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Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM Launch Codeshare

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Aviation titans Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM have launched their first-ever codeshare agreement. The new agreement means new trans-Atlantic travel options from Europe to the Americas, including the Caribbean region. It means travelers can …

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Copa Adding First-Ever Flights to Suriname

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines is launching its first-ever flights to Suriname, the carrier said this week. The new roundtrip service, which will begin operating in July, will operate twice weekly between Panama City and Paramaribo. Suriname …

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At Jamaica’s Rose Hall Villas, a New Kind of Resort

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton A Caribbean villa vacation is something rather different than your traditional hotel getaway. It’s a way to live the destination in another way, in tranquility, in seclusion, in privacy, with a different kind of …

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bermuda spa month

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Historic charm, world-class golf and, yes, quite a few terrific spas. And now the Atlantic island of Bermuda is upping its wellness game, with the launch of its first-ever Spa Month in February. The new …

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 By Guy Britton ABACO — Elbow Cay is one of those islands on the edge, another level of away.  But the journey is worth it. You have to leave a small island to get to this even smaller island, a …

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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 Alexander Britell MARTINIQUE — There’s nothing else like this. Sure, I’ve seen some far-out hotels in my Caribbean travels, from solar-powered dune-side tents to three-walled sanctuaries, but this is another level. There are just three rooms here, set in the …

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 World-class golf, pink-sand beaches and a unique kind of island charm. This is the best time of year to visit the island of Bermuda, and now several places to stay on the island are offering a complimentary extra night — or …

 It’s one of the most beautiful places in Dominica — Scotts Head, overlooking Soufriere Bay and the point where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean in the south of Dominica. It’s an ethereal place, with the tranquility of the …

 Above: a dumbo octopus By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project by the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to go where no one has gone before — in the Caribbean Sea. A new project that launched Friday …

 Above: a rendering of the Guyana Marriott By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s first-ever Marriott hotel is delayed. The hotel, which had been planning a December 2014 opening, has pushed back its opening date to February 2015, according to the …

 CARIBBEAN air carrier LIAT’s recent struggles have been widely publicized. It’s even been suggested that the company merge with another regional carrier, Caribbean Airlines. Some have even said that Venezuela could throw its hat in the ring. (There are 11 …

 Above: the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil CAN DRINKING RUM help save the environment? It’s a pleasant thought for any rum enthusiast — but a new rum from a small town at the edge of Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest may do just …

 By Philippe GirardOp-Ed Contributor Caribbean history is a fascinating field of study, particularly in the 18th century, when sugar was king and Caribbean islands were some of the most strategically important territories in the world, akin to oil emirates today. …