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Martinique’s Airport Is Seeing Surging Growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique’s Aime Cesaire Airport is seeing record-breaking growth so far in 2019, according to new data. The airport reported a total of 643,719 passengers in the first quarter of 2019, a 7.05 percent increase compared …

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The Cayman Islands Is Seeing Record-Breaking Tourism Growth

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor New hotels, new eateries, new flights — and record-breaking growth. Cayman Islands tourism is surging right now, according to the latest numbers from the destination’s Department of Tourism. Indeed, the Cayman Islands reported 145,804 stayover visitor arrivals …

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Delta Is Launching a New Route to Puerto Rico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s airlift boom is continuing with Delta Air Lines’ planned launch of a new route from Detroit to San Juan. The nonstop route will operate weekly on Saturdays between Detroit Metropolitan Airport and San …

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barbados jetblue year round

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Barbados is getting a boost from New York City-based airline JetBlue. JetBlue is expanding its weekly nonstop Saturday service from Newark Liberty to Barbados to year-round service, Caribbean Journal has learned. The extension of service will …

puerto rico tourism comeback

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s Luis Munoz International Airport in San Juan is seeing surging growth, according to new data from parent company ASUR. The airport, one of the major regional hubs in the wider Caribbean, saw a …

bahamas st vincent private island

 You may have heard of the legendary private islands, the places like Antigua’s Jumby Bay and Turks and Caicos’ Parrot Cay. But if you dig further, you’ll discover that the Caribbean is filled with all kinds of private-island destinations with …

all-inclusive expansion amresorts

 By Alexander Britell Apple Leisure Group’s surging AMResorts brand is planning another major all-inclusive expansion in the greater Caribbean. The company is set to open five new all-inclusive hotels in 2019 under the Dreams, Now and Sunscape brands. Two of …

aruba airport ceo

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport has a new chief executive officer. The airport has tapped Joost Meijs as its new top executive, succeeding James Fazio, who had been serving in the role since 2014. Meijs …

bahamas long island airport

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new airport could be coming to Long Island in The Bahamas. The Bahamas’ government has already launched the process toward the creation of the airport, according to Bahamas Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar. Indeed, the …

cayman islands record tourism

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton A new-state-of-the-art Caribbean airport opened its doors on Wednesday, with a very special guest on hand to do the honors. The United Kingdom’s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were on hand to …

st kitts booming tourism

 By Alexander Britell Buoyed by increased airlift and sizzling hotel development, St Kitts and its sister island of Nevis are seeing a surge in tourism so far in 2019. The destination has seen a 15.3 percent increase in air arrivals …

costa rica melia hotel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia is returning to Costa Rica. The Spanish hotel giant has signed a deal to rebrand the Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort as the new Sol Tamarindo. The rebranding will take effect Aug. 1, according …

punta cana hilton hotel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another day, another new Hilton-branded hotel project in the Caribbean. Or at least it seems that way. Hilton has continued its rapid Caribbean expansion in 2019 with the groundbreaking of a new $15 million Hampton by …

prince charles caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are planning a major visit to the Caribbean later this month. Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall are heading to the Caribbean March 17 …

riviera maya hotel auberge

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Luxury brand Auberge Resorts has quietly embarked on a broad expansion push in the region since it first entered the Caribbean with the Malliouhana in 2014. Now, Auberge is adding yet another new property, this time …

suriname copa flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines is launching its first-ever flights to Suriname, the carrier said this week. The new roundtrip service, which will begin operating in July, will operate twice weekly between Panama City and Paramaribo. Suriname …

saint lucia airport transformation

 By Alexander Britell and Dana Niland Saint Lucia has officially broken ground on one of the most highly anticipated airport redesigns in the region in recent memory. The redevelopment of Saint Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport kicked off this weekend, part …

puerto rico tourism comeback

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was a strong comeback for Puerto Rico’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in the final quarter of 2018, according to newly-released data from airport operator ASUR. San Juan’s air hub saw a 30.4 percent …