Tourism

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 …

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 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 …

 Regional carrier showing positive signs By Dana NilandCJ 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 has …

caribbean sustainable tourism

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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, …

 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 …