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San Juan Marriott Names New Executive Chef

 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 …

St. Barth Home Lists for $57 Million

 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 …

Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Beach in Mayreau

 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? …

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 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 …

Caribbean Cruise

 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 …

 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 …

 Some hotels are destinations in themselves — and some places are so beautifully remote that when you get there you simply must be in a hotel. There is a peaceful quiet relaxation from the realization that you’re miles from anywhere and no …

 The thirteenth regional meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group, or CaribNOG, will take place in Barbados from April 18 to 19, 2017. CaribNOG is the region’s first volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer security experts and tech aficionados. “At …

 Airbnb’s Caribbean growth continues. The home-sharing travel giant has signed another agreement with a Caribbean tourism destination, this time the island of Anguilla. The memorandum of understanding aims to “promote the island as a premier Caribbean destination, with a unique …

 Air carrier Norwegian is seeing surging traffic, according to the low-cost carrier’s latest report. The company, which last year launched major new flights to Guadeloupe and Martinique, saw an increase of 12 percent in passenger growth last month, with a …

St Barts Hotels

 While St Barth is itself the ultimate destination in the Caribbean for many travelers, it’s also a terrific family destination, whether you’re staying in a villa or a resort. But one island property has upped the ante: LVMH’s Cheval Blanc …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jennifer Lupinacci, who sent in this beautiful shot of a view of Nevis from neighboring St. Kitts. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

 Aviation giant International Airlines Group is adding a new airline: LEVEL. The new low-cost carrier will be based initially in Barcelona and will begin flights in June 2017. Service will begin with flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buenos Aires …

Caribbean Princess

 Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess ship will undergo an extensive renovation, the company announced this week. The multimillion-dollar renovation will include new offerings focusing on families, including a Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Center, upgraded “Movies Under the Stars” and interconnecting …

 Sun, sea and sand aren’t the only things you can enjoy on a Caribbean vacation. Beyond the beach lie remnants of a bygone era that remind us of where we’ve come from as a region, and even today influence where …