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Study: Replanting Coral Is Benefiting Caribbean Reefs

 Coral gardening, the process of replanting laboratory-raised coral fragments to restore coral populations, is proving to benefit Caribbean reefs, according to a new study from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The school said the …

Antigua and Barbuda, Airbnb Sign Tourism Agreement

 Fast-growing Antigua and Barbuda has become the latest Caribbean destination to formalize an agreement with home sharing giant Airbnb. The agreement aims to “help drive diversified and sustainable tourism to the islands and begin dialogue about a framework for taxation …

Air France Launching New Flights From Atlanta to the French Caribbean

 There’s a significant new gateway to the French Caribbean, and it’s from a surprising source. The busiest airport in the United States, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, is getting new nonstop flights to Guadeloupe on Europe’s Air France. Beginning Nov. 21, the …

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 It’s perhaps the most exciting addition to the Caribbean underwater scene in years: the BVI Art Reef, the brainchild of a group of conservationists led by BVI resident Sir Richard Branson. It’s called the BVI Art Reef, and an underwater …

karisma expansion

 Karisma is looking to make a major expansion in South America. The company has appointed Juan Pablo Franky as its new chief executive officer for the region, a role in which he will spearhead the expansion of Karisma’s brands. “We …

 The Caribbean’s largest cruise tourism trade show will take place in Merida, Mexico this October. The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s FCCA Cruise Conference will bring together 1,000 stakeholders from across the cruise and travel industries. The event, which will run from …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Zemi Beach House and Hotel Christopher St. Barth have partnered to provide travelers heading to the Caribbean a unique opportunity. Instead of just visiting one island destination, guests can enjoy a multi-island experience– relaxing on …

Caribbean Air Transport

 By By Cdr. Bud SlabbaertOp-Ed Contributor What the Caribbean needs is so simple: rapid, reliable mobility at reasonable rates. What makes it so difficult? It is almost as short and simple to explain. There are two players; the aviation industry …

 If you’re lucky, if you’re there at just the right moment before dusk takes its evening bow, you can see a glimmer of something wonderful. A flock of scarlet ibis birds flashes out of nowhere, a speckling of bright red …

 Hyatt has opened its first-ever Hyatt Centric in Guatemala. The Hyatt Centric Guatemala has a total of 138 rooms and suites in the heart of Guatemala City’s Zona 10, or “Zona Viva” upscale commercial neighborhood. The hotel is the product …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor What makes a great beach? On Petit St Vincent, an idyllic Grenadines private-island resort, which boasts two miles of them, the recipe is simple. Take one golden-sand stretch backed by lush sea grape bushes and …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Mollie Clark, who sent in this lovely photo of the island of North Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you think staying at an all-inclusive resort means enduring endless uninspiring buffets, it must have been a while since you’ve stayed at one! Today’s generation of all inclusive resorts is leaving the old buffets-and-wristbands …

 Grenada has begun preparations to host the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference from Oct. 9-13. The conference will be hosted at the Radisson Grand Beach Resort on the island’s Grand Anse Beach, bringing together public and private …

 By Alexander Britell St. Barth is the luxury capital of the Caribbean, from neverending lunches at the Eden Rock to lazy afternoons at Tom Beach. But to experience the real St. Barth, to understand what makes this place so overwhelmingly …

 The Caribbean hotel industry seems to be picking up momentum, according to the latest data from hotel analytics firm STR. Caribbean hotel occupancy was 66.7 percent in the month of June, a 3.1 percent increase over July 2016 that was …

 Hilton has announced plans to build a new 173-room Hilton Garden Inn in the capital city of Tegucigalpa. Set to open in 2021, the hotel will be the first Hilton Garden Inn in Hnoduras, located on Boulevard Juan Pablo II …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sure, good hotel cuisine requires an experienced and inventive chef. But at the end of the day, it’s the raw ingredients that really make the meal. And when those ingredients come fresh from the resort’s …