Month: August 2017

Airbnb Signs Tax Deal with Quintana Roo

 Airbnb is making major moves in the Mexican Caribbean. The home sharing giant recently announced the signing of a tax deal with the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, home to the country’s Caribbean destinations like Cancun and Tulum. As part …

Carnival to Debut New Teppanyaki Restaurant

 A new kind of restaurant is coming to Carnival Cruise Line: a Teppanyaki eatery. Teppanyaki is a traditional method of Japanese cooking whose name is derived from the combination of the words “teppan” or iron plate with “yaki” meaning grilled …

Guyana’s Latest Green Project

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guyana has been one of the Caribbean’s green energy pioneers in recent years, with a number of high-profile projects most notably in solar. Now the country has added another sustainable project to its portfolio: the installation …

LATEST NEWS

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor U.K. luxury tour operators have reported growth in revenue in revenue following the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s recent marketing campaign. Luxury tour operator, the Inspiring Travel Company has reported an increase in Antigua bookings this …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s less than a month to go until Mexico’s Independence day, and the mixologists at the Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen are preparing for the September 15 celebration with new, fiesta-ready cocktails. To be served …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor On our travels to Jamaica we’ve sampled all manner of culinary delights, from world-class sushi in a fancy Kingston restaurant to a “secret” and sumptuous breakfast buffet in Port Antonio and flavorful Indian dinner in …

 By Alexander Britell You know something’s different when, after checking in, you don’t go through security. You take a side elevator up to a private lounge, waiting until the time when you simply have to walk right down to the …

 IHG’s fast-growing Holiday Inn Express brand has opened another new property in the region The latest Holiday Inn Express has debuted in the city of Tuxpan on Mexico’s eastern shores on the Gulf of Mexico. Located on the waters of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts’ big Caribbean enhancement push is continuing. The latest upgrade? The new Beachfront Crystal Lagoon Suites at the Sandals Halcyon Beach resort in St. Lucia. The new suites (see photo at the top of …

 Barbuda is celebrating the third anniversary of the creation of its marine sanctuaries. In 2014, the Barbuda Council established the marine reserves and no-net zones to protect and replenish the island’s marine environment. Three years ago, the council adopted a …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Cinnamon Bay, the campground and resort located on Cinnamon Bay Beach on the island of St. John, has unveiled a 10-year environmental plan for the property’s future. With a system of environmental initiatives newly in place, …

maroc aruba

 It’s dusk in Oranjestad, a bit past the bustle of rush hour when the light is a silvery blue and the streets have emptied out before night. This is the time to sneak into Maroc before it gets too crowded, …

 Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has named a new development officer for the Americas region, the company announced Tuesday. Carlson Rezidor has appointed Terry Sanders as its chief development officer for the Americas, based in Minneapolis and reporting to Ken Greene, …

 The new Hilton Mahogany Bay Curio-branded property is coming to Belize in December. The first Hilton in the country, Mahogany Bay will have 205 cottages and villa-style units set on Ambergris Caye. The property has already tapped Niklaus Leuenberger as …

 There’s a new place to meet on Harbour Island. Valentines Residences Resort and Marina has announced the addition of a new 600-square-foot conference boardroom, the first of its kind on the island. Slated for completion in November, the state-of-the-art facility …

 Alaska Airlines has launched new flights to Mexico City, the carrier announced. That means Alaska is now flying to Mexico’s capital out of two hubs: San Francisco and Los Angeles. This fall, Alaska Airlines will also be launching flights from …

 A glass of aged rum, a premium cigar, the sound of a steel pan. It’s the recipe for a perfect evening in the Bahamas, and it’s what every night is like at the new Churchill Cigar & Rum Bar at …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The lineup of chefs for the Cayman Islands’ premier culinary event, Cayman Cookout, has just been announced. Scheduled for January 10 to 14, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, the annual event will feature world-class …