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Virgin Atlantic Names New CEO

By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Atlantic has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer. The air carrier has appointed Shai Weiss as its new CEO; Weiss has been serving as the airline’s chief commercial officer. “On behalf […]

In the US Virgin Islands, a Tourism Training Push

By the Caribbean Journal staff A major tourism training push is set for the United States Virgin Islands next week, as Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence launches a three-day training program for tourism industry professionals in the territory. The program, […]

Winair Opens Sales Office in Philipsburg, St Maarten

By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based regional Caribbean carrier Winair has opened a sales office in Philipsburg, the company announced this week. The opening comes after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed Winair’s main offices and severely damaged the island’s […]

Turks and Caicos’ The Sands at Grace Bay Resort Reopens

By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the most beloved resorts in the Turks and Caicos Islands has reopened its doors in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. The Sands at Grace Bay resort on Grace Bay Beach officially […]

China’s New $384 Million Highway Project in Jamaica

A huge new highway project is coming to the island of Jamaica. The Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project will entail the rehabilitation of the 110-kilometer roadway between Harbour View in Kingston and Port Antonio in Portland. It’s slated to launch […]

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American Airlines, TSA Work on New Screening Tech

American Airlines is testing a new security screening technology. In collaboration with the Transportation Security Administration, the airline is testing a computed “tomography” scanner in one checkpoint lane of Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. CT checkpoint scanning […]

PSP, ASUR Acquire 50 Percent Stake in San Juan Airport Operator

Canadian pension investment manager PSP Investments and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste have acquired a combined 50 percent interest in Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC, which manages the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Aerostar has operated the […]

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Tourism Luminaries Headed to CHIEF Event in Miami

An accomplished roster of speakers, including a top executive from Virgin Atlantic, a leading authority on tourism intelligence and a host of respected hoteliers, will address delegates attending the annual Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum, slated to take place from […]

A Must-Visit Caribbean Hospitality Conference

Caribbean hoteliers and industry stakeholders will gather in Miami for the third installment of the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum, slated to take place from June 2 to 4 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Produced by the Caribbean Hotel and […]

A New Dive Operation at Cayman’s Wyndham Reef Resort

Wyndham Reef Resort has named the award-winning, 20-year dive operator Ocean Frontiers as its new official dive operator. The company is now offering a wide array of scuba and snorkel excursions to resort guests, specializing in signature scuba diving trips […]

Troubetzkoy: People Are Key to Caribbean Tourism Success

The head of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is calling on the region to work together to ensure the Caribbean remains one of the world’s leading destinations. Delivering the keynote at the Annual General Meeting of the U.S. Virgin […]

A New Dive Shop in Grand Cayman

Ocean Frontiers, an award-winning dive operation that has been providing dive services in Cayman for more than 20 years, is partnering with the Wyndham Reef Resort located in Grand Cayman’s remote East End. The dive company has added four new […]

Bahamasair Names New Managing Director

Bahamian national air carrier Bahamasair has named a new executive team. Bahamasair Chairman Valentine Grimes has announced that Tracy Cooper has been appointed the carrier’s new managing director. Cooper had most recently served as director of maintenance at the company, […]

Expedia Caribbean

What’s Next for Expedia in the Caribbean?

Global travel giant Expedia has been growing significantly in the Caribbean, and it looks like that will continue in the next few years. To learn more about the company’s plans for what it says is a “thriving” market, Caribbean Journal […]

Norwegian Epic Begins Winter Caribbean Sailings

Norwegian Epic, one of the company’s largest ships, has arrived in Port Canaveral for the winter season. Epic will be sailing a series of Eastern and Western Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries ranging from three, four, six and seven days. The […]

Pawa Dominicana

This Caribbean Airline Has Big Plans

In an increasingly tight Caribbean aviation market, one carrier is seeing strong growth: Pawa Dominicana, the international flag carrier for the Dominican Republic. The airline is launching its first-ever flights from the US with new service from Miami to Santo […]

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Grand Bahama Tourism Begins Rebuilding After Hurricane

Grand Bahama, particularly the island’s western end, was one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month. Now, the process of rebuilding has begun, as an assessment continues of the state of the island’s hotel infrastructure. “We […]

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BVI Airways Begins Training Cabin Crew for Miami Flights

BVI Airways has begun training its initial class of BVI resident Cabin Crew as it prepares to launch its 2.5 hour non-stop service from the British Virgin Islands to Miami. After a two part interview process conducted in September, BVIA […]

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This Anguilla Hotel Has a New GM

Anguilla’s Zemi Beach House has named a new general manager, Paulo Paias. Paias comes to the hotel with more than 25 years of hospitality experience, having served most recently as managing director of Asia for Trust Hospitality. “Since its launch, […]

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Delta, Seaborne Expanding Codeshare Agreement in Caribbean

Delta Air Lines and Seaborne Airlines are expanding their codeshare agreement, the two companies announced. The agreement allows customers to purchase a single ticket for select flights between the US and the Caribbean (it also allows Delta Skymiles members to […]

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Delta Outage Cost Company $100 Million

The systemwide outage that grounded Delta flights for three days last month cost the company approximately $100 million in revenue, the company said in its latest monthly report. The outage resulted in 2,300 canceled flights over the three days; the […]

Caribbean Air Transport

Improving the Caribbean Air Transport System

New perspectives on improving Caribbean air travel By Ralph J. Blanchard Op-Ed Contributor Depending on how one choses to define the region, the groupings of islands represented under the “Caribbean” designation can range in population anywhere from over 40 million inhabitants […]

Caribbean Water Problem

The Caribbean Water Problem

Solving the Caribbean Water Problem By Keith White CJ Contributor As the drought within the Caribbean wears on, countries in the region face great risk, as their tourism-based economies rely heavily on clean, sustainable water sources – and that doesn’t […]

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Caribbean Carrier Winair Is Adding Another Plane

St Maarten-based Caribbean air carrier is expanding its fleet for the summer season, the company announced. Winair has announced the addition of an additional DHC-6 300 aircraft for the summer. In a statement, the company said the aircraft would allow […]

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Maximizing Jamaica’s Potential

AS I listened to the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s recent review of the Jamaican economy, I thought to myself that we have become a nation that is too used to mediocrity. The PIOJ estimated that the Jamaican economy grew by 0.9 […]

Southwest Airlines Files Application for New Cancun Flights

Southwest Airlines has officially filed applications with the US Department of Transportation for new nonstop flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Cancun. The proposed flights would operate twice-daily between Los Angeles and Cancun. The company also filed applications for […]

What Are Jamaica’s Development Goals?

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor Last year I had set a goal to ride 7,500 miles on the bicycle, which I achieved. Discussing it with another cyclist, I was asked if that was my ultimate objective and if I would […]

The 10 Best Airports in the Caribbean – 2016

These days, flying can be so stressful and soul-destroying that by the time you’ve navigated check-in, security and all the chaos of the concourse you’re desperate for a vacation  – even if you didn’t need one before. Which is why […]

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