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The Caribbean Travel Awards 2020

 It’s been a stellar year for Caribbean travel. Stayover tourist arrivals are booming almost universally across the region. It seems like a new hotel opens up every week (and if you read Caribbean Journal, you realize it’s even more often …

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Cancun Air Traffic Showing Improvement

 Cancun International Airport had another solid month in November, the latest data from parent company ASUR show.  After what was a sluggish year for most of 2019, the airport has picked up steam in recent months.  Indeed, traffic in Cancun …

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Puerto Rico Air Traffic is Surging

 In another strong sign for Puerto Rico’s tourism industry, the island’s biggest air hub had a significant traffic surge in November.  Mexico-based ASUR, which manages San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, reported a 20.2 percent increase in passenger traffic …

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 The French Caribbean department of Martinique continues to draw more travelers in 2019.  The island, one of the Caribbean’s most fascinating and culturally rich destinations, saw a 6.1 percent increase in stayover visitor arrivals through the first half of 2019, …

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 In a major step in Abaco’s tourism recovery, the first two resorts have reopened in Great Abaco in The Bahamas, the first to do so since Hurricane Dorian.  That includes the Abaco Club on Winding Bay, one of the leading …

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 Flights from the United States are set to return to Grand Bahama, according to a statement from the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board.  Officials are targeting the middle of this month for the resumption of flights from the United States.  …

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 Cancun saw a jump in air traffic in September, according to the latest data from Mexico-based ASUR, which manages the destination’s airport.  Cancun International Airport saw a 1.2 percent increase in passenger traffic last month, with a total of 1.748 …

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 “Jacques Cousteau couldn’t find the bottom.” The legendary explorer came here to the Ocean Hole in Eleuthera in 1971, drawn to one of the stunning inland sikholes called Blue Holes of which there are more in The Bahamas than anywhere …

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 Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Saint Lucia on a major new joint venture.  The two cruise giants will work together to manage Saint Lucia’s existing cruise pier and terminal …

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 Virgin Atlantic is ramping up its flight service to the island of Barbados for the upcoming winter travel season.  Virgin will be adding more flights from Manchester to Barbados beginning this winter, with the addition of a third weekly flight …

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 Jamaica’s Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston is getting a $60 million makeover.  The airport was officially taken over by Mexico’s Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico this week. The company now operates both Norman Manley and the Sangster International Airport in …

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 Hyatt has opened another new hotel in the Caribbean, with the debut of the new Hyatt Place in Aruba.  The second Hyatt-branded hotel in Aruba, the Hyatt Place Aruba Airport is the fourth Hyatt Place hotel in the broader Caribbean …

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 Puerto Rico’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan continues to boom, according to the latest numbers released by Mexico-based parent company ASUR.  San Juan’s primary air hub reported 526,761 passengers in September, which represented a sizable 8.4 percent …

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 Flying to Curacao is about to get a whole lot easier. Curacao’s Hato International Airport is switching to a fully online immigration card, a move which will help speed up the arrival process for travelers to the Dutch Caribbean island. …

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 Tropic Ocean Airways, the Fort Lauderdale-based airline specializing in seaplane flights, is launching a major expansion in the Caribbean. Tropic Ocean plans to establish a base of amphibious airplanes in Puerto Rico, the company’s CEO, Rob Ceravolo, said this week. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines is launching a new seasonal route for the upcoming holiday season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Trinidad and Tobago-based air carrier will launch new flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Sangster International …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamacia’s Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay is expanding, Caribbean Journal has learned. The hub for the vast majority of travelers to Jamaica will be adding nearly 26,000 square feet to its departure terminal. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The USVI has “resumed business” following the passage of Tropical Storm Karen, officials said Wednesday. While the storm brought heavy rainfall to the trio of islands, it “had little to no impact on the territory’s …