Aruba Continues Push For 100 Percent Green Energy By 2020

Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba’s government is continuing its push to achieve energy independence by the year 2020. The government announced Tuesday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with BYD Company Limited on a zero-carbon […]


Aruba Sees Rise in Travel Demand

Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba is seeing a significant increase in travel demand, according to data from Expedia. Travel demand for Aruba grew by 15 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013, the company said. “As […]


"We Were Ecological Before Ecological Was Cool"

Above: Bonaire (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell While Bonaire is one of the smallest destinations in the Caribbean, its tourism sector is one of the most important of any individual country in the region, measured as a percentage of its […]


The Caribbean's Best Small Hotels - 2013

We continue our Best of the Caribbean series with a look at the small hotel properties that make the Caribbean tick — particularly those of 50 rooms or less. While the Caribbean has superb luxury resorts and all-inclusives, it has […]

Island Routes to Open in Dominican Republic, Grenada in Regional Expansion

Above: Island Routes GM David Shields (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA – Jamaica-based tour company Island Routes is expanding to several new destinations in the Caribbean, led by the Dominican Republic. The company, which is part of the […]

Making Caribbean Hotels Sustainable: An Interview With Aruba’s Ewald Biemans

Above: the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts in Aruba By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — This week’s Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Conference has focused on how the region’s leading does business. But what does sustainability mean for hotels in a […]


Ritz-Carlton Aruba to Open in November

Above: a rendering of the Ritz-Carlton Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba is planning to open in November, the company announced this week. The property will include 320 oceanfront rooms and suites and a 15,000-square-foot spa, a […]

Caribbean Countries Conduct Test of Tsunami Warning System

Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff A total of 32 countries in the wider Caribbean basin and beyond conducted a full-scale joint tsunami alert exercise Wednesday. According to the exercise, an 8.5-magnitude earthquake struck 90 kilometres off the coast […]

As Haiti Develops Tourism Sector, It Looks to Aruba for Inspiration

Above: Aruba PM Mike Eman and Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By Alexander Britell In a region with few natural resources, tourism is to the Caribbean as oil is to the Middle East. To be sure, some countries […]


Haiti PM, Tourism Minister Lead Delegation to Aruba

Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin (left) and PM Laurent Lamothe (second from left) in Aruba (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin are leading a high-level delegation to […]

Former GM at St Lucia's BodyHoliday Joins Radisson Aruba Resort

Above: the Radisson Aruba Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Mark Lyttleton-Frances has been named the new general manager of the Radisson Aruba Resort, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced Thursday. Lyttleton assumed his role Jan. 8. He was previously the […]

Hyatt Aruba Continues With Renovations

Above: The Hyatt in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Casino & Spa will open its new Mexicado eatery as part of a series of ongoing renovations, the company announced. Mexicado, billed as Aruba’s first […]


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