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Dominican Republic Tourism Keeps Climbing

 The Caribbean’s most popular tourism destination continues to see strong growth. The latest data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization show a total of 5.95 million visitors arriving in the Dominican Republic last year, a 6.7 percent increase compared to 2015. …

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Barbados Tourism Growth Continues

 More Barbados Tourism Growth By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Barbados is feeling bullish about the coming tourist season and reporting across-the-board growth in the industry for 2016. Speaking at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s annual State of the Industry Conference, Barbados …

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Cancun Airport Continues Passenger Growth

 Cancun International Airport continues to show strong passenger growth, according to the latest numbers from the country’s government. The Mexican Caribbean’s major airport reported a total of 10.78 million total passenger arrivals and departures in the first half of 2016, …

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 Southwest Airlines continues to see traffic growth, according to the company’s newest numbers. The carrier reported 10.9 billion revenue passenger miles in May, up 6.4 percent from the 10.2 billion RPMs flown in May 2015. Available seat miles also grew …

 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 …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Jamaica’s government has placed growth at the front of its priorities. Since political independence, in 1962, we have only seen growth of any significance in the period 1962 to 1972, and then about three years in …

American Airlines Slide

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After months of continued decline, American Airlines saw a slight increase in Latin American and Caribbean traffic in April, according to the carrier’s latest data. The company reported 2.455 billion revenue passenger miles last month, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is showing significant growth in cruise arrivals, according to the latest data from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The destination has reported a 64 percent increase in cruise passenger arrivals in 2015, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Dominican Republic’s less-heralded tourism destinations is primed for growth. A number of hotel companies and investors have expressed interest in the area of Juan Dolio, a one of the beachfront destinations on …

 Southwest Airlines is seeing continued strong traffic growth, according to the company’s latest numbers. The company flew 10.9 billion revenue passenger miles last month, up 6.2 percent from 10.2 billion revenue passenger miles in March of 2015. Available seat miles …

 Canadian airline WestJet is showing continued traffic growth. The carrier reported 2.07 billion revenue passenger miles in March, a 7.4 percent increase compared to the same month in 2015, according to the company’s latest data. WestJet also reported a 1.9 …

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 Jamaica’s economy continues to struggle. The island recorded estimated GDP growth of 0.8 percent last year, according to the latest data from the Planning Institute of Jamaica. That was still an improvement over 2014, however, when the island’s economy grew …

 The US Virgin Islands had a solid year for tourism arrivals in 2015, according to the latest numbers released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The US territory received 769,058 stayover tourists in 2015, a 5.3 percent improvement from 2014. The …

 Canada’s leading carrier is showing strong growth in the Latin America and Caribbean region, according to Air Canada’s latest report. The carrier reported 571 million revenue passenger miles to the region in December, up 9.6 percent over the same period …

 By Renese JohnsonOp-Ed Contributor It’s been very exciting to see the record-breaking tourism growth that has taken place in Jamaica. According to the Minister of Tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill, visitation for the first nine months in 2015 has exceeded that of …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Turks and Caicos Islands is projected to have some of the region’s highest GDP growth in the coming years, according to data from its Strategic Policy and Planning Department. Future projections suggest that economic growth …

 A recipe for sustainable expansion By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The Planning Institute of Jamaica has reported good news that the economy is estimated to have grown by 1.5 per cent for the July to September 2015 quarter. Of note is …

 The growth question By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor In my last article, I asked the question why is growth so elusive to Jamaica and identified some of the challenges that restrict our ability to grow. These are not new and have …