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Antigua Continues Cruise Expansion

 By Alexander Britell Cruise passenger arrivals continue to boom in Antigua and Barbuda, part of a concerted effort to turn the Eastern Caribbean port into one of the region’s leading cruise players. And the destination’s efforts seem to be paying …

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American Airlines Is Launching More New Caribbean Routes

 By Alexander Britell As it prepares to launch a wave of new Caribbean routes for the upcoming winter season, American Airlines is already planning for the spring. The carrier has announced another series of new routes set to begin in …

Haiti Shaken by 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti was shaken by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake on Saturday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake, one of the strongest to hit around Haiti since the devastating 2010 quake, was centered about …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadians are flocking to Antigua and Barbuda, according to recently-released numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. In the first half of 2018, Antigua and Barbuda reported a total of 23,243 tourists from Canada, a number …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the top hotels in Isla Verde is getting a new look. The Verdanza Hotel in San Juan’s beachy neighborhood of Isla Verde is undergoing a $3 million renovation that will cover all 222 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Pat Murfey, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach in Anegada in the British Virgin Islands. Have you taken a great photo in the …

 When it made its debut four years ago, Harbour Island’s Afrohead rum sent a shockwave through the industry. Its superb design — and its drinkability — were a refreshing addition to the Caribbean’s rum offering. It was bold, it was cool …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spirit Airlines has officially begun operating its newest route to Puerto Rico. The carrier this week launched its new daily flights from Orlando to the Puerto Rican city of Aguadilla. The daily service is a …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff After more than a year of significant year-over-year monthly declines, San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport saw a surge in traffic last month, according to a new report from ASUR, which operates the airport. …

nonstop flights mexico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff WestJet’s new low-cost carrier, Swoop, is launching its first-ever nonstop flights to Mexico — including the Mexican Caribbean. Beginning in January, the carrier will launch twice-weekly flights from Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta, and thrice-weekly flights from …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The tony enclave of Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic is getting a new luxury adults-only resort. The new all-inclusive TRS Cap Cana is the brainchild of fast-expanding Palladium Hotel Group, which will debut the new …

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 By Alexander Britell NASSAU — Saint Lucia is the new chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island’s Minister of Tourism, Dominic Fedee, was voted in as the new chair of the regional tourism organization during this week’s State of …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor There’s a new level of luxury cruise to Cuba — more immersive, with even more Cuban destinations. To meet what it called “luxury travelers’ growing interest in exploring Cuba beyond Havana,” Regent Seven Seas Cruises has …

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 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Air Canada and American Airlines are adding more flights in December to bring travelers to Grenada for the winter season, according to a statement from the Grenada Tourism Authority. From Dec. 22 through March 30, …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Sunwing Travel Group is adding six Caribbean all-inclusive hotels to its ever-expanding regional portfolio. The company has formed a strategic alliance with hotel group Rex Resorts, according to which Sunwing will operate six of the company’s …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of Santo Domingo’s most beloved eateries has relaunched. The Restaurante 1502, set at the historic Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando boutique hotel, has relaunched under the direction of executive chef Alberto Rodriguez, making for a new …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most legendary bands is coming to Saint Lucia later this month. The Zouk group Kassav, the most famous in the history of the genre, is coming for a concert at Saint …

 By Alexander Britell PARADISE ISLAND — Travel and tourism is essential to the Caribbean, and after last year’s storms, revitalizing the industry is more important than ever. That was the message by former United States President Bill Clinton on Wednesday …