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Government prepares for repatriation of printing TCI passports to UK

April 28, 2015
Government prepares for repatriation of printing TCI passports to UK The minister of border control and employment Don-Hue Gardiner in a post cabinet statement noted that, along with other sister overseas territories in the Caribbean, the Turks and Caicos Islands and in particular his ministry has been preparing over the last two years for the transfer of...

TCI airports adopt energy efficient lighting

April 28, 2015
TCI airports adopt energy efficient lighting The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority (TCIAA) has adopted energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lighting in the newly renovated terminal facility and roadway.  This lighting solution is reported to be approximately 90% more energy efficient compared to conventional light bulbs.

Tourism officials celebrate new British Airways route between Antigua and TCI

April 1, 2015
Tourism officials celebrate new British Airways route between Antigua and TCI V.C Bird International Airport in Antigua will serve as an important hub for UK flag carrier British Airways, as the airline on Sunday launched its inaugural flight service from Antigua to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). The route is historic, as it will be the first direct flight connection between...

British Airways to operate second weekly service to TCI

March 5, 2015
British Airways to operate second weekly service to TCI British Airways will be increasing flight services from London Gatwick to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) by an additional flight per week commencing 29 October 2015. The service will operate on a Thursday, via Antigua, using a three-class Boeing 777 aircraft.

TCI fastest growing tourism destination in the Caribbean

March 5, 2015
TCI fastest growing tourism destination in the Caribbean The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) poised itself as the fastest-growing tourism destination in the wider Caribbean region in 2014. The destination recorded its largest number of both cruise passenger and stop-over arrivals yet and saw the most growth in stop-over arrivals of all Caribbean destinations.

Caribbean enjoys higher than average rise in hotel prices for 2014

March 5, 2015
The average price paid for a hotel room around the world rose by three percent during 2014 compared with 2013, according to the latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI). However, the Caribbean reported four percent index growth. The overall global economic recovery...

Travel demand for Caribbean on the rise

January 27, 2015
The Expedia group, one of the world's largest online travel companies, reported on Monday that travel demand garnered via the company’s platforms for the Caribbean region grew nearly 30 percent year over year during the first three quarters of 2014.

Ten Caribbean destinations reaped $867 million from private jet vacationers in winter season

December 19, 2014
Ten Caribbean destinations reaped $867 million from private jet vacationers in winter season Elite Traveler Magazine has just reported the top ten destinations to enjoy the benefits of private jet charter flights during last year's peak winter season, which resulted in revenues of $867 million from 12,566 flights. Nassau in The Bahamas, St Maarten and Turks and Caicos led the way.

Two TCI resorts among the Top 100 List in 2014

July 8, 2014
Last Tuesday, Expedia.com, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites, announced the Expedia 2014 Insiders’ Select rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels. The Insiders’ Select list recognizes the top-ranked hotels available worldwide.

British overseas territories citizens get visa-free access to 26 European countries

June 20, 2014
British Overseas Territories citizens (BOTCs), British Overseas citizens (BOCs), British Protected Persons (BPPs), and British Subjects (BS) can travel visa-free across the EU ‘Schengen’ Area with effect from Monday, 9 June 2014. The Schengen Area currently consists of 26 European states.

Air fares fall as tourist season softens

April 21, 2014
While temperatures are still on the chilly side in the Midwest and North East US and Canada, air fares have dropped down to 1990s levels for May travellers. The extreme and prolonged winter sub freezing temperatures were believed to have been a sign that TCI and other sub tropical...

Mystery April Fool's Day fee surprises travellers

April 7, 2014
Residents and visitors discovered when they attempted to depart the Providenciales International Airport on or after April 1 that they were being charged an additional $5 per person. This included children as young as two years of age. A family of four is now facing another $20.

TCI tourism faces issues of cost and crime

April 3, 2014
The Turks and Caicos Islands has been found to be the fourth most expensive Caribbean tourist destination, costing a family of four nearly $9,000 for a week’s stay in Providenciales. Meanwhile, the United States has re-issued a travel advisory in relation to the TCI, warning US citizens...

Lower air travel tax may mean higher UK tourist arrivals for TCI

March 24, 2014
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne, while presenting the UK government’s 2014 budget address on Wednesday in the House of Commons, highlighted the air passenger duty (APD) reform as a part of the transportation strategy towards economic recovery.

No visa office in TCI, say US authorities

February 24, 2014
US authorities have informed Turks and Caicos Islanders that there are no plans to open an office in Providenciales to issue the ten-year visas that have been available to island citizens from the time the US military had an agreement with Britain to build a base on Grand Turk.

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