Tourism

Grenada’s Calabash Hotel Launching Upgrade Project

 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. …

Aruba Sees More than $100 Million in Hotel Improvement Projects

 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 …

Jamaica Approves $1.3 Billion in New Casino Resort Projects

 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. …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff After a strong 2014, Montserrat has seen a sharp reduction in tourism so far this year, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. In 2014, the tiny island near Antigua saw a 22.2 percent …

 Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica tourism arrivals are up 5 percent so far in 2015, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island saw 566,560 tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2015, …

 Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing is adding a major new resort project on the island of Antigua. The company’s Royalton brand is developing the Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa, which is slated …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s another new mega-project coming to the Caribbean, this time to the Eastern Caribbean island of Grenada. The $2 billion USD project is called the Grenada Resort Complex Project, which officially …

 Above: Hewanorra International Airport in St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The bidding process for St Lucia’s airport redevelopment project is slated to begin this month, according to the International Finance Corporation. The project will be undertaken …

 Above: the groundbreaking last week By the Caribbean Journal staff Just a few days after a $300 million project broke ground in Antigua and Barbuda, an even larger one has now launched. The YIDA project, the agreement for which was …

 Above: Jamaica Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill on a tour of beaches in St Mary and St Ann By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s getting closer to finishing a major upgrade and enhancement of the country’s beaches. Work has already …

 Above: Lake NIcaragua By George Nicholson and Rachael RobinsonOp-Ed Contributors On Dec. 22, 2014, the Government of Nicaragua and the international infrastructure development firm, Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. Ltd. (HKND), publicly announced the commencement of the construction …

 Above: the Cayman Islands By the Caribbean Journal The Cayman Islands just set a record for tourist arrivals. The territory received 45,467 stayover visitors in March, the largest number of stayover visitors arriving to the island one month in its …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is reporting a surge in tourism from the United States, according to the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company. In the first quarter of 2015, the twin-island state …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff In a bid to expand tourism, Grenada is looking close to home. The country is hosting a series of promotional activities in Trinidad and Tobago this week, including two travel agent …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico set a new single-day record for cruise visitors on Wednesday, according to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. A total of six ships and 17,847 passengers arrived to the …