United Airlines is expanding its pre-testing program for a number of routes from Houston to the Caribbean region, the carrier said this week.  Beginning Dec. 7, travelers out of Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport will be able to take a …

 Blue Diamond Resorts is opening a new all-inclusive resort in Cuba next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company will launch operations of the Starfish Cayo Guillermo on Dec. 10.  The all-inclusive is a rebranding of the former Club Cayo …

 Marco has just brought the morning croissants and the espresso has heated up and the streets of Gustavia are still silent on a Sunday.  It might even be the hour of the decollage, occasion for the French West Indies’ centuries-old …

 St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport is reporting “positive trend” for the upcoming winter tourist season, according to officials.  St Maarten first reopened its borders for international tourism in July, and arrivals are seeing an uptick, airport officials said in …

 Belize has a new Minister of Tourism, following the country’s recent general elections.  The country’s new top tourism official is Anthony Mahler, a previous Director of Product Development at the Belize Tourism Board.  “We are committed to recovering the tourism …

 If you can’t be in the Caribbean this holiday season, the new Christmas album by reggae star Shaggy will fill your stocking with island cheer. The multi-Grammy Award winner and native of Kingston, Jamaica says the record was inspired by …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Oleg Gutman, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera in The Bahamas.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

 Spirit Airlines has kicked off its newest route in the Caribbean Basin, launching new flights from Fort Lauderdale to Barranquilla, Colombia.  The new flights to Barranquilla’s Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport are operating three times per week.  Spirit first entered Colombia …

 After a recent visit to the Dominican Republic by Caribbean Journal, it appears as though new COVID-19-related safety measures are making hotel guests feel comfortable booking at AMResorts’ two hottest properties in the country. CJ was on hand recently as …

 St Kitts and Nevis reopened for tourism at the end of October, and the destination has unveiled its new Travel Authorization form for travelers.  All incoming passengers need to complete the form (which can be found here) prior to arrival.  …

 Playa Hotels and Resort’s Hilton La Romana resort complex has officially reopened for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.  The complex, which includes the “Hilton La Romana An All-Inclusive Resort” and the Hilton La Romana An All-Inclusive …

 Ahead of Martinique’s reopening to travelers from the United States, the Martinique Tourism Authority has unveiled a new Spotify playlist that showcases the sounds of the French Caribbean island.  It’s called Martinique Caribbean Vibes, and the playlist features 80 songs …

 Frontier Airline is launching a new expansion in the Caribbean that will include a pair of new destinations: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands and Cozumel off the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  On Feb. 13, the carrier will launch weekly Saturday …

 The US Virgin Islands has kicked off its charter yacht industry with the hosting of the USVI Charter Yacht Show.  Last week’s event, held with rigorous health and safety protocols, brought more than 50 charter yacht brokers, with another 100 …

 Barbados has partnered with StageZero Life Sciences on a new plan aimed at making pre-testing easier for travelers from North America.  The partnership will allow travelers from the United States and Canada to have their PCR tests expedited through a …