Month: October 2018

Bill Clinton Urges Caribbean on “Critical” Role of Travel and Tourism

 By Alexander Britell PARADISE ISLAND — Travel and tourism is essential to the Caribbean, and after last year’s storms, revitalizing the industry is more important than ever. That was the message by former United States President Bill Clinton on Wednesday …

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Curaçao Continues to Lead Caribbean Hotel Growth

 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor Caribbean hotels reported positive overall performance in August driven by strong pricing power, according to data from STR. On the islands where STR maintains a sufficient reporting sample, the Bahamas experienced the highest rise in occupancy …

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Saint Lucia Is Getting More New Flights From Air Canada

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is adding a host of new flights to the island of Saint Lucia, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier will be adding a new nonstop flight on Air Canada Rouge beginning Oct. 31, …

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 By Alexander Britell More details have emerged on Hyatt’s first-ever Hyatt Centric hotel in the Caribbean. The new Hyatt Centric Barbados project is slated to debut in 2020, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc officials said at a media briefing this week …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s iconic Half Moon resort has rebranded its popular villa portfolio, the property said this week. The villas at Half Moon have been relaunched as the Rose Hall Villas, effectively Jamaica’s newest villa resort. The …

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 By Alexander Britell One of Grenada’s most beloved small hotels is making some additions. The island’s True Blue Bay resort has announced the soon-to-debut addition of 21 new rooms at the boutique property, part of True Blue’s new “Cocoa Pod” …

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 By Alexander Britell The all-inclusive Caribbean resort has been the secret to the growth of some of the most popular destinations in the region, from Punta Cana to Montego Bay. But as the definition of all-inclusive has changed, travelers are …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Silver Airways has added a pair of year-round destinations in The Bahamas. The carrier, whose recent acquisition of Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines made it a new power player in the Caribbean aviation sector, has announced …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s getting even easier to get to the Spice Isle. Air Canada is continuing its Caribbean expansion with more flights to the island of Grenada, according to the Grenada Tourism Authority. Beginning Dec. 18, Air Canada Rouge …

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 By Alexander Britell Dominica’s impressive tourism recovery has extended to its hotel sector, according to a media briefing on the heels of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference in Nassau this week. Out of 962 rooms on …