By the Caribbean Journal staff The Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association has announced the appointment of its new CEO and president. AHATA has named tourism leader Tisa LaSorte to the role. LaSorte has been serving as the director of sales, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the region’s most important tourism gatherings is coming to The Bahamas. The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference is holding its 2018 edition in The Bahamas this October. SOTIC, as it’s …

 By Alexander Britell There’s a new power player in Caribbean aviation. Fort Lauderdale-based airline Silver Airways has acquired San Juan-based Caribbean regional airline Seaborne Airlines in what could be a transformative move for the region’s air sector. Silver has closed …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Thomas’ Cyril E. King airport is set for a major transformation. United States Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp has announced that he will soon unveil the plans for a $230 million modernization of the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel giant TUI is planning an expansion of its flight service to Curaçao. The company is launching an extra weekly flight on June 25 (in combination with Punta Cana), before another weekly flight is added …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic saw a tourism surge in the first quarter of 2018, according to newly-released data from the country’s Central Bank. After a strong January and February, the destination saw a 14.7 percent increase …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao has long been home to some of the Caribbean’s coolest beach bars, from far-off spots like Kokomo to full-fledged beach destinations like Mambo. But now the island has another …

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton This is another side of Abaco, unexplored, undiscovered, beyond the brush, beyond the mangroves. It’s a journey here from Marsh Harbour, a world away from the cays, a corner of the island few ever …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The global food hall trend has come to The Bahamas. The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar has unveiled the new Regatta Food Hall at Nassau’s major resort, featuring a diverse range of both local Bahamian and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal subscriber Rita Lefler, who sent in this lovely shot taken from the upper deck of her beach house in Hopkins, Belize. “Lovely view of the Caribbean and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff When it opened its doors in 1956, it was the place to be in Santo Domingo, if not the Caribbean. El Embajador was the musical hotspot, the filming destination, the political meeting point. Indeed, its …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s greatest hotels is planning its return following Hurricane Irma. The Oetker Collection’s legendary Eden Rock St Barths is planning to reopen in December of 2018, according to a statement from St …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A Marriott-branded hotel is coming to the surging Caribbean tourism destination of Belize. ECI Development has announced plans to bring Marriott Hotels’ signature brand to Belize with a 203-unit hotel on popular Ambergris Caye. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff German air carrier Condor is launching a new nonstop route to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. Beginning in Nov. 6, 2018, Condor will be launching nonstop service between Frankfurt, Germany and Curaçao. The flights will operate …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao’s newest boutique hotel has opened its doors. It’s called the Princess Sirena Bay Estate, and it’s a different kind of property for the island. The brainchild of the Ouborg family, the Princess Sirena Bay …