Month: July 2017

Hyatt to Open Ziva, Zilara Resorts in Cap Cana

 Playa Hotels and Resorts has closed on the acquisition of the site for a pair of new all inclusive Hyatt resorts in the Dominican Republic. Playa will be opening the new Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana and Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana …

VIDEO: The Beauty of Lindquist Beach, St. Thomas

 This is where Hannah brought her horse. Lindquist Beach has long been one of the best-kept secrets in St. Thomas, a perfect stretch of white and turquoise that gained global attention when model Hannah Davis appeared with a horse in …

American

American Airlines’ Uptick in Latin America, Caribbean

 After months of decline, American Airlines Group is beginning to show signs of growth in Latin America in the Caribbean, according to the company’s latest traffic data. American Airlines reported 2.587 billion revenue passenger miles in June, a 1.4 percent …

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belize flights

 Belize’s tourism sector continues to surge in 2017, according to the country’s latest travel data. Belize reported a total of 230,151 stayover arrivals in the first half of 2017, a 7.8 percent increase compared to the first six months of …

 The hit song Despacito and its remix are driving demand for Puerto Rico travel, according to a new report from Hotels.clm. Since the song launched on April 17, searches for Puerto Rico on Hotels.com’s platforms are up more than 45 …

family vacations

 You can take a great family vacation anywhere in the Caribbean. But some islands have a certain innate family-friendliness, an added level of comfort and ease that make a trip particularly well suited for a family traveling together, whether due …

 Sun Country Airlines has announced the appointment of a new president and chief executive officer. The airline has appointed Jude Bricker to the post. Bricker previously served as COO at fellow air carrier Allegiant, where he had worked since May …

 Port Canaveral has been chosen by Norwegian Cruise Line to host the Norwegian Sun, which will offer four-day all inclusive cruises to Havana, Cuba and Key West, and three-day cruises to the Bahamas beginning May 2018. “Port Canaveral is proud …

 Cayman Airways has added nonstop flights from Cayman to Montego Bay for the summer. The flights will operate twice-weekly throughout the season. “As in previous years, the additional service will open more seats for the Jamaica market overall during the …

 Jamaica’s newest resort has opened its doors on Seven Mile Beach in Negril: the Azul Beach Resort Sensatori. The new 149-room property is adjacent to the existing Azul Sensatori Jamaica, which has now merged create a 285-suite complex with nine …

caribbean sunwing new routes

 Cancun International Airport is seeing significant passenger growth this year, according to the latest data from Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, which operates the airport and eight others in Mexico. Cancun’s airport has reported passenger traffic of 3,585,217 in the first …

 Warehouse club company PriceSmart is expanding in the Caribbean. The company has announced plans to open a new warehouse club in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in the spring of 2018, following the acquisition of land in the area. PriceSmart already …

cancun growing airport

 Southwest Airlines continued its solid 2017 with 4.6 percent jump in passengers carried in June, according to the latest numbers from the company. Southwest reported a total of 11.62 million passengers last month, up from 11.1 million in June 2016, …

 Football superstar Lionel Messi wed his longtime girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo-Messi in Argentina last week, quickly jetting to the Caribbean for their long-awaited honeymoon joined by their two children. So where did the Barcelona legend decide to spend it? The twin-island …

 The first-ever Hyatt House hotel in Mexico and Latin America has opened its doors in Mexico City. The Hyatt House Mexico City/Santa Fe includes 119 “residentially inspired” guestrooms, ranging from studios to kitchen suites with fully equipped kitchens. It also …

 Norwegian continued its strong 2017 with another month of double digit growth, the carrier announced. Norwegian carried 3,059,402 passengers in June, a 10 percent year over year increase compared to June 2016 and the carrier’s first-ever month over 3 million …

 Delta Airlines is ramping up its nonstop Caribbean service out of Boston for this year’s holiday season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier will be operating nonstop Boston flights to Montego Bay Jamaica; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, U.S. …

 It’s one of those places where you’d want to be even if there weren’t a great resort on the grounds. The Surfsong Villa Resort is set on the ​​eastern end of Tortola,​ British Virgin Islands, just off Beef Island on …