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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
Executive editor of and Caribbean editor of Recommend magazine. Follow @EdWetschler at Twitter.

I've written for The New York Times, Delta Sky, Caribbean Travel & Life, financial publications,, advertorial publishers, etc. I'm a Caribbean expert and serial office holder in SATW.

Reading the Tea Leaves: Caribbean Travel Trends

Carlisle Bay, Antigua

St. Barthelemy Avec Amour

National Museum of American Jewish History (won Silver in an SATW contest)

Stalking the Star-Spangled Banner (another award winner)

New York's Best Small and Mid-Size Museums

Is Gettysburg America's Most Tragic Battleground?

Best of Pittsburgh: 10 Great Things Behind the Steel Curtain

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy?

Retirement Plan Solutions: The Early Starter and the Late Starter
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
The Caribbean, Pennsylvania, Manhattan.
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
The Caribbean.
Other travel / language expertise?
I know where to camp out at Machu Picchu.

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Caribbean Media Awards Nominees

NEW YORK, NY (June 1, 2017) - The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced the finalists in its annual Caribbean Media Awards competition and will recognize journalists at the Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 8, 2017,…

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 2:18pm

The Caribbean Knight

Six things about Sir Royston Hopkin (top, center), the visionary behind Spice Island Beach Resort on Grenada:…


Posted on May 14, 2017 at 5:12pm

Most Colorful Attraction in Sint Maarten?

Nothing wrong with joining the crowds at Maho Bay to stand about five feet under jumbo jets coming in for a landing (what could possibly go wrong?), but I have a new pet attraction in Dutch Sint…


Posted on March 15, 2017 at 1:30pm

New York's Corning Museum of Glass: Best Glass Museum on Earth?


Sixty-five years – that's a good long run for any museum in a rural area, but the…


Posted on October 9, 2016 at 2:00pm

Aruba Passes Unprecedented Law to Regulate All-Inclusive Accommodations

[Oranjestad, Aruba]    Aruba has modified The Permit Law to regulate all-inclusive activities on-island – an unprecedented action in the Caribbean and significant move in the tourism industry globally. Following the local Government’s proposal in May to foster a balanced portfolio of accommodations, the island will cap the share of representation of all-inclusive accommodations at a maximum of 40 percent of the total transient hotel rooms.

Cap on All-Inclusive Plans at…


Posted on September 15, 2016 at 11:30am

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At 7:34am on February 22, 2017, Jay Rodriguez said…

Yes We will try to be there however you can email or contact us directly if you are interested in doing business with our company. Do you come to Punta Cana often ? or send clients this way often ??

This is our company website

At 10:40am on February 18, 2017, Jay Rodriguez said…

Hi Ed

Yes, the Colonial Zone is a very popular excursion among the tourist who visit Punta Cana interested on Dominican History. Our company has a VIP Zona Colonial Excursions for people who would like to have a more private first class service, for that service we use our Mercedes Benz S550

At 10:40pm on October 17, 2016, Robert Walsh said…

Hi Ed, I got your comment about my Puerto Rico trip, please feel free to tweet it, I dont have a twitter handle... Appreciate the kind words.

At 10:21am on August 26, 2016, Simon Hopes said…

Hi Sir,

 Thanks for your quick response. Actually I have submitted three informative and quality content here in last three days and the status of articles is under awaiting for approval. So if you approve my content as soon as possible or if possible give me exact date of publication,  I will be thankful to you.

Have a great weekend.

My preview articles title:

1. 5 Of The Best Places to Ski in Pennsylvania
2. A Quick Guide to Spending 24 Hours in Phuket
2. Of Cliffs And Castles In Kent

Waiting for your response.



At 4:17pm on October 25, 2015, Rosalind Cummings-Yeates said…

Thanks Ed! I was going for a Caribbean theme!

At 5:20pm on October 21, 2015, Pauline Frommer said…

Thanks Ed!

At 6:21pm on August 31, 2015, Simon Willis said…

Hey Ed, I saw it on your facebook and felt like I was missing out. So, here I am.

At 4:02pm on July 27, 2015, Alan Lenton said…

Hi Ed,

Thanks for the welcome - I look forward to future interactions on Tripatini!

At 8:57am on July 18, 2015, sandra alison walker said…

Thank you so much for the heads up, Ed, and for the welcome! I shall apply straight away.

At 11:58am on May 13, 2014, Amy Kerr said…

Ed, thank you for the welcome!




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