Year: 2018

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Spirit Adds Another Route to Colombia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a year of broad expansion for low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines, which has been rapidly growing its network in the Caribbean Basin. And now the airline has added another new route to the region. …

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Melia Opens a Major New All-Inclusive in Cuba

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba has a major new all-inclusive resort on the beach-filled island of Cayo Santa Maria. Melia Hotels International has opened its new Paradisus Los Cayos, the fourth Paradisus-branded hotel in the country. The new-build property …

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New Flights from Chicago to Turks and Caicos

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines’ winter expansion has added another new route to the Caribbean, this time to the Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean Journal has learned. The world’s largest airline has launched a new weekly route between …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It just might be the most luxurious all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic — and now it’s officially open. The new $110 million Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real has officially made its debut in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is set to host the Caribbean’s leading travel conference at the end of next month. The 2019 edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference will be held Jan. 29-31 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines has launched its first-ever flights to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The new flights connect Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit with the rest of Latin America for the first time. The new route …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a strong 2018 for Southwest Airlines, and the low-cost carrier continues to post solid traffic numbers. Last month, Southwest reported 11.3 billion revenue passenger miles, a 4.9 percent increase compared to November 2017, …

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 By Alexander Britell Much is told and retold these days of pot stills and column stills, of molasses and cane honey and cane juice, of dunder and esters and yeast. These are all essential to the art of rum making …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines has launched a pair of new routes to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. American is now operating weekly flights on Saturdays from both Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare to Aruba’s Queen Beatrix …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada has long been the most significant market for tourists to Cuba — and now there’s another new way for travelers to make the trip. Sunwing has launched a new service from Toronto to Cienfuegos, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Donna Wooten, who sent in this stunning photograph of the brilliant blue of Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos. “Absolutely beautiful!” Donna says – and we …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s premier all-inclusive resort has made its triumphant return to Maho Beach. The adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort has completed a 15-month-long rebuilding process in the wake of Hurricane Irma, a significant step for …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In what has been quite a busy month for Canada’s Sunwing, the company has launched a pair of new routes to hotspots in Mexico. The carrier has inaugurated a new flight from Montreal to Mazatlan, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Demand for four and five-star hotels is surging right now in the Caribbean, according to new data from Expedia Group. Demand for four and five-star-classified properties jumped in the first three quarters of 2018 compared …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Since it debuted in 1978, Jamaica’s Reggae Sunsplash was one of the world’s most legendary reggae festivals. And now it’s coming back. After a 12 year hiatus, the iconic music gathering, which has hosted stars …

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 The Caribbean culinary scene has never been stronger. And much has changed since we first launched the 50 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean back in 2013. Now, six years later, the world has begun to notice the gastronomic power of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing has launched a new route to Jamaica’s tourism hub of Montego Bay. The new route is operating out of Greater Sudbury Airport in Ontario, with weekly flights on Thursdays running through …

Antigua Italy

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is set for a big jump in arrivals from Italy. The twin-island destination will be receiving nearly 6,000 new visitors from Italy in 2019, as a result of a new alliance with …