. THOMAS SERVICE

Monday 19th March 2018
The flight to the Cyril E. King International Airport, St. Thomas will commence from July 1st and will operate every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA DISCUSSES GROWING GERMAN MARKET

Thursday 15th March 2018
Tourism Officials and Partners concluded a successful exhibition at ITB, in Berlin Germany.
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A & B TO BENEFIT FROM EUROPEAN BUSINESS

Thursday 15th March 2018
Two major tourism companies have decided to add Antigua and Barbuda as one of their preferred high end destinations.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA WELCOMES JETS IN PARADISE

Wednesday 14th March 2018
As the official destination of the American football team, Antigua is playing host to the Jets in Paradise getaway.
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THE CRUISE INDUSTRY REMAINS A TOP PRIORITY

Friday 9th March 2018
Says Antigua & Barbuda delegation at 2018 Seatrade Cruise global conference held in Florida from March 5th – 8th, 2018.
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LOCAL HOTELIERS REPORT ON THE BEST HOTEL SEASON IN YEARS

Monday 26th February 2018
The strong air arrivals and hotel occupancy figures that almost all hotels are enjoying this winter season.
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CARNIVAL SYNERGY BETWEEN A & B AND GUADELOUPE FORMED

Friday 16th February 2018
The Antiguan Delegation embarked on a 5-day mission to promote the upcoming festivities for Antigua's Carnival.
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2018 STAYOVER ARRIVALS UP BY OVER 9%

Friday 16th February 2018
The latest statistics are showing an increase in the number of 27,895 in January 2018 compared to 25,463 in January 2017.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ACHIEVES MAJOR EXPOSURE AT T&T CARNIVAL

Monday 12th February 2018
ABTA and the Festivals Commission has just wrapped up a busy week.
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BEACH BAR TRAIL SHORTLISTED FOR UK AWARDS

Friday 9th February 2018
The travel awards recognise the most original, creative, innovative and best performing campaigns.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA TO HOST GWADADLI FESTIVAL

Friday 9th February 2018
The rich cultural event will showcase eclectic music & more from the islands of Guadeloupe and Antigua.
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THE PERFECT DESTINATION FOR ROWING & ROMANCE

Friday 2nd February 2018
Organized by Indigo Wedding Planners, Stuart Watts of the Four Oarsmen team and Laura Mann exchanged nuptials at Jacqui O’s.
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A & B MAKES SPLASH AT CARIBBEAN TRAVEL MARKETPLACE

Friday 2nd February 2018
Amongst the major announcements from the meetings was news of an increase in Jet Blue service.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA HOSTS SUPER50 CRICKET FESTIVAL

Friday 2nd February 2018
Over 20 Tourism Ambassadors will provide hospitality services at the tournament.
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12 FUN-FILLED EVENTS IN SUNNY ANTIGUA & BARBUDA FOR 2018

Wednesday 10th January 2018
There are a variety of gatherings for all ages and interests as the destination will host an exciting lineup of sporting events, festivals and cultural gatherings.
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INNOVATIVE DESTINATION OF THE YEAR AWARD

Tuesday 19th December 2017
Antigua and Barbuda has won the award in the 5th Annual Caribbean Travel Awards as released in December, by Caribbean Journal.
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COME BACK DARLING

Thursday 14th December 2017
UB40 and Virgin Holidays unites for Caribbean Hurricane Recovery Effort.
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VOTE FOR THE CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR

Tuesday 21st November 2017
Antigua and Barbuda's two nominees are Jake Kelsick, Professional Kiteboarder & Jetworth "Pat" Richardson - Frigate Bird Tours.
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HOTEL RENOVATIONS OF 2017

Tuesday 31st October 2017
Refreshed resorts are set for the upcoming high season after renovations.
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A & B SHOWCASES THE DESTINATION FOR INCREASED CRUISE SHIP CALLS

Friday 27th October 2017
Cruise tourism officials, along with key private sector partners, attended the annual FCCA Cruise Marketing Conference.
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A & B BRAND HITS TELEVISION SCREENS, PR OPPORTUNITIES, FAM TRIPS AND MORE

Tuesday 17th October 2017
Watch the video of the ITV Morning Show featuring Antigua in 'The Mate Escape' and more.
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BARBUDA FUNDRAISER HELD AT ARCHER STREET, LONDON

Wednesday 11th October 2017
To help with relief efforts, the ABTA (UK Office) partnered with the Archer Street Cocktail Bar.
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A & B TO SEE RECORD BREAKING CRUISE SHIP ARRIVALS

Monday 9th October 2017
The twin-Island benefits from recent investment in cruise facilities as assurance of port readiness leads to a bumper year for cruise tourism.
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THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURISM INSIDER

Friday 6th October 2017
Read the latest news; WTM Means Business: November 6th - November 8th, 2017, support Barbuda by vacationing in Antigua, and more.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA HITS THE ROAD IN GRAND EUROPEAN BLITZ

Monday 2nd October 2017
ABTA, along with some of the destination’s major hotel and airline partners, descended on the major gateway cities of Frankfurt, Rome, Milan and Stockholm.
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WINNERS IN 2017 WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

Wednesday 27th September 2017
Awards include the coveted Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination and leading local resorts.
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NEW VIDEO: COME VISIT US IN ANTIGUA

Tuesday 26th September 2017
Antigua Open For Business; Sister - Isle Barbuda on the path to rebuilding.
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ANTIGUA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Friday 15th September 2017
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Teams and Partners intensify efforts to get the message out.
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WELCOME & THANK YOU CEREMONY FOR CARNIVAL FASCINATION

Friday 15th September 2017
The official statement made by The Hon. Asot A. Michael Minister of Tourism in Antigua and Barbuda on the arrival of Carnival Fascination
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ANTIGUA BACK TO NORMAL, BARBUDA RELIEF UNDERWAY

Friday 8th September 2017
The island of Antigua is open for business, as normal activity returned after a brushing from Hurricane Irma.
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ANTIGUA OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Wednesday 6th September 2017
Antigua has successfully coped with Hurricane Irma, defying the worst predictions of disaster. There was no loss of life.
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FASHION HOUSE IN A & B FOR MAJOR PHOTOSHOOT

Friday 18th August 2017
Chen Burkett, a noted New York based fashion designer has teamed up to capture the romantic elements of the island in an on-island photo shoot.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA SIGN AGREEMENT WITH AIRBNB

Wednesday 26th July 2017
The twin island sees 53% growth in Airbnb guest arrivals, helping to boost the local economy.
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SPECIALS ON OFFER FOR SUMMER OF 60 PROMOTION

Monday 24th July 2017
Check out the jaw dropping offers for the Summer of 60 discounts from businesses island-wide.
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SUNWING TRAVEL GROUP ASSUMES MANAGEMENT OF JOLLY BEACH RESORT

Wednesday 19th July 2017
Rob Barrett hands over management after successfully keeping the resort operational since January 2016.
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A&B SEE A SPIKE IN BOOKINGS FOLLOWING UK CONSUMER CAMPAIGN

Tuesday 18th July 2017
High profile Prince Harry visit and recent Messi honeymoon likely to have contributed to uplift.
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SUMMER OF 60 PROMOTION

Tuesday 6th June 2017
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) in collaboration with AntiguaNice, is offering a summer promotion to celebrate 60 years of Antigua Carnival.
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A & B NOMINATED IN WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Voting is open so cast your vote for Antigua & Barbuda now. View which categories the twin island has been nominated for.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA FEATURED IN FASHION GUIDE

Monday 6th March 2017
The destination offers stunning backdrop to the latest fashions from J. Crew, the multi-brand, multi-channel American fashion retailers.
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A & B TO USE WI GAMES TO INCREASE BRAND AWARENESS

Thursday 23rd February 2017
Antigua and Barbuda, the Official Tourism Partner of the Windies, will use the West Indies vs England ODIs promote the destination.
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VISIT ANTIGUA & BARBUDA DURING OUR 2017 YEAR OF CELEBRATIONS

Thursday 16th February 2017
The twin-island heads into a landmark year with celebrations of major anniversaries for flagship events.
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A & B LAUNCHES TOURISM SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNEL

Thursday 16th February 2017
The twin island launched the world’s first tourism social media channel, dedicated entirely to romance on Facebook.
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ANTIGUA FOR SAILORS

Friday 10th February 2017
Whether you want to mix with Ben Ainslie types or just meet fellow sea-farers as yourself, check out the best sailing spots to hit in Antigua.
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A & B CELEBRATE PRINCE HARRY'S VISIT WITH SPECIAL COCKTAIL

Saturday 19th November 2016
‘The Prince’s Ginger’ is made with the twin-island nation’s world famous, award-winning English Harbour rum and features fresh locally sourced ingredients.
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HISTORY UNFOLDS AT CLARENCE HOUSE WITH PRINCE HARRY'S VISIT

Friday 18th November 2016
This weekend history will unfold before our very eyes in the UNESCO Heritage site of the National Park.
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PRINCE HARRY'S STOPS IN ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Tuesday 15th November 2016
Read the details for the Royal tour which begins in Antigua on Sunday, November 20th, 2016.
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CONDE NAST TRAVELER'S AWARDS FOR A & B LEADING PROPERTIES

Tuesday 25th October 2016
The twin island nation wins 5 awards for Top Resorts in the Caribbean.
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PRINCE HARRY'S DATES FOR ANTIGUA & BARBUDA CONFIRMED

Tuesday 25th October 2016
Read to see the dates the royal tour will begin in Antigua & Barbuda, and the rest of the Caribbean.
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A & B NOMINATED FOR WORLD’S LEADING HONEYMOON DESTINATION

Thursday 6th October 2016
The island leads the nominations which list other Caribbean islands of Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Barbados.
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TOURISM MINISTER CALLS 2017 A LANDMARK YEAR FOR A&B TOURISM INDUSTRY

Thursday 22nd September 2016
Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism The Honourable Asot Michael has said “2017 is set to be a landmark year for Antigua and Barbuda and for our tourism industry.”
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A&B VOTED ‘CARIBBEAN’S MOST ROMANTIC DESTINATION’

Thursday 22nd September 2016
Second Consecutive Win Cements Twin Island’s Position As The Leader in Romance Travel
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A & B APPEAR IN AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

Friday 9th September 2016
A & B can be viewed by millions ahead of the winter booking period, as the unique culture of the destination features on the award-winning documentary TV series, Music Voyager.
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A & B TOURISM AUTHORITY APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF TOURISM, USA

Thursday 7th July 2016
Kim Jack Riley has been named Director of Tourism, USA, based in New York City.
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JUNIOR MINISTER OF TOURISM SPEECH COMPETITION WINNER

Thursday 7th July 2016
16 year old AGH school student, Darshanie Singh was named Junior Minister of Tourism.
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A & B ANNOUNCES TOURISM DIRECTOR FOR CANADA

Wednesday 6th July 2016
Colin Skerritt, of Antiguan heritage, has been named Director of Tourism, Canada. He began his tenure on July 5th, 2016.
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A & B LAUNCHES UK CAMPAIGN

Wednesday 29th June 2016
The trade campaign goes live on June 30th and will run until July 12th, offering value packages at competitive prices, enticing travelers to book September holidays.
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MANGO PINEAPPLE CULINARY COMPETITION

Friday 10th June 2016
Twenty-four Top Chefs will compete in the 2016 Mango Pineapple Culinary Competition set for July 16 at the ABHTI.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA TOURISM MEETS TRAVEL TRADE

Friday 27th May 2016
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy attended ETI held in Puerto Rico.
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DON'T MISS THE HUMAN RESOURCES CONFERENCE

Friday 6th May 2016
With over 100 hundred registrants to date from throughout the Caribbean and at home, spaces are now limited and going fast.
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CARNIVAL WITH ANTIGUA & BARBUDA AND WESTJET VACATIONS

Friday 6th May 2016
Experience Carnival with Antigua & Barbuda and WestJet Vacations special offer of $200 discount.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA LAUNCHES ‘GET TO HAPPY’ CAMPAIGN

Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Get to Happy digital summer campaign highlights how planning a vacation and visiting Antigua & Barbuda will result in improved life happiness.
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REGISTER FOR MAKE EXCELLENCE A HABIT SESSION

Friday 29th April 2016
Register for the CTO 8th Tourism Human Resources Conference and learn how you can “Make Excellence A Habit” in your organization.
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NETWORK WITH THE BEST

Friday 22nd April 2016
Take a look at the sessions offered for the 8th Tourism Human Resources Conference and speakers profiles for the conference.
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A&B RECORDS DOUBLE DIGIT INCREASE IN VISITOR ARRIVALS

Tuesday 19th April 2016
The March figures boost the already strong numbers with 30,321 passengers recorded as having visited the destination in the month.
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INCREASING CUSTOMER & BRAND LOYALTY

Friday 15th April 2016
Register for the Tourism Authority Master Class, facilitated by Mr. André Bello, Commercial Manager-Caribbean, Virgin Atlantic.
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REGISTER YOUR TEAM FOR TOURISM HUMAN RESOURCES CONFERENCE

Monday 11th April 2016
This is the first time the CTO conference, set over May 11 - May 13, 2016 is being held in Antigua and is an opportunity not to be missed.
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PLENARY SESSION AND MASTER CLASS SERIES

Monday 4th April 2016
Nicole Antonio-Gadson will join the 8th Tourism Human Resources Conference, Plenary Session. Also learn the formula for business success with Mr. John Burchell in the Master Series.
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MAJOR HOTEL INVESTMENT FOR ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Friday 1st April 2016
The US$52 million investment project will bring job opportunities and economic benefits to the people of Antigua and Barbuda.
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A & B REPRESENTS AT ITB TRAVEL TRADE SHOW IN GERMANY

Monday 21st March 2016
Antigua and Barbuda had a major presence at ITB Berlin, one of the world’s largest trade and consumer fairs, held in Germany from March 9 - March 13, 2016.
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TOURISM HUMAN RESOURCES CONFERENCE

Friday 18th March 2016
This is the first time that the conference will be held in Antigua, and is a great opportunity for tourism and hospitality professionals and students. See the rates.
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A HISTORIC FINISH FOR TEAM WADADLI

Thursday 11th February 2016
It was a historic moment, 52 days, nine hours and nine minutes, the time that Team Wadadli took to cross the finish line at Nelson’s Dockyard culminating their run in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.
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ANTIGUA FEATURED ON YAHOO! TRAVEL

Wednesday 27th January 2016
"10 Reasons Antigua Is the Best Caribbean Hotspot You Haven’t Heard Of" by Lisa Bonner.
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WANTED: DIRECTOR OF TOURISM IN CANADA AND THE USA

Thursday 21st January 2016
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority invite qualified applications to fill the roles of Director of Tourism, marketing Antigua and Barbuda in Canada and the USA.
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ANTIGUA WELCOMES THE LARGEST CRUISE SHIP

Friday 15th January 2016
It was seen as a historic moment when the Norwegian Breakaway vessel docked at the Nevis Street Pier.
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A & B CELEBRATE SUCCESS OF 2016 NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SHOW

Wednesday 13th January 2016
Antigua and Barbuda received an unprecedented number of visitors at Romance Themed booth in New York city.
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SEABORNE AIRLINES LAUNCH NEW SERVICE

Monday 14th December 2015
Airlift into Antigua and Barbuda increases with the addition of Seaborne airlines non-stop service between San Juan and Antigua.
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ANTIGUA FEATURED IN TOTAL GUIDE - THE CARIBBEAN

Wednesday 11th November 2015
As the best island for a hassle-free holiday, great for young families, short flight times and transfers and island hopping.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CELEBRATE NEW JETBLUE SERVICE

Tuesday 10th November 2015
They took to the New York skies to make a splash in celebrating the launch of the new nonstop JetBlue service.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AT WTM

Friday 6th November 2015
Hotel and Tourism Partners meet at the Antigua and Barbuda stand for WTM 2015. See the video of the Breaking Travel News interview with CEO of the A & B Tourism Authority Colin James.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA WINS CARIBBEAN’S MOST ROMANTIC DESTINATION

Wednesday 21st October 2015
The island beat out 12 competitors, cementing its' position as being The Best Destination.
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VOTE FOR ANTIGUA IN USA 10 BEST COMPETITION

Monday 19th October 2015
Antigua is currently ranked #3 of 20. Vote and reach out to your contacts to vote to get Antigua into the top of the category.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TO SEE BEST CRUISE SEASON

Friday 9th October 2015
Antigua and Barbuda continues to make significant gains in its efforts to attract more cruise ship calls and passengers.
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CELEBRITY BACKED CHARITY DINNER AND AUCTION US$50,000 PRIZE

Thursday 8th October 2015
YIDA International Investment Group have put up a US$50,000 golf holiday package to Japan.
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CRICKETING GREATS TO TRAVEL TO ANTIGUA

Monday 28th September 2015
For Lord’s Taverners, the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity Anniversary Tour from 12 - 16 October.
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TRAVEL BULLETIN STAR AWARD 2015

Thursday 17th September 2015
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s UK Office walked away with this year’s Travel Bulletin Star Award for Star Caribbean Tourist Office.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’S PRESENCE AT SEATRADE EUROPE

Monday 14th September 2015
Antigua and Barbuda to see increased cruise ship calls from attendance at sea trade in Hamburg – Europe’s largest cruise convention.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA OPENS MODERN STATE OF THE ART AIRPORT

Friday 21st August 2015
The twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda has opened one of the most modern international airports in the Caribbean.
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SCOUT ON FOR THE NEXT JUNIOR MINISTER OF TOURISM

Monday 10th August 2015
Who will be the Next Antigua and Barbuda Junior Minister of Tourism? The deadline for registration has been extended to August 14, 2015.
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CHILDREN'S BOOK DRIVE ENHANCES CHILDREN'S CARNIVAL

Friday 31st July 2015
Children in Antigua and Barbuda will have over 1000 new children’s books.
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LONDON TAXIS BRANDED WITH ANTIGUA & BARBUDA IMAGERY

Thursday 30th July 2015
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s UK Team and hotel partners view the
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA WINS CULINARY APPROVAL IN THE HAMPTONS

Wednesday 29th July 2015
One of the main sponsors was the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority.
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WIN 2 FREE AIRLINE TICKETS TO ANTIGUA

Monday 13th July 2015
Like the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Facebook page, and tell them what you love about Antigua's Carnival.
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TOURISM MINISTRY TO TRAIN 40 PARTICIPANTS IN WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGY

Wednesday 8th July 2015
Web 2.0 Social Media Learning Opportunity workshops from 6th - 10th July, and 13th – 17th July.
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VOTE FOR A & B IN THE WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

Monday 22nd June 2015
Cast your vote and show your love for Antigua & Barbuda in the 2015 World Travel Awards in five categories.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CONTINUE TO DOMINATE AT CARIBBEAN WEEK

Monday 8th June 2015
Destination recognised with Two Prestigious Awards and Asserts Presence at Media Market Place.
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JETBLUE TO BEGIN DIRECT FLIGHTS TO ANTIGUA

Wednesday 6th May 2015
JetBlue Airways will begin direct service to Antigua from its base in New York’s JFK International Airport on November 5.
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A&B SHOWCASES A FRESH NEW LOOK FOR CRUISE SHIPPING MIAMI

Monday 23rd March 2015
Antigua and Barbuda Showcases a Fresh New Look for Cruise Shipping Miami (CSM) – North America’s largest Cruise Convention
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A&B ATTENDS CONFERENCES ON ENERGY, INVESTMENT & TOURISM

Tuesday 10th March 2015
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Delegation attends multiple Conferences in Berlin to Secure Energy Initiatives, Hotel Investment and Increase Tourism Business for the Country
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INTRODUCING NEW HALF MARATHON ‘RUN IN PARADISE’

Thursday 5th February 2015
The ‘Run in Paradise’ Half Marathon is all set to be an exciting and challenging race, attracting local and international runners, with funds raised to go to charity.
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MAJOR MARKETING CAMPAIGNS TO RAISE PROFILE OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Tuesday 3rd February 2015
A 60-minute television documentary on “Tourism in Antigua and Barbuda” will air in the Italian market, this February and again in March, following filming last week by Sky Italia.
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ABTA APPOINTS OVERSEAS TEAM

Wednesday 28th January 2015
In making the announcement the Minister described Walker and Flambert as expert strategists with successful track records of overseeing and directing high-impact tourism marketing campaigns for destinations.
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WHAT'S ON IN ANTIGUA & BARBUDA IN EARLY 2015

Wednesday 21st January 2015
Check out what's happening in Antigua & Barbuda for the first half of 2015.
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SIZEABLE DONATION TO ST. JOHN'S ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL'S RESTORATION FUND

Friday 19th December 2014
Mother of Antigua And Barbuda's National Hero, Sir Viv Richards presents cheque to the St. John's Anglican Cathedral's Restoration Fund.
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ABTA 2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday 12th November 2014
See the 2015 Calendar of Events in Antigua & Barbuda from the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority.
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NATIONAL LIBRARY RECEIVES BOOST WITH DONATION OF TOURISM BOOKS

Tuesday 21st October 2014
The newly opened National Library of Antigua and Barbuda was the recipient of a large donation of tourism guides.
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A & B COMMITS TO CRUISE TOURISM SECTOR IMPROVEMENTS

Tuesday 21st October 2014
Antigua And Barbuda Affirms Its Commitment To Improvements In The Cruise Tourism Sector At FCCA 2014 Marketing Conference
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FREE AGENT RATE LISTING FOR TOURS & ACCOMMODATION

Thursday 2nd October 2014
Post your agent rates, free of charge, to Spoiled Agent.com.
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SIR VIV RICHARDS HONOURED BY THE LORD’S TAVERNERS

Tuesday 30th September 2014
The celebrity studded fund raising dinner was held in honour of Sir Vivian Richards by the Lord’s Taverners and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority.
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WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2014: VOTE FOR A & B

Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Antigua & Barbuda is nominated for four (4) categories in the 2014 World Travel Awards. Vote for us before September 14th.
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US CARRIERS TO OFFER NEW AIR SERVICE TO ANTIGUA

Friday 18th July 2014
Negotiations with Tourism Minister Asot Michael and Airlines A Success
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A&B TOURISM AUTHORITY AND CPL ANNOUNCE SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

Tuesday 15th July 2014
where people are invited to post 'selfies' on social media pages for a chance to win CPL tickets and a trip to Antigua for 2015
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VOTE FOR ANTIGUA AS USA TODAY'S BEST WEDDING DESTINATION

Friday 20th June 2014
Vote for Antigua & Barbuda as USA Today's Best Wedding Destination!
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A & B RECEIVES TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELLER’S CHOICE DESTINATION AWARD 2014

Wednesday 26th March 2014
Antigua & Barbuda remains a favourite among travellers as it was one of only two Eastern Caribbean Islands ranked among the region’s top 10 destinations.
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UK REDUCES APD TO ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Thursday 20th March 2014
On March 20, the UK government reduced the Airport Passenger Duty on flights to Antigua & Barbuda, effectively reducing ticket prices and encouraging more travel from the UK.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA RECIEVES GOOD NEWS AT CRUISE SHIPPING MIAMI, 2014

Wednesday 19th March 2014
Antigua and Barbuda recently attended the Cruise Shipping Miami (CSM) Trade and Convention Show, held from March 10 – 13, 2014 in Miami, Florida.
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A & B TOURISM DELEGATION ATTENDS ITB, WORLD’S LARGEST TOURISM TRADE FAIR & CONVENTION

Monday 10th March 2014
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Officials participated in another successful showcasing of the destination, this time in Berlin Germany, during ITB.
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TOURISM E-BLAST ESPRESSO - MARCH EDITION

Monday 3rd March 2014
This issue brings readers a comprehensive Calendar of Events, a destination snapshot on Fort James along with island specials at various accommodation spots and more
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A & B TOURISM AUTHORITY PARTNERS WITH MOSS BROS FOR SPRING COLLECTION LAUNCH

Wednesday 26th February 2014
The month-long February campaign is currently being run online and across 130 Moss Bros stores.
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A & B NATIONAL HERO, SIR VIVIAN RICHARDS PROMOTES SWEET, SWEET CRICKET

Wednesday 19th February 2014
Antigua & Barbuda continues to celebrate its cricket heritage with the release of a new destination video featuring International Cricket Legend, and National Hero, Sir. Vivian Richards.
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BRITISH AIRWAYS INCREASES SEATS TO ANTIGUA FOR 2014

Friday 14th February 2014
Increase in demand for Antigua & Barbuda sees British Airways increase seats to the destination
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TOURISM PREMIERES ESPRESSO ENEWSLETTER

Friday 7th February 2014
The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority premieres the Espresso e-newsletter
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A & B INTENSIFIES PROMOTIONS DURING ARTIC CONDITIONS IN THE US

Monday 27th January 2014
A & B Capitalizes on Artic Blast in US to Promote Special Destination Offers
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TRIPADVISOR NAME A & B AS 2013 TRAVELERS' CHOICE DESTINATION

Thursday 23rd January 2014
Antigua & Barbuda Receives Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Destination Award 2013
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THOMAS COOK AIRLINES BEGINS NEW SERVICE TO ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Friday 20th December 2013
The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority is pleased to announce that Thomas Cook Airlines inaugurated its non-stop weekly service into Antigua and Barbuda today Thursday, December 19th 2013.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA RECEIVES NEW AIRLIFT FROM GUADELOUPE WITH DIRECT CONNECTION TO FRANCE FOR THE 2014 WINTER SEASON

Friday 20th December 2013
The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority is pleased to announce that Air Antilles Express inaugurated its bi-weekly service into Antigua & Barbuda today, Thursday, 19th December 2013.
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NEW DIRECTOR OF UK AND EUROPE TOURISM MARKET APPOINTED

Monday 16th December 2013
Cherrie Osborne Appointed Tourism Head for UK and Europe.
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12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY BUZZ GIVEAWAY

Tuesday 10th December 2013
Win $100 dollars cash, an awesome Gift package from Jo Malone London or four Grand Prizes of a three night stay.
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A & B HOSTS CRICKET PRESS MEET AHEAD OF ENGLAND’S TOUR

Friday 6th December 2013
Antigua and Barbuda hosts Cricket Press Trip for Journalists ahead of England’s tour of West Indies
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NEW DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM PTP TO ANU VIA AIR ANTILLES EXPRESS

Friday 29th November 2013
Press Release - Antigua and Barbuda Supports New Airlift from Guadeloupe and France
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A & B BUZZ: HERITAGE ISSUE

Thursday 14th November 2013
The latest issue of A & B Buzz: The Heritage Issue
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NEW 2014 TREASURE ISLANDS GUIDE FOR ANTIGUA & BARBUDA REACHES EUROPEAN AND CANADIAN TRAVEL SHOWS

Thursday 14th November 2013
Treasure Island Ltd. publishes their new 2014 Treasure Islands Guide with distribution of over 3000 copies at key European Travel Trade shows.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA FEATURED AT INTERNATIONAL DIVE SHOW

Monday 11th November 2013
Antigua and Barbuda was among hundreds of destinations showcased at the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) Expo at the Orlando Convention Center, last week
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EXCITING NEWS FOR ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AT WORLD TRAVEL MARKET

Friday 8th November 2013
The Minister of Tourism announced that Antigua will as of December 19 benefit from a new flight out of Manchester with Thomas Cook
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA FAVOURS CRUISE ALLIANCE OF THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN

Wednesday 6th November 2013
Antigua & Barbuda agreed to strategic involvement in the development of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
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POSITIVE FEEDBACK AFTER 2013 CTO YOUTH CONGRESS

Wednesday 6th November 2013
Tourism Youth Ambassadors Relay Positive Feedback after an Enlightening 2013 CTO Youth Congress Experience
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WTA NOMINEE: “WORLD'S LEADING HONEYMOON DESTINATION”

Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Vote for Antigua & Barbuda as "World's Leading Honeymoon Destination"
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A & B REPRESENTED AT 2013 CTO YOUTH CONGRESS

Wednesday 16th October 2013
Junior Minister of Tourism off to represent A & B at the Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress
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WORLD ROUTES 2013: A & B CONFIRMED ATTENDEES

Monday 14th October 2013
World Routes 2013 conference pairs A & B tourism officials and airport executives with airlines in Las Vegas.
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TOURISM E-BLAST! SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER EDITION

Tuesday 1st October 2013
Welcome to the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority E-Blast September/October Edition
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURISM OFFICER, JOEL HENRY, NAMED HIGH FLIER IN UK TRAVEL INDUSTRY

Tuesday 1st October 2013
Tourism Officer within the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s UK Office, Joel Henry has been recognised as one of the UK Travel Industry’s 30 high fliers under the age of thirty.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURISM OFFICIALS ATTEND SEATRADE EUROPE’S LARGEST CRUISE CONVENTION

Monday 30th September 2013
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Officials continue their relentless marketing efforts to negotiate for more cruise calls.
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X FACTOR TO SHOWCASE ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Monday 23rd September 2013
Antigua & Barbuda will once again be in the spotlight as the X-Factor will showcase the destination
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A & B BUZZ CULTURE ISSUE 2013

Thursday 19th September 2013
The newest A & B Buzz ezine is here! Stay up to date on the best of Antigua, the latest news, places and more
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2013/2014 JUNIOR MINISTER OF TOURISM SELECTED

Thursday 19th September 2013
The Ministry of Tourism has selected a new youth representative to take the mantle of Jr. Minister of Tourism
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NICOLE SCHERZINGER GOES PARTYING IN ANTIGUA

Thursday 19th September 2013
X Factor Judge Nicole Scherzinger was spotted having a blast in Antigua on Wednesday
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ANTIGUA IS "CARIBBEAN'S LEADING HONEYMOON DESTINATION"

Wednesday 18th September 2013
A & B were recognized as the Caribbean's leading honeymoon destination at the 2013 World Travel Awards
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RAISING AWARENESS OF GLOBAL WARMING

Wednesday 18th September 2013
The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority is seeking to raise greater awareness of the effects of global warming
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WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS WINNERS GLITTER IN ANTIGUA

Saturday 14th September 2013
Sandals Resorts International was among the top tourism industry stakeholders to emerge victorious from the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North American Gala Ceremony
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ANTIGUAN HONORED AS TOP HAIR STYLIST IN THE US

Thursday 12th September 2013
A veteran Antiguan hairstylist, Dr. Dave Ray has been recognized among the top hairstylists in the United States
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SMALL HOTELS WORKSHOP A SUCCESS

Monday 9th September 2013
18 owners and managers of small hotels completed a 2-day training programme last week that enhanced their skills and knowledge
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TOURISM TRAINING FOR OWNERS AND MANAGERS OF SMALL HOTEL SECTOR

Thursday 29th August 2013
The national workshop is part of OAS’ continuing support for small hotels both at regional and local levels
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2ND ANNUAL HAMPTONS CHALLENGE A SUCCESS!

Wednesday 21st August 2013
Up by 10 boats from last year, 38 yachts and crews braved the Sag Harbour waters for a chance to win the coveted grand prize of an all expenses paid trip to Antigua & Barbuda for Antigua Sailing Week 2014.
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ABTA’S CARNIVAL-CRICKET PROMOTION A SWEET SUCCESS

Tuesday 13th August 2013
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority's 'Come for Carnival, Stay for Cricket' promotion received its lucky winner
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A&B PREPARES FOR 2013 CTO YOUTH CONGRESS

Monday 12th August 2013
The first meeting for students interested in Antigua & Barbuda’s prep for the 2013 CTO Youth Congress took place last Friday
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA SECURES ADDITIONAL AIRLIFT

Thursday 8th August 2013
Antigua and Barbuda Secures Additional Airlift from its Largest Source Market in Anticipation of a bumper Winter Tourist Season
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8 MILLION 'BACHELORETTE' VIEWERS SEE ANTIGUA & BARBUDA SHINE

Wednesday 7th August 2013
Antigua & Barbuda shine before 8 million viewers in the finale episode of ABC’s The Bachelorette
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YOUTHS CALLED TO TOURISM YOUTH CONGRESS

Friday 2nd August 2013
Young persons are invited to be engaged in plans for participation at the Caribbean Tourism Organization Youth Congress in October
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LIVE VIEWING OF THE BACHELORETTE

Thursday 1st August 2013
As more than 8 million viewers globally tuned in, a diverse audience of agents, media specialists and celebrities were feted by the ABTA
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'THE BACHELORETTE' WRAPS UP IN ANTIGUA

Thursday 1st August 2013
Antigua & Barbuda will be featured once again in the season finale of ABC's hit romance reality series
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US REALITY SHOW FILMED IN ANTIGUA

Monday 29th July 2013
With 8 million viewers world-wide, the island of Antigua takes centre stage as the romantic backdrop for the ABC reality TV series, The Bachelorette
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TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE SERVICE AND SHORE EXCELLENCE TRAINING

Monday 29th July 2013
The Shore excellency workshop saw the certification of quite a few professionals in the industry
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA TO BE FEATURED ON THE WORLD STAGE

Tuesday 23rd July 2013
Antigua & Barbuda will be the romantic backdrop for the ABC Television reality series, The Bachelorette
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THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN ANTIGUA

Tuesday 16th July 2013
There are plenty of great things to do and sites to see on the island of Antigua. Check out Escapehere.com's list of the top 8
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‘COME FOR THE CARNIVAL, STAY FOR THE CRICKET’ REGIONAL SUMMER PROMOTION 2013 LAUNCHED

Monday 15th July 2013
One lucky regional winner will be flown to Antigua and receive an all-inclusive stay at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa
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TOURISM E-BLAST JULY/AUGUST EDITION

Monday 15th July 2013
The July/August edition of the Tourism E-Blast is here! Catch up on all the latest tourism news
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ANTIGUA BENEFITS FROM THE 10TH EDF ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND TRADE OF THE OECS REGION

Friday 12th July 2013
The Heritage Hotel located in the heart of picturesque St. Johns, Antigua was the venue set for the hosting of a national consultative workshop
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ANTIGUAN BUDGET ACCOMMODATIONS ARE AMONG THE BEST

Friday 12th July 2013
Antiguan & Barbudan accommodations were recently highlighted on a Guardian article covering the top 10 beach accommodations on a budget
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BISHOPS STORTFORD OF LONDON NETBALL TEAM TOURS ANTIGUA

Thursday 11th July 2013
Antigua and Barbuda is quickly becoming a top spot in the Caribbean for various sporting disciplines
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SIR VIVIAN RICHARDS JOINS ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA PROMOTION AT CELEBRITY CRICKET MATCH

Friday 5th July 2013
Antigua & Barbuda was promoted centre-stage at the prestigious 25th Annual Celebrity Cricket Day in the UK
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ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO ANTIGUA SUMMER FESTIVAL

Thursday 4th July 2013
Do YOU want to win a trip to Antigua and Barbuda for The Caribbean's Greatest Summer Festival?
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SHORE EXCURSION EXCELLENCE WORKSHOP

Monday 1st July 2013
The AHTA, with several other organisations will hold a workshop that will help destinations to become successful cruise markets
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ANTIGUAN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS CARIBBEAN HERITAGE AWARD

Thursday 27th June 2013
The Caribbean Heritage Organization Awards honoured an accomplished actor of Antiguan descent recently
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DESTINATION WEDDING SHOWCASES AN ARRAY OF LOCAL TALENT

Monday 24th June 2013
Jennifer Stewart and Daniel Duguay received the wedding of their dreams as winners of the 2013 Destination Wedding.
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40+ UK TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS EXPERIENCE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Thursday 20th June 2013
The ABTA's UK office will continue its run of FAM trips into June, allowing 40+ UK travel professionals to experience Antigua
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA COLLABORATES WITH LIAT IN DESTINATION DRIVE

Friday 14th June 2013
Antigua & Barbuda was represented by the ABTA and the Ministry of Tourism when it once again partnered with LIAT in a Destination Drive held in San Juan, Puerto Rico
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CARIBBEAN WEEK 2013 HAILED A SUCCESS

Thursday 13th June 2013
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism delegation made an indelible mark at the conference showcasing the destination at the promotional events.
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VACANCY: DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES

Wednesday 12th June 2013
Profiles Antigua Inc. on the behalf of Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority, is accepting applications for the position of Director, Human Resources
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A & B CHEFS SHOWCASE THE PRIDE AND PASSION OF THE DESTINATION

Tuesday 11th June 2013
Two Antiguan and Barbudan chefs joined more than a dozen Caribbean culinary masters in spicing up the Caribbean Week celebrations last week in NYC.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ATTEND THE AVALON INVEST CARIBBEAN NOW FORUM

Friday 7th June 2013
Caribbean governments have gathered in New York City over the past week in celebration of this year’s Annual CTO Caribbean Week
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A&B BUZZ: HEALTH AND WELLNESS 2013

Monday 3rd June 2013
A new edition of the A&B Buzz newsletter is here!
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TOURISM AWARENESS CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF WITH NEW PSA

Thursday 30th May 2013
Public service announcement features Tian Winter and focuses on coming together to solve the tourism puzzle
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BEAUTIFUL BARBUDA MAGAZINE PHOTO CONTEST

Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Share your best photos of beautiful Barbuda and you could win a fantastic prize!
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FCCA ESSAY CONTEST 2013 CALL FOR ENTRIES

Wednesday 15th May 2013
An invitation is extended to the youth of Antigua and Barbuda to participate in an annual essay contest
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THE ULTIMATE HONEYMOON CAMPAIGN 2013

Thursday 2nd May 2013
The Ultimate Honeymoon campaign is seen as another initiative by the ABTA to complement the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation’s
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TOURISM AUTHORITY BEGINS PROMOTIONS FOR ANTIGUA CARNIVAL 2013!

Friday 19th April 2013
Promotions are in full swing for the "Caribbean's Greatest Summer Festival"
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TOURISM E-BLAST: MARCH EDITION

Wednesday 3rd April 2013
Read the latest e-blast from Antigua & Barbuda Tourism!
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RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS PAY COURTESY VISIT TO BARBUDA

Tuesday 26th March 2013
Russian Diplomats make a courtesy call to the sister isle of Barbuda
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA GOES HD WITH NEW DESTINATION COMMERCIAL!

Monday 25th March 2013
Antigua and Barbuda goes HD in the new Destination Video
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA STANDS OUT AT CRUISE SHIPPING MIAMI 2013

Monday 18th March 2013
Antigua and Barbuda receive high reviews as one the Caribbean's top cruise destination.
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STAYCATIONS JINGLE COMPETITION

Tuesday 12th March 2013
Showcase your talents in this year's competition
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JAZZ FESTIVAL TO BECOME CALENDAR EVENT HERE

Tuesday 5th March 2013
Jazz festival declared a success and on the move to an annual event.
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TOURISM E-BLAST: FEBRUARY EDITION

Friday 1st March 2013
Read the latest e-blast from Antigua & Barbuda Tourism.
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WESTJET AIRLINES EXTENDS ITS FLIGHT SERVICE FOR SUMMER 2013

Friday 1st March 2013
Canadian air-carrier WestJet Airlines has confirmed that it will extend its flying schedule into Antigua and Barbuda into the summer months.
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NANIKI CARIBBEAN JAZZ SAFARI

Wednesday 27th February 2013
The second-leg of the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari, set for March 1 and 2 in Antigua is expected to span long-term benefits
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MAGINLEY WELCOMES SAILORS, PARTY-GOERS TO VALENTINE'S REGATTA & RUM FESTIVAL

Friday 8th February 2013
Minister of Tourism welcomes sailors and party goers to the Jolly Harbour Valentine's Regatta & Rum Festival.
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A & B TOURISM E-BLAST: JANUARY EDITION

Wednesday 23rd January 2013
Keep in the know of all the island activities and specials with Antigua & Barbuda Tourism E-Blast.
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TOURISM RECORDS .25 MILLION TOURISTS IN 2012

Tuesday 22nd January 2013
Antigua and Barbuda records a quarter million tourists in 2012.
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A & B BUZZ BUCKET LIST FEATURE COMING SOON

Wednesday 16th January 2013
Feature to include 10 things to keep your eyes on in 2013, Hotels Help Guests Stay Healthy, Adventures and more...
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FIVE PILLARS OF GROWTH FOR TOURISM SECTOR

Thursday 10th January 2013
Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation the Hon. John Maginley has identified the major areas of focus for his ministry in the year 2013.
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50 FUN THINGS TO DO IN ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Monday 31st December 2012
If you ever needed solid reasons to visit our twin island paradise, flightnetwork.com has put together several reasons, 50 to be exact, outlining things you can do while here.
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ANTIGUA TO HOST THE NANIKI JAZZ SAFARI, 2013

Thursday 13th December 2012
Romance Capital of the Caribbean, Antigua & Barbuda, will take centre stage next March, 2013 when it hosts a weekend of classic Jazz entertainment with the Naniki Jazz Safari.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA FEATURED AT INTERNATIONAL DIVE SHOW

Thursday 29th November 2012
For the 6th year, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism was a major sponsor of The Women Divers Hall of Fame Annual Gala Auction, one of the premier events at the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) Expo in Las Vegas.
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TOURISM OFFICIAL ATTENDS SEATRADE MED CRUISE CONVENTION

Wednesday 28th November 2012
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Delegation Attends Seatrade Med - Europe’s Largest Cruise and Super Yacht Convention
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A & B WINTER DESTINATION PROMOTION WELL UNDERWAY IN THE US

Wednesday 28th November 2012
Derede Whitlock, Antigua tourism officer, talks about Antigua and Barbuda. There will be contests to win a trip to each island at the Cromwell Crowne Plaza starting at 10 a.m.
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20 CANADIAN TRAVEL AGENTS VISIT ANTIGUA

Monday 26th November 2012
WestJet Vacations recently introduced 20 of its leading Canadian-based travel agents to the Antigua Tourism Market through a Familiarization (FAM) Trip.
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MINISTER OF TOURISM WELCOMES MASTERS TEAMS TO ANTIGUA AND PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR 2013

Thursday 15th November 2012
Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism praises the masters' teams and organisers of this year's Antigua and Barbuda International Masters 20/20.
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WARWICKSHIRE OVER-50 CRICKET TEAM VISITS ANTIGUA

Tuesday 13th November 2012
Warwickshire Over-50 Cricket Team makes a 2 week visit to the twin-island destination.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA TOURISM CHANNEL PREVIEW

Monday 12th November 2012
Check out the 3rd edition of the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Channel, a comprehensive Tourism Channel program.
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NEW DESTINATION VIDEO RELEASED FOR A & B

Wednesday 7th November 2012
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has launched a new destination feature for global viewing.
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5TH EDITION OF BEAUTIFUL BARBUDA MAGAZINE LAUNCHED

Wednesday 7th November 2012
Beautiful Barbuda magazine celebrates its Fifth Anniversary issue at London's World Travel Market
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A & B MARKS NEW GLOBAL PRESENCE AT WORLD TRAVEL MARKET 2012

Wednesday 7th November 2012
New Global Presence for Antigua and Barbuda for 2013 says Minister of Tourism
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JOEL ANTHONY NAMED TOURISM AMBASSADOR FOR 2012

Monday 5th November 2012
Miami Heat center player Joel Anthony has been appointed Tourism Ambassador for Antigua and Barbuda.
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WESTJET BEGINS TWICE-WEEKLY CANADIAN FLIGHTS TO ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Monday 29th October 2012
WestJet Airlines inaugurated its twice-weekly service to Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday October 28, 2012, adding 7,000 seats to air travel between Canada and the destination this tourist season.
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WESTJET STARTS SERVICE FROM TORONTO TO ANTIGUA THIS WEEKEND

Thursday 25th October 2012
This Sunday, October 28th the Canadian low-cost airline WestJet will inaugurate its service to our twin island state, Antigua & Barbuda from Toronto
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PRESTON BAILEY COMMENDS ANTIGUA FOR CREATIVITY & TALENT

Wednesday 17th October 2012
Inclement weather conditions did not deter vendors and patrons at Antigua and Barbuda's first "Bride Villa Event" last weekend.
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A & B TO HOST TRAVELMOLE "LEGENDS OF CRICKET" MATCH

Tuesday 16th October 2012
Over 15 tour operators and journalists inclusive of former professional English player Chris Schoffield will visit Antigua from October 20th-24th.
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PRESTON BAILEY HEADLINES "LOVE IN ANTIGUA"

Monday 15th October 2012
A & B continues to gain global recognition as a premier destination for weddings and honeymoons.
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'LOVE IN ANTIGUA' IS HERE!

Friday 12th October 2012
All systems are go for this weekend's 'Love in Antigua' activities to be headlined by international, award-winning event and wedding designer, Preston Bailey.
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CHEAPER TRAVEL FOR OCTOBER EVENTS WITH LIAT

Wednesday 10th October 2012
Tourism Authority Secures Cheaper Travel on LIAT for Local October Events
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A & B BUZZ CULTURE ISSUE

Monday 8th October 2012
Antigua's Carnival is described as the Caribbean's Most Colorful Summer Festival and according to the local revelers "Party Can't Done".
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FOXCT TELEVISION COVERAGE OF A & B

Monday 8th October 2012
A & B receives significant Television Coverage in New England States
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"ISLAND TIME" VIDEO BY KITE SCOOP

Friday 5th October 2012
Watch this expose of some of the exciting things Antigua & Barbuda has to offer - "Island Time"
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CRUISE TOURISM OFFICIALS ATTEND FCCA CRUISE CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW

Friday 5th October 2012
Destination Antigua and Barbuda successful showcased and promoted at the 19th FCCA Annual Conference and Trade show.
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MEGA-FAM CAMPAIGN FOR AGENTS LAUNCHED IN THE UK

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
Antigua and Barbuda's tourist board for the UK has launched a "mega-fam" to showcase the destination to agents.
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NEW AIRPORT ADMINISTRATION CHARGE ACT

Monday 1st October 2012
New Airport Authority Administration Charge that will take effect on all travel on or after November 1,2012.
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NATIONAL GOLFER AWARDED UK HONORARY GOLF CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Monday 1st October 2012
Sir Vivian Richards receives Honorary Golf Club Membership ahead Of the International World Pairs Final.
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LOCAL FILM FESTIVAL PROMOTED IN THE USA

Monday 1st October 2012
Promotions for the second annual International Film Festival of Antigua & Barbuda (IFFAB) slated for November 18–25, 2012 are in full gear.
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CARIBBEAN TO BE SHOWCASED AT THE INTERNATIONAL WORLD PAIRS FINAL

Friday 28th September 2012
The participation of two Caribbean teams at the 2012 International Pairs World Finals al Loch Lomond, Scotland is an exciting thing for Caribbean Golf.
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ABTA SUPPORTS TEAM ANTIGUA FOR WORLD GOLF FINALS

Tuesday 25th September 2012
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority supports Team Antigua for the prestigious International Pairs Golf Championships.
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NEW JUNIOR MINISTER CONFIRMED FOR TOURISM YOUTH CONGRESS

Tuesday 25th September 2012
Antigua confirms participation in the 2012 C.T.O Youth Congress to be held in St. Kitts.
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ANTIGUA TO HOST BRIDE VILLA

Friday 14th September 2012
Highly Anticipated Bride Villa event to be hosted in our Twin Island State this October.
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WESTJET ADDS ANTIGUA TO ITS WINTER 2012/2013 TROPICAL DESTINATIONS LIST

Wednesday 12th September 2012
Antigua and Barbuda Sources Additional Airlift with new WestJet Service from Canada
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURISM AUTHORITY PARTNERS WITH TRIPADVISOR

Monday 10th September 2012
Global travel website Tripadvisor has been chosen as a partner for an upcoming global Antigua and Barbuda tourism ad campaign to run throughout the fall and winter travel season of 2012-2013.
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ONE-ON-ONE WITH MINISTER MAGINLEY

Friday 7th September 2012
Travel Agent chats One-on-One With Antigua's Tourism Minister.
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GO SAILING IN ANTIGUA TO EXPLORE ITS 365 BEACHES

Friday 31st August 2012
IWantSun.co.uk implores yacht charters to “Go sailing in Antigua to explore its 365 beaches”.
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ANTIGUA RANKS HIGH IN OCEAN HEALTH INDEX

Tuesday 28th August 2012
Antigua was just ranked #1 in the Caribbean and 8th in the world by the Ocean Health Index for the condition of our coastal areas and waters.
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TOP PLACES FOR FAMILIES TO VISIT IN ANTIGUA

Monday 27th August 2012
Primo Travel, a Travel blog listing all the best that world has to offer features the Top places for families to visit in Antigua
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1ST ANNUAL ANTIGUA & BARBUDA HAMPTONS CHALLENGE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

Thursday 23rd August 2012
The Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism in conjunction with the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority showcased the destination’s nautical side this past Saturday in the Hamptons while hosting the 1st Annual Antigua and Barbuda Hamptons Challenge boat race in Sag Harbor.
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A & B BUZZ: FAMILY ISSUE

Thursday 23rd August 2012
Family Issue featuring Grand Vacations, Family Beaches, Turtle Nesting Season & Kids talk Culture.
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TITLE UP FOR TAKE

Tuesday 14th August 2012
Junior Minister of Tourism title needs a new representative for the 2012-13 year. Is it you?
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A&B TAKES ESSAY CONTEST BY STORM

Tuesday 14th August 2012
Antigua Barbuda student wins 1st Place in Regional Essay Contest.
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NBA CHAMPION CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY IN A&B

Monday 13th August 2012
Miami Heat center player, Joel Anthony, celebrated his 30th Birthday in Antigua and Barbuda with friends and family.
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ABTA TO PROVIDE 25 SCHOLARSHIPS

Thursday 2nd August 2012
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority will be providing 25 scholarships for the Service Ambassador Certificate Programme
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ABTA WANTS TO WEATHER THE STORM

Monday 30th July 2012
(ABTA) will be collaborating with the Ministry of Tourism to coordinate a familiarization (FAM) trip for WSEE One Caribbean Weather Channel.
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TOURISM TICKLED ABOUT TEAM ANTIGUA

Thursday 26th July 2012
Team Antigua & Barbuda is in the UK for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games!
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A&B BUZZGRAM: ARCHITECTURAL A&B

Monday 23rd July 2012
The true wealth of a country is in its architecture. Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
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TWIN ISLANDS GETTING BACK THEIR GROOVE

Thursday 12th July 2012
Antigua & Barbuda is reporting an increase of 12 percent from last year in visitor arrivals to the twin-island state
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CARIBBEAN SMALL HOTEL FORUM

Thursday 12th July 2012
Forum to be held at the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute, Antigua, July, 12-13, 2012.
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IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT'S NEW DEVICES

Tuesday 10th July 2012
The Immigration Department has just been outfitted with new equipment to detect fraudulent documents.
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A&B BUZZ: JUNE/JULY ROMANCE EDITION

Monday 9th July 2012
Rekindle the Romance with A & B Buzz: June/July Edition.
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OUTSTANDING INDUSTRY PERSONNEL HONORED AT TOURISM AWARDS GALA

Wednesday 27th June 2012
The Ministry of Tourism hosted awards ceremony to recognize honorees for their outstanding commitment to the industry.
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ECOLOGICAL ECSTASY AT DESTINATION WEDDING 2012

Monday 18th June 2012
It was a moment of "ecological ecstasy" at this year's destination wedding as Ron Critchlow and Jacky Adams, exchanged nuptials and vowed to "Live Greener, Happily Ever After."
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COUNTDOWN TO 2012 DESTINATION WEDDING PROMOTION

Friday 15th June 2012
"Live Greener, Happily Ever After" is the theme of this year's annual destination wedding. promotion, June is Romance Month which highlights Antigua and Barbuda's strengths and unique selling points as a wedding and honeymoon destination.
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HONEYMOONERS GO FIRST!

Friday 15th June 2012
June, a traditional a wedding month, is celebrated as Romance Month in Antigua and Barbuda, where "The Beach is Just the Beginning."
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA PROMOTED AT CARIBBEAN WEEK IN NEW YORK

Friday 15th June 2012
Antigua and Barbuda joined over 30 Caribbean countries last week, in celebrating Caribbean Week in New York.
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MEET THE WEDDING PLANNER OF THIS YEAR

Thursday 14th June 2012
A & B BUZZ interviews Tracy Guerrero of Indigo Event Services, wedding planner for this year's Destination Wedding.
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GREEN WEDDINGS - LIVE GREENER HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Wednesday 13th June 2012
A green wedding opts for environmentally-friendly alternatives to various elements of the celebration, from invitations and the dress to the cake.
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KOREA AND THE WIDER WORLD GET A PEEK INTO THE MAGICAL WONDERS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Tuesday 12th June 2012
2012's World Expo is in full swing, and millions of visitors are being exposed to the twin island state, many for the first time.
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TOURISM WEEK 2012

Monday 11th June 2012
The theme for this year's celebrations is Service Excellence Antigua & Barbuda: Live It, Give It,Celebrate It.
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SIR VIVIAN RICHARDS, TALKS TO UK PRESS ABOUT HIS LOVE FOR ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Thursday 7th June 2012
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, recently gave members of the British press, a once in a lifetime opportunity, to breakfast with West Indies cricketing legend, Sir Vivian Richards.
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LAUNCH OF ABTA & AHTA EXPEDIA CAMPAIGN

Monday 4th June 2012
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and the Antigua Hotels & Tourist Association Launch Marketing Campaign with Expedia
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A & B BUZZ: MAY EDITION

Tuesday 29th May 2012
A & B Buzz May e-magazine is now available ...
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ANNUAL FCCA FOUNDATION ESSAY CONTEST 2012

Tuesday 29th May 2012
Students invited to participate in Annual FCCA Foundation Essay Contest 2012.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TO RECEIVE 29 ADDITIONAL CRUISE CALLS STARTING SUMMER 2013

Tuesday 29th May 2012
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism officials have just concluded a series of successful meetings with three of the major cruise lines that serve the destination
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REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION OFFICIALS CONVERGE ON ANTIGUA TO DISCUSS AVSEC MATTERS

Tuesday 15th May 2012
Regional and International Civil Aviation Officials are converging on Antigua for a weeklong session set to focus on matters relating to Safety and Security in the industry (AVSEC).
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA DESTINATION WEDDING GOES GREEN

Friday 11th May 2012
Antigua and Barbuda, recently voted Most Romantic Caribbean Destination, is gearing up to host its sixth annual Destination Wedding Promotion in June. This year’s Romance Month has decided to "Go Green".
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SHERMAIN NAMED BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR NYC FASHION EVENT BIKINI UNDER THE BRIDGE 2012

Wednesday 9th May 2012
JRG, the entertainment engine behind the mega brand Bikini Under the Bridge has collaborated with the Personal Style/Personal Branding and Image guru Shermain Jeremy, naming her Brand Ambassador for this year’s Bikini Under the Bridge Fashion Event.
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ANTIGUA RECORDS HIGHEST HOTEL OCCUPANCY RATES SINCE 2008

Wednesday 9th May 2012
The country has recorded its best hotel occupancy figures for April since 2008 with an average of 63.8%. This year’s statistics beat those of 2010 with 58.4% and 2011 with 61.0%.
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PREMIERE ANTIGUA & BARBUDA SMOKIN HOT BBQ CHALLENGE 2012

Wednesday 2nd May 2012
The Caribbean BBQ Association, on June 03rd, 2012 will be hosting for the first time, a Smokin Hot BBQ Challenge at the Antigua & Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute.
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RESTAURANT SERVERS CELEBRATED

Tuesday 1st May 2012
Restaurant Servers representing 10 properties across the island were acknowledged and applauded for having gained internationally-recognised certification from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute(AH&LEI
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CARIBBEAN TOURISM INDUSTRY DECISION MAKERS TO DEBATE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT CARIBBEAN HOTEL & TOURISM INVESTMENT CONFERENCE

Wednesday 25th April 2012
Some of the Caribbean tourism industry’s top decision makers will share their perspectives on investment opportunities in the region at the 16th Annual Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (CHTIC), which gets underway in Puerto Rico in earnest today with an official opening ceremony.
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SIMON LE BON IN ANTIGUA

Wednesday 25th April 2012
Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran visits Antigua.
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GOVERNMENT TO BREAK GROUND FOR CONSTRUCTION OF MILLION-DOLLAR CANCER CENTRE FOR THE OECS

Monday 23rd April 2012
Regional Health leaders will gather in Antigua and Barbuda on Thursday 26th April for the Official Ground Breaking Ceremony to signal the start of construction of The Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean at the Mount St. John Medical Centre facility.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA REGIONAL TRAVELLER PACKAGE

Thursday 19th April 2012
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) has launched a new Regional Marketing Campaign called “Antigua & Barbuda Regional Traveller”.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ELECTED TO CHAIR CTO SUSTAINABLE TOURISM COMMITTEE

Wednesday 18th April 2012
Antigua and Barbuda’s Director of Policy and Planning within the Ministry of Tourism, Mr. Corthwright Marshall has been elected to chair the CTO Sustainable Tourism Committee for the next two years at the 13th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development in Guyana.
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A & B BUZZGRAM: THE YACHTING ISSUE

Wednesday 18th April 2012
The Yachting Issue, April 2012
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A & B BUZZGRAM: WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE?

Wednesday 4th April 2012
Antigua Named Most Romantic Caribbean Destination by About.com
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ANTIGUAN-BORN BUSINESS WOMAN IN GREAT COMPANY WITH THE FIRST LADY

Tuesday 3rd April 2012
Antiguan-born business woman, Colette Phillips, in great company with the First Lady Michelle Obama
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA VOTED MOST ROMANTIC CARIBBEAN DESTINATION

Monday 2nd April 2012
Antigua and Barbuda has received yet another award in the weddings and honeymoon category. As the destination prepares to launch the sixth year of the June is Romance Month promotion, the destination has been voted Most Romantic Caribbean Destination in About.com's Romantic Reader’s Choice Award.
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WHALE WATCHING & DOLPHIN DAZES

Friday 30th March 2012
'Tis the season: Whale and Dolphin Sightings around the island. Revival by the Sounds of Nature!
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ANTIGUA INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES SHOWCASED TO RUSSIAN BUSINESSMEN

Thursday 22nd March 2012
Avenues of Investment in Antigua and Barbuda presented to Russian Business Men
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SERVICE EXCELLENCE AMONG KEY PRIORITY AREAS FOR THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM IN 2012

Wednesday 21st March 2012
The Ministry of Tourism will be focusing its efforts on three core areas in 2012 with the intentions of reviving and sustaining the industry which is the life-blood of the nation’s economic activity.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SHOWCASED AT SEATRADE CRUISE SHIPPING MIAMI THE WORLD’S LARGEST CRUISE INDUSTRY TRADESHOW

Friday 16th March 2012
Antigua and Barbuda reinforced its position as a leading Caribbean cruise destination at Cruise Shipping Miami, where the country’s delegation, led by Tourism Minister Hon. John Maginley, held key meetings promoting cruise tourism in the twin-island destination.
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ANTIGUA LAUDED FOR EXCELLENT SPORTS TOURISM OFFERING

Friday 16th March 2012
The members of the Kent Cricket Club are singing praises to the Sports Tourism Team who coordinated and executed the details of their training camp here in Antigua for the past week.
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MARCH EDITION OF A & B BUZZ: CRUISE TOURISM

Thursday 15th March 2012
More than 700,000 visitors arrived in A & B via cruise lines in 2011, representing the lion share of arrivals to the destination, generating more than $860M in economic activity.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA WELCOMES KENT CRICKET CLUB

Tuesday 13th March 2012
The Ministry of Tourism welcomes The Kent County Cricket Club to Antigua & Barbuda.
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‘GO GO’ AGENTS VISITS OUR SHORES...

Monday 12th March 2012
Twenty (20) ‘Go Go’ agents visited Antigua for a four (4) night familiarization trip over the weekend.
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ELITE ISLAND RESORTS INTRODUCES NO CELL PHONE POLICY ON THE BEACH

Friday 9th March 2012
Caribbean resorts banned holidaymakers from using mobile phones on their beaches in an attempt to maintain their tranquil setting.
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ROYAL VISIT TO ANTIGUA

Tuesday 6th March 2012
Take a look at some of the best photos of Prince Edward & Sophie's Royal visit to Antigua on the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II captured by Ted Martin.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA SHINES AT MARTINIQUE TRAVEL TRADE SHOW

Monday 5th March 2012
Antigua and Barbuda shines as the exclusive featured destination at the largest Travel and Trade show in the French West Indies.
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LAUNCH OF ANTIGUA & BARBUDA TOURISM AUTHORITY LEAP YEAR PROMOTION

Wednesday 29th February 2012
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s UK Office is launching an online and social media campaign offering females that propose to their partners this Leap Day, 29 February 2012, the chance to win a honeymoon in Antigua.
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CONGRATULATIONS, A & B! MOST ROMANTIC CARIBBEAN ISLAND NOMINATIONS!!

Monday 27th February 2012
The news is out – Antigua & Barbuda is nominated for About.com’s Most Romantic Caribbean Island!
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WHITNEY HOUSTON’S SPECIAL A & B CONNECTION

Friday 24th February 2012
And if somebody loves you…won’t they always love you?”- Whitney Houston
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA AGRO-PRODUCTS, ARTS, CRAFTS SHOWCASE IN ST. CROIX AGRI-FEST

Monday 20th February 2012
Agricultural Rainbow -Pot of Gold was the concept of the Antigua and Barbuda’s agro –product displayed during the 41st annual Agri-Fest, which opened Saturday at the Rudolph Shulterbrant Grounds in St. Croix.
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CARICOM BUREAU OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT MEETS WITH PRIME MINISTER SPENCER

Thursday 16th February 2012
Members of the Bureau of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community CARICOM, on Monday held discussions with Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. W. Baldwin Spencer before departing on a two-day mission to Haiti.
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FREE ANTIGUA HONEYMOON COMPETITION

Thursday 16th February 2012
Ladies Be Bold – pop the question in the most creative way and you could win this fantastic dream honeymoon in the tropical twin-island paradise of Antigua and Barbuda. How could he say no!
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FEBRUARY EDITION OF A & B BUZZ: LOVE TRAVEL AGENTS

Monday 13th February 2012
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Antigua & Barbuda’s North American Tourism offices have released the February issue of the A&B BUZZ, under the. theme, "Love Travel Agents.” The issue aims to inspire, motivate and celebrate travel professionals, who generate a significant proportion of the destination’s tourism business.
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CARIBBEAN CRUISE SAYS THANK YOU!

Friday 10th February 2012
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of Cruise to Run Caribbean, that sailed on the Caribbean Princess from Jan 22-29 , visiting St. Thomas, Tortola, Antigua, Dominica and Barbados.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SIGNS ALBA SPACE AGREEMENT

Tuesday 7th February 2012
Antigua and Barbuda supports agreement for the creation of an economic space among ALBA members
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURISM SUMMIT "FORGING THE FUTURE OF TOURISM TOGETHER"

Monday 6th February 2012
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Summit "Forging the Future of Tourism Together"
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PM SPENCER TO SIGN DECLARATION OF COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE REGIONAL COUNCIL OF MARTINIQUE AND THE GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Thursday 2nd February 2012
Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable W. Baldwin Spencer, left the country early Friday for Martinique for a series of meetings culminating in the signing of a bilateral cooperation agreement with that French Overseas Territory.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA "365 BEACHES"

Wednesday 1st February 2012
Rhonda Thomas is a soul and jazz singer with Antiguan roots. She was commissioned by the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Tourism to create a jingle
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A & B BUZZGRAM: LET'S STAY TOGETHER

Tuesday 31st January 2012
GET COZY!! Upgrade from Inclement Weather to an Intimate Getaway.
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PM SPENCER EXPRESSES SATISFACTION WITH OUTCOME OF SEVENTH UK-CARIBBEAN MINISTERIAL FORUM

Thursday 26th January 2012
Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. W. Baldwin Spencer has expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the Seventh UK-Caribbean Ministerial Forum which concluded over the weekend in Grenada.
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DESTINATION'S TOURISM PRESENCE REGIONALLY TO INCREASE

Friday 20th January 2012
Viva Caribbean's Antigua & Barbuda episodes are scheduled to be aired within the second quarter of 2012.
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JANUARY EDITION OF A & B BUZZ 2012

Tuesday 17th January 2012
The Customer Service Issue.
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ONDCP DIRECTOR TO RECEIVE FBI TRAINING

Tuesday 17th January 2012
Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. W. Baldwin Spencer has announced that Director of the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy ONDCP, Lieutenant Colonel Edward Croft has been chosen to undergo a period of training with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations FBI.
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ANTIGUA& BARBUDA PROGRESSIVE SOCIETY UNVEILS OFFICIAL SIGN AND WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

Friday 13th January 2012
Antigua & Barbuda Progressive Society (ABPS)hosted a special Thanksgiving service and ceremony to induct six new members and unveil a new wall plaque.
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AMBASSADOR UNDERWOOD TO HEAD REGIONAL PROJECT

Thursday 12th January 2012
Ambassador Joan Underwood holds the position of Regional Project Manager with the Caribbean Leadership Project (CLP).
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PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF MONACO CALLS ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA A BEAUTIFUL PARADISE

Wednesday 11th January 2012
The Sovereign Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco have heaped praise on Antigua and Barbuda’s tourism product, calling Antigua and Barbuda a beautiful paradise.
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THE FCCA & THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM SPREAD JOY THROUGHOUT THE SEASON...

Tuesday 20th December 2011
The Ministry of Tourism has once again partnered with the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) for the annual gift giving program.
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#6 BEST CARIBBEAN BEACHES

Friday 16th December 2011
Check this out and vote for Antigua!
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TOURISM E-MAGAZINE LAUNCHES GOURMET ISSUE

Thursday 15th December 2011
Antigua and Barbuda's Tourism offices in North America have released the A&B Buzz Gourmet issue, just in time for the Christmas season, which is described as "the most flavourful time of year."
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MINISTRY OF TOURISM HOSTS ANNUAL HOSPITALITY CAREER ROAD SHOW...

Monday 12th December 2011
Tourism continues to hold its position as the fastest growing industry in the world. According to statistical data, the industry accounts for 10.7% of the world's GDP.
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REMOTE RADIO BROADCAST FROM ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TO CONNECTICUT

Sunday 11th December 2011
Destination promotions in the US market intensify as Antigua and Barbuda became the set for a live two-day remote radio broadcast on the 195 Morning Show in Danbury Connecticut.
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EMPLOYMENT OPP - MARKETING MANAGER WITH THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURISM AUTHORITY

Friday 9th December 2011
A fantastic opportunity to shape the marketing of Antigua and Barbuda.
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PM'S APPEAL TO LIAT PILOTS

Thursday 8th December 2011
Statement By The Hon. W Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda With Regard to the Industrial Action by LIALPA December 7, 2011
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MINISTRY OF TOURISM HOSTS ANNUAL HOSPITALITY CAREER ROAD SHOW...

Wednesday 7th December 2011
Tourism continues to hold its position as the fastest growing industry in the world.
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VOTE TODAY: 2ND ANNUAL CARIBBEAN TRAVEL & LEISURE’S READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Wednesday 7th December 2011
Vote for Antigua, Antigua Hotels, Islands and Tours in them 2011 Best of the Readers Caribbean Choice Awards
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DREADING OR DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS?

Friday 2nd December 2011
Happy Holidays from Antigua & Barbuda!
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA’S BEST HOTELS ARE NAMED, RATED AND REVIEWED BY THE TELEGRAPH

Friday 25th November 2011
The Telegraph has outlined Antigua & Barbuda’s top hotels and has rated them, reviewed them, and provided you with prices. Have a look at our top hotels, whether luxury or budget and decide for yourself which is the best!
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CABINET HONOURS SIR JAMES ALPHAEUS EMANUEL THOMAS, KCN, CMG WITH OFFICIAL FUNERAL

Thursday 24th November 2011
Cabinet at its weekly session on Tuesday 22nd November decided that former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Sir James Alphaeus Emanuel “Bags” Thomas, KCN, CMG would be accorded an Official Funeral.
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MSJMC OUTPATIENT CLINIC SURPRISES STAFF WITH APPRECIATION AWARDS

Thursday 24th November 2011
The staff of Mount St. John’s Medical Center (MSJMC) Outpatient Clinic gathered on Tuesday to appreciate the hard work of the staff and recognize its long-term employees.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA PROMOTED ON FOX CONNECTICUT

Monday 21st November 2011
On the heels of the launch of the new American Airlines non-stop service from New York's JFK to Antigua and Barbuda, the US Tourism team hit the road to continue intensive promotions of this new air service.
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SEN. MALAKA PARKER REPRESENTS THE REGION AT INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON ICPD IN THAILAND

Thursday 17th November 2011
Senator Malaka Parker will lead a delegation of two young Parliamentarians.
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DURAN DURAN TO RETURN TO ANTIGUA

Tuesday 15th November 2011
While residents and visitors are still abuzz about the launch of Antigua and Barbuda’s first Film Festival, the famous group Duran Duran has announced plans to return to the island to conduct an extensive film shoot.
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A 20/20 MASTERS CRICKET FESTIVAL WITH A DIFFERENCE

Friday 11th November 2011
In order to increase Sports Tourism on the Island, the Ministry of Tourism has partnered with Richie Richardson Sports & Leisure along with Indigo Event Services to bring a 20/20 Masters Cricket Festival with a difference - combining cricket and music.
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WOMEN DIVERS HALL OF FAME EVENT PROMOTES A & B

Tuesday 8th November 2011
As the destination gears up for the winter season, the US Tourism Office continues to strengthen its partnership with the Women Divers Hall of Fame (WDHOF) to promote the destination at the annual Diving Equipment Manufactures Show (DEMA).
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NOVEMBER EDITION OF A & B BUZZ - INDEPENDENCE 30 AND A LEGACY OF HOSPITALITY

Thursday 3rd November 2011
A & B Buzz November e-magazine is now available ...
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ASSUMES CHAIRMANSHIP OF OAS COMMITTEE

Thursday 20th October 2011

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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL REPORT ON ANTIGUA

Thursday 13th October 2011
Draft report of the Antigua and Barbuda Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review
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CRUISE CALLS TO ANTIGUA & BARBUDA SET TO RISE FOR NEW SEASON

Tuesday 11th October 2011
The last three weeks has seen cruise tourism officials closing off deals with cruise line executives to secure a solid cruise calendar for 2011/12 and beyond.
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THE BUZZ LIST OF TOP 25 RESORT FEATURES

Monday 10th October 2011
The 2011 BUZZ List identifies the Top 25 Resort Features in Antigua and Barbuda.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA WINTER AIRLIFT SCHEDULE 2011/2012

Friday 7th October 2011
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority have put together a master schedule detailing flight details for all major international airline partners serving the destination this winter season.
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ANTIGUA WELCOMES HUNDREDS OF TRAVEL AGENTS

Friday 7th October 2011
Travel agents from critical US markets have been flocking Antigua by the hundreds to sample the destination as Sandals and the Ministry of Tourism join hands to promote the island ahead of the traditional peak winter season.
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ANTIGUAS AG ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Thursday 6th October 2011
GENEVA, Switzerland – October 5, 2011... Antigua and Barbuda presented its Human Rights National Report to the Working Group of the Universal Periodic Review in Geneva on Tuesday morning.
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OCTOBER EDITION OF THE A & B BUZZ

Thursday 6th October 2011
A & B Buzz October e-magazine is now available ...
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THE BUZZ LIST OF 25 TOP RESORT FEATURES

Thursday 6th October 2011
The North American Tourism offices have announced the first BUZZ List which identifies the Top 25 Hotel Features in Antigua and Barbuda.
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MINISTRY TOURISM AGROTOURISM INITIATIVE...

Friday 30th September 2011
The Ministry of Tourism has joined with the Gilbert Agriculture & Rural Development Centre (GARDC) who is the local partner for the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation((CTA) in their initiative to develop information management and partnership strategies needed for policy formulation and implementation.
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YOUNG ANTIGUAN SECURES POSITION AT THE UNITED NATIONS

Thursday 29th September 2011
A young Antiguan has received an opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to work for the United Nations.
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A & B PROMOTED AT CULTURAL LANDMARK

Tuesday 27th September 2011
(September 27, 2011 - New York, NY) In observance of World Tourism Day, under the theme "Tourism Linking Cultures", Antigua and Barbuda partnered with Riverside Theatre, a legendary Harlem landmark, renowned for cultural performing arts.
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CELEBRATE WORLD TOURISM DAY TODAY

Tuesday 27th September 2011
World Tourism Day (WTD) 2011 is being celebrated around the world today, under the theme Tourism Linking Cultures.
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RECIPIENTS OF THE SECOND PHASE OF THE WINSTON WILLIAMS JR. SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Monday 26th September 2011
As promised in the September 6th presentation of the recipients of the Winston Williams Jr. Scholarship Awards tenable at the Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Institute, the second group of scholarship recipients were presented to the public on the Good Morning Antigua/Barbuda Show on ABS TV during its broadcast on Tuesday September 20, 2011.
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ANTIGUAN PLACES THIRD AT CTO TOURISM YOUTH CONGRESS

Friday 23rd September 2011
Cassandra Vital, Antigua and Barbuda's Junior Minister of Tourism, 2011/2012, placed third in the CTO Youth Congress held at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation's (CTO) First State of the Industry Conference in St. Martin, last week, and for her achievement, received a computer laptop and a cash award.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA RECOGNIZES PALESTINE AS AN INDEPENDENT SOVEREIGN STATE

Friday 23rd September 2011
Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. W. Baldwin Spencer on Wednesday announced that his government has formally recognized the State of Palestine as an independent sovereign State.
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BRITISH AIRWAYS INCREASES FLIGHTS TO ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Wednesday 21st September 2011
British Airways has announced an increase in flights to Antigua & Barbuda. The positive news comes at a time when the airline has been cutting back on flights to the Caribbean.
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NATIONAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED IN UK AHEAD OF ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK

Wednesday 21st September 2011
Antigua and Barbuda’s UK Tourist office has teamed up with Musto, the world’s number one sailing clothing brand, to highlight Antigua and Barbuda’s world class sailing product, and attract sailing enthusiasts to the destination.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA FEATURED PROMINENTLY ON NBC TV6 IN MIAMI

Monday 19th September 2011
The Honourable John Maginley and a team from the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority attended the popular Go NBC Travel Expo held at the Aventura Mall in Miami over the weekend.
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AUGUST EDITION OF THE A & B BUZZ

Wednesday 14th September 2011
A & B Buzz August e-magazine is now available ...
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STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE, ECONOMY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Tuesday 13th September 2011
Antigua and Barbuda’s legal and regulatory framework reviewed by the peer group of the organization for economic co-operation and development (OECD)
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OPPORTUNITY FOR ENERGY ENTERPRENEURS

Sunday 11th September 2011
The Energy Desk in the Office of the Prime Minister is collaborating with the CARICOM Secretariat in sourcing financing for renewable energy, RE projects within Antigua and Barbuda and the region.
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NEW APPOINTMENT SYSTEM AT THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT

Thursday 8th September 2011
The Department of Immigration Services will introduce new procedures for setting appointments, which will take effect from 15th September 2011.
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MINISTER HOSTS MEETING WITH TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS...

Monday 5th September 2011
The Hon. John Maginley, Minister of Tourism Civil Aviation & Culture held a meeting with officials from the Antigua & Barbuda Transport Board and Tour Companies to continue discussions on ways to improve our tourism product.
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CASSANDRA VITAL NAMED JUNIOR MINISTER OF TOURISM

Monday 5th September 2011
Cassandra Vital, a 5th form student of Christ the King High School won the title Antigua Barbuda Junior Minister of Tourism, 2011/2012.
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TOURISM PRODUCT EXPERIENCE FOR JR. MINISTER OF TOURISM HOPEFULS

Wednesday 31st August 2011
The six young persons who will vie for the title Junior Minister of Tourism, 2011/2012 at an event to be held this coming Friday, were today taken on a Safari Adventure Tour compliments Tropical Adventure.
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TOURISM MINISTER MEETS WITH CRUISE TOURISM ASSOCIATION & TOUR OPERATORS...

Tuesday 9th August 2011
The Hon. John Maginley, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture met with the Antigua & Barbuda Cruise Tourism Association & Tour Operators on Thursday August 4, for a meeting at the Ministry of Tourism on Queen Elizabeth Highway
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YOUTH INVITED TO VIE FOR THE TITLE OF ANTIGUA & BARBUDA’S JUNIOR MINISTER OF TOURISM, 201/2012.

Wednesday 27th July 2011
A special invitation is extended to students between the ages of 14 and 17 to participate in a training exercise which will lead to the selection of Antigua & Barbuda’s Junior Minister of Tourism, 2011/2012
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA A & B BUZZ - JULY ISSUE

Tuesday 26th July 2011
A & B Buzz July e-magazine is now available ...
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HEROES MUSIC FESTIVAL HONOURS THE PAST, BRINGS HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

Friday 22nd July 2011
Amid a light-hearted atmosphere and sombre reflections with the hope for sustainability Antigua and Barbuda’s first-ever Heroes Music Festival, the brainchild of popular entertainer and promoter, Lester “Sober Silk” Buffong (formerly Daddy Silk), was launched Monday night at the Jolly Beach Resort.
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AIR BERLIN BEGINS SAME DAY SERVICE TO ANTIGUA FROM GERMANY...

Thursday 21st July 2011
The Hon. John Maginley, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture and The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) through negotiations with German Airline, Air Berlin announces a code - share agreement between Air Berlin PLC & Co.
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SCOUTING FOR ANTIGUA BARBUDA'S JUNIOR MINISTER OF TOURISM, 2011/2012

Wednesday 20th July 2011
Plans are in place for the selection of a student to be appointed as Antigua & Barbuda's Junior Minister of Tourism 2011/2012, to represent the country at the upcoming Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Tourism Youth Congress.
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100% PASSES FOR FRONT DESK REPRESENTATIVES

Tuesday 19th July 2011

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NAMING OF BEACH TO HONOUR PRINCESS DIANA REUNITES BARBUDANS

Tuesday 5th July 2011
The island of Barbuda is now home to an international landmark, Diana, Princess of Wales, Beach.
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DESTINATION WEDDING SPOTLIGHTS VERSATILITY AND DIVERSE OFFERINGS

Monday 4th July 2011
Love was in the air, at the Blue Waters Resort last Saturday, the venue of the second destination wedding, staged as part of the 2011 Destination Romance promotions.
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GREAT CRICKET AND AN ANTIGUA HOLIDAY, IMPRESSIVE!

Monday 4th July 2011
Cricket-fans got more than they bargained for when images of carnival dancers and stilt-walkers, waving Antigua and Barbuda flags, swept across their television screens during a cricket match in the United Kingdom
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NAMING OF PRINCESS DIANA BEACH WILL SEND GLOBAL MESSAGE

Friday 1st July 2011
Barbudan officials have announced that plans have been finalized for the official naming of Princess Diana Beach.
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2011 (WHA) TIP REPORT HEROES - SHEILA ROSEAU

Thursday 30th June 2011
Sheila Roseau accepts award from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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DESTINATION WEDDING FEATURES DESTINATION

Monday 27th June 2011
Promotions for “June is Romance Month” will end on a high note this year with Antigua and Barbuda scoring a top designation from BRIDES Magazine and the launch of the Barbuda Moons Romance Package
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TOURISM MINISTER MEETS WITH AHTA MEMBERS

Friday 17th June 2011
On Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 the Hon. John Maginley, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation & Culture met with members of the Antigua Hotel & Tourist Association (AHTA) at the �Warri Pier� Rex Halcyon Resort.
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UK TOURIST OFFICE TARGETS LUXURY MARKET TO FURTHER GROWTH

Wednesday 15th June 2011
The luxury accommodation sector in Antigua and Barbuda will receive a extra boost, as the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s UK Office directs a portion of its marketing activities towards the luxury holiday market.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA RANKED AS TOP CARIBBEAN HONEYMOON SPOT

Tuesday 14th June 2011
As the destination celebrates the fifth year of the June is Romance Month promotion, BRIDES Magazine has ranked Antigua and Barbuda among the top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in the Caribbean.
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MINISTRY OF TOURISM SERVICE EXCELLENCE TRAINING AWARD CEREMONY

Tuesday 14th June 2011
2011 the Ministry of Tourism hosted a Celebration Ceremony at the Catamaran Hotel to applaud and celebrate the success of 16 Guest Room Attendants who now join the ranks of certified hospitality industry employees in Antigua and Barbuda
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JUNE NEWSLETTER - SPECIAL ROMANCE ISSUE

Friday 10th June 2011
Happy Romance Month! Just yesterday, Brides Magazine ranked Antigua and Barbuda among the top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in the Caribbean.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA TO GAIN MORE TOURISM COVERAGE REGIONALLY

Wednesday 1st June 2011
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) hosted a film production crew from the popular Lifestyle and Travel programme, Caribbean Passport, during the country's 44th Annual Antigua Sailing Week
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NBA PLAYER EXPERIENCES LOVE AND BASKETBALL

Tuesday 31st May 2011
Antigua prepares to celebrate June as “The Month of Romance”, the US Tourism team has intensified its promotional programs throughout the month, aimed at elevating Antigua and Barbuda’s profile as a premier romance destination.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA PROMOTED AT SUMMER SUNFEST IN CONNECTICUT

Wednesday 25th May 2011
Antigua and Barbuda received significant exposure via several media outlets throughout the state of Connecticut last weekend
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TRAVEL TO ANTIGUA: A SMART CHOICE

Friday 20th May 2011
Last year, a friend in New Jersey asked where she should go for a quick Caribbean getaway with one of her girlfriends.
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BARBUDA TO BROADWAY

Monday 9th May 2011
As Antigua and Barbuda continues to position for projected growth in the wedding and honeymoon market worldwide, Barbudan descendant and Broadway performer, Tracee Beazer, returned to her roots to stage her dream wedding.
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ROYAL CHAMPAGNE TEA PARTY

Tuesday 3rd May 2011
Royal Wedding Watch Event Features The Destination
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TOUR OPERATORS RECEIVE AWARD!

Tuesday 26th April 2011
Today, the Princess Cruise Line awarded two of our most outstanding tour operators within Antigua and Barbuda; for their commitment to Service Excellence. Sting Ray City received the award for the High Volume Tours while Tropical Adventures se-cured the award for the Low Volume Tours.
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BARBUDA COUNCIL NAMES BEACH IN HONOUR OF PRINCESS DIANA

Wednesday 20th April 2011
Codrington Barbuda, April 19, 2011…The world will soon discover one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets -- The Barbuda Council announces that the stretch along the island’s unbroken miles of beach will be named to honor the memory of Princess Diana, who visited this unspoiled paradise on at least four occasions.
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MINISTER MEETS WITH CCECC DELEGATION

Tuesday 12th April 2011
The Hon. John Maginley, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation & Culture, met today, 11th April, with the members of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) and other officials for a short meeting at the Ministry of Tourism office on Queen Elizabeth Highway.
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ESSEX DOES CRICKET, THE ANTIGUAN WAY

Friday 8th April 2011
“It’s a match made in heaven” pronounced Minister of Tourism John Maginley as Antigua and Barbuda signed on as the Official Partner of Essex Cricket.
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MINISTER MEETS WITH CRUISE SHIP EXECUTIVE

Friday 8th April 2011
The Hon. John Maginley Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture had a courtesy call today, Friday, 1 April 2011, from Mr. Maurice M. Zarmati, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Costa Cruise Lines Inc. Costa’s Vessels has Antigua and Barbuda as one of the premier destinations on their port of call itinerary.
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MODEL BOAT RACE 2011 IS HERE!

Friday 8th April 2011
The Ministry of Tourism's 15th Annual Model Boat race takes place this weekend Sunday, April 10th 2011, at the old premises of Archie's Fish House in Falmouth Harbour. Coordinator of the event, Mr. Gerry Daniel, Yachting Liaison Officer within the Ministry of Tourism says that this year's competition is deemed to be fierce.
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A & B BUZZ IS BACK

Thursday 7th April 2011
We are pleased to announce that the A & B Buzz is Back! After a year long hiatus, this e-Newsletter has been revamped to meet the needs of our valued "travel forward" partners.
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HOTELS FRONT DESK EMPLOYEES BEGIN 4-WEEK PRACTICUM IN PURSUIT OF GLOBAL CERTIFICATION

Wednesday 6th April 2011
Eighteen (18) Front Desk Representatives commenced a four-week practicum on the job exercise last week.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TO BENEFIT FROM INCREASED FLIGHTS FROM ITALY

Tuesday 5th April 2011
Antigua’s popularity in the Italian market continues to grow. The strong growth in visitor arrivals from that country has led to Italian charter Blue Panorama agreeing to extend their weekly service to the destination.
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STUDENTS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL FCCA FOUNDATION ESSAY CONTEST

Tuesday 5th April 2011
Students invited to participate in Annual FCCA Primary and Secondary school students in Antigua and Barbuda are invited to share their thoughts on the tourism industry and show-case their creative writing skills, for a chance to win the 2011 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Children’s Essay Contest
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TARGETS SKIERS AT VERMONT REGGAEFEST

Monday 28th March 2011
US Tourism Team Entices Skiers at the End of the Winter Season
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ANTIGUA “A-LIST” INCENTIVE REAPS BIG REWARDS

Tuesday 22nd March 2011
A UK travel agent who made a whooping incentive travel booking to Antigua valued at over Ł70,000 has become the first agent to make it onto Antigua’s exclusive A-List.
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MINISTRY TOURISM SERVICE EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE CONTINUES

Tuesday 22nd March 2011
March 21st, 2011, brought together eighteen (18) front desk representatives from a wide cross-section of hotels on the island for a Hospitality Skills Certification (HSC) Training Programme
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ACTOR LEAVES MARK IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Monday 21st March 2011
US actor Anthony Mackie trekked to Mount Obama today as part of a cultural expedition designed to bring worldwide recognition to Antigua and Barbuda through the unearthing of modern, historical and cultural attractions that are rooted in African traditions and customs.
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ON-GOING TOURISM TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME TARGETS FRONT DESK REPRESENTATIVES

Friday 18th March 2011
March 21 – 25 (2011) will bring together nineteen (19) front desk representatives from a wide cross-section of hotels on the island for a Hospitality Skills Certification (HSC) Training Programme.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA WELCOMES BENJAMIN MCDONALD

Wednesday 16th March 2011
On Tuesday 15th March, 2011 Antigua and Barbuda welcomed Mr. Benjamin Mc Donald of Canada, the recent winner of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation Youth Essay Writing Contest and who was awarded a three day prize trip to Antigua and Barbuda. Benjamin was escorted by his mother Mrs. Kathy Paris Mc Donald.
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TOURISM'S DYNAMIC DUO!

Wednesday 2nd March 2011
Antigua and Barbuda received significant exposure last weekend, at The Caribbean Bridal and Marketplace Expo in San Juan Puerto Rico.
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UK SUMMER ARRIVES EARLY WITH LAUNCH OF SUMMER GOLD 2011

Thursday 24th February 2011
February 24, 2011 (United Kingdom) - The UK should expect lots of sunshine and warm weather this spring, when the Antigua and Barbuda UK Tourist Office, launches the 2011 Summer Gold Discount Card, with a hot summer-themed soiree.
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MINISTRY OF TOURISM UNDERTAKING A MAJOR REBRANDING OF OUR TOURISM PRODUCT

Wednesday 23rd February 2011
The World Travel and Tourism Council forecasts that the global travel and tourism economy will grow by 4.5 percent per year and will create an additional 66 million jobs by 2020, in spite of current economic conditions. Notwithstanding the many challenges confronting the industry, tourism remains Antigua and Barbuda’s main engine of economic growth. Therefore, it is important to seek new and dynamic ways of enhancing its further growth and development.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA HONOURS SIXTY YEARS OF SERVICE TO TOURISM

Monday 7th February 2011
Madeline Blackman & Dr. Giersch presented with retirement gifts from The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a special gift basket from Rosie McMaster; proprietor of Susie’s Hot Sauce.
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CRUISE TO RUN SAYS "THANK YOU"

Friday 4th February 2011
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your tremendous support of Cruise To Run Caribbean 2011 which sailed to the islands on the Caribbean Princess from January 23rd to 30th,visiting St. Thomas, Tortola, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados.
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TOURISM FORUM TARGETS GRADUATES OF THE CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT

Monday 31st January 2011
Dozens of hotel industry stakeholders are expected to come together this Thursday, February 3rd in a Tourism Training Capacity Building FORUM at the Multi-Purpose Cultural Centre.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA TO BE FEATURED ON SPORTS FISHING TV

Thursday 27th January 2011
Antigua & Barbuda will once again be featured in an episode of Sports Fishing TV.
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BRITISH AIRWAYS OFFICIALS REPORTED GOOD NEWS FOR ANTIGUA & BARBUDA AT CARIBBEAN MARKETPLACE

Wednesday 26th January 2011
26th January 2011 Antigua & Barbuda ranked among the top 10 of all long haul routes and was the only Caribbean destination to be included in the top 10 routes for British Airways Club World travellers in their Jan 2011 promotion.
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MINISTRY OF TOURISM OFFERS TOURISM TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMMES

Wednesday 26th January 2011
The Ministry of Tourism is gearing up to conduct a series of training activities under the Organization of American States (OAS) sponsored Capacity Building: Tourism Training and Certification Project (2008/2011).
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CRUISE TO RUN BRINGS BOOKS

Tuesday 25th January 2011
Its that time again! Tomorrow, Wednesday, 26th January, Princess Cruise Lines' Caribbean Princess will dock in St. John's harbour.
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TOURISM CADETS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE INTERNSHIP

Monday 17th January 2011
Several Graduates of the 2010 Antigua Barbuda Tourism Cadet Corps Programme successfully completed internship at some of the islands most established hotels.
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JLS STAR TAKES A BREAK IN ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Wednesday 29th December 2010
Jonathan JB Gill of British pop sensation JLS arrived in Antigua on Christmas Eve for a one week vacation.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA WELCOMES NEW WEEKLY CHARTER FLIGHT FROM ITALY

Tuesday 21st December 2010
Blue Panorama; an Italian Airline made its inaugural flight into V.C. Bird International Airport, Antigua early this morning. The weekly charter flight which originates in Milan provides airlift to Antigua for the steadily growing Italian visitor market.
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CARIBBEAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 429 TOUCHES DOWN IN ANTIGUA

Friday 17th December 2010
A short welcome ceremony was held at the VC Bird International Airport yesterday evening to mark the arrival of the much anticipated inaugural Caribbean Airlines flight 429 from New York. The non-stop flight was greeted by a high powered delegation headed by the Honourable Prime Minister, Dr. Hon. Baldwin Spencer.
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FCCA’S ENVIRONMENTAL POSTER COMPETITION

Wednesday 15th December 2010
The Ministry of Tourism is inviting all grade and primary school students to participate in the FCCA’s Environmental Poster Competition.
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FCCA CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTAL POSTER CONTEST

Tuesday 14th December 2010
Call for Entries 2011 FCCA Children’s Environmental Poster Contest
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CARIBBEAN AIRLINES RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONIES AT JFK AIRPORT

Tuesday 14th December 2010
Getting to Antigua and Barbuda just got easier! Visitors to the twin island destination now have another convenient non-stop option from New York on Caribbean Airlines.
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COUNTDOWN TO THE LAUNCH OF CARIBBEAN AIRLINES NONSTOP FROM JFK

Friday 10th December 2010
Final preparations for the launch of the new Caribbean Airlines from JFK to Antigua and Barbuda on December 14 are in full gear. The non-stop service which will run on Tuesdays and Fridays, will originate from Port of Spain to V.C. Bird International Airport with return service from New York’s JFK.
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TOURISM OFFICIALS WELCOME JET BLUE EXECUTIVES TO ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Thursday 9th December 2010
Minister of Tourism, Culture & Civil Aviation, the Hon. John Maginley and other tourism officials were at the VC Bird International Airport on Wednesday 8th December 2010 to welcome senior executives from Jet Blue Airlines who arrived in Antigua for a short familiarization visit.
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STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN EUROPEAN TOURIST OFFICES

Tuesday 7th December 2010
The office in Italy, which was headed by Miss Yvonne Fisher, will also be closed with responsibilities re-aligned to the UK office as part of the restructure. These changes take effect from 1 January 2011.
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LAUNCH OF RICHIE RICHARDSON CRICKET ACADEMY

Friday 12th November 2010
Richie Richardson launches the RICHIE RICHARDSON CRICKET ACADEMY at the World Travel Market
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA OFF TO A FLYING START AT WTM

Tuesday 9th November 2010
Minister of Tourism, The Honourable John Maginley is describing the first two days of World Travel Market as “very productive” with the 2011 outlook for Antigua and Barbuda being “significantly better than last year”.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURISM OFFICIALS MEET AT WORLD TRAVEL MARKET TO PLAN 2010/2011 SEASON

Monday 8th November 2010
Antigua and Barbuda will have a major presence at this year’s World Travel Market, the world’s leading travel trade exhibition being held in London from November 8 – November 11.
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OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE HON. JOHN MAGINLEY COMMEMORATING CARIBBEAN TOURISM DAY

Tuesday 2nd November 2010
President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, of Brazil, at the Latin America and Caribbean Youth Leadership Summit in Brazil in 2005 said “We know that humankind always pursues the future with hope. And the most illuminated window that moves us forward is the youth."
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA WINS 3 MAJOR TOURISM MEDIA AWARDS

Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Antigua and Barbuda takes the lion share of Media Awards at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) Caribbean Week in Toronto, Canada and announces additional airlift for the destination.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TO CELEBRATE CARIBBEAN TOURISM DAY ON NOVEMBER 2ND

Thursday 28th October 2010
Antigua and Barbuda will join its fellow member states of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) to celebrate Caribbean Tourism Day on November 2nd 2010.
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ASW FEATURED IN WATERPROOF LUXURY MAGAZINE

Wednesday 27th October 2010
Antigua and Barbuda’s Sailing Week Regatta is being featured in AQUACabana, the world’s first waterproof and “tree free” luxury magazine.
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TOURISM AUTHORITY ENCOURAGES GREATER VISITOR AWARENESS FOR UPCOMING SEASON

Friday 22nd October 2010
Tourism Authority Encourages Greater Visitor Awareness For Upcoming Season
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TOURISM OFFICIALS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT VISITOR ARRIVALS FROM NORTH AMERICA

Thursday 14th October 2010
) As the US economy continues to show signs of recovery, with rising stock prices and stronger earnings on Wall Street, analysts are predicting a resurgence in international travel this winter. The Ministry of Tourism is fairly optimistic about the prospects for increased visitor arrivals to Antigua and Barbuda, with a projected increase in air capacity and airlift options from the United States and Canada.
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GROWTH IN VISITORS FROM UK LEADS TO INCREASED FLIGHTS TO ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Tuesday 5th October 2010
From 26th October, 2010 British Airways will once again commence daily flights from London to Antigua; an increase from the current schedule of 5 flights per week to 7 flights per week.
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THE NATIONAL WEDDING SHOW

Monday 4th October 2010
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority will be exhibiting at the National Wedding Show at the NEC in Birmingham from October 8 - 10 along with Jolly Beach Resort and Spa, Antigua.
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UNIQUE PROPERTY OWNERS THE FOCUS OF MARKETING MEETING ORGANIZED BY THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM

Friday 1st October 2010
Members of the Unique Properties grouping consisting of properties built under the Cricket World Cup Incentives Act were yesterday (Wednesday) the focus of a marketing presentation delivered by Mr. John Arindell, Managing Director of the Jolly Beach Hotel and Mrs. Patrice Christian-Simon, Director of marketing and promotions and the aforementioned property.
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UK TOURIST OFFICE HOLDS WINTER FAM TRIPS

Thursday 30th September 2010
With the winter season approaching, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s UK Office, has organised a series of familiarisation trips
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MINISTRY OF TOURISM HAS LAUNCHED 2010 STAYCATION SURVEY

Wednesday 29th September 2010
Take the survey and help the ministry plan for 2011.
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ISLANDERS JOIN IN INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP OUTREACH

Tuesday 28th September 2010
The islands of Antigua and Barbuda celebrated International Coastal Clean-Up Day with Minister of Tourism, the Honorable John Maginley and music icon Kathy Sledge, principal singer of the group Sister Sledge and a frequent visitor to the destination, leading citizens in both the clean up and a tree planting initiative.
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SMALL HOTELS FEATURED IN TELEVISION SERIES PRODUCED BY THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM

Monday 27th September 2010
Episode 1 of “Know your Product…Antigua’s Unique Properties” will feature Blue Heaven Villas, The Valley Creek Hotel, Sunrise View Antigua, Four Pillas Villas, and the Island Fantasy Apartments.
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OFFICIAL REMARKS BY THE HON. JOHN MAGINLEY

Monday 27th September 2010
Official Remarks by the Hon. John Maginley – Minister of Tourism on the occasion of World Tourism Day 2010
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JOINT STATEMENT ON BEHALF 0F THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CRUISE TOURISM ASSOCIATION.

Friday 24th September 2010
A special meeting to plan the way forward for the growth of the cruise sector was held at the Ministry of Tourism Conference Room on Wednesday 15th September, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AIRPORT AUTHORITY CONCLUDES TABLE TOP DRILL 2010

Thursday 23rd September 2010
The Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority (ABAA) yesterday held a table top drill with key stakeholders in an attempt to further improve emergency mobilization and response in any such eventualities.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TO CELEBRATE WORLD TOURISM DAY

Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Antigua and Barbuda will join the rest of the world in celebrating World Tourism Day (WTD), on Monday September 27, 2010. WTD is being held this year under the theme ‘Tourism and Biodiversity`, in support of the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity.
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TOURISM MINISTER IN DISCUSSIONS TO INCREASE AIRLIFT TO ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Monday 20th September 2010
Discussions regarding two additional non-stop flights per week to New York commencing in November 2010.
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TOURISM MINISTER BEGINS 2011 ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK CONSULTATIONS WITH EXECUTIVE PLANNING COMMITTEE

Friday 17th September 2010
Plans are already being conceptualized for the hosting of Antigua and Barbuda’s Premier Sailing Event; Antigua Sailing Week 2011.
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SMALL HOTELS TO GET GREATER EXPOSURE IN THE UK

Wednesday 15th September 2010
As part of an ongoing initiative to increase occupancy rates for the smaller hotel properties in Antigua & Barbuda, the UK Office of the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority is hosting two representatives from UK consulting firm PL Consulting. PL Consulting has considerable experience of marketing small properties to the UK market and currently represents Intimate Hotels of Barbados in the UK market.
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TOURISM MINISTER ENDORSES NATIONAL CULINARY TEAM

Tuesday 7th September 2010
Minister of Tourism John Maginley has emphasised the significant role of the Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Festival in the continued promotion of our country’s culture, exposure of our culinary talents and the development of professional standards.
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VISITORS ARRIVALS FROM THE UK CONTINUE TO GROW

Thursday 26th August 2010
The latest provisional land based visitor arrival figures indicate a rise in visitor arrivals from the UK. The figures for June 2010 recorded a 16.6% increase compared to the same period last year. This jump represents the biggest increase from the UK market this year.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA PROMISES SUNSHINE AND CRICKET LOVELY CRICKET!

Thursday 26th August 2010
UK Listeners tuning in to their favourite radio stations during one of England’s rainiest weeks were greeted with talks of sunny weather, 365 white sandy beaches and the newest event on Antigua and Barbuda’s calendar of events, the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Fest.
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“NOBODY HOLD US”: SAY UK JOURNALISTS “STILL JAMMING” AFTER SUMMER TRIP TO ANTIGUA

Thursday 12th August 2010
UK journalists who visited Antigua during the summer returned from their trip more than able to confirm that in Antigua and Barbuda, the beach really is just the beginning.
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THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURISM AUTHORITY’S UK OFFICE WILL RELOCATE

Tuesday 27th July 2010
This is to advise that as of Wednesday August 4th, The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s UK office will relocate.
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MOUNT OBAMA LOGO COMPETITION

Tuesday 20th July 2010
The Mount Obama Committee wishes to announce its Logo Competition for the Mount Obama National Park.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA PLANTING TREES OF LOVE

Tuesday 20th July 2010
Malik Yoba, Faith Evans and Ginuwine Support the Eco Tourism Effort
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JUNE AMBROSE ON LUXURY TRAVEL & ANTIGUA

Wednesday 14th July 2010
Fashion stylist June Ambrose is spreading her wings to the world of travel.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SCORE 100 WITH TRAVEL AGENTS

Wednesday 14th July 2010
Travel Agent Boot Camp Program Offers One-Of-A-Kind Product Experiences
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VISITOR ARRIVALS ON THE INCREASE FOR ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Thursday 1st July 2010
Tourism officials are reporting that for the first time since the start of the global financial crisis in 2008 visitor arrivals from all major source markets are showing positive growth.
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UK AGENTS HAVE JOLLY TIME IN ANTIGUA

Tuesday 29th June 2010
Eight UK travel agents participated in a familiarization trip (FAM) to Antigua and Barbuda last week, where they spent seven days, experiencing on-island tours, and conducting hotel inspections.
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WINNERS OF GERMAN TRAVEL AGENT E-LEARNING PROGRAMME

Monday 14th June 2010
visit Antigua and Barbuda.
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DAME YVONNE MAGINLEY RECIEVES CTO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Monday 14th June 2010
Recognised by the Caribbean Tourism Organization for her outstanding contribution to the development of tourism in the Caribbean.
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FIND GOLD IN ANTIGUA THIS SUMMER

Wednesday 9th June 2010
Taking a vacation can be an expensive decision for you, especially if you have a family to pay for.
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ESSAY CONTEST ON TOURISM

Tuesday 8th June 2010
Time ticks down for primary and secondary schools to submit their winning entries for the 2009 FCCA Foundation Children’s Essay Contest..
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ROMANCE WEEKEND ANNOUNCED

Thursday 3rd June 2010
Ministry of Tourism announces Romance Weekend 2010 at Sugar Ridge Hotel
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ANTIGUA SUMMER GOLD LAUNCHES

Friday 21st May 2010
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s UK Office launched a Summer Gold card, offering visitors to the destination fantastic savings between June and September this year.
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DAME YVONNE MAGINLEY DCN, CMG, OBE, OD RECOGNISED FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO TOURISM.

Friday 21st May 2010
Dame Yvonne has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award which is bestowed on high performance individuals who have truly made a difference in the Region by empowering individuals and providing a legacy for future generations.
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ANTIGUA SUMMER GOLD CARD - GET YOURS NOW

Friday 21st May 2010
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has launched the brand new Summer Gold card, offering holidaymakers fantastic savings and great value added deals between June and September this year.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURISM DELEGATION ATTENDS CHINA’S LARGEST OUTBOUND TOURISM AND TRAVEL MARKET IN BEIJING

Thursday 29th April 2010
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Officials participated in another successful showcasing of the destination, this time in Beijing China, during the China Outbound Tourism & Travel Market (COTTM). COTTM, China’s leading travel and trade show, is being held at the China World Trade Center from April 27 – 30th.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ANNOUNCES PR APPOINTMENT TO STRENGTHEN AWARENESS IN UK MARKET

Monday 26th April 2010
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority announces the appointment of First Public Relations Limited (FPR), the leading destination specialist consultancy, tasked with raising brand awareness of Antigua and Barbuda in UK and Ireland.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA FRENCH WEBSITE

Friday 9th April 2010
The Paris office of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority have today launched the official web portal for Antigua and Barbuda in French. Check out the new website at www.antigua-barbuda.fr/portal
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NORTH AMERICA #1 FOR STAY OVER VISITORS

Thursday 8th April 2010
The Tourism Authority see positive growth in stay over arrivals for the first quarter of 2010.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CONCLUDE ITB 2010 MEETINGS

Monday 15th March 2010
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Delegation attends world’s largest travel and trade show for the 27th Consecutive time
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SUMMER GOLD - UK SUMMER PROMOTION PLAN

Friday 26th February 2010
Office would like to extend to all Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Partners, the opportunity to have their summer offers included as part of our Antigua and Barbuda Summer Gold UK Promotion targeting persons travelling from June 1 – September 30 2010
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA DOUBLES ITS AIRLIFT FROM THE ITALIAN MARKET

Thursday 18th February 2010
Livingston airlines will significantly increase its direct charter flight services to Antigua and Barbuda from Milan, Italy this year.
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UK SUNDAY TIMES TO INCLUDE 16 PAGE FEATURE ON ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Friday 12th February 2010
Leading UK Newspaper, The Sunday Times features Antigua and Barbuda in its 2010 Valentine’s issue
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA WINS GLOBUS AWARD 2009

Thursday 28th January 2010
Antigua & Barbuda wins Globus Award 2009 for First German E-Learning Programme
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ANTIGUA SPORTS FISHING USA TV NETWORK

Friday 15th January 2010
Antigua Sports Fishing to be featured on USA TV Network.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MEANS BUSINESS AT WORLD TRAVEL MARKET

Thursday 12th November 2009
November 12, 2009 - (London, England) - Antigua and Barbuda is making its presence felt this week in London at World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry which runs this year, from November 9 – 12.
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RECORD RESULTS FROM LATEST UK PROMOTION

Tuesday 20th October 2009
Minister of Tourism Announces Record Results from Latest UK Promotion
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NOW, FLY FREE TO ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA WHEN YOU CHOOSE!

Monday 5th October 2009

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I'D RATHER BE IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA - FLY ME THERE FREE FACEBOOK COMPETITION

Monday 21st September 2009
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority today launched its 'I'd rather be in Antigua and Barbuda - Fly me there Free Facebook competition today.
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