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Caribbean Cheese

This Cheese is Made in the Caribbean

 Yes, there’s cheese made in the Caribbean By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I’ve always found it surprising that despite the number of goats there are roaming the region, no Caribbean destination makes its own goat cheese. So on a trip …

Dover Beach Barbados

VIDEO: Dover Beach, Barbados

 A beautiful stretch of sand at Dover Beach Barbados By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s 7:30 on an ordinary weekday morning. All around the world people are going about their business, getting ready for work; commuting; kissing their kids before …

Taleb Rifai

Why Taleb Rifai Is Coming to Barbados

 Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization Taleb Rifai will make his first ever appearance at a Caribbean Tourism Organization event when he presents at the State of the Tourism Industry Conference next month. Rifai will be joined …

LATEST NEWS

Hyatt Centric

 A major new branded hotel is coming to Barbados. Hyatt has announced an agreement by a Hyatt affiliate with Vision Developments Inc. to open a Hyatt Centric hotel in Carlisle Bay. The project, which is slated to open in 2019, …

Barbados

 Travel demand to Barbados is surging, according to the latest numbers from the Expedia group. Travel demand to Barbados on all Expedia sites grew by nearly 30 percent in the first quarter of 2016, according to the company. Of that, …

Barbados

 A quarterly survey conducted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization found that long stay visitors to Barbados spent 20 percent more money during the first quarter of 2016 than during the same period in 2015. According to the report, total visitor …

Barbados Crime

 Barbados says it is seeing a drop in crime across the island. Barbados’ Acting Commissioner of Police, Tyrone Griffith, said crime rates showed a 2 percent decline. “We have been able to reduce all major categories of crime by significant …

JetBlue Newark Barbados

 JetBlue Airways is continuing its expansion in Barbados. The New York City-based carrier has announced the launch of new weekly flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport. The new flights will operate during the peak …

sandals barbados expanding

 Sandals Resorts International is expanding in Barbados. The company has officially broken ground on a multimillion-dollar expansion of its Sandals Barbados resort on the island’s Dover Beach. The expansion will see the construction of an additional 222 rooms and suites, …

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 By Alexander Britell Barbados continues to see strong tourism growth, according to the latest numbers released by Barbados Tourism Marketing. The island reported 184,177 visitors in the first quarter of 2016, up 7.4 percent compared to the first three months …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor One Barbados hotel is getting a major new look. Earlier this year, Elegant Hotels added Barbados’ Waves Hotel & Spa to its portfolio. The 70-room boutique on the island’s Platinum Coast is currently undergoing a significant “Ibiza-meets-South …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados travel demand is surging, according to the latest numbers from global travel giant Expedia. Travel demand to Barbados on all Expedia sites grew by 35 percent last year compared to 2014, according to the …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Donna Westberg, who took this lovely shot of Bottom Bay in Barbados. Did you take a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. …

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 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s fastest-growing airline has added another new route. JetBlue Airways launched its new daily flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport on Thursday. The new flights were first announced at the Caribbean Tourism …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Patti Jensen, who sent in this lovely shot of the East Coast of Barbados and the famous coast of Bathsheba. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados’ government says it is “committed” to diversifying the island’s tourism product offerings. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart pointed to the importance of tourism as Barbados’ leading economic sector, promising to make the island as “congenial, …

jetblue mint

 It’s no secret that JetBlue is focused heavily on the Caribbean. The New York City-based carrier has been expanding rapidly in the region, with new flights all across the region out of hubs like New York and Fort Lauderdale and …

silver whisper

 It’s a chance for a new kind of culinary exploration in the Caribbean. Silversea’s newest itinerary is a partnership with Relais & Chateaux, offering the opportunity for a serious gourmet voyage. The company is launching a Relais & Chateaux Gourmet Cruise …