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How to Salsa Around Puerto Rico

 This summer, Puerto Rico is welcoming “salseros” from around the world to experience the rich heritage of music and dance at the Salsa World Congress in San Juan from July 24-29. The week-long Congress – spanning the Condado Plaza Hilton …

8 Caribbean Fashion Designers You Should Know About

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The Caribbean is famous for its sun, sea and sand but let’s also add another “s:” style. That’s because despite the challenges of heat, humidity and, often, limited resources, season after season designers across …

“Despacito” Driving Puerto Rico Travel Demand

 The hit song Despacito and its remix are driving demand for Puerto Rico travel, according to a new report from Hotels.clm. Since the song launched on April 17, searches for Puerto Rico on Hotels.com’s platforms are up more than 45 …

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 Cancun International Airport is seeing significant passenger growth this year, according to the latest data from Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, which operates the airport and eight others in Mexico. Cancun’s airport has reported passenger traffic of 3,585,217 in the first …

 The first-ever Hyatt House hotel in Mexico and Latin America has opened its doors in Mexico City. The Hyatt House Mexico City/Santa Fe includes 119 “residentially inspired” guestrooms, ranging from studios to kitchen suites with fully equipped kitchens. It also …

 Norwegian continued its strong 2017 with another month of double digit growth, the carrier announced. Norwegian carried 3,059,402 passengers in June, a 10 percent year over year increase compared to June 2016 and the carrier’s first-ever month over 3 million …

 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant has finally made its long-awaited debut at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. The beloved fried chicken chain is the latest addition to the quickly-changing airport, which has unveiled a slew of new …

Boathouse Club

 The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort has appointed Jan Vanhaelewyn as Hotel Manager. “The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort has, set the benchmark for hospitality in Puerto Rico,” said Vanhaelewyn. “With its bespoke luxury and unparalleled service, I am extremely …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You might already know that Monday is National Piña Colada day, but do you know the origins of the popular pineapple-and-coconut rum cocktail? It was invented in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1963 at the …

 Looking for the dream golf getaway in the Caribbean? Maybe it’s time Puerto Rico hit your radar. The island’s luxury real estate sector has been heating up, but opportunities abound in areas like the tony enclave of Dorado Beach. One …

 A luxury estate in the tony Dorado Beach enclave of Puerto Rico has hit the market for $5.3 million, Caribbean Journal has learned. The home in Dorado Beach Estates has been listed with Puerto Rico Sotheby’s International Realty’s Margaret Pena …

 There’s a new way to experience Puerto Rico’s cradle of salsa. The Tourism Company of Puerto Rico launched a new program this week, La Ruta de la Salsa de Ponce, with the motto “Ponce is salsa.” The route consists of …

 A luxury mansion has hit the market in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Journal has learned. The six-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home designed by renowned architect Jorge del Rio has been listed for $3.8 million. Puerto Rico Sotheby’s International Realty’s Brenda Nieves has the …

 Seaborne Airlines is resuming its nonstop service between San Juan and Antigua, the company announced. The service will launch July 21, with four nonstop roundtrip flights per week. Flights will depart San Juan on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with …

 Hyatt is expanding its footprint among Aruba hotels. Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a management agreement with Pelca Development for a Hyatt Place Hotel within the Aruba Airport Business Center in Oranjestad. The 116-room hotel will be the island’s …

 Low-cost carrier Norwegian continues to show strong traffic growth, according to the company’s latest monthly report. Norwegian carried more than 2.9 million passengers in May, an increase of 11 percent compared to the same month in 2016. The carrier has …

 Beauty isn’t seasonal. So when you’re planning your summer vacation for 2017, you need to be thinking Caribbean. Because, contrary to the views of some, the Caribbean is just as wonderful a place to visit in the summer as it is …

 There’s a new hotspot in San Juan. The El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico’s capital has opened the new El San Juan Beach Club this weekend. The new beach club on Isla Verde beach transforms the outdoor environment of …