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Strong recent investment makes St Lucia a world class destination

LONDON, England - The beautiful Caribbean island of St Lucia has long been synonymous with high end luxury and big spending visitors but now, thanks to a broadening variety of accommodation and improv

Cypriot leaders hold UN-sponsored reunification talks

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders today held the first of two top-level meetings scheduled for this week, under United Nations sponsorship, as they intensified their efforts to reunify the Med

Destination news: Cousin’s new carbon neutral status launched

Seychelles President James Alix Michel has congratulated Nature Seychelles on the work it has undertaken, which has resulted in Cousin Island Special Reserve becoming the world's first carbon neutral

5000 tourists forced to flee Ocracoke Island

Five thousand tourists on a holiday island off North Carolina were preparing to board ferries to the mainland today after an evacuation order as hurricane Earl threatened to sideswipe the east coast o

African island states need greater support says Seychelles President James Michel

Seychelles President James Michel called for regional blocs, such as COMESA and SADC, as well as institutions such as the Preferential Trade Area Bank, to give greater consideration to African island

Socotra: Another Galapagos awaits tourists

On the other side of the world, in the middle of another ocean, lies a second Galapagos: the remote island of Socotra where more than one third of the 800 or so local plant species are found nowhere e

Royal Chundu Lodge on the Zambezi River

(eTN) I was staying at Royal Chundu near Livingstone. The evening was spent around a roaring fire listening to the sound of the water and the crackling of the logs.

Zanzibar island power is back but at great cost to hotels

The perennial power cuts the island of Zanzibar has suffered from since December of last year, came to an end last week when services were restored following the repairs on the underwater cable from t

Wetland meeting in Seychelles confirms conservation goals

A week-long series of meetings was held last week in Victoria’s International Conference Centre under the theme "Wetlands connect life and culture," which saw the secretary general of the RAMSAR Con

Seychelles conservation groups to partner

Information was received from a source in Mahe that the Island Conservation Society and the D’Arros Research Centre have signed a memorandum of understanding.

Bulago Island management deal back on course

Following the resolution of apparently pending difficult legal issues over leases and tenants' rights, the deal between The Uganda Safari Company and the Lake Victoria Sailing Club, owners of the Bula

A visit to the Seychelles full of eye openers and surprises

My journey to Seychelles began on a flight with Kenya Airways, which got us into Mahe about 1 ½ hours later (more about this explained elsewhere), the service delivery on board was well above average

More ferries planned for island traffic in Ssese Island chain

It was learned that the government of Uganda is in the process of procuring additional ferry services for the transportation of both passengers and goods to and from the Ssese Island chain in Lake Vic

Brazilian island resort hit by mudslide, 17 dead

ANGRA DOS REIS, Brazil – A rain-loosened slab of hillside collapsed on three houses and an upscale waterfront lodge after New Year celebrations at an island resort near Rio de Janeiro, killing at le

Seychelles creates another national park

Alongside the Copenhagen Climate Summit, the Seychellois President Michel signed into effect the creation of a new national park on Silhouette island, dedicated to "resilience to climate change from a

Caribbean gets new flights to Aruba

AirTran Airways launched new service between Atlanta and Aruba today, offering one nonstop flight each week.

St. Bart’s: Tiny Caribbean jewel for Francophiles, foodies and fashionistas

Wheels up at the island of St. Maarten and we skim across the waters of the French West Indies to St. Barthelemy — a tiny Caribbean jewel for Francophiles, foodies and fashionistas.

Thailand’s last secret island – Koh Lipe

In a National Marine Park on the Andaman Sea in the very southwest corner of Thailand, is where you find a little paradise island, Koh Lipe.

Desires Hotels International expands to Honduras

Continuing to add new destinations worldwide to its boutique hotel collection, Desires Hotels International has set its sights on the Blue Ocean Reef resort

Island of The Week: Phuket, Thailand

Think of Phuket and the chances are many travel professionals may conjure up images of an overcrowded, overcommercialized, overpriced corner of Thailand that is best avoided.

Pacific Islands Forum accomplishes unity of Pacific island states

"One of the most important things the Pacific island states accomplished last year was the unity of forum," said Toke Talagi, Premier of Niue and outgoing chair of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF).

And the winner of Hawaii’s best island is – Kauai

LIHUE, Kauai, HI - Kauai is already known as the Garden Island and Hawaii's Island of Discovery.

Saint Lucia welcomes additional new flights

JetBlue Airways plans to further develop its growing international route network this fall with new service to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, subject to receipt of government operating authority

Island Hopping in Koh Chang

Koh Chang, part of a pristine archipelago off eastern Thailand, and its smaller enchanting islands are just waiting to be explored and are just a hop away!

Anguilla announces new executive air service to the island

NEW YORK, NY - Anguilla’s Ministry of Tourism has announced the launch of a new executive air service, which will operate between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Anguilla.

Dominican Republic forerunner in eco-friendly travel

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Since 1962, the Dominican Republic (DR) has led the Caribbean in preserving sensitive inland and coastal eco-systems through partnerships with leaders like the Nature Conservancy,

Access to Montserrat assured after September 30

BRADES, Montserrat (September 8, 2008) - The Government of Montserrat is currently working on a number of options to ensure the traveling public has uninterrupted access to the island, following the a

“Forvik owes no allegiance to any United Kingdom government and is...

LONDON - The owner of a tiny island in off Scotland declared its independence from the United Kingdom on Saturday, saying he wanted the territory, population one, to be a crown dependency like the Cha

Monte Cristo’s treasure island unlocks the door to tourism

The secluded and mysterious island where the Count of Monte Cristo found buried treasure in the famous novel by Alexandre Dumas is to be opened to the public.