Talking Aviation and Tourism in St Maarten

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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., […]


Caribbean Aviation Is Critical. That's Why It Needs to Get Better.

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The importance of air transport for the Caribbean is self-evident. As a result, many efforts and funds have been directed towards attempts to improve the Caribbean’s air transport competitiveness. A 2018 CDB working paper on regional air connectivity titled ‘Air […]


Caribbean Photo of the Week: Klein Curacao

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Blake, who sent in this lovely shot of the waters off the tiny island of Klein Curacao. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com […]


Marriott Has Big All-Inclusive Plans in the Caribbean 

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By Guy Britton Marriott made its high-profile entry into the all-inclusive space in 2019 with its acquisition of the Barbados-based Elegant Hotels.  Now, the company has quickly become a power in the all-inclusive space in the Caribbean, with nearly three […]

The 15 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in the Caribbean 2022

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Being a boutique hotel isn’t just about size. Sure, the hotels on this list, all of which have 40 rooms or less, are not big.  But boutique is about more than that. It’s about character, about personality; about identity.  It […]

Sandals Just Opened Its New All-Inclusive Resort in Curaçao

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Sandals Resorts International has officially opened its 16th resort in the Caribbean: the new Sandals Royal Curaçao. The property welcomed its first guests on June 1, marking the company’s first-ever property in the Dutch Caribbean. The 351-room property is a […]


Atlas Ocean Voyages Adding New Homeport in Panama 


Boutique cruise company Atlas Ocean Voyages will be adding Panama as a new homeport.  The company plans to run at least four new homeport operations in Panama for the 2022-2023 cruise season.  Atlas will be operating small-ship luxury cruises with […]

Curacao Is Topping Its Pre-Pandemic Tourism Totals 

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In a significant milestone, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao just eclipsed its pre-pandemic numbers for the month of April.  Last month, Curacao reported 42,715 stayover visitors, representing 106 percent of its arrivals in April 2019.  That was buoyed by […]

Curaçao Baseball Is Joining the Caribbean Series

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao has produced some outstanding Major League Baseball players in the last few decades, from Andruw Jones to Didi Gregorius to Ozzie Albies.  And now the island is taking a major new step, with the […]


The Caribbean Island of Statia Just Removed All Testing Rules 

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has officially discontinued its entry travel rules, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means the island no longer requires pre-testing for travelers, effective May 11.  Statia, which is a short ferry or plane ride from […]

Curacao Nears Pre-Pandemic Tourism Levels 

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is continuing its broad tourism recovery.  The island welcomed 111,000 visitors in the first quarter of 2022 – representing around 88 percent of tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2019.  That was buoyed by […]

Bonaire Just Lifted All of Its Testing Requirements

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has lifted all of its testing requirements, Caribbean Journal has learned. That means no pre-testing is required of travelers, regardless of vaccination status. Vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers will just have to fill in a […]


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