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Talking Aviation and Tourism in St Maarten

 The Caribbean’s first and longest-running conference laser-focussed on regional aviation,  the sixth annual Caribavia Summit & Retreat was held at the Simpson Bay Resort on the Dutch side of the dual-nation island this week. The conference welcomed delegates from the U.S., …

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St Maarten-Based Winair Is Launching Dominican Republic Flights 

 St Maarten-based regional airline Winair is launching service to a new destination: the Dominican Republic.  Beginning July 7, Winair will be operating service to Santo Domingo, the country’s capital.  Initially, Winair will be operating the service twice weekly, with roundtrip …

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St Maarten Set for Major Caribbean Aviation Conference 

 The Caribbean’s preeminent aviation conference is returning to St Maarten next week.  The sixth annual edition of the Caribavia Summit and Retreat will be hosted at the Simpson Bay Resort in St Maarten from June 14-16.  The gathering brings together …

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 Panama’s Copa Airlines has relaunched its service between Panama City and St Maarten. The airline has resumed the flights after a more than two-year hiatus amid the pandemic. Copa is the only carrier currently offering nonstop services between St Maarten …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal readers Mike and Dawn Weirich, who sent in this stunning shot just before sunset at Cupecoy Beach in St Maarten. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to …

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 Caribbean carrier Winair is expanding its flights to a pair of tiny Dutch Caribbean islands: Saba and Statia.  Beginning June 1, the St Maarten-based carrier will run twice-daily flights to both Saba and Statia.  The expanded service will run through …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ricky Boirard, who sent in this lovely shot of St Barth taken from Pointe Blanche in St Maarten.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.ocm …

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 St Maarten’s leading all-inclusive resort has added a new restaurant, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort in St Maarten has unveiled its newest eatery: Portofino, a “modern interpretation of classic Northern Italian specialties.” It’s one of …

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 St Maarten tourism officials say they’re “optimistic” about the destination’s start to 2022.  Tourism Minister Roger Lawrence says he is “cautiously optimistic about this year’s visitor arrivals.” The Dutch Caribbean destination’s tourism arrivals in the first quarter were nearly 210 …

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 St Maarten Carnival is back.  The Dutch Caribbean destination’s popular carnival celebration is back this year for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.  “This year’s event will attract thousands of participants worldwide, who will come to enjoy …

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 Dutch Caribbean island of St Maarten has lifted all business restrictions on the island.  That follows news that the island would no longer require testing for all vaccinated travelers. Regular business hours have now resumed, with a halt to “all …

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 The world’s largest cruise ship is making its first call in St Maarten.  Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas ship will be calling on St Maarten on March 21, according to Port St Maarten officials.  It’s the fifth Oasis-vessel by …

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 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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 Divi Resorts has officially opened its newest all-inclusive resort in St Maarten.  It’s called Oceans at Divi Little Bay, and it’s a resort-within-a-resort at the company’s signature St Maarten property, Divi Little Bay.  The new Oceans is an elevated experience, …

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 You can see it from St Maarten.  It’s there across the blue, rocky and enticing, a mountainous mystery in plain sight.  And while most travelers to St Maarten have probably seen it, far fewer have been there.  It’s still one …

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 Divi Resorts is set to open its second resort-within-a-resort in the Caribbean, this time in St Maarten.  Following the launch of its Oceans brand at St Croix’s Divi Carina Bay resort, Divi will next week debut another Oceans resort at …

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 A major music festival is making its return to St Maarten this year.  The SXM Festival, one of the Caribbean’s hottest music events, is slated for March 9-13, 2022.  This year’s event will feature some of the top names in …

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 St Maarten has announced a major update to its travel protocols: the destination will waive testing for fully vaccinated travelers who have had their “booster” shot.  More than 14 days must have passed since the booster shot for testing to …

 

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