The all-inclusive landscape has been changing rapidly in the last few years, most recently with the acquisition of Apple Leisure Group by Hyatt. That move, which sent shockwaves throughout the industry, is part of a growing focus by major travel …

 American travelers are helping to fuel the tourism rebound in Jamaica, officials said this week.  That increased demand is leading to an expansion in airlift to the Caribbean island.  That includes American Airlines, which will be up-gauging its aircraft on …

 The Baha Mar resort is opening the first-ever kosher restaurant in The Bahamas, Caribbean Journal has learned.  It’s called Cinko, and it will be an “Asian Latino” fusion eatery set to open under Dec. 20.  The restaurant will be under …

 St Maarten will soon begin waiving pre-testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning Nov. 1, fully vaccinated visitors will no longer require a test, antigen or PCR, to enter St Maarten.  It’s a major change for …

 The Manapany Hotel has relaunched for the season in St Barth, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The beachfront resort is one of the hottest hotels on the island, part of the mainland France-based B Signature Hotels and Resorts portfolio. “We are …

 The newly-rebranded Wyndham Palms Beach and Golf Resort has named a pair of new hires, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That includes the addition of Ruben Rodriguez as Vice President of sales and marketing and Yia Medina as the property’s new …

 Delta Airlines is expanding its flights service to the Caribbean, headlined by a pair of major routes, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The carrier will be increasing its service to daily nonstop flights from New York to both St Thomas, US …

 There’s another new Marriott on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  The world’s largest hotel company has opened its newest property in Mexico, the Residence Inn by Marriott Playa del Carmen.  The property is set in a prime location on the …

 The Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, one of the leading luxury resorts in Mexico, has named a new executive chef.  The 144-suite Puerto Morelos property, which is part of Wyndham’s new Registry Collection, has named Guide de la Mora to the …

 Antigua and Barbuda has expanded its tourism opening with local vaccination rates continuing to rise.  The twin-island country has eased on-island restrictions, meaning “visitors can look forward to enjoying some newly re-opened tourism experiences,” according to a statement from the …

 Air Canada is set to launch nonstop flights from Toronto to Exuma in The Bahamas this winter, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Air Canada Vacations will be operating nonstop flights from Toronto to George Town once weekly on Sundays, with service …

 It’s back.  The long-awaited return of the beloved Saba Rock private-island resort in The British Virgin Islands is here.  The boutique private island resort officially reopened this week in the heart of the North Sound of Virgin Gorda.  “Our doors …

 Richard Branson’s new Virgin Voyages cruise line has arrived in The Bahamas.  The company’s new Scarlet Lady cruise ship made its first call on the island of Bimini in The Bahamas this week, with a stop at the Beach Club …

 Princess Cruises has relaunched another ship, with the return of the Emerald Princess cruise ship.  Emerald Princess departed this week from the Port of Los Angeles for a 15-day Panama Canal crossing concluding in Fort Lauderdale.  “Princess has been a …

 A master class in rare bottlings of Jamaican rum. A rum-and-cigar pairing with Davidoff. A blind-tasting competition of the Caribbean’s most sought-after rums. A journey through the world of the Rhum Agricole of Martinique and Guadeloupe.  It’s the Caribbean’s leading …