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American Airlines to Relaunch New York-Bermuda Flights 

 American Airlines is relaunching service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Bermuda.  The service, which has not operated for more than two years, will resume in November.  That will complement American’s existing Bermuda service from cities including …

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Marriott Names New Area GM for Haiti, Dominican Republic 

 Marriott International has named a new area general manager for Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  The company has tapped Brock Hochhalter to the role, in which he will be responsible for the premium and luxury Marriott hotels in the two …

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Frontier Adds More Nonstop Routes to Sizzling Cancun Airport

 Frontier Airlines has added another two routes to the Mexican Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned.  It’s the latest addition to what has been the fastest-growing airport in the region since the onset of the pandemic: Cancun International Airport.  The ultra-low-cost …

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 It starts with Chef Vincent Gomis , whose culinary resume includes stints at two and three Michelin star eateries in France.  Then there’s the splendid design by Sybille de Margerie and decoration by Michael Malapert.  And it’s all set at …

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 Jamaica’s all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay has relaunched its annual Hurricane Guarantee.  The program means that guests who hold confirmed reservations with nonrefundable deposits who cannot travel due to the closure of Jamaica’s airport due to a hurricane can …

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 They’re the two coolest hotels in all of Puerto Rico — chic, high-design hotels that share the same name: O:live.  The first, the O:live Boutique Hotel, first opened its doors in 2012, followed by the O:LV Fifty Five, which began …

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 TUI Airways has relaunched its service between London and Aruba.  A TUI plane carrying 300 passengers recently touched down at Aruba’s Reina Beatrix International Airport.  The service is operating once weekly between London Gatwick and Aruba.  “There are exciting things …

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 As of June 1, 2022, travelers to Bonaire will no longer need to complete health declaration form, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means that the island will no longer have any special travel requirements to visit the island.  The health …

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 Tourist arrival numbers continue to surge to Turks and Caicos, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The destination’s numbers in the first quarter were just about even with what had been spectacular visitor arrivals in the first quarter of 2019.  Indeed, Turks …

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 Disney’s new Disney Wish cruise ship will be sailing its first full summer from Port Canaveral next year, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Disney Wish, the company’s newest cruise ship, will be homeporting at Port Canaveral for a series of three …

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 The biggest festival in Barbuda is making a comeback this year after a two-year hiatus amid the pandemic.  The Caribana Festival, a four-day celebration of “culture, music and pageantry,” will make its return from June 3-6.  This year’s theme is …

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 In a significant step, the island of Barbados has removed all testing requirements for vaccinated travelers.  The move comes as more than 70 percent of the eligible population in Barbados is fully vaccinated, according to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Motley.  …

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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 …

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 One of the top culinary destinations in The Bahamas has a new sommelier.  The Rosewood Baha Mar in The Bahamas, which is home to several top eateries including Daniel Boulud’s only Caribbean eatery, has named Joaquin Torres its new head …

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 The long awaited transformation of the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef property in St Thomas is slated to debut this fall.  Aimbridge Hospitality has announced that it will be opening two new hotels in St Thomas: the Westin Beach Resort and Spa …

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 The legendary Reggae Sumfest is back this year, with the legendary festival set to be held in person for the first time since before the pandemic.  This year’s event will be held from July 18 to July 23 at Catherine …

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 Iggy Azalea had recently been here, performing in the middle of a new venue perched over a massive beachfront pool.  And the previous day, Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages, the world’s hottest new cruise line, had just brought its “sailors” to …