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Barbados Is One of the Caribbean’s Hottest Destinations

 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 …

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Jamaica Launches Digital Immigration Forms

 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, …

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Belize Keeps Up Strong Tourism Growth

 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 …

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st vincent and the grenadines visitor

 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 …

st maarten cruise boom

 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 …

caribbean upbeat tourism

 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 …

jamaica record growth

 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 …

Jamaica Tourism Revenue

 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 …

caribbean travel awards antigua

 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 …

belize caribbean

 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 …