Melia is relaunching its premier resort in the Dominican Republic, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On June 15, the company will launch the former Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real as the new Paradisus Grand Cana, according to a statement.  The …

 Riu Hotels and Resorts has now completed the reopening of all of its properties in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region. Luis Riu, CEO of Riu Hotels and Resorts, confirmed the move, with the relaunch of a total of four hotels in …

 Delta Vacations, the official vacation provider of Delta Air Lines, has named a new president. The company has tapped Kama Winters to the role, which will take effect June 21. Winters had most recently served as director of product retailing …

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is back. The southern Caribbean destination has welcomed back flights from the United States, with the return this week of both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. It’s the first time American carriers have …

 There’s a new way to get to one of the Dominican Republic’s hottest destinations. American Airlines has kicked off its first-ever service to Samana, with new weekly service out of Charlotte. It’s a big addition for Samana, which has largely …

 The Cancun International Boat Show has been postponed to December, organizers announced this week. The show had initially been scheduled for July. The show will now be held from Dec. 3-5, Caribbean Journal has learned. “We have made the difficult …

 Spirit Airlines is expanding to Miami International Airport, and that means a wave of new flights to the carrier’s wheelhouse in the Caribbean. Crucially, it will represent an expansion — meaning it will supplement Spirit’s existing service at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International …

 The Barbados-based Caribbean tourism Organization has launched new risk management course to help improve the tourism industry’s response to natural and other hazards. The launch of the program, which coincides with the beginning of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, aims …

 St Barth’s Le Barthelemy hotel is open again, with the island’s reopening to U.S. tourism.  The boutique property on St Barth’s Grand Cul de Sac has a total of 46 rooms and suites, many of which have private pools.  That’s …

 Hilton is expanding its Caribbean Caribbean portfolio with a new all-inclusive in Curaçao, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new Mangrove Beach Corendon Curaçao Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton resort is slated to open in September 2021, the product of a …

 The first cruise ship has called on Barbados since the beginning of the pandemic back in 2020.  Celebrity Millennium, the first ship to sail in the Western Hemisphere since March 2020, called on Barbados this week as part of a …

 Anguilla’s Frangipani Beach Resort has added four new units to its Meads Bay property, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The popular beach resort has added three new Deluxe Ocean View rooms, along with a new Grand Penthouse Suite.  Each of the …

 One of the premier all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana is open again.  The Paradisus Palma Real Golf and Spa Resort in the Dominican Republic officially reopened its doors this weekend, Caribbean Journal has learned.  “Paradisus is back,” the resort, which …

 Air France is expanding its service to the Caribbean this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That will include up to 14 weekly flights from Paris-Orly Airport to both Guadeloupe and Martinique.  Air France will also be flying up to seven …

 It’s the only one of its kind in the Caribbean — a clothing-optional eco resort.  And now it’s green, too.  Curacao’s clothing-optional hotel, The Natural, has added 17 solar panels to the roof to its main building; the 3,000-watt SMA …