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Bermuda Seeing Tourism Rebirth

 After a sluggish 2015, Bermuda saw a tourism renaissance in 2016, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Atlantic island reported 231,127 visitors through the end of November 2016, a 10.7 percent increase compared to the …

CHTA to Hold CHIEF, Taste of the Caribbean in June

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is making a big push this June in Miami. The organization has announced that it will be holding two of its major annual events in Miami, both the Taste of the Caribbean culinary festival …

Why This Resort Is One of Curacao’s Best-Kept Secrets

 Curaçao has never been home to many large resorts, meaning the best places to stay on the island are usually tucked away, hidden from view. And that’s precisely the case with one of the island’s best-kept secrets: the Morena Resort, …

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 The island of St. Lucia has a pair of new resorts. The all-inclusive Royalton Saint Lucia and adults-only all-inclusive Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia have opened their doors. It’s the latest Caribbean resort for the rapidly-expanding Royalton brand, which now …

 What’s next for the Caribbean economy? According to the Caribbean Development Bank, the region is projected to see economic growth of around 1.7 percent this year. The CDB’s Director of Economics, Dr. Justin Ram, warns that this won’t be enough …

 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 Tourist Arrivals

 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

 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 …

Cabo San Lucas Resorts

 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 …

Riviera Maya Resorts

 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 …

All Inclusive Cruises

 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. …