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A New Street Art Movement in Cancun

 Cancun is welcoming an array of street artists set to transform its public spaces through a vibrant street art movement. New colorful murals have already started to emerge on Cancun’s street walls and abandoned residential areas. The first stage of …

How You Can Save $300 on Flights to St. Kitts

 Looking to get away to the island of St. Kitts? It’s easier than ever. Thanks to a special offer from the St. Kitts Tourism Authority and United Airlines, travelers booking trips between now and May 27 will get a $300 …

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Vacation Express Keeps Adding Flights

 Sunwing’s Vacation Express tour operator brand is continuing its expansion to the Caribbean. The company’s latest flights include new service to Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic out of Columbus, Ohio’s John Glenn Columbus International Airport. The flights are …

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 After a tumultuous 2016, Puerto Rico tourism is on the upswing, having emerged from last year’s struggles stronger than ever, from a thriving eco-tourism product to continued new airlift growth. To learn more about why the island is getting hot, …

 The San Juan Marriott has appointed a new top chef: Marcelo Dante Filosi Bordenave. The new hire will be executive chef and director of food and beverage, with a mandate to build on the property’s “urban resort” concept. He had …

 JetBlue has added another big name to its Mint premium cabin experience. The carrier has announced a partnership with New York City-based culinary company Milk Bar, which specializes in desserts and baked goods. Beginning in April, all JetBlue Mint travelers will …

 A major home in St. Barth has hit the market for around $57.4 million, Caribbean Journal has learned. The stunning Grande Maison des Etoiles estate has been listed by St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. The home, located in the …

 Eden Roc at Cap Cana has completed the addition of 26 two-bedroom beachfront suites, rounding out an expansion that has already revealed a renovated Beach Club with infinity pool; ocean view fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art machines, aero yoga and …

 When a company like Mount Gay releases a new rum, there’s a lot riding on it. For the self-styled birthplace of rum, the epicenter of rum-making in the English-speaking Caribbean, a new rum has to honor, celebrate and, ultimately, transcend …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Rachel Jarabeck, who sent in this stunning photo of the beach on the island of Mayreau in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Have you taken a great photo of the Caribbean? …

 Viceroy Hotel Group today announced the segmentation of its portfolio into three tiers: The Viceroy Icon Collection, The Viceroy Lifestyle Series and Urban Retreat Collection. The group says the new structure is a natural evolution for the modern luxury brand, …

 Air carrier Allegiant has named a new executive vice president and chief marketing officer: Ponder Harrison. The travel industry veteran has more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry. “Ponder is one of only a handful of people who …

 Our new My Caribbean series dives deeper into the way locals and hospitality veterans live and love their island. We kick things off with Chef Sandy Tuason, a native of Manila and executive chef at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile …

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 The cruise industry isn’t slowing down — whether it’s a host of small-ship lines ramping up stops to Cuba or the entry of new players like Virgin Voyages. But what’s next for the Caribbean, a market where, by recent estimates, the …

 It’s no secret that Caribbean hotels struggled last year, due to a number of factors from the growth of Cuba to the threat of Zika. Indeed, hotel occupancy in the region fell by 2.2 percent last year, with negative growth …

St Barts Hotels

 It’s hip, it’s chic, it’s French and it’s Caribbean. The island of St Barts is the toniest place in the West Indies, but beneath the pomp and circumstance is a seriously substantive offering that makes it among the Caribbean’s greatest travel …

 A major new hotel is coming to Ambergris Caye in Belize. Wyndham Hotel Group is continuing its major Caribbean push with a new property in Ambergris Caye, the Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye. The oceanfront resort is slated to debut in …

 Travel Company Tourico Holidays, one of the world’s fastest-growing wholesale travel brokerages, has announced a major new partnership with UK-based online travel agency Loveholidays. Tourico has more than 1,000 hotels contracted in the Caribbean, where it has reported significant increases …