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Barbados, this is a deep island. While so much goes on above ground, there’s a lot happening under the surface as well.  And far underground in the heart of inland Barbados lies Harrison Caves, subterranean caves formed by erosion of the limestone and shell rock left behind as Barbados rose out of the sea. The island of Barbados is unique to all other Caribbean islands by the way it was formed.

For the fifth year now since 2011, the famous Marie-Antoinette restaurant, one of the top Creole restaurants in Seychelles, has scooped another Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, a feat which can only be achieved by a dedicated team. Located not far from the Victoria capital, the Marie-Antoinette restaurant is renowned for its unique authentic local cuisine and traditional architecture.

The head of one of the world’s most acclaimed airlines will keynote the region’s most valued tourism gathering. The president and chief executive officer of JetBlue Airways, Robin Hayes, will address the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC), which takes place from 21 -23 October in Curaçao.

Grand Bahama Island visitor arrivals and occupancy levels have increased significantly this year. Statistics show that the occupancy rate for Grand Bahama Island in June has increased by 18.2% compared to the previous year, to 72%. Another sign of increased demand is a 40.1% increase in the year-to-date number of room nights sold in June was 253,941 versus 181,248 from the previous year.

The Landings St. Lucia has appointed international business executive Kathy Taylor interim General Manager following the departure of Caribbean hospitality veteran Kashmie Ali, who led a turnaround of fortunes at the premier Caribbean resort over the past year. Ali, who helped to bolster the resort's success in the luxury villa resort category, opted to pursue new opportunities following his one year stint which produced strong results and increased revenues.

Following the tragic and reportedly illegal killing of Cecil the lion, Born Free Foundation and Born Free USA today called on the US Government and European Union to take urgent steps to end the import of lion trophies and for an international moratorium on lion hunting. The global outcry following Cecil’s death has sent shock waves across the world and has further ignited the political and public debate on the plight of wild lions and the inhumane actions of sport hunters. 

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, North America was one of the main sponsors of the annual Chefs and Champagne event held at the grand Wolffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons Long Island. Antiguan Chef, Melvin Myers of Success Catering was one of over 40 select chefs from across the globe featured at the culinary show.

The Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009, are one of the world's best-loved walking areas thanks to the dramatic scenery and wide range of routes on offer, from easy, family-friendly hikes to the challenging via ferrata (literally, iron roads, which were created during the First World War to assist troop movement).

After 15 years of trying, a white-bearded Florida man won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, a highlight of Key West's annual Hemingway Days celebration that ended Sunday, 26 July 2015.  Charlie Boice, 56, a retired air traffic controller from Palm Beach Gardens, triumphed over 121 other entrants in the final round of the contest that concluded late Saturday after a three-way draw. Preliminary rounds were held on Thursday and Friday last week.