Month: June 2019


A New Hotel Opens in Kingston

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Kingston’s quietly robust hotel pipeline has unveiled another new property: the R Hotel. Jamaica’s newest business hotel has debuted in the heart of New Kingston. “Kingston has a major appeal as an urban tourist destination,” […]


For Elite Island Resorts, a Focus on Travel Agents

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By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s leading resort brands has launched a major new push aimed at travel agents. Elite Island Resorts, which operates resorts around the Caribbean from Antigua to Barbados, has unveiled a new initiative […]


American Airlines Is Expanding Its St Vincent Flights

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor In an important sign of confidence in the destination from the world’s biggest airline, St Vincent and the Grenadines will be getting another weekly flight on American Airlines. Beginning Dec. 18, American Airlines will be […]


Caribbean Hotel Revenues Keep Climbing

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By Rico Louw CJ Contributor The Caribbean hotel industry saw its first occupancy decline since October 2018, but continued its run of growth in room rates and revenues, according to April data from hotel analytics STR. In year-over-year comparisons with […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: An Icon of Aruba

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By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Mala Jetha, who sent in this stunning shot of Aruba’s iconic Divi-Divi trees on the beach. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send […]

10 Small Bahamas Resorts to Visit Right Now

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With 700 islands and cays and some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere on the planet, it’s not surprising that the Bahamas is filled with terrific resorts. But while the destination is perhaps best known for larger hotspots on the […]


Dominica at Epicenter of Caribbean Hotel Boom

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By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s hotel pipeline is surging — as more and more investors from around the world launch new hotel and resort projects. It’s growth that’s largely region-wide — but one island seems to be doing […]

Cancun Airport Seeing Renewed Growth

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico’s tourism hub of Cancun is seeing renewed cruise growth following a few sluggish months, according to new data from ASUR, which manages a portfolio of regional airports that includes Cancun. Cancun handled a total […]

Anguilla Is Getting a New Boutique Resort

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By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new boutique resort on the beach in Anguilla. It’s called Tranquility Beach, and it’s set on the sands of Meads Bay Beach. The property includes a collection of 15 units ranging from one […]


Hyatt Regency to Open in Puerto Rico, Part of New $1.5 Billion Project

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By Alexander Britell Hyatt is set to debut a new Hyatt Regency-branded hotel in Puerto Rico. The newest Hyatt in the Caribbean will be at the former Melia Coco Beach in Rio Grande on Puerto Rico’s northeastern coast. The transformed […]

USVI Out in Front in Wake of Cuba Cruise Ban

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the industry-shaking ban of cruises and other travel to Cuba, major cruise lines are scrambling to adapt — and one Caribbean cruise destination is out in front. The US Virgin Islands said it was […]

Caribbean Tourism Is Booming in 2019

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By Alexander Britell NEW YORK — Caribbean tourism is booming so far in 2019, according to new data from the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization. Air arrivals to the wider region were up by 12 percent in the first quarter of […]


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