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Haiti Begins Groundwork For Development of New Cruise Port

October 31, 2014 | 5:00 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Ile de la Tortue (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has begun the groundwork for the development of the new Carnival cruise port on the island of Ile de la Tortue. Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin recently led a delegation to the island, aiming to "establish a first contact with the people of the area to inform them about more...

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Disney Cruise Line Adding Tortola and Martinique to 2016 Lineup

October 31, 2014 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Tortola (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line is adding two new Caribbean destinations to its 2016 lineup, the company announced. Disney is adding Tortola, British Virgin Islands and the French Caribbean department of Martinique to its early 2016 itineraries, including a return to the homeport of San Juan. In 2016, Disney Cruise more...

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Why the Caribbean Tourism Industry Needs to “Embrace” Digital Marketing

October 31, 2014 | 11:30 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean needs to embrace digital marketing, according to Orville London, chief secretary in the Tobago House of Assembly. The Chief Secretary, who was addressing the Caribbean Tourism Organization's 7th Tourism Human Resources Conference in Tobago, warned that if the region's tourism industry was not more...

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Southwest Reports Third Quarter Profit

October 31, 2014 | 11:28 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a Southwest Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines reported a profit in the third quarter, the air carrier announced this week. Third quarter net income, excluding special items, was $382 million, the company said, up from $241 million in the third quarter of 2013, or a 61.8 percent increase. "We are very pleased to report more...

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One Caribbean Island, 11 Rum Distilleries

October 30, 2014 | 6:32 pm | 0 Comment

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It's the rum capital of the Caribbean — at least if you go by the number of distilleries. The French Caribbean island of Martinique has a whopping 11 distilleries, with even more rum brands, each producing the department's signature rhum agricole, made out of fresh sugar cane juice, not molasses like its Spanish and English-speaking neighbours in the region. And more...

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Dominica Renames Main Airport

October 30, 2014 | 5:26 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the new Douglas-Charles Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has officially renamed its main airport. The former Melville Hall International Airport has been renamed the Douglas-Charles Airport. It honour former Prime Ministers Roosevelt Douglas and Pierre Charles for their "heroic contributions to Dominica's development." Charles served more...

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A Six Senses Resort in Haiti?

October 30, 2014 | 4:52 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a Six Senses spa in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Six Senses one day open a resort in Haiti? The company recently held a working visit to Haiti led by Chairman Wolf Hengst, according to a statement from the Ministry of Tourism. The trip followed a meeting in New York last month that included Hengst, Haiti Tourism Minister more...

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The Caribbean’s Newest Zoëtry Resort

October 30, 2014 | 2:11 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun is opening its doors on Saturday, according to the company. The property is a rebranding of the former Villa Rolandi resort in Isla Mujeres. The boutique 35-room oceanfront resort includes a Spa and Thalasso Center, yacht more...

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LIAT to Operate Fewer Aircraft in 2015

October 30, 2014 | 10:46 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional carrier LIAT will be a smaller airline in 2015. The company announced this week that, as part of its "fleet transition programme," LIAT will be operating nine aircraft as opposed to 11 in 2014. "Like any responsible business we have to examine our cost base and if we fly fewer aircraft in 2015 than in more...

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Carnival Cruise Lines CEO to Retire

October 30, 2014 | 10:30 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Carnival Dream By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Lines CEO Gerry Cahill is retiring, the company announced Thursday. Cahill will be retiring effective Nov. 30, following two decades of service at the company. He has served as CEO since 2007, growing the cruise line to 24 ships. "Gerry has been instrumental in taking Carnival Cruise Lines to more...

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