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Turks and Caicos’ Ocean Club Begins Upgrades

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The dual-hotel Ocean Club Resorts on Providenciales in Turks and Caicos has begun a new series of upgrade projects. Both all-suite hotels have begun suite updates adding a “refreshed beachside design,” according to the project. …

BVI’s Oil Nut Bay Breaks Ground on New Villa

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In another important step for the British Virgin Islands’ recovery, the Oil Nut Bay luxury development on Virgin Gorda has broken ground on its first new villa since Hurricane Irma. The contemporary, courtyard-style villa was …

Dominican Republic Tourism Up Almost 6 Percent in 2018

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic tourism is up almost 6 percent so far in 2018, according to new data from the Dominican Republic’s Central Bank provided to Caribbean Journal. The country reported a total of 2.9 million visitors …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Spirit continues to ramp up what has been a rapid expansion to the Caribbean this summer. The carrier has announced the addition of two major new routes: daily nonstop service from Newark Liberty …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor After months of work, the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands has completed a number of significant renovations in advance of their planned grand re-opening slated for Oct. 1. “We’re excited …

MSC Cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the lead of Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line, cruise giant MSC has announced plans to build a new terminal of its own at PortMiami. MSC Cruises and Miami-Dade County have signed an agreement …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda’s Pompano Beach Club has completed a series of renovations to the property, according to a statement from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The hotel’s changes included a full renovation of its wrap-around pool bar, resurfacing …

 What’s hot in the Caribbean dining scene? The region’s culinary footprint continues to grow, as more and more extraordinary eateries continue to pop up around the Caribbean. But some culinary outposts have that perfect blend of quality and buzz – …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s hottest music festivals just set records. The St Kitts Music Festival, now in its 22nd year, reported a record number of nightly attendees, St Kitts tourism officials said this week. “Now …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing has added a new nonstop flight to Mexico, the Canadian travel giant announced this week. Beginning Dec. 18, Sunwing will operate nonstop flights between Montreal and Mazatlan, with service running weekly on Tuesdays. The …

 By Alexander Britell It’s been a banner year so far for tourism in the Cayman Islands, and the destination is showing no signs of slowing down. Stayover visitors to the Cayman Islands totaled 209,143 arrivals in the first five months …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new cruise port in the Dominican Republic? Dominican Republic tourism officials are mulling exactly that, according to a statement from the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. Officials this week broached the idea of establishing …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new hotel project is coming to the island of Bermuda. The Bermudiana Beach Resort, which will be Bermuda’s first “mid-market boutique resort,” is slated for completion in 2020, according to a statement from the …

hilton caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has appointed a new head of its Caribbean and Latin America operations, Caribbean Journal has learned. The company has appointed Jorge Giannattasio to the role, in which he will oversee a region where Hilton …

st maarten american airlines

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is significantly ramping up its flight service to St Maarten this winter, Caribbean Journal has learned. The world’s largest airline will be adding a new daily flight from Miami to St Maarten’s Princess …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Anguilla’s signature resorts is planning a comeback. The island’s CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa is planning on “re-emerging” in November after closing in the wake of Hurricane Irma last year, according to the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is continuing its Caribbean Basin expansion with the planned launch of new service to Guatemala City. The lights from Houston to Guatemala will launch Sept. 7. They will operate thrice-weekly …

islands to live on

 By Fatima ThompsonCJ Contributor May produced positive overall performance results for hotels in the Caribbean thanks to just the second room-rate increase of 2018. Occupancy was down (-0.9%) for the seventh month in a row even with lower room inventory …