Month: August 2019

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Caribbean-Mexico Hotel Construction Keeps Booming

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel construction in the Caribbean-Mexico region continues to boom, according to the latest numbers from analytics firm STR. The latest pipeline data for the Caribbean-Mexico region showed 31,968 rooms in construction across 155 projects in …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Beach in Grenada

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Kristie Lauritano, who sent in this lovely shot of Morne Rouge Beach in Grenada. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to …

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Punta Cana Is Getting a New Beach Resort

 By Alexander Britell La Collecion Resorts, best known for its large portfolio of properties in Mexico, is expanding in Punta Cana. The brand’s parent company, Posadas, has announced plans to open its first Live Aqua-branded beach resort in Punta Cana. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grand Cayman will be soon be home to its first-ever “ecosmart” real estate community. The new project is called Orchard Ecovillage, and the 21-acre master-planned community is set in Grand Cayman’s Lower Valley. The project …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing’s big Caribbean expansion will include another new route to Cuba this winter, according to the company. Sunwing will be launching a new weekly flight to Varadero from Sault Ste. Marie Airport in Ontario beginning …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Global Ports Holding has formalized its partnership to create what may become the leading cruise port in the entire Caribbean in the heart of Nassau, The Bahamas. GPH has signed a $250 million heads of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality, the largest independent hotel management firm in the United States, is merging with multinational hotel firm Interstate Hotels and Resorts. It’s a major move for Aimbridge, which just announced a significant expansion …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines is adding another new flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Journal has learned. The fast-expanding carrier is launching a second daily flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to San …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The newly-renamed Hurricane Dorian has exited the Caribbean Sea, heading into the Atlantic, leaving a trail of heavy rain. While parts of The Bahamas could remain in the crosshairs of the storm, the region emerged …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways has continued streamlining its Caribbean operations following last year’s acquisition of leading regional carrier Seaborne. The company has announced that bookings for San Juan, Puerto Rico-based Seaborne’s current flight network in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ritz-Carlton St Thomas has named a new executive chef, the property announced this week. The property has tapped Jose Sanchez as its new executive chef, a role in which Sanchez will oversee the property’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical Storm Dorian was nearing hurricane strength Wednesday morning as it headed toward the USVI, BVI and Puerto Rico, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The storm was about …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is nearing completion, having emerged for the first time from the Meyer Werft ship building dock in Germany. The new 1,100-foot-long Norwegian Encore is slated for completion by the end …

Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s capital of Santo Domingo has become one of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations for new airlift, and now another carrier is expanding to the destination. Delta Air Lines has announced plans to add …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical Storm Dorian made landfall in the Eastern Caribbean on Monday, with tropical storm conditions including 50 mph winds affecting portions of the region through Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. Early Tuesday …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines is expanding its flight service to Nassau in The Bahamas for the upcoming winter season, Caribbean Journal has learned. Beginning Dec. 21, Delta will be expanding its service from Boston Logan Airport …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s landmark Fort Young Hotel has named a new general manager, the property announced this week. The Fort Young has tapped Jose Abreu as its new general manager, in which role he will oversee the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A Tropical Storm is heading for the Eastern Caribbean, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Storm Dorian is approaching the Caribbean with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour, …