Month: February 2018

luxury collection panama

Luxury Collection Expands to Panama

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Luxury Collection has expanded in the Caribbean Basin with its first-ever hotel in Panama. The new Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel and Golf Resort is set minutes from the city center in Panama …

Carnival’s Latest Ship Transformation

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Carnival Paradise is undergoing an extensive, multi-million-dollar refurbishment that will add a variety of spaces and innovations, the company announced this week. The changes include a water park, 38 new cabins, 98 balconies to existing …

VIDEO: Why You Need to Visit The House in Barbados

 You know the moment the car pulls across the wooden platform, past the torches, that you’ve reached a singular Caribbean hotel. It’s a feeling that pervades The House by Elegant Hotels, Barbados’ now-legendary adults-only oasis on the island’s tony Platinum …

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four seasons nevis renovation

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Four Seasons Resort Nevis is offering guests new ways to enjoy home away from home. The resort has introduced three new packages to showcase the flexibility of its villas, offering opportunities for groups, romantics and day …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Planet Hollywood is coming to the Caribbean. Sunwing Travel Group has signed a deal with Planet Hollywood to bring Planet Hollywood-branded resorts to the wider Caribbean region. Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica will open …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s fastest-growing regional airline has expanded again. Turks and Caicos-based interCaribbean [sic] Airways has announced new nonstop flights from Dominica to both Saint Lucia and Tortola. The new flights to and from Dominica will …

BVI Earth Month

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to get to Tortola. Turks and Caicos-based InterCaribbean Airways has launched its new service between St Maarten and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The service also includes onward connections to …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Caribbean tourism industry professional Stacy Cox has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives for the next two years. Cox took office early last year following an unscheduled leadership change, and has …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Getting to the island of St Croix just got even easier. Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has announced plans to launch new nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and the island of St Croix in the United …

caribbean hotel revenues

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The post-hurricane decline in Caribbean hotel occupancy slowed significantly last month, a sign that the region’s industry is stabilizing, according to the latest data from hotel analytics specialist STR. Regional hotel occupancy was down just …

adults-only jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A significant new hotel project is making its debut in Jamaica this June. The Excellence Group’s Oyster Bay resort is slated to hold its grand opening in Trelawny, Jamaica on June 1, the island’s government …

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor PORT OF SPAIN — A group of global and regional technology organizations are partnering to help Caribbean professionals get more out of the Internet economy. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) spearheaded the launch …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia’s transformed Point Seraphine cruise pier has welcomed a major cruise ship. Holland America Line’s MS Eurodam cruise ship made its inaugural call to Saint Lucia with about 2,000 passengers this week. It was …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sotheby’s International Realty has expanded to Curaçao. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates has announced the opening of Curaçao Sotheby’s International Realty, aimed at serving the luxury real estate markets across the island. The office, led by …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more travelers to Bermuda are looking to homesharing options like Airbnb, according to new data released by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The number of visitors to Bermuda who chose vacation rentals last year …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Fascination ship has returned to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a year-round schedule of Caribbean cruises. The ship recently underwent an “extensive” multimillion-dollar dry dock that added a host of new …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda tourism is off to a surging start so far in 2018, according to new data from the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority. Stayover visitor arrivals to the destination are up by 9 …

St Thomas Spirit

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost air carrier Spirit Airlines is expanding its Caribbean network. The carrier has announced plans to expand to daily nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale and St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. The new …