How Many Tourists Visited Curacao in 2014

February 12, 2015 | 3:55 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao received 450,953 tourists in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That was a 2.5 percent increase over the previous year, buoyed by a summer season that saw a 5.8 percent improvement over the summer of 2013. The island’s growth was driven by a dramatic improvement in more...

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The Caribbean’s New Winery

January 26, 2015 | 7:02 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Curacao Winery By the Caribbean Journal staff Wine from the Caribbean? It will soon be reality as, for the first time ever, Curacao has its own winery. The Caribbean’s newest vineyard has more than 2,000 plants on two acres of land, part of a project that will eventually expand to 25 acres. The wine will be harvested from the island’s soil and be more...

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Curaçao’s Baoase Resort Expanding

January 25, 2015 | 2:53 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Baoase resort in Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff The Baoase Luxury Resort in Curaçao is expanding this year with a total of 10 new suites, the Curacao Tourism Board announced. The expansion project will be located in a “secluded part” of the resort, according to the property. The enclave will be hidden by a wall of natural stones, palm more...

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InselAir Begins New Aruba-Brazil Flights

January 21, 2015 | 5:13 pm | 0 Comment


Above: an InselAir plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Caribbean air carrier InselAir has officially launched service between Aruba and the Brazilian city of Manaus. The three-hour InselAir flight to the city arrived in Brazil carrying 80 passengers. “By launching this route we offer passengers from all our destinations via Aruba, and later this year more...

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Curacao to Host First-Ever International Swim Fashion Week

January 6, 2015 | 5:07 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Julia Pereira for Lybethras By the Caribbean Journal staff A swim fashion show. Is there any more appropriate place than the Caribbean? The island of Curacao will be playing host next month to the first-ever International Swim Fashion Week at the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort. The week-long exhibition will see fashion industry insiders and more...

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Expedia: Curacao Sees Increase in Demand From Brazil, Germany

December 8, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment


Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is finding success from new markets, according to a new report from Expedia. While the US remains the largest source market for the country, followed by the Netherlands, demand grew by more than 90 percent from Brazil in the first three quarters of 2014. Demand from more...

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JetBlue’s Newest Caribbean Destination

December 4, 2014 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has launched service to its newest Caribbean destination: the Dutch island of Curaçao. The carrier officially began flights this week from New York City to Curaçao, meaning the carrier now operates 121 daily flights from US to the Caribbean. JetBlue will be flying the route two days a week more...

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Island Bites: French Fry Hopping in Willemstad, Curacao

November 29, 2014 | 3:00 pm | 0 Comment


If you travel anywhere in the Dutch Caribbean, you're likely to find terrific french fries, something these islands have in common with their mainland countrymen in the Netherlands. And that's nowhere more true than in Willemstad, Curacao, which happens to have some seriously good fries — and in abundance, too. And while you can scour the city looking for the more...

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A Sunset Board Meeting in Curacao

October 28, 2014 | 1:46 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Board Room beach bar at the Curacao Marriott By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor CURACAO — “I make my drinks the way I like to drink them – strong,” says Cerita, the gregarious Jamaican bartender at Curacao Marriott Beach Resort’s Board Room beach bar. Which might be the reason why this Friday afternoon there are so many drinkers more...

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Improving Caribbean Internet

October 2, 2014 | 6:03 am | 0 Comment


Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By Gerard Best CJ Contributor Caribbean people have an appetite for technology that rivals any other region of the world. But who is working behind the scenes to maintain and upgrade the Internet-based services on which we’ve come to depend? On September 29, the answer to that question was to be found in Curacao, at one of the most more...

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