Month: April 2016

Southwest Airlines Traffic Keeps Growing

 Southwest Airlines is seeing continued strong traffic growth, according to the company’s latest numbers. The company flew 10.9 billion revenue passenger miles last month, up 6.2 percent from 10.2 billion revenue passenger miles in March of 2015. Available seat miles …

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The Best Caribbean Beach Bar You’ve Never Heard Of

 By Alexander Britell Guadeloupe: the French-Caribbean archipelago that still remains largely a mystery to travelers from the English-speaking world. It is a remarkably diverse place: its main “island” is split between a largely developed (think European style infrastructure) Grande-Terre and …

Barbados Eyes More Diverse Tourism Product

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados’ government says it is “committed” to diversifying the island’s tourism product offerings. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart pointed to the importance of tourism as Barbados’ leading economic sector, promising to make the island as “congenial, …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas is partnering with Caesars Entertainment Corporation. The hospitality and gaming companies will collaborate to offer Atlantis’ experience to members of the gaming industry’s premier loyalty program, Caesars Entertainment’s …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Knives are being sharpened and recipes tweaked as 12 Caribbean nations’ culinary teams prepare for a food (and beverage) fight in the 2016 installment of Taste of the Caribbean. Scheduled for June 6 to 10 …

cayman islands tourism surging

 So you’re planning a trip to Grand Cayman for sun, sea, and that oh-so-white sand, but do you know where you’re going to stay? The island has a wide mix of hotels and resorts, most of which are situated right …

 There are few places that better capture the fantasy of an island vacation than the BVI. It’s always about the water here, about exploring, about discovery, whether you have a boat or not. You are simply drawn to hop the islands, …

 A 5.2-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across much of the southeastern Caribbean on Thursday morning. The quake, reported by the United States Geological Survey, struck at around 7:22 AM local time, with an epicenter about 119 kilometers west of Port of …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guyana’s draft National Tourism Policy is almost ready to become a public document. Director General of the Ministry of Tourism Donald Sinclair said that relevant stakeholders are “currently reviewing” the document and sending in feedback and …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Guests of Round Hill Hotel and Villas will now have the option choose the new Weekly Villa Hideaway Experience. This select offer presents guests with accommodation in one of the property’s 27 secluded villas within …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Choice Hotels has appointed Karen Hana as General Manager of one of the newest hotels in its portfolio on the island of St. Maarten. Hana, who most recently served as Executive Director of the St. Maarten …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A new restaurant is bringing the Caribbean to downtown Miami, no airfare required. Zest, the latest from chef Cindy Hutson and partner Delius Shirley of Coral Gables stalwart Ortanique on the Mile, opened on Leap …

 Retiring well is a subjective matter. For some it’s time to kick back and watch the world go by. For others it’s time to put it into high-gear and create an altogether new life. There are many stories about people …

 Starwood is planning another hotel in the region. The Westin Monterrey hotel in Mexico is slated to debut in 2019, part of a wider expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean for the company. The property is developed by Desarrollos …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Sandals’ Red Lane Spa has introduced brand new treatments to its Caribbean resorts. Some of these initiatives include new Red Line Facials, with options for the Topical Glow Facial to brighten and smooth sun-damaged skin; the Youthful …

 Canadian airline WestJet is showing continued traffic growth. The carrier reported 2.07 billion revenue passenger miles in March, a 7.4 percent increase compared to the same month in 2015, according to the company’s latest data. WestJet also reported a 1.9 …

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 By Alexander Britell Editor-in-Chiefabritell@caribjournal.com The Dutch Caribbean Island of Curaçao is showing solid tourism growth, but it’s dreaming even bigger. An island known best for what is one of the region’s most culturally interesting cities, Willemstad, is looking to ramp …

 One of the top places to stay in Bermuda has a new top marketing executive. The Elbow Beach, Bermuda resort has named Randolph Wilcott its new director of sales and marketing. Wilcott has joined the resort under his sales and …