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Year-End Push Leads Cancun Airport to Positive Growth

 After a sluggish summer, Cancun’s air traffic managed to climb into positive territory with a late-2019 push.  Mexico’s most popular destination reported a total of 25.48 million passengers in 2019, a 1.1 percent increase over the calendar year 2018.  That …

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British Virgin Islands Tourism Is Surging

 The British Virgin Islands is seeing a major tourism rebound so far this year, according to the latest data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The British Virgin Islands reported 172,776 stayover tourist arrivals in the first half of 2019, representing …

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Saint Lucia Tourism Continues to Sizzle

 Saint Lucia continues to experience a full-fledged tourism boom so far in 2019, according to the latest numbers released by the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority.  The Eastern Caribbean island reported a total of 21,608 stayover visitors in September, a 15 …

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saint lucia tourism arrivals

 Saint Lucia tourism is surging so far in 2019, and the Eastern Caribbean paradise just set another new record.  Saint Lucia reported a total of 36,342 stayover arrivals in August, making it the seventh record-breaking month for the destination in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is one of the buzziest destinations in the Caribbean right now, according to the latest data from the twin-island country’s tourism authority. Antigua and Barbuda tourism has seen a 10 percent increase …

dominican republic tourism security committee

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In the wake of a spate of tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic, the country’s President, Danilo Medina, has launched a new national committee for tourism security. The aim of the committee is to “design …

all-inclusive grenada resort setting

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is set for the 2020 debut of a major new all-inclusive resort from the Royalton Luxury Resorts brand. The new property, which.represents a transformation of the former Grenadian by Rex resort, is slated to …

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 By Alexander Britell Barbados continues to be one of the hottest tourism destinations in the Caribbean. The island has seen a 5.2 percent year-over-year jump in stayover visitor arrivals in the first seven months of 2019, according to new data …

jamaica montego bay digital

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In a major step to improve wait times at its airports, Jamaica has launched an online version of its immigration and customs declaration form. The move, which would be the first by an English-speaking Caribbean country, …

belize caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a what was a blistering 2018, Belize’s tourism sector has seen another strong year so far in 2019. The destination is reporting a 6 percent jump in stayover tourist arrivals for the first half …

st vincent and the grenadines palm

 By Alexander Britell Luxe private resorts. Sparkling, untouched beaches. Volcanoes. Spectacular sailing. And you haven’t heard of it? For years, St Vincent and the Grenadines has been something of a secret corner of the Caribbean, a rarefied section of the …

bahamas travel demand

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel demand for The Bahamas is booming so far in 2019, according to a new report from Expedia Group. The Bahamas saw a 43 percent growth in travel demand in the first quarter of 2019, …

caribbean tourism booming

 By Alexander Britell NEW YORK — Caribbean tourism is booming so far in 2019, according to new data from the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization. Air arrivals to the wider region were up by 12 percent in the first quarter of …

st maarten airbnb

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten and home sharing giant Airbnb have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting tourism to the island, the two sides announced on Monday. The MOU establishes a “framework of mutual collaboration and …

anguilla tourism season

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor After a record-breaking number of stayover visitors arrivals in February, Anguilla is expecting the trend to continue throughout the remainder of the peak tourist season, the island’s tourist board said this week. The total of 9,289 …

jamaica tourism record

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has had a record-breaking winter tourism season, according to estimates from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the island is estimated to have welcomed around 900,000 stopover visitors this …

caribbean growth 2019

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean region is projecting strong tourism growth in 2019, regional tourism officials said this week. The Caribbean Tourism Organization is forecasting arrival growth of between 6 and 7 percent this year, continuing what it …

bermuda tourism strong

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Bermuda tourism is as strong as it has been in years, according to new data from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The island saw an 11.7 percent increase in leisure air arrivals in 2018, with a total …