Month: September 2015

CJ First Look: The New Moon Palace Jamaica Grande

 A major new all-inclusive in Ocho Rios By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — One of the most anticipated renovations and rebuilds in the Caribbean was finally unveiled earlier this summer in Jamaica. Located in the heart of Ocho Rios, it’s …

A New Option to Stay in Puerto Rico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff While Puerto Rico has a diverse, rich tourism product, it’s long had a void in one area of the Caribbean tourism industry — all incs. Now, the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar resort is trying to …

Cyclists Set for Tour of Tobago

 A major Caribbean race By the Caribbean Journal staff More than 300 cyclists from around the world are heading to Tobago next week for the Tobago International Cycling Classic, including the “Tour of Tobago.” The wider event, which begins Sept. …

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 More flights out of Buffalo By the Caribbean Journal staff In a bid in part to ease travel for many Toronto-area travelers, Canadian travel giant Sunwing is offering flights out of Buffalo International Airport for a second winter season this …

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 More flights to the island By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY – Jamaica’s set for a major airlift boost this tourist season. The island has secured more than 60,000 new airline seats, according to Tourism Director Paul Pennicook. The director announced …

 The latest Global Innovation Index By the Caribbean Journal staff If the Caribbean wants to compete in the global economy, it will need to come up with new ideas, new platforms and new strategies. That means innovation. So what’s the …

 A new push By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has launched a new push to strengthen the territory’s financial services sector. The new BVI Forward Campaign “aims to build on the strength of the jurisdiction’s internationally renowned …

 All-inclusive returns after Hurricane Odile last year By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos has reopened its doors folowing Hurricane Odile last year, Hyatt announced. The company said that the property had been “transformed,” now including a newly-redesigned …

 Slight drop after 15 months By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy dropped last month for the first time since April 2014. The region’s hotel industry ended a streak of 15 months of consecutive positive year-over-year increases in hotel …

 A new project in Puerto Rico By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A new inn has broken ground in Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company announced this week. The new project is called Rincon Ojo de Agua, a 16-room project that …

 A new loan from IDB By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $10 million loan in an initiative to reduce poverty and create jobs in Barbados. The program aims to alleviate the country’s poverty and …

 Expansion in flights By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines has increased its flight service between Trinidad and Nassau, the company announced. The Port-of-Spain-Nassau flights will operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays as flight BW 414. …

 A resort company grows By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — It’s been around for 30 years, but Palace Resorts did something momentous earlier this year: it opened its first Caribbean hotel outside of Mexico. Now, the company continues to expand …

 What’s in store for Expedia?  By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Fresh off a $1.6 billion acquisition of Orbitz, global travel giant Expedia shows no signs of slowing down. So what about the company’s work in the Caribbean? To learn …

 A major new hotel development By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new hotel project will soon launch in the Condado district of Puerto Rico’s capital, San Juan. The project began in earnest with the recent demolition of buildings 880 …

 More carriers restarting service By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional airline Seaborne is relaunching service to storm-ravaged Dominica on Wednesday, the company announced. The daily flights will depart from Dominica each morning at 7 AM, with flights from San Juan …

 A hotel development surge By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Jamaica is undergoing a hotel development boom. The Caribbean tourism giant will see 1,600 new hotel rooms break ground this year alone, according to Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill. The construction …

 New hire at regional airline By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional air carrier LIAT has named Captain Arthur Senhouse its new Director, Flight Operations. The appointment, which took effect Sept. 1, includes responsibility for “all aspects of the airline’s flight …