Month: February 2022

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Caribbean Airlines to Launch Houston-Guyana Flights 

 Guyana’s booming oil industry has led to another new route from the United States. Caribbean Airlines is launching a new route to the region, with nonstop service from Houston, Texas to Georgetown, Guyana.  The new route will also include onward …

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Caribbean Travel Marketplace Is Coming to Puerto Rico  

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace is making a comeback.  The popular industry event is set to return in October in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after having been canceled last year amid the pandemic. (A virtual version …

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St Maarten to Waive Testing for All Vaccinated Travelers 

 St Maarten is updating its travel protocols on March 1, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The centerpiece of the update will see testing waived for all fully vaccinated travelers.  St Maarten will also waive pre-testing for anyone who has recovered from …

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 The Dominican Republic has yet again topped its pre-pandemic tourism arrival numbers — and the month isn’t even over yet.  The country has already exceeded 390,000 tourists in February, a 210 percent jump over the same month in 2021 and …

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 Cruise ships are coming back to the Cayman Islands next month.  The British Overseas Territory’s government says it is projecting the first ships to return to Cayman beginning March 21, pending formal Cabinet approval.  It’s been almost two years since …

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 The legendary Bitter End Yacht Club has reopened after a complete rebuild from damage sustained in 2017’s Hurricane Irma, including the debut of the first of a planned string of waterfront villas. Designed to resemble traditional sailmakers’ lofts, the two-story …

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 The Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica has announced a series of major changes to its entry protocols, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The biggest change is that all travelers are now permitted to show proof of a negative antigen test within …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Sandy Ruyack, who sent in this lovely shot of the water at the Pelican Pier Bar in Aruba. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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 The island of Barbados has announced another update to its travel protocols, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The latest update means travelers have more options — including the acceptance of rapid antigen tests for entry.  Visitors can use either a negative rapid …

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 For years, Marriott International’s loyalty program has been at the forefront of the travel industry, allowing members to earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, as well as through everyday purchases with …

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 Dominica’s historic Fort Young hotel is planning to open a major new spa for the island.  It’s called the Zemi Spa and Compass Gym, and it’s a new oceanfront wellness destination in the heart of downtown Roseau.  The new spa …

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 The 70th edition of Carnival Virgin Islands is set for April in St Thomas, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The popular festival will be held this year from April 27 to May 1, 2022, under the theme “A New Cultural Roogadoo …

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 Frontier Airlines, which has been rapidly expanding its Caribbean network amid the pandemic, is adding another route to its growing presence in Miami.  The low-cost carrier has kicked off new nonstop flights from Miami to Kingston, Jamaica, a big boost …

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 Puerto Rico is set for the return of the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open next week.  The 14th edition of the event is set for April 20-24 at the Championship Course at the Grand Reserve Golf Club.  The Tom Kite-designed …

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 It’s easier than ever to visit the island of Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning March 1, 2022, Jamaica will no longer require visitors to complete a Travel Authorization form.  It’s “one less hurdle for travelers to Jamaica” the Jamaica …

cancun sls managing director

 The SLS Cancun hotel has named a new managing director, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The residential resort at the Puerto Cancun development has tapped Julian Smaldoni to the role, in which he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of …

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 Grenada has updated its protocols to accept rapid antigen tests within 24 hours of arrival in Grenada, the Grenada Tourism Authority announced.  That’s an alternative to the existing three-day PCR testing window.  Grenada only accepts fully vaccinated visitors to the …