Month: December 2016

caribbean hotel records

Caribbean Hotel Occupancy Declines Again

 Caribbean hotel occupancy continues to fall in 2016, according to the latest report from data and analytics specialist STR. Regional hotel occupancy fell 2.8 percent in November compared to the same month in 2015, with occupancy for the year now …

Simone Biles Is Visiting Belize

 Gold-medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles visited Belize this week, making good on a promise to visit the country after the Olympics. Biles, who was part of the gold-medal-winning team at the Rio Olympics (and also won a bronze on the balance …

JetBlue Adding More Nonstops to Bermuda

 JetBlue is increasing its service to Bermuda, the carrier announced this week. The company will be expanding service with two year-round daily flights and a third summer seasonal roundtrip from New York City to Bermuda. JetBlue will also be operating …

LATEST NEWS

 One of the Caribbean’s most innovative luxury resorts has a new creation: a classic Caribbean beach bar. It’s called the Kastawey Beach Bar, and it’s a restaurant and bar serving “hook-to-table fare” and rum cocktails. Set on the property’s southern …

 Norwegian Air has announced the extension of its flights between New York City and Martinique. The carrier has announced plans to extend its thrice-weekly service through the end of April 2017. Norwegian’s flights operate Tuesdays, Thursdays ad Saturdays between New …

 BVI Airways, which plans to launch the first-ever nonstop commercial flights between Miami and Tortola, has acquired its second aircraft. The company has taken delivery of a second AVRO Regional Jet 100, which will have a seating capacity of 86, …

 How to stay cool in San Juan By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor From his tiny Old San Juan house, Juan Eddie Rosado has been keeping Sanjuaneros cool for 46 years. During that time he’s sold his refreshing cups of fruit-flavored …

 Air Canada has launched new year-round nonstop flights to Trinidad. The flights, which will operate on Air Canada Rouge, will fly twice weekly from Toronto to Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport in Port of Spain. “Air Canada is very pleased to …

 Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled its summer 2018 and fall/winter 2018-2019 itineraries, featuring new opportunities for guests to set sail to the Caribbean. In summer 2018, Norwegian Gem will set sail for the Bahamas and Florida each Saturday from New …

 A major new hotel is coming to the Xcaret Park eco-destination on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The Hotel Xcaret will include 900 rooms, all suites, in a luxury property that will be the first to hold an EarthCheck certification for its …

Buy a Home in St. Croix

 It’s one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean: St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. And its location means that for U.S. citizens it’s a very convenient place to buy a vacation home or move. To learn more …

 How to stay cool in the tropics By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor While most parts of North America are currently feeling the chill of record low temperatures, the ice that guests of Nevis’ Nisbet Plantation Beach Club are seeing is …

 It was another action-packed year for Caribbean travel, from a spate of new hotels and resorts to a regional challenges like Zika. But the Caribbean continues to grow, with increased investment and development, new air routes and a continued expansion …

caribbean hotel records

 One of the Caribbean’s leading resorts has been sold. Residential resort investor Dolphin Capital Investors has entered an agreement to sell the 2,200-acre Playa Grande Golf and Resort Project, including the Amanera resort, to Third Point LLC, the company’s largest …

 The Itz’ana Resort and Residences in Belize is planning a spring 2017 opening, the property announced. The Placencia-area boutique resort and development will include a Great House featuring a signature restaurant called Limilia (the brainchild of renowned chef Mara Jernigan), …

 The Grenada Tourism Authority has named Miami-based PR agency Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications to manage its communications and media strategy and social media strategy in North America and the Caribbean. CAMC officially began managing the destination’s efforts in the U.S., …

 Canadian carrier WestJet continues to show strong traffic growth, according to the company’s latest numbers. WestJet, which recently launched new service to Belize, saw 14.3 percent growth in revenue passenger miles in November, with 1.84 billion. Available seat miles rose …

 In line with the growing trend for newlyweds with children to take them with them on a  honeymoon or “familymoon,” Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Jamaica offers a mix of family and romantic experiences. The resort’s award-winning kids’ club program …