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Curacao Just Set Its All-Time Tourism Record

 Curacao has set an all-time record for tourist arrivals, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The island welcomed just under 490,000 visitors in 2022, a new record for annual visitation.  It was a remarkable turnaround for an island that saw a slow …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Little Rocky Bay, Tobago

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Eukene Hernández-Breton, who sent in this stunning shot of a palm tree hanging over the beach in Little Rocky Bay, Tobago. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

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Bonaire Is the Hottest Destination in the Dutch Caribbean 

 A morning snorkel in one of the hemisphere’s most pristine reefs. Afternoon in the capital of windsurfing. Dinner at the number one restaurant in the Caribbean.  It sounds like a bucket-list itinerary — but it’s just a regular day in Bonaire, …

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 California-based Nomada Hotel Group is coming to the Caribbean – but not on land.  The company says it is “dipping its toes in the water” in the Caribbean with a new luxury yacht charter in the British Virgin Islands.  It’s called …

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 It’s getting easier to visit the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Popular small carrier Aztec Airways is expanding its service to North Eleuthera International Airport later this month.  Beginning Jan. 24, the airline will be …

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 Caribbean tourism is sizzling: islands across the region are reporting historic levels of tourism arrivals, and that includes a wave of new flights on the way. Now, one of the top Caribbean carriers is deepening its network in the region. …

 Jamaica’s strong recovery from the pandemic is leading to record-breaking tourism revenues for the island, according to the country’s Minister of Tourism.  Minsiter Edmund Bartlett say the island ended the year with tourism earnings of $3.64 billion.  “The 2022-2023 fiscal …

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 Virgin Atlantic is adding a new Caribbean destination this year: the Turks and Caicos Islands.  The United Kingdom-based carrier will be operating twice weekly, with service set to begin on Nov. 15, 2023.  The flights are operating out of London …

 Marriott International has quietly been cultivating a broad portfolio of all-inclusive resorts across the Caribbean, from small boutiques in Barbados to large beach hotels in Antigua.  Last year, that included Marriott’s highly-anticipated addition of what is now the crown jewel …

 The Caribbean island of Bonaire is the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s newest port in the region.  Ritz-Carlton’s new luxury cruise line called on Bonaire for the first time this week, with the Evrima ship in the heart of Kralendijk.  The yacht, …

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 Silver Airways has expanded its flight service to Dominica with larger aircraft, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The carrier recently upgraded its aircraft to Dominica, replacing the former 34-seat Saab 340 with a 48-seat ATR aircraft.  The aircraft is used on …

 Cancun continues to buzz as the destination reports record-breaking tourism numbers, a wave of visitors to accompany the Mexican Caribbean’s seemingly endless hotel pipeline. And now the area has another new resort: Spanish hotel giant Riu Hotels and Resorts has …

  By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI Aruba has long been a retirement destination for Americans, but now is attracting an influx of people looking to relocate to the Caribbean island long before their careers end. This story is …

  Passenger traffic in Puerto Rico was ahead of its pre-pandemic levels last year, according to newly-released data from Mexican company ASUR, which manages the island’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.  In 2022, San Juan’s air hub reported passenger traffic …

  After the holidays, Americans are eyeing what Expedia is calling “nothing-cations,” trips where the objective is simply warm weather and relaxation, the travel giant said this week.  In the company’s latest report, Expedia said a survey of 4,000 American …

  You may have an image of the “Platinum Coast” of Barbados: of champagne breakfasts, torch-lit beachfront cocktails in the evening; indulgent, colorful suites in view of the sea.  It’s all true — but particularly so at one of our favorite …

  The world’s greatest rums. The Caribbean’s most glamorous island.  The premier celebration of fine Caribbean rum is back again in 2023, with the sixth annual Caribbean Rum Awards St Barth.  The festival has revealed its dates for 2023, running …

  The Caribbean’s top wellness month is in full swing in Antigua and Barbuda.  From “Soca-robix” to plant-based brunch, the twin-island destination is celebrating its full spectrum of wellness experiences throughout the month of January. The month began with a …

 

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