How Jamaica’s ‘bereavement tourism’ plan will restore the slave trade

Tharp House, in Falmouth, was once the home of John Tharp, the island’s largest slave owner – Sukimac Photography Cruise ships dominate the skyline of the Jamaican town of Falmouth as holidaymakers rush off in search of the sun and sand, dominating tourism on the island. But in the shadows of the hulking Royal Caribbean … Read more

Jamaica’s ‘dark tourism’ drive will turn colonial buildings into slavery monuments

Luxury cruise ships, like this one, docked in Falmouth, Jamaica, will take tourists to learn about a dark side in the history of the British Empire – ISTOCK Jamaica will preserve British colonial sites as slavery monuments to boost the island’s ‘dark tourism’ industry. Local activists have led Caribbean demands for reparations for centuries of … Read more

Within Whistler, North America’s largest ski area

Whistler Blackcomb is the largest and busiest ski area in North America – Ben Girardi/Tourism Whistler In the mountains of British Columbia lives a rather noisy mammal, the gray marmot, which, when alarmed by predators, emits a shrill whistle. Whistler Blackcomb – the largest and busiest ski area in North America – owes its name … Read more

Is it safe to visit the Caribbean? Essential advice for holidaymakers

Aruba is considered one of the safer Caribbean islands – Aruba Tourism There are concerns about the safety of visiting the Caribbean following travel advisories for two popular holiday destinations recently issued by the US Department of State. In the case of Jamaica, Level 3 guidelines for reconsidering travel have been issued due to the … Read more

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