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Caribbean Tourism Is Booming in 2019

 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 …

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St Maarten, Airbnb Sign Memorandum of Understanding

 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 …

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Anguilla Tourism on Track for Record-Breaking 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor As St Maarten’s tourism comeback, one sector is already performing better than ever: the cruise industry. Port St Maarten reported over 1.5 million cruise passengers in 2018, according to new data from the port. Over the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia’s tourism industry had another record-setting year in 2018, according to a new report from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. The destination reported a total of 1,218,294 visitors in 2018, a 10.2 percent increase …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica set another record for overall visitor arrivals in 2018, according to the country’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett. The island welcomed 4.31 million combined cruise and stayover visitors last year, a new record for …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is seeing a surge in tourism revenue, according to a new report from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The island is expected to generate a record $3.3 billion USD in tourism earnings for 2018, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s another strong year so far for Bermuda tourism, according to the latest numbers from the island’s Tourism Authority. Leisure air arrivals to the Atlantic island are up 13.6 percent for the year, with a …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff An already strong year for Antigua and Barbuda tourism continues to improve, according to the latest numbers from the twin-island destination’s Ministry of Tourism. Antigua saw 52,491 stayover visitors in the third quarter, an 8.56 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize’s 2018 tourism boom is showing no signs of slowing down. The destination is the fastest-growing in the Caribbean this year so far, with a total of 372,075 stayover tourist arrivals through the end of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more travelers are flocking to the Caribbean island of Grenada, according to the latest numbers from the Grenada Tourism Authority. The destination has received 111,446 stayover visitors so far this year, a jump …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A year after Hurricane Irma, St Maarten is still very much in recovery mode — but its all-important tourism sector is beginning to see a turnaround, according to new data from the island’s tourism board. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism in the Dominican Republic is continuing its strong year in 2018, according to the latest numbers from the Dominican Republic’s Central Bank. The country’s tourist arrival numbers are no up 5.5 percent for the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a spectacular year so far for tourism in The Bahamas — and it’s gotten even better. The country just released its first-half stopover visitor numbers, and the result is a 15.2 percent growth …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica just had its best summer ever for tourism arrivals, according to new data from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. Stopover tourist arrivals rose by 6 percent from May to August compared to the same …