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Caribbean Tourism Positive About “Continued Rebound”

 The Caribbean Tourism Organization says it is positive about the “continued rebound of the tourism industry” in the region, even in the face of the onset of the omicron variant.  Indeed, last year saw a nearly 60 to 70 percent …

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15 Caribbean “Hideaway” Beaches to Discover in 2022

 Even at the most popular beaches in the Caribbean, you can always find your own space.  But right now, sometimes travelers are looking for a little extra seclusion; a little more distance from other people.  That’s where these Caribbean beaches …

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The 10 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts to Visit in 2022

 A few decades ago, the term “luxury all-inclusive” might have seemed like an oxymoron. But that’s how much the all-inclusive space has changed, particularly in the Caribbean — where all-inclusive has become far more of a technical term than a …

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 Barbados has updated its entry protocols for travelers, announcing that the country will allow visitors to enter Barbados with a valid negative rapid PCR test done within one day prior to arrival.  Barbados will also be accepting negative RT-PCR test …

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 The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization has launched a major initiative: a first-of-its-kind virtual training program for the region’s primary economic driver. It’s called the Caribbean Tourism Institute, the CTO’s “online campus,” developed by Canadian firm Velsoft. The new portal is …

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 Leading Italian Chef Marcello Piacentini has opened a brand new eatery in Barbados.  It’s called Positano, and it serves up Italian costal cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere, set at the former Daphne’s restaurant.  The property, set on Barbados’ Platinum …

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 It seems like a new all-inclusive resort pops up every week in the Caribbean, and it’s true that the vast majority of adults-only resorts in the islands follow a pay-one-price model for rooms, activities, and dining. But it’s not a …

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 Caribbean Airlines is adding more flights from its hub at Trinidad and Tobago’s Piarco International Airport to Barbados, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The expansion will take effect on Dec. 17, the company confirmed.  The Port-of-Spain-based carrier is increasing its service …

caribbean travel awards 2022

 It seems that every year in the Caribbean we say it’s been a year like no other — but in the age of the pandemic, that’s a guarantee. And if 2020 was defined by the ongoing question of the tourism …

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 Virgin Atlantic has launched its first-ever international service from Edinburgh, Scotland, with a brand-new route to Barbados.  The new flights represent the first time Virgin Atlantic has flown to the Caribbean from Scotland in its 37-year history.  It’s the only …

antigua intercaribbean

 Turks and Caicos-based interCaribbean Airways continues to expand, this time with the launch of new service to Antigua.  The nonstop service will include a pair of new routes: between Turks and Caicos and Antigua and between Antigua and Barbados.  The …

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 French Caribbean airline Air Antilles is ramping up its flight service to Antigua this winter season.  That will include twice-weekly services on Mondays and Fridays from Barbados and Saint Lucia to Antigua.  The first flights will launch on Dec. 17, …

barbados house small resorts

 Barbados has long been defined by its grand Sandy Lane resort; but for in-the-know travelers, the best way to experience the island is at its smaller hotels and resorts, places that ooze Barbados charm in a smaller, more intimate package.  …

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 Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  BTMI has appointed Jens Thraenhart to the role, effective Nov. 1.  The news comes after Thraenhart was selected from what BTMI said …

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 Air Antilles is adding more new flights to Saint Lucia this winter.  The French Caribbean carrier will now be operating around 3,000 seats each month, beginning Dec. 6.  That will include daily flights from Barbados; six weekly flights from both …

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 The Club, Barbados, one of the island’s top all-inclusive resorts, is officially open again.  The resort has reopened under parent company Elite Island Resorts’ vaccination policy, which requires proof of vaccination for all guests 16 and over.  “We’re open, and …

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 Dutch carrier KLM is launching its new flights to the island of Barbados.  The new service, which kicks off this weekend, will operate between Amsterdams Schiphol and Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport.  KLM is adding over 20,000 seats from Europe …

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 The United Kingdom’s Virgin Atlantic just launched its first-ever flights to the island of St Vincent.  The new service between London Heathrow and Argyle International Airport is operating twice weekly, with flights on Sundays and Wednesdays.  St Vincent and the …