Curaçao had a tough year for tourism in 2016, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Dutch Caribbean island reported a total of 441,226 stayover visitors in 2016, a decline of 5.8 percent from 2015. The …

 Jamaica saw a 2.8 percent increase in tourist arrivals in 2016, according to the latest data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country welcomed a total of 2.18 million tourists last year, buoyed by a 4.6 percent improvement in United …

 Grenada real estate continues to surge, according to the latest report from Century21 in Grenada. After sales volume rose by 71 percent in Grenada in 2015, the country’s real estate market set another new high with 23 percent growth in …

 It may begin with the famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas, but Mexico’s destination of Los Cabos is so much more. It’s a place to find authenticity, to find a different side of Mexico you may not have discovered. So …

 Mexico’s Caribbean coast is a culturally rich, energetic and colorful place that is among the region’s most vibrant travel destinations. And happily Riviera Maya resorts live up to the area’s palpable authenticity. Indeed, the Riviera Maya, the coastal corridor that …

 There’s nothing better than beer with a cause. That’s precisely the case at the tiny microbrewery at the Cooper Island Beach Club, which is releasing a new environmentally-friendly beer. It’s called Turtle IPA, and the new beer sends $1 from …

 Southwest Airlines traffic continued to climb in January, according to the carrier’s latest monthly data report. The company flew 9.4 billion revenue passenger miles in January, up 4.6 percent from the 8.9 billion revenue passenger miles Southwest flew in January …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Bret Vandelden, who sent in this superb shot of sunrise from the beach in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. Have you taken a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

 There are different cruise ships for just about every kind of traveler. But at the end of the day, we all sail to explore, to see something new, to feel the water, to experience the joy of the unknown. Of …

 Silver Airways has started additional nonstop flights between Florida and the Bahamas, marking a nearly 25 percent increase in flights compared to the same period last year. New non-stop flights include: Fort Lauderdale to George Town, Fort Lauderdale to Governor’s …

 In the market for a private island? Right now, the Bahamas is easily the region’s number one private island destination, with a wide portfolio of islands and cays on the market. And if you’re looking for something a bit different, …

 Jamaica is seeing a major increase in hotel development, according to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. The island saw nearly 2,400 new hotel rooms added to its hotel stock last year, with an additional 1,035 rooms now under construction and slated …

 Hyatt Centric will debut in Barbados in 2019, according to Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The new Barbados property is part of a wider expansion for the sub-brand that will see the Hyatt Centric portfolio double globally by the end of 2019. …

 Angostura Holdings Limited has appointed Genevieve Jodhan as Chief Executive Officer. Jodhan previously served as the company’s Executive Manager, and has been acting in the CEO position since September 2016. Angostura is the producer of Angostura bitters and Angostura Rum. …

 Despite the sheer natural beauty (and wonderful beaches) of Isla Mujeres, the island off the Caribbean coast of Mexico remains something of a closely-guarded secret. But the attractions are numerous here, with lush jungle, abundant sea life and even an …