Tourism

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 …

New $250 Million Hotel Project Breaks Ground in Nassau

 Another big new project in New Providence By the Caribbean Journal staff A new $250 million dollar development has broken ground in Nassau. Pointe, as it is known, is slated to include 200 guest rooms, world-class shopping, fine dining options, …

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 Big changes at Curaçao resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao’s Kontiki Beach Resort has embarked on a major upgrade project, according to the country’s tourist board. The 80-room property has announced a full room product upgrade. The project includes …

 The Dutch Caribbean island continues 2015 surge By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba tourism is showing no signs of slowing down in 2015. The Dutch Caribbean’s tourism power is reporting a 16.2 percent increase in tourism arrivals in the first …

 Major growth in Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados tourism is booming. The country reported 303,592 stayover arrivals in the first half of 2015, the first time the country has ever topped 300,000 visitor in the Jan-June period. That …

 Upgrades in Aruba By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Aruba’s Riu Palace hotel has reopened following a refurbishment project, the property announced this week. The upgrades took place over the spring and summer of 2015; they included renovations to the property’s buffet …

 Increase in first six months of 2015 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands received 213,495 stayover arrivals in the first six months of 2015, according to the country’s department of tourism. That represented a 1.43 percent improvement over …

 A tourism boom  By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism to Trinidad and Tobago is surging. The country reported 222,946 stay over tourist arrivals in the first six months of 2015, up 9.3 percent compared to the same period in 2014. That …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new $40 million luxury residences project has broken ground in Nassau. The ONE Cable Beach project is the brainchild of developer ARISTO Development. The 69-unit project has a 20-24 month timeframe for completion once …

 Above: a rendering of the new airport in Grand Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff Plans are now underway for the first phase of Grand Cayman’s major new airport project. The Cayman Islands Airport Authority has officially issued an invitation …

 Above: the Baha Mar in Nassau By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s largest resort project has hit a major hurdle. The $3.5 billion Nassau megaresort, which had already delayed its scheduled openings in December and March, has voluntarily filed …

 Above: a “sneak peek” of the changes at Calabash Grenada By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Calabash Grenada hotel announced this week that it would close its doors from late July to early October as it undergoes an extensive upgrade process. …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Aruba has recently invested more than $100 million in significant hotel updates to enhance guests’ experiences, with an additional $50 million planned for next year. The investment comes as a part of the island’s $1 billion …

 Above: Jamaica Finance Minister Peter Phillips By Alexander Britell Two major new casino resort developments are coming to Jamaica. The country’s Cabinet this week gave approval for provisional development orders for a pair of developers for huge new casino resort projects. …

 Above: saving corals in Bonaire By the Caribbean Journal staff A major Caribbean coral restoration project is expanding. The Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire has joined forces with the Coral Restoration Foundation to launch a similar project in Curacao. CRF Curacao …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s cruise ship numbers are surging. The island reported 526,428 cruise arrivals in the first quarter of 2015, which represented a 26.2 percent increase over the first three months …

 Above: the British Virgin Islands (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is seeing a 3.8 percent improvement in tourist arrivals in 2015, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The British Overseas …