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New Royal Caribbean Ship Coming to Caribbean in November

 Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship will make its debut in the Caribbean in November.  The new Odyssey of the Seas will launch in the Mediterranean this summer before heading to Fort Lauderdale for its first Caribbean sailings in November.  Odyssey …

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Aruba Plans New Group Business Push in North America

 Aruba is looking to grow its group business in the North American market, and the Dutch Caribbean destination has tapped a new sales director to lead that push.  The Aruba Convention has named Robert Hayes as its new regional sales …

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The 20 Best Caribbean Islands to Travel to in 2020

 The islands of the Caribbean are in the middle of a new age, as dynamism, optimism and investment sweep across destinations as diverse as they are beautiful.  And that means the world of places to visit in the Caribbean keeps …

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 The number of world-class Caribbean restaurants continues to multiply, making this landmark selection, which first launched back in 2013, more and more difficult each year.  The Caribbean food sector continues to send a strong message to the world that this …

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 Aruba Airlines has launched a new nonstop service between Aruba and Barranquilla in Colombia.  The new service, which launched last week, will operate twice weekly, with flights on Mondays and Fridays, the company said. It’s part of quietly strong tourism …

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 The Caribbean hotel sector is, in a word, buzzing. New hotels seem to be popping up every week, and it’s not just the traditional hotel hubs. Sure, there are new Caribbean hotels on the way in places like the Dominican …

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 Marriott sent shock waves through the travel industry over the summer when the world’s biggest hotel company announced a full-fledged foray into the fast-expanding, increasingly competitive all-inclusive sector.  It was not a surprise, then, that the company said its first …

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 After a September that produced the year’s first decline in average daily rate (ADR), Caribbean hoteliers pushed room-rate comparisons back into positive territory during October 2019.  In comparison with last October, ADR rose 0.4 percent even as occupancy fell 5.2 …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ronda King, who sent in this lovely shot of the sea in the early evening in Oranjestad, Aruba.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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 There’s a new way to get from Miami to one of the Dutch Caribbean’s hottest destinations. Aruba Airlines has launched its first-ever flights from Miami and Curacao. The new nonstop flights, which kicked off Nov. 29, are operating four times …

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 A new all-inclusive brand is coming to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao later this month. Fast-expanding Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts subsidiary is set to open its new Dreams Curaçao Resort, Spa and Casino on Dec. 15, according to the …

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 You’re looking out at a frosted window or a flurry. Even going outside is a feat, making you dream about warm waters and palm trees.  Because you could be in the Caribbean right now.  And there are few times of …

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 In what is easily one of the most anticipated relaunches in the Caribbean in several years, the Ritz-Carlton St Thomas has officially reopened its doors.  The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas, long the leading hotel in the United States Virgin Islands, began …

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 Spain’s Barceló Hotel Group is bringing a new adults-only, all-inclusive resort to the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  The new Barceló Maya Riviera is set to debut Dec. 15 in the heart of the Riviera Maya, a company spokesperson told Caribbean …

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 For years it was Aruba’s most beloved “small hotel,” a tiny oasis of 14 rooms just across from Palm Beach.  Now, after a major transformation project, Aruba’s family-owned Boardwalk has officially relaunched as a full-fledged boutique hotel, the Boardwalk Boutique …

 The Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company is making its debut on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.  Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts company is bringing a Secrets-branded resort to Aruba’s Baby Beach.  The 600-key Secrets Baby Beach Aruba is slated for completion …

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 Hyatt has opened another new hotel in Colombia, this time with the debut of the Hyatt Place Bogota Convention Center.  It’s the latest debut for the Hyatt Place brand in the wider Caribbean Basin region, following the recent debut of …

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 Hyatt is opening another new hotel in Costa Rica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new Hyatt Place San Jose Cariari will be set in the heart of the most important economic hub in the country, about a mile from the …