Month: April 2020

cancun mexican caribbean

Cancun Crucial to Mexican Caribbean Recovery Strategy

 A potential tourism recovery in the Mexican Caribbean will hinge on ensuring the swift return of direct access to the region’s air hubs in Cancun, Cozmuel and Chetumal, according to the Quintana Roo Tourism Board.  The Board, which represents destinations …

jamaica reopening tourism

Jamaica Brands Future Travelers As “Generation C”

 The world has changed in myriad ways since the arrival of the coronavirus, and now Jamaica has coined a new term for the next wave of travelers: Generation C.  Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the term is intergenerational, “a …

barbados tourism future

How Barbados Is Preparing for Its Tourism Future

 Every destination is working to prepare a plan for the eventual relaunch of tourism in a COVID-19 world. For Barbados, that means working on new health guidelines, continuing to market the destination digitally and even fast-tracking new hotel projects for …

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delta caribbean flights may

 Delta Air Lines is adding a pair of new routes to its Caribbean flight schedule for the month of may, Caribbean Journal has learned.  After flying just two routes to the Caribbean region in April, Delta Air Lines has announced …

caribbean martinique sunset

 It’s somewhere between the setting of the sun and twilight, when all you hear are the gentle laps of waves and the early chirps of tree frogs. Here at the Hotel Bakoua on the Bay of Fort de France, it …

jamaica japex

 The adults-only all-inclusive brand Couples Resorts has launched a new playlist focused on the romantic sounds of Jamaica.  It’s called “Tunes for Two from Couples Resorts,” and it’s the latest musical launch by a Caribbean resort in a bid to …

turks and caicos hotel lindustry

 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor The Hartling Group, which represents three top luxury hotels in Turks and Caicos, was poised to have its strongest first quarter in company history, said Karen Whitt, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. …

tortola villa luxury

 One of the leading villas in the British Virgin Islands is on the market.  St Bernard’s Hill House, long one of the premier estates in the BVI, is listed for $9.5 million with Smiths Gore.  The five-bedroom, six-bathroom estate is …

jimmy buffett album

 Music legend (and Caribbean lover) Jimmy Buffett is releasing a brand-new studio album in May.  It’s called “Life on the Flip Side,” and it will be released on May 29 on Mailboat Records.  The record is Buffett’s first studio album …

airbnb cleaning

 As major hotel brands begin to announce dramatic changes to their cleaning practices, it was only a matter of time before Airbnb did the same. The homesharing giant is launching a new “Advanced Clean Initiative” to change standards of hygiene …

jamaica tourism training

 Jamaica has launched what officials are calling a “substantial investment” in its tourism sector amid the pandemic, with a new free online training program for tourism workers affected by the crisis.  Jamaica’s Center of Tourism Innovation is running the program …

hilton hotels changing

 Fresh on the heels of Marriott’s announcement of dramatic changes to hotel hygiene, hotel giant Hilton has revealed a new cleaning plan of its own.  In a nod to the changing world of COVID-19, Hilton said it was launching a …

caribbean airlines testing

 Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, regional Caribbean carrier Caribbean Airlines is launching a new kind of cargo operation: charter service.  The company has introduced its new cargo charter service program “to support supply chains within the Caribbean region.” Caribbean Airlines …

antigua barbuda tourism shows

 With the rise of “virtual” vacations, Antigua and Barbuda has launched a pair of new tourism shows.  The new digital programming includes “In the Mix,” which will air every Thursday at 10AM and feature some of the destination’s best mixologists …

turks caicos real estate report

 Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Turks and Caicos real estate was off to a “remarkable”start in 2020, according to a new report from leading brokerage The Agency Turks and Caicos.  Sales volume, average price and median price had all increased …

aruba caribbean beach

 Why not start your week with a walk on the beach? The latest Caribbean Moment is a virtual journey to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba and its delightful Hadicurari Beach, commonly known as “Fisherman’s Huts.” Fisherman’s Huts, set just …

turks caicos st maarten

 Antigua and Barbuda tourism and health officials will meet this week to discuss “protocols” which will be implemented for a potential resumption of business in the destination. “The idea is safety for all the people, the employees and the guests …

jetblue guyana flights

 Guyana has a new Director of Tourism.  The Guyana Tourism Authority has named Carla James as its new Director, the GTA said in a statement.  James, who had been serving as the Guyana Tourism Authority’s Deputy Director, succeeds outgoing director …