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Saving Barbados’ Coral Reefs

 A rescue mission is underway to save Barbados’ coral reefs, which have been impacted by a range of climate-related and other hazards.  Recent studies conducted by the Coastal Zone Management Unit and Barbados’ Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies …

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Caribbean Tourism Organization Launches Risk-Management Program

 The Barbados-based Caribbean tourism Organization has launched new risk management course to help improve the tourism industry’s response to natural and other hazards. The launch of the program, which coincides with the beginning of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, aims …

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Barbados Welcomes Back First Cruise Ship

 The first cruise ship has called on Barbados since the beginning of the pandemic back in 2020.  Celebrity Millennium, the first ship to sail in the Western Hemisphere since March 2020, called on Barbados this week as part of a …

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 The first Caribbean cruise in more than a year officially set sail this weekend in St Maarten.  Celebrity Millennium kicked off a seven-night sailing from the Port of St Maarten on Saturday, a return for the cruise industry in the …

 A new all-inclusive resort in Barbados is planning to open its doors this winter, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The O2 Beach Club and Spa boutique all-inclusive will be opening its doors this winter, the latest offering by Barbados’ Ocean Hotels. …

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 Sandals Resorts International has completed the reopening of its two all-inclusive Barbados resorts: Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados.  The two resorts officially relaunched this week, meaning the company has now reopened all of its resorts in the Caribbean, with …

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 Another cruise line is planning a restart from within the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned. Following a number of major cruise lines that have launched homeporting in the Caribbean with the CDC’s no-sail order still in effect in the United …

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 Sandals Resorts International is set to reopen both of its resorts in Barbados next month.  The all-inclusive company will be relaunching both its Sandals Royal Barbados and Sandals Barbados resorts.  Sandals has nearly completed its Caribbean-wide reopening; one other resort, …

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 The Grenada Tourism Authority has named a new Chief Executive Officer, with industry veteran Petra Roach tapped for the role.  Roach had spent the last 27 years with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, most recently as global head of markets and …

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 Crystal Cruises is continuing its Caribbean homeporting push, with plans to homeport the Crystal Symphony cruise ship in Antigua and Barbuda.  Crystal Symphony, which will sail a series of 15 10-night Caribbean cruises from St John’s, will be the first-ever …

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 Barbados is launching a new set of travel protocols in May, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That includes a series of changes applying to fully vaccinated travelers, set to take effect May 8.  The country has approved the AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer …

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 Ireland’s Aer Lingus is launching a new nonstop route to the island of Barbados, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The carrier will be operating a new route from Manchester, UK to Barbados beginning Oct. 20, subject to government approvals.   The …

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 Celebrity Cruises will be relaunching operations out of the island of St Maarten in June, the company announced this week.  The move to a Caribbean homeport follows last week’s announcement by Crystal Cruises that would relaunch cruises with a homeport …

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 Homesharing giant Airbnb is partnering with the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization on a push to increase tourism to the region in 2021.  The collaboration aims to help “amplify the Caribbean’s recovery from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic by promoting …

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 The Caribbean Tourism Organization is projecting a 20 percent increase in tourism arrivals in 2021, the Barbados-based agency said this week.  That comes after the Caribbean saw a 65 percent reduction in arrivals in 2020 due to the pandemic.  That …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Chris Zearley, who sent in this “relaxing shot” of Paradise Beach in Barbados. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject …

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 Trinidad-based regional airline Caribbean Airlines is set to launch a major new route next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The carrier will be launching new nonstop flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Barbados.  The new route …