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Belize Sees Big Tourism Rebound

 After a sluggish peak tourist season, things were looking grim for tourism growth in Belize. But a strong summer season put the Caribbean destination into a strong position by the end of the year. Belize reported a 6.2 percent increase …

This Caribbean Destination Just Topped 5 Million Visitors

 Cancun just set a record. The Mexican Caribbean destination reported more than 5 million visitors in 2015, breaking its previous record of 4.8 million, set in 2014. Cancun’s hotel occupancy rate also reached an all-time high of 82 percent, according …

Trinidad and Tobago Showing Very Strong Tourism Growth

 Trinidad and Tobago is having a very solid year for tourism growth, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The twin-island republic has posted a 7.7 percent growth in arrivals through September data reported to the CTO, among …

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 A big new airport for the region By Alexander Britell It isn’t just a major new airport for Antigua and Barbuda. It’s a major new airport for the wider Caribbean region. Antigua and Barbuda is slated to open the brand-new VC …

 The Dutch Caribbean island continues 2015 surge By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba tourism is showing no signs of slowing down in 2015. The Dutch Caribbean’s tourism power is reporting a 16.2 percent increase in tourism arrivals in the first …

 Barbados is seeing a renewed tourism boom. The island known for rum, culture and refined luxury reported record arrivals in the first half, and has even bigger plans ahead. To learn more about the country’s tourism priorities, Caribbean Journal caught …

 Major growth in Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados tourism is booming. The country reported 303,592 stayover arrivals in the first half of 2015, the first time the country has ever topped 300,000 visitor in the Jan-June period. That …

 A tourism boom  By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism to Trinidad and Tobago is surging. The country reported 222,946 stay over tourist arrivals in the first six months of 2015, up 9.3 percent compared to the same period in 2014. That …

 Renewed tourism push continues to pay off By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is showing continued growth in stayover tourist arrivals, according to recently released data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Caribbean country reported 166,029 stayover arrivals in the first …

 Above: the British Virgin Islands (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is seeing a 3.8 percent improvement in tourist arrivals in 2015, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The British Overseas …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff After a strong 2014, Montserrat has seen a sharp reduction in tourism so far this year, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. In 2014, the tiny island near Antigua saw a 22.2 percent …

 Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica tourism arrivals are up 5 percent so far in 2015, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island saw 566,560 tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2015, …

 Above: Trinidad (Caribbean Journal Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is seeing very strong growth in tourism so far in 2015, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The twin-island republic counted 155,671 stayover arrivals in the first …

 Above: Young Island off the coast of St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff After a poor showing last year, St Vincent and the Grenadines’ tourism sector has rebounded strongly so far in 2015, according to data from …

 Above: the Santa Barbara resort in Curacao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dutch Caribbean’s tourism sector is surging. Curacao received 122,074 visitors in the first quarter of 2015, a 13 percent increase compared to the same period …

 Above: Fort de France (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean island of Martinique is looking to continue its strong cruise tourism growth in recent years. Martinique will receive a record 22 ships making their first-ever calls …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s tourism sector is off to a very strong start in 2015, according to the government. The destination saw a 14 percent improvement in arrivals in January, with a …

 Above: Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize received 321,217 stopover tourist arrivals in 2014, according to year-end data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Central American country on the coast of the Caribbean Sea saw a strong 9.2 …