Month: September 2019

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Virgin Atlantic Is Adding More Flights to Antigua

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Atlantic is adding new flights to one of the Caribbean’s buzziest hotspots, Antigua and Barbuda. The transatlantic carrier will be expanding its Antigua service from three weekly flights to four weekly flights. That change …

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Jamaica’s Montego Bay Airport Is Expanding

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamacia’s Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay is expanding, Caribbean Journal has learned. The hub for the vast majority of travelers to Jamaica will be adding nearly 26,000 square feet to its departure terminal. The …

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Hilton Is Opening a New Dominican Republic All-Inclusive

 By Alexander Britell Hilton is adding a new Dominican Republic resort to its growing portfolio of all-inclusive properties in the wider Caribbean region. The dual-resort Hilton La Romana will be opening its new family-friendly section on Dec. 1, according to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt Hotels is launching a new brand in its global portfolio: Caption by Hyatt. The new “lifestyle” brand aims to “bring people closer together, allowing them to work, eat or socialize in comfortable, flexible, communal …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu Hotels and Resorts has officially relaunched its Riu Ocho Rios all-inclusive resort, the company announced this week. The property, which first opened in 2005, has undergone a dramatic refurbishing project, one that included what …

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 By Alexander Britell What is almost certainly the most anticipated reopening of 2019 will be happening earlier than expected. The long-awaited return of The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas is set for Nov. 22, Caribbean Journal has learned. The reinvigorated resort’s debut …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ricky Quamina, who sent in this stunning shot of twilight in Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas in the USVI. Have you taken a great photo in the …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Two aviation power players are about to start working together in a big way — and one that could have a significant impact on air travel in the Americas. Delta Air Lines and Chile-based LATAM Airlines Group …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian low-cost carrier Swoop is adding a new destination: Los Cabos. Swoop is launching two new routes to Los Cabos in November; that will include thrice-weekly service from Edmonton International Airport to Los Cabos, and …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines is set for another expansion of service to the Caribbean in 2020, according to the company. Southwest will be launching new nonstop routes to Cozumel, Mexico and Turks and Caicos next …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the coolest bars in New York has officially opened its doors in Jamaica. Miss Lily’s, the Jamaican eatery from Manhattan, has opened a new outpost at the hip Skylark Negril Beach Resort. The …

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 By Alexander Britell Radisson Hotel Group is opening a new hotel on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence Aruba is the product of a partnership between Radisson and Beachside …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off the launch of the celebrated Orlando’s Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia has another new destination eatery. The Caille Blanc Villa and Hotel has announced the debut of its new TreeTops restaurant. The new eatery, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line is returning to Tampa for the 2020 season for Caribbean cruises, the company said this week. The cruise line will return to Port Tampa Bay for a “full season” including 18 cruises …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation is undertaking a major investment in The Bahamas, with plans for two major new cruise developments in the country that could mean $180 million in new investment. The company has signed an agreement …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In an important step for the crucial tourism economy in Grand Bahama, the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has resumed leisure cruises to Grand Bahama. After running humanitarian aid sailings to Grand Bahama in the wake …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The USVI has “resumed business” following the passage of Tropical Storm Karen, officials said Wednesday. While the storm brought heavy rainfall to the trio of islands, it “had little to no impact on the territory’s …

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 We can’t say it enough: The Bahamas is open for business, from Cat Island to Eleuthera, Harbour Island to Exuma, Bimini to Long Island. But Nassau remains the country’s travel hub, its most complete — and popular — destination. And while …