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Mandarin Oriental Reopens Caribbean Resort

 Luxury brand Mandarin Oriental has reopened its only resort in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Mandarin Oriental, Canouan, set on the island of Canouan in St Vincent and the Grenadines, reopened its doors this month.  The ultra-luxe boutique …

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American Airlines Relaunches Aruba, St Vincent Flights

 American Airlines has relaunched more routes to the Caribbean, part of a broader restart of service to the region.  The world’s largest airline officially resumed nonstop flights to Aruba from both Miami and Charlotte this weekend.  Both of those routes …

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Barbados Is Now Open for Tourism. Here’s What to Expect.

 Barbados officially reopened its borders for tourism on July 12. Those who come to the island in the first weeks after the reopening will find some familiar hotels with open doors and several of the island’s top attractions open for …

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 American Airlines has returned to Saint Lucia.  The airline relaunched its flights from Miami to Saint Lucia on July 9, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The world’s largest airline is operating the once-daily service on Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  Saint Lucia first …

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 American Airlines kicked off a major relaunch of service to the Caribbean on Tuesday, resuming flights to a host of reopened destinations across the region.  American resumed eight routes from Miami on July 7, including service to Santo Domingo, Santiago, …

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 The Bahamas is open for tourism, and major air carriers have officially returned to the destination.  Southwest Airlines kicked off the return with the resumption of daily flights from Baltimore to Nassau on July 1.  On July 2, New York …

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 Mexico’s hip destination of Puerto Vallarta has officially reopened for tourism.  This week, Puerto Vallarta welcomed its first visitors since the beginning of the pandemic.  More than 45 hotels in the area have reopened to visitors, all with occupancy capped …

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 The Bahamas is officially open for tourism.  The 700-island destination reopened its borders for international tourism on July 1, part of a phased reopening that began with a reopening for boaters and private aviation on June 15.  Most crucially, incoming …

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 St Maarten is officially reopening for tourism on July 1, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Dutch Caribbean destination will begin receiving travelers from Europe and North America on that date, according to St Maarten Tourism Minister Ludmila de Weever.  On …

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 Some of Jamaica’s most prominent resorts reopened today as the country reopened its borders for international travel, and more hotel reopenings are on the near horizon along with steady increases in flights from the U.S. to Jamaica. Crucially, Jamaica will …

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 American Airlines has kicked off its relaunch in the Caribbean, with the return of service to Antigua.  The airline’s first international Caribbean flight touched down last week at Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport.  It marked what the carrier called a …

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 When the first commercial flight touched down in Antigua and Barbuda since the COVID-19 crisis began, arriving passengers were greeted by a host of new anti-infection procedures — as the destination officially reopened for tourism on June 4. Of the destination’s …

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 Southwest Airlines is making a number of major changes to its flight operations amid the new realities of travel.  The changes range from face covering policies to a spectrum of social-distancing policies, all of which reflect the way we will …

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 Continuing a new trend in the aviation industry, American Airlines has announced that it will be requiring all flyers to wear face coverings or masks on their flights.  The move will take effect on May 11, according to a statement …

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 As the pandemic continues, American Airlines is moving to extend elite status for those in the carrier’s frequent flier program.  The move means members of American Airlines’ AAdvantage program who have elite status — gold, platinum, platinum pro or executive …

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 American Airlines says it is extending its change fee waivers for customers who purchase travel through April 15.  The move aimed at giving customers “additional flexibility in purchasing travel in light of concerns around coronavirus,” according to the world’s largest …

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 American Airlines has announced a series of changes to its schedule in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Crucially, though, the carrier said it would “continue” its short-haul flights to the Caribbean, with the suspension of just a few …

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 A partnership between Royal Caribbean International and Bahamas Port Investments has purchased the Grand Lucayan Resort on Grand Bahama in The Bahamas.  The government of The Bahamas was the seller of the property, which it had originally purchased the resort …