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The Caribbean’s Most Romantic All-Inclusive Resorts – 2014

A quiet beach, two glasses of champagne, a setting Caribbean sun. Sound enticing? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not plan a romantic Caribbean getaway where you don’t have to think about anything at all? We thought we’d […]

Hyatt Place Opens in Puerto Rico

Above: the Hyatt Place Bayamon By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Hyatt Place Bayamon hotel has officially opened in Puerto Rico. The property is the first Hyatt Place hotel to open in the Caribbean and the first Hyatt hotel […]

Playa Hotels and Resorts Names New Executive Vice President

Above: the Hyatt Zilara Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Playa Hotels and Resorts has appointed Kevin Froemming to the new position of Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Playa is managing Hyatt’s two new all-inclusive brands in the […]

InterContinental Hotels Group Continues Regional Expansion

Above: the new Holiday Inn Express Panama Distrito Financiero hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff InterContinental Hotels Group continued its expansion in the Latin American and Caribbean region this week with the debut of the new Holiday Inn Express Panama […]

Ritz-Carlton Officially Opens in Aruba

Above: the new Ritz-Carlton Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Ritz-Carlton has officially opened its doors in Aruba. The Ritz-Carlton Aruba, the company’s sixth property in the Caribbean-Mexico region, opened on Friday on Aruba’s Palm Beach. “We are thrilled to […]

British Virgin Islands Markets Tourism Sector in Brazil

Above: BVI Premier Dr Orlando Smith making a presentation in Brazil By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith led a delegation to Brazil this weekend, looking to highlight the territory’s tourism sector to a burgeoning […]

Discover Puerto Plata Set to Launch

Above: the Be Live Grand Marien By the Caribbean Journal staff The Discover Puerto Plata conference in the Dominican Republic will be hosting travel agents and journalists from more than 17 countries, organizers announced at an official launch this week. […]

Cuba Sees Slight Drop in Tourist Arrivals

Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba received just under 1.6 million tourists in the first six months of 2013, a 2 percent decrease compared to the same period in 2012, according to data from Cuba’s official government statistics […]

Interview With Kim Barrow, First Lady of Belize

Above: Belize First Lady Kim Barrow By Alexander Britell After winning her battle with breast cancer, Belize First Lady Kim Barrow is on a mission to improve the welfare of women and young people in her country. Barrow, the wife […]

The 10 Best Caribbean Spas

Ultimately, the major portion of any trip to the Caribbean is relaxation. The region has just the right blend of beach, atmosphere and good vibrations to do the job — but sometimes you need to relax even more, to take […]

Op-Ed: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Opportunity in Latin America

By Jim Yong Kim Op-Ed Contributor LATIN AMERICA has had a good decade. Over the last 10 years, economic growth averaged 4.2 percent, and 70 million people escaped poverty. Macroeconomic stability, open trade policies and pro-business investment climates have supported […]

Starwood’s Aloft Debuts in Cancún

Above: the Aloft Cancún By the Caribbean Journal staff Starwood’s Aloft brand has officially opened in Cancún. The Aloft Cancun hotel, located in Cancún Hotel Zone, has 177 loft-style rooms with nine-foot ceilings and oversized windows. The hotel’s opening represents […]

Martelly: Biden Visit “Important Precursor” to Summit With Obama

Above: the CARICOM Heads of Government in Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff The visit to Trinidad and Tobago this week by United States Vice President Joe Biden was an “important precursor” to a summit with US President Barack Obama, […]

Caribbean Room With a View: A Suite at the JW Marriott Cancun

IT’S REALLY the beaches that are the true stars of Mexico’s tourism hub of Cancun, with its power-soft white sand and bright turquoise slice of the Caribbean Sea. And you can see all of it from the Caribbean Suite at […]

Interview with British Virgin Islands Tourism Director Sharon Flax-Mars

Above: BVI By Alexander Britell The British Virgin Islands received approximately 302,647 tourist arrivals in 2012, essentially unchanged from the previous year. Seeking to improve on those numbers, the BVI hired a new director of tourism, Sharon Flax-Mars, a 25-year […]

AMResorts Names New COO

Above: the Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts has named Gabriel Felip its new Chief Operating Officer, the company announced this week. Felip, a longtime travel industry veteran, will be responsible for “streamlining operations” in […]

Waldorf Astoria Expands to Panama

Above: the Waldorf Astoria Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has expanded to Panama, with the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Panama in Panama City. It is the first-ever Waldorf Astoria hotel in the Latin […]

CTO: Caribbean Tourism Grew 5.4 Percent in 2012

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean received nearly 25 million tourists in 2012, a 5.4 percent increase from 2011, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The region received its largest number of […]

Growing the “Guadeloupe Islands” Brand

Above: Gosier, Guadeloupe (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell Despite its proximity to the United States, the French department of Guadeloupe remains under the radar for most American travelers. That’s starting to change, however. In November, Guadeloupe opened a […]

Virgin Holidays “Cautiously Optimistic” on Caribbean in 2013

Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PARADISE ISLAND — Virgin Holidays is cautiously optimistic for the Caribbean market in 2013, according to John Taker, the company’s purchasing director. Virgin saw 2 percent growth in the Caribbean in 2012. For […]

Las Brisas Opens NIZUC Resort & Spa on Riviera Maya

Above: Punta Nizuc By the Caribbean Journal staff Las Brisas Hotel Collection has debuted its newest property, the NIZUC Resort & Spa in Punta Nizuc in the Riviera Maya. Cuisine will be a major focus for the resort, with six […]

Op-Ed: Medical Tourism in the Caribbean

By J Frederick Emert Op-Ed Contributor ACCORDING TO the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in 2011, the total impact of the medical tourism industry contributed 9 percent of global GDP (over $6 trillion USD) and accounted for 255 million […]

Expedia: Puerto Rico Market Showing Strong Growth

Above: the Ritz-Carlton San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff Expedia reported 40 percent growth in bookings in the Puerto Rico market during the third quarter, the Washington-based firm announced this week. According to the online travel company, a majority […]

Haiti: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to Begin Two-Day Visit

Above: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim By the Caribbean Journal staff World bank President will begin a two-day visit to Haiti Tuesday, his first visit to the Latin American and Caribbean region since he took office at the beginning […]

Interview with Barbados Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy

Above: Tourism Minister Richard Sealy (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Caribbean tourism sector is in a period of change, as the region seeks to emerge from the global downturn. As Caribbean nations like Barbados look to move beyond the […]

American Airlines to Add Two Nonstop Flights from Miami to St Kitts

Above: Basseterre, St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts will be adding two nonstop flights to St Kitts, the company announced Thursday. The two flights will operate from Miami on Fridays and Saturdays, according to the […]

Interview with Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin on Remaking Haiti’s Brand

By Alexander Britell Haiti’s tourism sector is beginning again. Two years since the earthquake, new hotels are beginning to pop up, new hospitality students are being trained and destinations like Jacmel are entering the consciousness of international travelers. While it’s […]

JW Marriott Plans Santo Domingo Hotel

Above: a rendering of the planned JW Marriott in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott’s JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts will open a new JW Marriott hotel in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic in 2014, the company […]


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