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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 …

Dominican Republic Tourism Surging Again

 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 …

Caribbean Hotel Construction Continues to Rise

 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, …

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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 …

 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. …

 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 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We love trawling craft markets and buying cute little tchotchkes as much as any Caribbean shopper, but sometimes we’re prepared to invest a little more in a pricey designer bauble or high-end must-have. So where …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jodi Michna, who sent in this stunning shot of sunrise on the island of Barbados. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in …

Ben & Jerry's One Love

 Ben & Jerry’s newest flavor is all about the Caribbean. The company has announced the launch of the new “Bob Marley’s One Love” flavor, named for Bob Marley’s legendary song. The flavor is the result of a partnership with the …

 The United States Virgin Islands has signed a landmark agreement with Airbnb that will allow the platform to collect the territory’s 12.5 percent hotel room occupancy tax. The agreement, the first of its kind in the Caribbean, will see the …

Bucuti

 An accomplished roster of speakers, including a top executive from Virgin Atlantic, a leading authority on tourism intelligence and a host of respected hoteliers, will address delegates attending the annual Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum, slated to take place from …

luxury villas

 In many ways, luxury villas are the ultimate Caribbean vacation experience. It’s far beyond — and very different — than spending your time in a resort. A villa means you aren’t just staying on an island — you’re living on an island, and in …

 Antigua and Barbuda is bullish on its tourism prospects, thanks in large part to a wave of new hotel developments. That was the mood at this week’s Showcase Antigua Barbuda, the destination’s leading travel conference, which began with a large …

 BY ALEXANDER BRITELL The sun burned and then the doors opened and the rum began to flow, in the way only rum can on a hot afternoon. In an old grey building on Simonton Street in this island corner of …

 Vacation exchange giant RCI continues to grow in the Caribbean. The worldwide leader in exchanges has added more than 150 new affiliated properties in the Caribbean in the last decade. “The Caribbean is a highly desirable vacation location, and a …

St. John

 It’s the late afternoon and you’re sitting on a perfect white-sand beach, enjoying a rum-filled cocktail, watching the breeze. This is the Caribbean fantasy. But isn’t the Caribbean that much better with a group? We’re here to help. We’ve partnered …

 It’s one of the most famous stretches of sand in the Caribbean: Bavaro Beach, the white-sand strand that rims the edge of the tourism capital of the Dominican Republic: Punta Cana. It’s home to some of the Caribbean’s most famous …