It’s hard to think of anyone who has better distilled the dream of island living than Jimmy Buffett. And Buffett’s empire has expanded far beyond music, from the famous, ubiquitous Margaritaville restaurants and bars to a fast-expanding portfolio of branded …

 Jamaica’s tourism sector is nearing a “full recovery” from the impact of the pandemic, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  “[The] good news is that Jamaica has now recovered 90 percent from the COVID-19 pandemic in the tourism sector,” Bartlett …

 Longtime Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board CEO Fred Lounsberry is retiring.  Lounsberry has announced his planned retirement from the position he has held for the last 17 years.  He is being succeeded by Joy Jibrilu, former Director General of the …

 Hyatt’s newest all-inclusive resort is opening on the Caribbean island of Cozumel off the coast of Cancun next month.  The new Dreams Cozumel Cape Resort and spa, an AMR Collection resort that is part of Hyatt’s portfolio, is opening its …

 A three-day vacation on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach followed by another four days in Ocho Rios or Montego Bay?  That’s the thinking behind a new collaboration push by Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.  The two destinations have kickstarted talks …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Angela Lee, who sent in this stunning shot from Rum Point in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

 British Airways is headed for the Dutch Caribbean.  The British flag carrier is adding its first-ever service to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba next spring.  Beginning in March 2023, British Airways will be operating twice-weekly flights out of London …

 The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has selected a new Travel Advisory Board for the United States market. The board will sit for the September 2022-September 2023 period, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The board members are owners of travel businesses …

 The Caribbean’s newest food festival is kicking off this month in Grand Bahama.  It’s called Grand Bahama Island Restaurant Fest, and it’s a two-week-long culinary celebration across the island.  For two weeks, restaurants across Grand Bahama will feature special set …

 Next year, it will have been 50 years since Enrico and Anna Maria Garzaroli purchased a centuries-old private home in Nassau and turned it into the Caribbean’s first five-star restaurant. With Graycliff’s debut, Nassau immediately vaulted into the global consciousness …

 Canadian travel company Sunwing is adding a new destination in the Caribbean: the island of San Andres off the Caribbean cost of Colombia. It’s another boost for San Andres, which last year saw the launch of new service from Miami …

 European travel giant is adding more flights to Jamaica, the company said this week.  TUI plans to expand its presence in Jamaica in the summer of 2023 with increased flights.  The news was revealed during a meeting with the Jamaica …

 Colombia’s Caribbean coast is buzzing, with new hotels, new visitors and a wave of new investment.  And while much of that activity has been centered in Cartagena and the offshore island of San Andres, another destination has been heating up: …

 Cayman Airways’ weekly service between Grand Cayman and Montego Bay is back.  The weekly route officially restarted last week, the first time it has operated since the onset of the pandemic.  Cayman Airways is operating the flights on Thursdays, using …

 New York City-based JetBlue Airways has named a new vice president, the company announced this week.  The carrier has promoted Renee Anckneras as its newest Vice President and associate general counsel.  In the role, Anckneras will serve as the company’s …