In Jamaica, a Focus on Tourism “Linkages”

Focus on linkages hub By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is placing an increasing emphasis on tourism “linkages,” or the various businesses that support the country’s major tourist sector. The plan is to emphasize the work of Jamaica’s “linkages hub” […]


A Baha Mar “Breakthrough”

“Much-anticipated breakthrough” By the Caribbean Journal staff Baha Mar contractor China Construction America has returned to the major project’s construction site, the development’s joint liquidators confirmed this week. The company has “returned to the site for analysis and assessment of […]


Expedia and the Caribbean

What’s in store for Expedia?  By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Fresh off a $1.6 billion acquisition of Orbitz, global travel giant Expedia shows no signs of slowing down. So what about the company’s work in the Caribbean? To learn […]


Expedia Completes $1.6 Billion Acquisition of Orbitz

DOJ approves deal By the Caribbean Journal staff Expedia has completed its acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide, a deal that represents an enterprise value of $1.6 billion. The deal is the latest significant acquisition for Expedia, which also acquired Travelocity at […]

Why Aruba Tourism is Booming — And What’s Next

The Dutch Caribbean’s tourism hub is growing. Quickly. By the Caribbean Journal staff Plainly, tourism in Aruba is booming. The island saw a 16.2 percent increase in stayover visitor arrivals in the first half of 2015, making it the Caribbean’s […]

Expedia Says More Caribbean Travelers Are Booking on Mobile

A jump in mobile bookings By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more travelers to the Caribbean are booking their trips on their mobile devices, according to a new report from Expedia. New data from the company shows a 55 […]


Caribbean Tourism Organization Secretary General Visits Guyana

Guyana looking to develop tourism sector By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Tourism Organization Secretary General Hugh Riley is in Guyana this week, looking to assist with some of the country’s aims of developing into a “must-see tourist destination.” Riley […]

LIAT Reporting “Strong” Network Performance

Regional carrier showing positive signs By Dana Niland CJ Contributor LIAT has announced “strong” network performance in terms of passenger numbers, revenue, and yield for July 2015, its most profitable month in recent years, according to the company. The airline […]

St Vincent Getting $5 Million Loan From Taiwan to Complete International Airport

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Airport could be game changer for country By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines is getting some additional help to fund the construction of its long-awaited international airport. The country is securing a loan of $5 million […]


Norwegian Epic Is Returning to the Caribbean Next Year

NCL announces homeport change By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Epic will be returning to Florida in November 2016 after more than a year in Europe, NCL announced. The ship will become the line’s largest ship to homeport from Port […]

Grand Bahama Seeing Jump in Tourism

Big numbers for Grand Bahama By the Caribbean Journal staff Grand Bahama is seeing a boost in tourism numbers in 2015, according to the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. The island has seen a 40.1 percent increase in year-to-date sales of […]

This is the Fastest-Growing Caribbean Destination for Canadians

Big boom in tourism from Canada By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is seeing a big surge in tourism from Canada, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island received 10,776 tourists […]


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