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Curaçao: “Great Momentum” for Tourism Recovery

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao reported just under 31,000 stayover visitors in August, according to data from the Curaçao Hotel and Tourism Association.  That represented about 79 percent of the pre-pandemic, August 2019 stay over totals, according to the …

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British Airways Resuming Cayman Islands Flights

 British Airways is resuming its commercial flight service between Grand Cayman and London Heathrow, the Cayman Islands’ Ministry of Tourism and Transport confirmed.  The airline will be operating a “variable” schedule, with flights three times per week.  The service will …

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Southwest Airlines Is Relaunching Nonstop Flights to Punta Cana

 Southwest Airlines is set to relaunch service to the Caribbean’s most popular tourism destination: Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  On Feb. 17, 2022, the low-cost carrier will resume daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Punta Cana.  …

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regent seven seas

 Ultra-luxe cruise line Regent Seven Seas has officially returned to sailing.  The company began its first voyage in almost 18 months this week, with the debut of the new Seven Seas Splendor cruise ship sailing from Southampton, England.  The ship …

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 The leading golf resort in Panama has unveiled a new look.  The Buenaventura Golf and Beach Resort, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, has completed an upgrade to its 114 guest rooms and suites.  The new look has “maintained the hotel’s …

all-inclusive dominican republic reopening

 One of the most popular all-inclusive hotels in the Dominican Republic’s La Romana is set to reopen, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace is set to welcome back guests on Oct. 1, 2021.  It’s reopening following a …

nevis hamilton

 Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” and its miraculous success on Broadway took the tiny island of Nevis to new heights, turning U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s birthplace into a new kind of global hotspot.  And with Hamilton back on Broadway, the island’s …

bahamas virgin atlantic

 The United Kingdom’s Virgin Atlantic is set to launch new service to The Bahamas.  The new flights will operate between London Heathrow and Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport twice each week, with service kicking off on Nov. 20.  Flights are …

antigua barbuda tourism records

 One of the Caribbean’s buzziest destinations reported another record-breaking month of tourism performance.  Antigua and Barbuda welcomed just under 18,800 visitors to the destination in August, an all-time record for August – eclipsing its previous record set back in 2018.  …

sunwing cuba

 Sunwing has announced plans to return to Cuba starting in October, timed for the island’s tourism reopening. The Canadian travel giant will be offering weekly flights to popular destinations including Varadero and Cayo Coco beginning in the second week of …

st kitts nevis cruise ships

 St Kitts and Nevis has kick-started its 2021-2022 cruise season with the return of the first large cruise ship to Port Zante.  Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox visited the island on Sept. 14, the first major ship to call on the …

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hilton cayman islands

 Hilton is set to debut its first-ever hotel in the Cayman Islands this month, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new Hampton by Hilton hotel is in the heart of the Seven Mile Beach corridor, just “43 steps from the beach,” …

cancun air canada rouge

 Air Canada Rouge is back, and now it’s returning to the Caribbean region.  Air Canada’s leisure airline officially relaunched service last week, with plans to relaunch flights from Toronto to Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Mexico this month.  “Air …

dominican republic tourists

 August was another strong month for the Caribbean’s most popular travel destination — and now the Dominican Republic is approaching 3 million visitors for the year.  So far, 2.9 million travelers have come to the country so far this year, following …

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caribbean travelers choice

 It’s the largest community of experts on Caribbean travel anywhere: Caribbean Journal readers.  And now the Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards are back, featuring the best of the Caribbean travel industry as voted by CJ readers.  Caribbean Journal’s editorial team …

aruba curfew measures

 Aruba has slightly relaxed its local health measures, according to the island’s tourism authority.  Most notably, the island has officially ended the curfew it implemented in August.  All establishments can now stay open until midnight, while casinos can remain open …