Month: August 2020

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Want to Travel to Anguilla? Here’s How to Apply.

 Anguilla is reopening for tourism this month — but with no active or suspected cases of COVID-19 the island, it’s rightly doing so very carefully. So Anguilla has launched an “application” process for visitors. Those who wish to visit Anguilla for …

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Antigua Hotels and Resorts Where You Can Stay Right Now

 By Bob Curley Some of the top hotels and resorts in Antigua and Barbuda are back to welcoming international guests, while others are waiting until the traditionally busier fall season before opening their doors again. Antigua was one of the …

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Delta to Continue Blocking Middle Seats Until January

 Delta Air Lines will continue blocking middle seats through at least January 2021 as a health and safety precaution, the carrier said this week.  Delta continues to be the leader among U.S. airlines in this particular safety protocol; others airlines …

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 US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte is working with the destination’s aviation partners to maintain “vital aerial links,” following the implementation of a one-month pause of leisure tourism.  Even though the territory is currently in a “stay-at-home” phase, airlift …

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 One of Antigua’s leading boutique hotels is planning a November relaunch, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The beachfront Inn at English Harbour is reopening on Nov. 1, the property confirmed this week.  The 28-room hotel is set on Galleon Beach in …

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 The “underwater version” of the International Space Station is coming to the Caribbean island of Curaçao.  Renowned ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau has announced his plans for PROTEUS, a project that’s being billed as the “world’s most advanced scientific research station …

saint lucia eco hotel

 Saint Lucia’s iconic Boucan by Hotel Chocolat is rebranding, with plans to relaunch on Sept. 1 as the Rabot Eco Escape.  The 14-unit eco-lodge, a full-fledged “chocolate hotel,” is set on a 140-acre organic cacao farm.  The boutique hotel is …

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 Playa Hotels and Resorts’ Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is reopening in October, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The all-inclusive family-friendly resort will be reopening on Oct. 1 on the Pacific coast of Mexico.  It’s part of a broader reopening push by …

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 Serenity at Coconut Bay, one of the Caribbean’s leading adults-only all-inclusive hotels, has officially reopened, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The boutique luxury resort at the southern tip of Saint Lucia reopened its doors earlier this month.  The property has received …

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 A projected increase in Jamaica’s hotel stock to more than 25,000 rooms by 2023 is “still on track,” according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  About 90 percent of planned investments for the tourism industry in Jamaica remain on stream, he …

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 Saint Lucia has extended the first phase of its tourism reopening, the country’s government said this week.  Saint Lucia, which reopened for tourism in early June, has extended phase one until Sept. 30, citing the “risks associated with this phase.” …

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 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor Golf enthusiasts may still be about two years away from taking their first putt at the much-anticipated Cabot Saint Lucia, but that hasn’t stopped investors from aggressively scooping up the luxury residences’ lots. Including Cabot …

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 Anguilla is reopening to tourism on Aug. 21 but with some of the most stringent COVID-19 entry rules in the Caribbean — rules that may well leave many Americans stuck at home. Anguilla Tourism Secretary Quincia Gumbs-Marie announced on Aug. …

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 Jamaica is now requiring proof of negative COVID-19 tests for all visitors coming from the United States.  The move applies to all non-residents 12 years of age and older.  The tests must be taken within 10 days prior to the …

british virgin islands tourism director

 The British Virgin Islands has named a new Director of Tourism, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The board of directors of the BVI Tourist Board has appointed Clive McCoy to the position, effective immediately.  He succeeds longtime Director of Tourism Sharlon …

us virgin islands tourism closed

 The US Virgin Islands is “putting the brakes” on tourism, closing its doors to leisure visitors beginning Aug. 19 for a period of at least one month.  US Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr announced the move, reverting the territory …