Month: August 2016

Pawa

Pawa Launches New Flights Between Santo Domingo, Port-au-Prince

 Fast-growing Dominican Republic air carrier Pawa has launched its first-ever flights to Haiti. The Dominican flag carrier has begun operating flights between Santo Domingo and Port-au-Prince four times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with flights costing around …

LACNIC

A Major Tech Meeting in Santo Domingo

 LACNIC On the Move heads to Dominican Republic’s capital By Gerard BestCJ Contributor Tech experts from Latin America and the Caribbean will gather in Santo Domingo this month for an important meeting of the region’s Internet community. LACNIC On The …

The Cliff

The Cliff Hotel in Negril Is Making Improvements

 Changes at Jamaica’s best new hotel By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Cliff hotel in Negril, Jamaica is less than a year old but it’s already making improvements. When the retreat reopens after the off-season break on October 1, it …

LATEST NEWS

 Caribbean tourism businesses must adapt to succeed, according to the President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Karolin Troubetzkoy. Troubetzkoy sees the upcoming Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum as an opportunity for hotels and tourism-related businesses to take stock …

Overwater Wedding

 Sandals Resorts has unveiled a new unique wedding location at Sandals Grande St. Lucian– the new Overwater Serenity Wedding Chapel. The company says that this open-air chapel, which treats guests to panoramic views of Rodney Bay, is the first-ever of …

Limoncello

 One of the Caribbean’s more creative hotels has a special creation: house made limoncello. The brainchild of Cap Maison’s executive assistant manager for food and beverage Jasper Kok, the limoncello isn’t like any you’ve ever tasted – that’s because it’s …

 The Caribbean is an All-Inclusive resort hot spot but that doesn’t mean that you’ll find them in every destination. Touch down in places like Anguilla or San Juan, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a hotel that bundles your room, food, drinks …

Olympics

 Jamaica is hoping for a tourism bounce from the country’s Olympics performance, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said. Jamaica has received a tremendous amount of exposure for its performance in Rio de Janeiro, led of course by global superstar Usain Bolt. …

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 The Dominican Republic continues to lead the Caribbean hotel construction pipeline, according to the latest report from analytics firm STR. The country has 1,512 rooms in construction spread across six hotels. That’s followed in the wider Caribbean region by Mexico’s …

Rum Cave

 It’s tucked away in a small corner of Marigot Bay, at the foot of the hillside Marigot Bay Beach Resort. And inside is a must-stop for rum pilgrims (and boaters) on the island of Saint Lucia. This is the Rum Cave, …

Smoked Old Fashioned

 It’s almost certainly the most creative rhum company in Martinique — Rhum HSE, the always-innovating brand in Gros Morne. Now they’re at it again, this time with a brand-new cocktail recipe. It’s called the Smoked Old Fashioned. With its gourmet, lightly-smoked …

Beachfront Villa

 The former Viceroy hotel in Anguilla will soon become a Four Seasons resort, a major change that will also impact the property’s luxury residences. Yes, there are a host of real estate opportunities at the Four Seasons Anguilla, chief among …

Rum Punch Recipe

 Set upon the Bahamian island of Eleuthera, French Leave Resort overlooks a paradise of pink sand. To accompany the view, the resort’s restaurant, 1648 Bar & Grille, offers a signature rum punch that’s as laid back as the tropics. Here’s …

 Haiti-based Sunrise Airways is planning to launch a host of new flights around the Caribbean from Jamaica. The company’s proposed flights will connect all three of Jamaica’s international airports with destinations in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. “We see …

Spirit Airlines

 Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit Airlines has named two new executives to its leadership team. The airline appointed Matt Klein as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer and has named Rocky Wiggins as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “At …

 Delta has announced a major expansion of its Caribbean flight network out of Boston. The carrier is launching new routes to a host of destinations out of the northeastern hub. Delta will begin offering one Saturday nonstop flight between Boston …

Chutney Rhythm

 Trinidad — it’s home to some of the Caribbean’s best rum (and appreciation for rum), led by the world-famous Angostura. Whether you’re in the rum shop, at carnival or just sitting in a hotel bar, rum is always here in …

Bartleys All in Wood

 A creative approach to combat unemployment By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Jamaican company Bartley’s All In Wood has launched a crowd-funding campaign to increase employment in one of the island’s rural areas while developing their business. The Mandeville-based family-owned company …