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Grenada Is Getting a Major New All-Inclusive Resort

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is set for the 2020 debut of a major new all-inclusive resort from the Royalton Luxury Resorts brand. The new property, which.represents a transformation of the former Grenadian by Rex resort, is slated to …

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British Airways Expanding Saint Lucia Flights

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor British Airways is adding two new weekly direct flights to Saint Lucia. Following high-level discussions with government and tourism officials, British Airways announced this week the introduction of the new weekly flights. “We are elated with …

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Rum Journal: Papa’s Pilar “The Lost Cask”

 The barrels were an afterthought, hidden away in the corner of the rum factory. And while they were few in number, these “lost” barrels held something rather special. And now Papa’s Pilar, the rum brand named for Ernest Hemingway’s fishing …

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United Airlines Curacao Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major boost for one of the Dutch Caribbean’s hotspots, United Airlines has announced plans to launch new nonstop service to the island of Curaçao. Curaçao will become United’s 21st destination in the Caribbean, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines is adding a new destination: Grand Cayman. The Trinidad-based Caribbean carrier is launching a new twice-weekly flight between Kingston, Jamaica and Grand Cayman, it announced this week in a statement. The flights will …

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 By Alexander Britell Barbados continues to be one of the hottest tourism destinations in the Caribbean. The island has seen a 5.2 percent year-over-year jump in stayover visitor arrivals in the first seven months of 2019, according to new data …

Tobago Sunwing

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing is returning to Tobago for the upcoming winter season, according to a statement from the Canadian travel company. The move comes after what Sunwing called an “immensely successful” inaugural season in the 2018-2019 peak …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In a major step to improve wait times at its airports, Jamaica has launched an online version of its immigration and customs declaration form. The move, which would be the first by an English-speaking Caribbean country, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is planning another major overhaul to one of its ships for Southern Caribbean cruises, the company said this week. Royal is spending $116 million on an “amplification” of its Freedom of the Seas …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing has revealed the launch date for its new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort in Cancun. The all-inclusive hotel in the Mexican Caribbean is slated to open March 1, 2020, the company said this week. The …

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 By Alexander Britell Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants is expanding again in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned. The popular upscale hotel brand is planning to open a new boutique resort on Roatan off the Caribbean coast of Honduras. The new …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The largest independent hotel management company in the United States is set for a major Caribbean expansion — at some of the hottest properties in the region. Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality has announced the addition of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is set to launch a big expansion to Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport, tourism officials said Monday. The New York City-based carrier will be adding two additional flights from New York to Antigua every …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff From the popular “Ag” Festival to Crucian Christmas, the USVI is one of the Caribbean’s hubs for great events. And now the territory’s Department of Tourism has launched a new division to enhance these assets. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s top cruise ports is expanding. St Kitts’ Port Zante has reached 90 percent completion of a major second cruise pier, according to St Kitts Public Infrastructure Minister Ian Patches Liburd. “The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A highly-anticipated new Club Med resort is set to open in the Dominican Republic in November. The new Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda, the first of Club Med’s “Exclusive Collection” in the Americas, will officially …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America is planning 160 cruises to the wider Caribbean region for the upcoming winter cruise season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Seattle-based cruise line will sail a range of itineraries from seven to 21 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Mobile Passport, the program behind the expedited immigration processing app, is expanding in the Caribbean. The company will launch in San Juan, Puerto Rico by the end of this month, according to a spokesperson. That …