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Caribbean Photo of the Week: The Gold Mill Ruins in Aruba

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Monique van Pamelen, who sent in this lovely shot of the Gold Mill Ruins on the east coast of Aruba.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it …

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Turks and Caicos to Reopen for Tourism July 22

 Another Caribbean destination is reopening for tourism — the Turks and Caicos Islands, which has officially announced it will reopen its borders on July 22.  Turks and Caicos Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson announced the move, which will come with a series of …

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How This Antigua Resort Is Transforming Its Operations

 The pandemic has altered the hospitality landscape in so many ways, with an understandably strong focus on health and safety.  One Antigua resort, the Hodges Bay Club, has announced a major new initiative to transform its operations to reflect the …

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caribbean travel outlook

 What’s next for the Caribbean travel industry? How will it begin to rebound amid COVID-19? What’s the outlook for demand? A webinar June 2 will gather regional travel industry leaders for a roundtable discussion on the next steps for the …

antigua taxi operators

 The pandemic means the entire Caribbean tourism industry has to adapt its practices — and that includes the on-island transportation industry. Accordingly, officials in Antigua and Barbuda have begun training sessions for taxi operators focused on passenger safety and “minimizing occupational …

southwest airlines caribbean relaunch

 Southwest Airlines is planning to relaunch a number of routes as the Caribbean begins opening up once again for tourism, the carrier said.  While the launches are dependent on each individual destination’s reopening plans, Southwest Airlines said it would be …

guyana phased reopening airports

 Guyana has drafted a four-stage blueprint for the reopening of the country’s airports.  The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has submitted the plan for review with the country’s National COVID-19 Task Force.  Guyana’s airports have been closed since the early stages …

mexican caribbean health

 As it prepares for the return of travelers, the Mexican Caribbean has launched a new program to ensure high sanitary standards in the tourism industry.  Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez, the Governor of Quintana Roo, which is home to popular destinations like …

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 The Fog Cutter. The Hurricane. The Chief Lapu Lapu. The Mai Tai.  These are some of the drinks that have defined the world of “tiki,” the colorful, cheerful, retro culture that for almost 100 years has paid tribute to a …

barbados tourism recovery

 Barbados Tourism Minister Kerrie Symmonds has launched the new Barbados Recovery Tourism Task Force.  The unit is responsible for managing the island’s tourism sector during the pandemic and its aftermath and “mapping its transformation.” The unit is being chaired by …

us virgin islands tourism open

 The United States Virgin Islands is reopening for leisure visitors on June 1, USVI Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte announced.  That will make the US Virgin Islands the first Caribbean destination to officially reopen for tourism.  Boschulte said the USVI was …

antigua residential resort

 There will soon be a new way to stay at one of Antigua’s most prestigious luxury residential resorts.  The island’s Tamarind Hills is planning to debut the third phase of its project with a boutique residential resort component.  The development …

curacao marriott general manager

 The Curacao Marriott has a new general manager, following the appointment of veteran hospitality executive Mark Nooren.  The 336-room beach resort had completed a $40 million renovation project at the end of last year. The resort is managed by Aimbridge …

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bahamas cruise line

 Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is now planning to relaunch sailings on July 25, the company said.  Cruises on its Grand Celebration ship will resume July 25, while its Grand Classica ship will relaunch on Oct. 2.  The company has pushed …

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bahamas beach cat island

 It’s about 150 square miles, but Cat Island in The Bahamas has less than 1,500 people.  You don’t have to do the math to figure out that the beaches on Cat have built-in social distancing.  And are there ever beaches.  …