Month: April 2017

How to Get $400 Free When You Book a Trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands

 The U.S. Virgin Islands is expanding its popular travel credit promotion. The USVI’s Department of Tourism has launched a new program called “Centennial PLUS” to coincide with the destination’s 100th anniversary as a U.S. territory. Now, the package offers $400 …

Silversea Muse

Silversea Christens New Flagship, Silver Muse

 Luxury cruise line Silversea has christened its new flagship, Silver Muse. The new ship, the ninth in Silversea’s fleet, was unveiled at a ceremony in Monte Carlo this week hosted by Silversea Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio. The ship, which accommodates …

JetBlue St Maarten

JetBlue Adding More St Maarten Flights

 New York City-based air carrier JetBlue Airways is expanding its service to the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten. The carrier will be adding a second daily roundtrip flight between John F Kennedy Airport and St Maarten’s Princess Juliana over …

LATEST NEWS

Hotel Occupancy

 After months of hotel occupancy decline in the Caribbean, there are signs of life, according to the latest data from hotel analytics firm STR. The Caribbean showed a 1.6 percent year-over-year increase in hotel occupancy in March, the first month …

 This June, Turks and Caicos’ Meridian Club is hosting its first total yoga retreat, The Art of Letting Go. Visitors to the 800-acre private island of Pine Cay will enjoy a four-night experience on a two-mile stretch of award-winning beach, …

 San Juan, Puerto Rico will play host to the next edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference. The Caribbean’s largest marketing event, it will be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center from Jan. 30 …

Wreck Diving

 With its miles of coral reefs and warm crystalline waters, the Caribbean is the world’s most popular dive destination.  The Caribbean’s ocean currents, rocky reefs and tropical storms have also created a trail of Caribbean ship wrecks you can dive …

 Palladium Hotel Group is planning a major expansion that includes the Caribbean, the company announced this week. The company has established a new expansion department for that purpose, with a view toward implementing a hotel management model in addition to …

 BY KAREEM YARDECJ Contributor As a relatively unexplored topic, I recently wrote a research proposal concerning airline route development in the Caribbean region. This overarching review suggests that this is certainly a topic which the Caribbean region stands to benefit …

 World renowned designer Karim Rashid is leading a major renovation project at the Temptation Cancun adults-only. The multimillion-dollar project includes a seven-story multicolor facade, along with 430 newly-redesigned rooms and suites, in addition to restaurants, bars and other changes. The …

 You don’t always need a boat to appreciate the Caribbean’s underwater wonders. Because some of the Caribbean’s best snorkeling spots are right on the sand. At these snorkel-friendly beaches in the Caribbean, you can wade right in and enjoy some …

 The island of Martinique is playing host to a major new global arts festival this week: the International Festival of Performance Art. The event is being held through April 22 at the Hotel Imperatrice in Fort de France. It’s being …

Atlantis Paradise Island

 Atlantis Paradise Island has named a new chief marketing officer. The Bahamian megaresort has appointed Lauren Snyder to the role effective immediately. Snyder, who will report directly to Atlantis Paradise Island President and Managing Director Howard Karawan, is returning to …

 Jamaica’s Tensing Pen (one of our best Jamaica hotels) has big expansion plans. One of the property’s longtime owners, Sam Petros, recently gained full ownership of Tensing Pen and now plans an expansion and upgrade project. The project would include …

 The Caribbean’s newest dive site is one of the only ships to survive the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor. It’s called the Kodiak Queen, and it’s just been sunk in the heart of the British Virgin Islands near …

 Tour company Chukka Caribbean Adventures is upgrading its famous Good Hope property in Falmouth, Jamaica. The company will be embarking on a $4 million enhancement project. “The Chukka Good Hope property is the kind of facility that will certainly be …

 Looking for the details on the perfect Playa del Carmen getaway? Our My Caribbean series has you covered, catching up with Ignacio Boli, the beloved concierge at the Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen, who talked to us about his …

 There’s a new concert destination in the Caribbean: Puerto Plata. One of the Dominican Republic’s tourism hubs, the destination is now home to the beautiful new Puerto Plata Amphitheatre, which has kicked off its first-ever concert series. “Puerto Plata Is …