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Curacao Hotels Are Starting to Top Pre-Pandemic Levels 

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Hotels in Curacao are starting to outperform their pre-pandemic occupancy levels, according to new data from the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association.  Last month, the island’s large hotels had occupancy of 66.4 percent, a 2.3 percent increase over the same […]

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A New Caribbean “Guide” for Coral Reef Restoration

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Healthy coral reefs aren’t just essential for the Caribbean ecosystem — they’re also vital for the Caribbean tourism economy.  That’s the impetus behind a major new guide for coral reef restoration specifically aimed at the Caribbean tourism industry.  The new “Guide,” […]

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American Airlines Adds Antigua Flights as Demand at “All-Time High”

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It’s been one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean amid the pandemic and now Antigua and Barbuda is set for even more airlift with demand at an “all-time high.” American Airlines has announced it will be increasing its flights […]

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Cayman Islands to Host High-Level Caribbean Tourism, Aviation Meetings

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The Cayman Islands will be playing host to a pair of high-profile Caribbean gatherings in September.  The Caribbean Tourism Organization will be holding its Business Meetings from Sept. 12-15 in Cayman, the first major in-person event program for the CTO […]


Another New CEO for Bermuda Tourism 

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The Bermuda Tourism Authority has a new interim chief executive officer, following the unexpected departure of former CEO Charles Jeffers.  “We thank Charles for his contributions to Bermuda during a very difficult period for the country and the world at […]


Bahamas Waiving Testing for Fully Vaccinated Travelers 

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The Bahamas is waiving testing for fully vaccinated travelers, the country announced.  The move comes as The Bahamas has also eliminated its Bahamas Travel Health Visa for all travelers.  Fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to submit to pre-travel […]

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Caribbean Tourism Leaders Urge Hurricane Preparedness 

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The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization are urging the region’s tourism sector to step up its preparations for the 2022 hurricane season.  This year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1 and technically runs through Nov. […]


Jamaica Is Looking to “Re-Imagine” Its Local Tourism Industry 

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80 percent of the value of tourism experiences worldwide are driven by small and medium-sized businesses.  But less than 20 percent of the returns go to that sector, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  That’s why Bartlett is leading […]


How US Virgin Islands Tourism Survived the Pandemic

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The pandemic has had a devastating effect on the tourism industry at large, and on the cruise business in particular. As a region largely dependent on the cruise business, the Caribbean took an incredible economic hit. The U.S. Virgin Islands […]

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Trinidad and Tobago Removes Travel Application Requirement 

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Trinidad and Tobago is no longer requiring travelers to complete its TTravel Pass application form.  All travelers must still present proof of a negative PCR or antigen test result within 48 hours of entry into Trinidad and Tobago.  The move […]


Aruba, Bahamas, USVI Leading Caribbean Tourism Renaissance

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Aruba, The Bahamas and the US Virgin Islands are among the Caribbean destinations leading the region’s tourism renaissance.  Indeed, the Caribbean’s tourism industry is bouncing back in a big way, with some destinations approaching or even exceeding record visitor arrival […]


Another Month,  Another Dominican Republic Tourism Record 

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The Dominican Republic’s sizzling 2022 continued last month with yet another arrivals record broken, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The country reported 561,323 tourist arrivals in May, the most of any May in the destination’s history.  Indeed, that total was 11 […]


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