Press Releases

  • JetBlue’ inaugural flight arrives on Thursday St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: The American carrier, JetBlue, which arrives on Thursday on its inaugural flight to Antigua, will be historic in many ways. An Antiguan will be assisting with piloting the first flight to Antigua when it arrives. The copilot, Craig Francis, 43, who grew up in the Point area, has been with the ...
  • Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute 2015 class commenced St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: Tourism Minister the Hon. Asot Michael saw the organization and execution of the ceremony held at the Royal Antiguan Resort as first class and commends the Board and Faculty of the Institution on a job well done. It was an auspicious occasion today (Thurs); the passing out of over 80 students as ...
  • Minister Michael Back in Business St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: Bi-lateral discussions between the Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy, the Hon. Asot Michael and US Senator Joel D. M. Ford of the 38th District of North Carolina identified Major areas of collaboration during his first official visit to the twin island state of Antigua and Barbuda. During the ...
  • Antigua and Barbuda wins Best Tourism board award in UK United Kingdom: Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Board wins Best Tourism Office category in a Recently concluded Travel Agents Choice Award. After counting nearly 1,000 votes from the readers of Selling Travelmagazine, the results of the Travel Agents Choice Awards have been announced. The awards cover over 40 categories covering every aspect of the travel industry, from ...
  • Antigua and Barbuda and Kuwait Sign New Financial Arrangements for servicing Kuwait Fund debts NEW YORK, USA: Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne and First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Board for the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, met on Monday and signed off on a new financial arrangement to service Antigua and Barbuda’s debt to the fund. During ...
  • Antigua and Barbuda and Malta to work towards advancing the interests of SIDS NEW YORK, USA: As Small Island Developing States and with our nations poised to take up leading roles on the international stage, I believe that we have an obligation to put the interests of SIDS at the forefront,” were the words of Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne as he engaged the Prime Minister of Malta ...
  • Most Modern Airport in Antigua and Barbuda Open for service St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: The twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda has opened one of the most modern international airports in the Caribbean. The 23,000 square meters new terminal for the destination, more than doubles the capacity of the adjacent previous terminal, making way for an increase in passenger use of the V.C. Bird ...
  • Most Modern Airport in Antigua and Barbuda Open for service St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: The twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda has opened one of the most modern international airports in the Caribbean. The 23,000 square meters new terminal for the destination, more than doubles the capacity of the adjacent previous terminal, making way for an increase in passenger use of the V.C. Bird ...
  • JCI Caribbean Queen Show receives partnership support from Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Offices St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda – The Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority have partnered with JCI Antigua (Jaycees) for the 54th Jaycees Queen show this Sunday, bringing 11 delegates from throughout the Caribbean Region to Carnival City, for Antigua and Barbuda’s Carnival, The Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival. Antigua and Barbuda Minister ...
  • France and Antigua and Barbuda signed a Friendship agreement St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda:  The Acting Prime Minister the Hon. Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin along with the French Ambassador for the OECS, Eric De La Moussaye on Friday 3rd July signed a Friendship agreement letter. The agreement will pave and concretize the way the French forces do business with the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force and will, primarily focus on training ...
  • MINISTER ASOT MICHAEL RESPONDS TO REGIONAL REPORT ON SOLAR ENERGY APPLICATION St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: The Honorable Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy has responded to a recent report in the media indicating that Antigua and Barbuda was among a number of Caribbean States that were allegedly “not ready for solar energy”. Minister Michael noted that “this could hardly be further from ...
  • MINISTER ASOT MICHAEL RESPONDS TO REGIONAL REPORT ON SOLAR ENERGY APPLICATION St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: The Honorable Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy has responded to a recent report in the media indicating that Antigua and Barbuda was among a number of Caribbean States that were allegedly “not ready for solar energy”. Minister Michael noted that “this could hardly be further from ...
  • $400 Million Royalton Hotel Project Coming to Antigua Canadian travel giant Sunwing is adding a major new resort project on the island of Antigua. The company’s Royalton brand is developing the Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa, which is slated to open in 2017. The $400 million project is set to launch construction this summer in the Deep Bay area of Antigua. The 500-room property will also ...
  • Top Award-Winnings for Antigua and Barbuda during Caribbean Week New York, NY. June 5, 2015 – The twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is continuing on its path towards successfully dominating Caribbean Week 2015 by winning two awards yesterday, June 4th, during Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) ‘Media’ day and displaying a unified, powerful presence at the ‘Media Market’. The Honourable Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, ...
  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CONNECT WITH TOP INVESTORS New York, NY: Antigua and Barbuda is quickly setting itself apart at the annual CTO Caribbean Week with a multi-pronged approach for reaching out to relevant parties. Following the success of The Antigua and Barbuda Cocktail and Dinner with top influencers, affluencers, media and trade, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda hosted a luncheon with Christopher ...
  • Opening of the Barbuda Belle Luxury Beach Hotel Barbuda: Minister for Tourism Hon. Asot Michael speech at opening of the Barbuda Belle Luxury Beach Hotel. Today marks a very important step in Barbuda’s development. This opening of the Barbuda Belle Luxury Beach Hotel is historic as it is the first time in over ten years that a new hotel has opened on the sister ...
  • Opening of the Barbuda Belle Luxury Beach Hotel Barbuda: Minister for Tourism Hon. Asot Michael speech at opening of the Barbuda Belle Luxury Beach Hotel. Today marks a very important step in Barbuda’s development. This opening of the Barbuda Belle Luxury Beach Hotel is historic as it is the first time in over ten years that a new hotel has opened on the sister ...
  • Ministry of Tourism receives Israeli Ambassador St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: His Excellency Bahij Mansour, Ambassador to Israel paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy on Wednesday. The Ambassador said, “I am overjoyed to be here with you and I hope that the relationship between Antigua and Barbuda and the State of Israel can deepen cooperation, ...
  • Tourism Stakeholders Meet to Discuss Improvements in Ground Transportation and Transfers. St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: After two days of meetings and discussions between multi-stakeholder groups to include Taxi Associations, Tour Operators Hoteliers, Transport Board, Antigua and Barbuda Airports Authority, Royal Police Force and Ministry of Tourism Officials: there is a meeting of the minds to improve the “ Visitor Experience” in ground transportation.  The Ministers of Public ...
  • Antigua Sailing Week Final Awards Antigua: The Awards Ceremony for the 48th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was held in Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour. The glittering prize giving was attended by His Excellency the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Rodney Williams, Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy and Kenneth Kwok, Vice President of Yida ...