Month: September 2015

Bahamas Creating 15 New Marine Parks As Part of Major Expansion

 Major expansion of protected areas By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is launching a major expansion of its marine protected areas. As part of its commitment under the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, the country has announced the creation of 15 …

St Kitts and Nevis Pledges Aid to Dominica

 Major donation By Dana Niland CJ Contributor St Kitts and Nevis has pledged a $370,000 in humanitarian relief to assist Dominica in recovering from damages it suffered during Tropical Storm Erika. St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris …

Expedia Says More Caribbean Travelers Are Booking on Mobile

 A jump in mobile bookings By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more travelers to the Caribbean are booking their trips on their mobile devices, according to a new report from Expedia. New data from the company shows a 55 …

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 There are many ways to plan a great Caribbean trip — and a few wrong ways too. One way is to focus on where you want to go. But another is to focus on where you want to stay —  to focus your …

 Eases ferry travel By the Caribbean Journal staff French authorities have launched a visa waiver for travelers looking to reach Dominica by ferry. Authorities in Guadeloupe and Martinique have extended a visa waiver for travelers who enter either country in …

 Caribbean superstar urges donations By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off three gold medals in Beijing, Jamaican sprinting superstar Usain Bolt has taken time out to pitch in for Dominica. Bolt released a video through the Prime Minister’s office urging …

 Sabre launches technology By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Sabre Corporation will be the first technology provider to offer travel agents in the US, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands an automated certification process for booking trips to, from, or within Cuba, …

 A new push for niche tourism sector By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica is allocating funding from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) for the development of community tourism in North West Manchester. Member of Parliament for North West Manchester, Mikael Phillips, …

 Now it’s official By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Queen Elizabeth II has officially appointed Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton as the Governor General of St Kitts and Nevis. Seaton, who had been serving as Acting Governor General since May, took his oaths …

 Where to visit for Fall 2015 There’s a Caribbean island for every travel desire. But every Caribbean island is different, and each one has a diverse range of experiences on offer, whether you’re looking for food, beaches, art or adventure. …

 Where to spend your time at SJU By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I love San Juan. Its airport? Not so much. Luis Munoz Marin International has been around since 1955, and it shows, with dated décor, low ceilings, and a …

 How to reach the island By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s major airport remains closed until further notice due to the effects of Tropical Storm Erika. That means the primary way to access the island is via ferry from Guadeloupe …

 Return to The Palms By the Caribbean Journal staff The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos has a new name. The hotel has officially rebranded as The Palms Turks and Caicos, the property announced this week. The property will remain under the …

 An increase in calls to the island By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line will be offering one of its most active seasons to Bermuda ever in 2016, with nine different voyage opportunities between April and November, the company announced …

 British ship rerouted to Dominica By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The United Kingdom’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay ship has been rerouted to assist humanitarian relief efforts in Dominica following the destruction of Tropical Storm Erika. The British ship is …