More than 22 million people have recovered from COVID-19 worldwide
September 18, 2020
First female Chief Meteorologist, Catherine Cumberbatch retires
September 18, 2020

Hotel occupancy up in the Caribbean as region prepares to reopen

Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020. 10:21 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Loop, a Caribbean-based media outlet, is reporting that hotel occupancy within the Caribbean is up, which is a positive sign as the region prepares to reopen for tourism.

An article published today by the St. Lucia arm of Loop, said that the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), has been seeing an increase in bookings in the accommodation sector.

Speaking at a Caribbean Tourism Organisation(CTO) webinar on Wednesday, Frank Comito, Chief Executive Officer of CHTA, said that occupancy levels slightly above 20 percent for 13 destinations in the region that reopened their borders for international tourists. Comito added that, if booking continues at their current pace, the region could see hotel occupancy go as his as 40 percent by year’s end and possibly as high as 70 percent by early 2021.

Loop quotes Comito as saying “We are seeing a lot of advanced bookings and some of us are protected by the fact that we have strong cancellation policies in place and that provides some sense of insurance that if things change the travelers are protected,” he said.

He also noted that local tourism has played a key role in hotel occupancy rates going up, pointing to Belize as an example where hotel occupancy went up to around 70 percent due to locals traveling within the country.


Аdvеrtіѕе wіth thе most visited news site in Веlіzе ~ Wе оffеr fullу сuѕtоmіzаblе аnd flехіblе dіgіtаl mаrkеtіng расkаgеѕ. Yоur соntеnt іѕ dеlіvеrеd іnѕtаntlу tо thоuѕаndѕ оf uѕеrѕ іn Веlіzе аnd аbrоаd! Соntасt uѕ аt [email protected] оr саll uѕ аt 501-601-0315.


© 2020, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

  • Galen University
  • larry waight
  • Galen University

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *