Year: 2021

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American Airlines Names New VP of International Operations

 American Airlines has named a new Vice President of international operations, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The carrier has taped Jose Freig for the role; Freig had most recently been serving as managing director for Latin America and the Caribbean. “It …

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Frontier Launches Miami-Guatemala Flights

 Frontier Airlines has launched another new route to the region out of Miami.  The low-cost carrier has kicked off its first-ever nonstop service from Miami to Guatemala City, with twice-weekly service.  “The start of new nonstop service between Miami and Guatemala City …

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This Caribbean Real Estate Market Is Booming

 It’s one of the hottest real estate markets in the wider Caribbean: the Turks and Caicos, which has seen a dramatic surge in activity amid the pandemic. That’s been the result of mostly high-net-worth buyers looking to escape large cities …

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barbados travel protocols new

 Barbados is launching a new set of travel protocols in May, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That includes a series of changes applying to fully vaccinated travelers, set to take effect May 8.  The country has approved the AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer …

turks and caicos concierge

 To help travelers navigate the increasingly complicated world of pandemic travel, one Turks and Caicos resort has added its own pre-travel concierge service.  Turks and Caicos’ Ocean Club Resorts has launched pre-travel concierge service to help guests in the process …

martinique travel show

 The Martinique Tourism Authority is planning a virtual travel show next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Martinique Travel Show, which will be held May 18 to 20, will be the first ever virtual international trade show in Martinique for …

frontier airlines montego bay jamaica

 Frontier Airlines is expanding again in the Caribbean, with the low-cost carrier set to launch new flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned. In May, Frontier will launch new service from Miami to Montego Bay, Jamaica.  “We’re excited …

jamaica tourism workers vaccinate

 Jamaica is planning a major push to vaccinate workers in the tourism industry, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  As part of a broader national vaccination drive, Jamaica is targeting the vaccination of 30,000 tourism workers by the end of …

st kitts getaway

 St Kitts and Nevis has been open since last fall, but now it’s sweetening the deal for travelers who make the journey to the twin-island destination.  It’s called the St Kitts Five Day Getaway, and it’s a new program that …

grenada luxury hotels

 Grenada’s travel rules require visitors to remain at their resort for five days after arrival, and while you can travel freely around the island after that if you get a negative test result, honestly we’d be OK with spending even …

bvi saba rock fall

 The British Virgin Islands’ Saba Rock resort is planning to relaunch this fall, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The private-island resort in the heart of Virgin Gorda’s North Sound says it will begin welcoming guests in October.  The property has been …

caribbean photo st john trunk

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Amanda Blakely, who sent in this spectacular photo of Trunk Bay on the island of St John in the US Virgin Islands.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? …

st vincent volcano cover

 Early Friday morning, an “explosive” eruption occurred at St Vincent’s La Soufriere volcano.  The eruption’s ash plume extended at least 10 kilometers into the sky, according to Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines.  Local pilots were …

cancun airport traffic climbing

 Air traffic to Cancun’s international airport is steadily climbing, according to new numbers released by parent company ASUR.  For the first time in a year, Cancun International Airport actually posted positive year-over-year growth last month, with a 4.5 percent increase …

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turks and caicos beach house

 Beach Enclave Turks and Caicos has opened its new Beach Houses on Long Bay Beach, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new houses, designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura, are a mix of three and four-bedroom beachfront private residences on a secluded corner …

dominican republic tourism rebound

 The Caribbean’s most popular destination is getting popular again.  The Dominican Republic, long the powerhouse of Caribbean travel, is seeing positive tourism growth so far in 2021, according to the country’s tourism officials.  The Dominican Republic reported 263,867 tourists in …

saint lucia extended stay

 The island of Saint Lucia is the newest Caribbean destination to launch an extended stay initiative, with a new program called “Live It.” The program invites visitors to stay longer, work remotely and “embrace local life,” according to the island’s …