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Condado Triplex Penthouse Hits the Market

 A unique triplex condominium unit has hit the real estate market in San Juan’s Condado neighborhood, Caribbean Journal has learned. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom unit has been listed with Puerto Rico Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.85 million. The renovated penthouse apartment …

The private beach at Guanahani.

How to Stay Longer at Le Guanahani

 Planning a trip to St. Barth? Le Guanahani has you covered. One of our favorite St Barts hotels is now offering guests complimentary nights with its new “Stay 7/Pay for 5” and “Stay 4/Pay for 3” travel packages. The packages …

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Allegiant Sees Big Traffic Growth

 Low-cost carrier Allegiant is reporting big growth, according to the company’s latest passenger traffic data. Allegiant carried 1.01 million passengers in April, up 20.1 percent from the 841,785 passengers it carried in April 2016. Revenue passenger miles grew by 16.2 …

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 The Dominican Republic is seeing continued strong growth in tourism arrivals so far this year, according to the latest data from the country’s Central Bank. The Dominican Republic saw a 7.5 percent increase in tourist arrivals in the first four …

American

 American Airlines has named its newest senior vice president: Patrick O’Keefe, who will serve as the carrier’s new senior vice president for people. O’Keefe, who had been serving as vice president for information technology, will “lead the global human resources …

 The ultra-luxe Beachfront Collection at St. Lucia’s Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has hit the market. The residences, designed by Michaelis Boyd Associates, are set within the storied UNESCO World Heritage site at the base of the Pitons, featuring spectacular …

Club Med Columbus Isle

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The French pioneers of the all-inclusive vacation, Club Méditerranée (Club Med) has 70 resorts all over the world, including half a dozen in the Caribbean (in Cancun, Mexico; the Turks and Caicos Islands; the Bahamas; …

 There were 15,781 hotel rooms in the Caribbean and Mexico region in construction last month, according to the latest data from analytics firm STR. That total came across 86 projects, representing a 23.2 percent increase compared to April 2016. Overall, …

 The historic Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan has been listed for sale, Caribbean Journal has learned. The 572-room property, which first opened in 1964, is set in the heart of the increasingly hip Condado neighborhood of Puerto Rico’s capital. …

 One of the Caribbean’s greenest resorts is now doing its part for the blue, too. The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba has officially put lionfish on the menu, in an effort to help with the fight against the …

Nieuw Statendam

 Bookings are now open for the first voyage and 2018-2019 inaugural Caribbean cruise season of Holland America’s new ms Nieuw Statendam cruise ship. The ship, due for delivery Dec. 1, 2018, will be the second “Pinnacle” class ship in Holland …

 Far from the white sands of Grace Bay Beach, a new kind of resort is coming to Providenciales. Developer Grace Bay Resorts has announced the launch of sales for Rock House, a residential resort tucked into the limestone cliffs of …

 The United States Virgin Islands is making a big push to court investment in the territory’s technology sector. The core of the push is the territory’s RT Park program, established at the University of the Virgin Islands in 2002, a specialist …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We’ve heard of hotel pets (Ziggy, the dog at Montpelier Plantation & Beach on Nevis springs to mind) but we’ve never heard of hotels with an entire collection on hand for guests’ enjoyment. Until now. …

 Air France has debuted new long-haul travel cabins on its flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Cancun, Mexico. The new cabins on the carrier’s Boeing 777s include 28 seats in business, 24 seats in premium economy and 260 seats in …

New York St Kitts Flights

 Delta Airlines has announced plans to launch new nonstop flights to St. Kitts, including a new route. The highlight is the carrier’s planned launch of a new weekly Saturday flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to St. Kitts, …

 Southwest Airlines is continuing its rapid expansion push in the Caribbean with a trio of new Caribbean routes. The company, which is rolling out a wave of new flights on June 4, has announced plans to launch new daily nonstop …

 InterContinental Hotels Group has named a new CEO, following the retirement of Richard Solomons. Solomons has been succeeded by Keith Barr, a member of IHG’s executive committee who has spent nearly 17 years with the company. Barr will take up …