Press Releases

  • Hon. Asot Michael Interview in WLNG 92.1FM Long Island, New York Hon. Asot Michael Interview in WLNG 92.1FM Long Island, New York
  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA HOTEL STAKEHOLDERS IMPRESSED WITH MARKETING STRATEGY OF TOURISM AUTHORITY JULY 21, 2017 (ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA) –  The marketing strategies for Antigua and Barbuda’s main source markets in the USA, UK & Europe, Caribbean and Canada, were scrutinised by local stakeholders at a public/private sector market consultation hosted by Antigua and Barbuda’s Ministry of Tourism and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, on Thursday. Senior tourism officials ...
  • ANTIGUA & BARBUDA WELCOME ‘THE VOICE’ WINNER CHRIS BLUE & WIFE FOR THEIR HONEYMOON St. John’s, Antigua (July 17, 2017) – Antigua and Barbuda welcomed ‘The Voice’ 2017 Winner Chris Blue and his new wife Stephanie to the popular destination in the Caribbean for their honeymoon with a VIP reception. The newlyweds landed in the Caribbean’s most romantic destination to the sounds of local musicians and were personally greeted by ...
  • Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Institute ABHTI Graduation Ceremony It is indeed a pleasure for me to be here today on this very special occasion of the Commencement Ceremony of the 2017 graduating class of the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute. Given the reputation of our people for hospitality, and the importance of tourism to the livelihoods of the Antigua & Barbuda people, I ...
  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA STRENGTHENS TIES AND CELEBRATES SUCCESS AT CARIBBEAN WEEK New York, NY, June 12, 2017 – Antigua and Barbuda is celebrating Caribbean Heritage Month in the US and Caribbean week with a strong presence and performance at this annual conference. Caribbean Week is the largest, most engaging regional tourism activity in the greater New York and US market, and typically attracts thousands of participants ...
  • Tourism Minister outlines the government’s intentions towards attracting increased Foreign Direct Investments St. John’s Antigua: Investment and Tourism Minister the Hon. Asot A. Michael today (Tues) outlined the plans of the government of Antigua and Barbuda to raise the levels of Foreign Direct Investments made into the national economy specifically within the services sector. The pronouncement was made during his presentation at the opening of the 2017 edition of ...
  • TOURISM MARKETING STRATEGY REVIEWED AS TOURISM HEADS MEET St. John’s, Antigua – Exploring opportunities for tourism growth in key source markets was the focus for the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority at a planning retreat held last Friday. Today, Wednesday May 24, Minister of Tourism the Honourable Asot Michael and the marketing teams will present these findings to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Government ...
  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA LAUNCH NEW DIGITAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE SUMMER: “SUMMER LOVIN’” May 23, 2017 (New York, NY) –  The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (US Office) has launched an exciting new digital Summer campaign calledSummer Lovin’ that will run from May 15th to September 15th for an early start to the busy summer season. The tagline Summer Lovin’ acts as the perfect umbrella for encouraging visitors to ...
  • Antigua and Barbuda selected as the premier Caribbean backdrop for the film “Loving Daniella”! St. John’s Antigua: The Ministry of Tourism Antigua and Barbuda through the Hon. Asot A. Michael has thrown its full support behind the Producers of the African film “Loving Daniella” which will be partly shot in the Twin Island State of Antigua and Barbuda. The production group recently met with the Tourism Minister to share the details ...
  • Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Callaloo Cay Hotel Development Project Mr. Dawood Shah Snr. Vice President Business Development: Al Caribi Antigua Development Limited, Other Representatives from Investment Partners: OBMI, RBC, HVS, and Rider Levett Bucknall, Esteemed partners and guests, Members of the media Good morning ladies and gentleman, and a warm welcome to all. It is an incredible honor for me to be participating in this landmark ...
  • Official Welcome Cocktail WINDIES vs England ODI Series by Hon. Asot Michael A warm and wonderful good evening to you, and welcome to our beautiful twin-island nation, Antigua and Barbuda. I am delighted to be here this evening to welcome both the West Indies Cricket team and the England Cricket Team to Antigua and Barbuda. It is an absolute pleasure and honour to have both of these prestigious ...
  • Tourism Minister the Hon. Asot Michael chides the opposition UPP for “misleading the people”. St. John’s,  Antigua and Barbuda: Tourism Minister Asot Michael has reminded the nation that the Gaston Browne led administration of which he is part is responsible for bringing stability to Antigua and Barbuda. In a stinging attack of the Opposition United Progressive Party, Mr. Michael says his report to Parliament on the strides the Ministry of Tourism has ...
  • Antigua & Barbuda makes a significant impression on Cruise Executives during meetings in South Florida St.Johns, Antigua and Barbuda: Three days of discussions and power-point presentations to cruise industry decision-makers in South Florida have left Antigua & Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism, Honorable Asot Michael, “very encouraged” about the future of his country’s cruise sector. The Minister’s optimism follows his recent (January 25th to 27th) visits to the South Florida meeting rooms ...
  • 100,000th Visitor Welcome! Our, 100,000th US Visitor Ms. Jean Larsen and partner Mr. Denis Murphy. Today is a great day in the annals of our tourism history, as we mark a significant milestone and celebrate the end of a momentous year for our country’s tourism. I mean this from the bottom of my heart, and of behalf of ...
  • Barbados Tourism Minister Congratulates Minister Asot Michael on Recent Award ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda: Antigua and Barbuda’s Tourism Minister the Hon. Asot Michael continues to receive commendations from his regional and international colleagues having been named Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year, 2016 by the Travel publication, Caribbean Journal. The most recent commendation comes from Tourism and International Transport Minister of Barbados and Former Chairman of ...
  • CTO Executive laud the accomplishments of Antigua and Barbuda’s Tourism Minister the Hon. Asot A. Michael. St. John’s Antigua and Barbuda: Tourism Minister the Hon. Asot A. Michael has come in for high praises from the Executive of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). This after he received the highly prestigious award of Caribbean Tourism Minister of the year, also spearheading team ‘Destination Antigua Barbuda” which won Caribbean Tourism Destination of year, and Tourism CEO ...
  • Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year Antigua and Barbuda’s Tourism Minister, Asot Michael, has been named “Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year” by the authoritative Travel publication, Caribbean Journal. In naming Mr Michael as recipient of this high recognition, the Journal’s selectors declared that he is one of the Caribbean’s forward-thinking Tourism Ministers who had driven Antigua and Barbuda’s tourism growth. The country’s ...
  • Minister Michael makes good on promise to make retroactive payment to the workers of SJDC.   St. John’s Antigua: Employees of the St. John’s Development Corporation (SJDC) are in receipt of retroactive pay for the period May 2013 to April 2014. The issue of back pay has been a contentious matter between the staff and management of the St. John’s Development Corporation and there have been instances of industrial action in this ...
  • ABTA CLARIFIES ABST FOR HOTELS St John’s, Antigua:  The Chief Executive Officer of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA), Colin James, has been advised of inaccurate statements concerning the Antigua and Barbuda Sales Tax (ABST) payable by hotels, and therefore, clarifies the matter. The ABST payable by hotels from inception was made up of collections from their guests. This was levied ...
  • ABTA CEO RESPONDS TO TRANSPARENCY ALLEGATIONS  (St John’s, Antigua) 3 October 2016 –  The Chief Executive Officer of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA), Colin James, has noted allegations made to the media by Senator Lennox Weston and Mr. Rob Barrett, a hotelier of significant standing. The CEO regards both Senator Weston and Mr Barrett as reasonable men who, when seized ...