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Celebrity Cruises Returns to Antigua and Barbuda

 Large-vessel cruising has returned to Antigua and Barbuda.  Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox ship called on the Antigua Cruise Port in St John’s this week, the first large vessel to visit the twin-island destination since the onset of the pandemic.  The …

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Antigua’s Verandah All-Inclusive Resort Is Reopening Next Month

 The all-inclusive Verandah Resort and Spa in Antigua is reopening next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The popular family-friendly property is set to welcome back guests on Sept. 1, parent company Elite Island Resorts confirmed.  The Green Globe-certified, recently-upgraded resort, …

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Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Is Bouncing Back

 Antigua and Barbuda was one of the first Caribbean destinations to reopen its borders for tourism when it did so back in early June 2020.  Now, that decision is continuing to pay off, with tourism to the twin-island destination bouncing …

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 JetBlue is kicking off a new route to Antigua and Barbuda next week, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The fast-expanding carrier is launching its first-ever service from Newark-Liberty International Airport to Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport.  The new service, which begins …

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 Antigua and Barbuda has undertaken a strong vaccination push in the tourism sector, with more than 60 percent of all tourism employees in the country now vaccinated. Second dose vaccinations are now underway for more than 3,500 employees in the …

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 It’s only open by day.  They come by boat or helicopter, or by short jaunt from the tents at the Barbuda Ocean Club.  And the early returns are spectacular.  This is the Caribbean’s hottest new restaurant, and it just so …

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 In a destination that’s blessed with 365 beaches, it’s hard to choose just one.  But we’re rather partial to the sugar-white sands of Long Bay Beach, set on the northeastern edge of the island of Antigua.  The beach, which is …

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 It’s the sound of Antigua and Barbuda.  A new playlist launched by the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority gives you a chance to experience the twin-island beach destination even if you’re still at home.  The new DJ Playlist is all …

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 This year’s Antigua Sailing Week is turning into a virtual event.  The physical week of sailing had been canceled this year amid the pandemic.  This year’s virtual edition will be centered around “Sailing Week Sunday,” a virtual event with stories, …

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 One of the most popular all-inclusives on an island that specializes in them, the Pineapple Beach Club has officially reopened its doors in Antigua, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The adults-only resort officially relaunched on April 4, according to parent company …

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 The government of Antigua and Barbuda has begun the COVID-19 vaccination process for frontline workers in the tourism industry. In just the past week, over 2,000 hospitality professionals across Antigua and Barbuda were vaccinated, officials said.  “We are encouraged by the enthusiasm of our tourism …

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 The Antigua and Barbuda yachting industry is open for business, the destination’s leading marine association said this week.  The Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association is urging yachters that, despite the recent cancellation of Antigua Sailing Week, the yachting industry continues …

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 The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has launched a new mobile app to help travelers discover the destination.  It’s called Explore Antigua, and it’s joined by a new interactive map for tourists.  The free app, developed by Hashtag Communications, features …

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 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor  The Caribbean is mourning one of the titan’s of the region’s tourism industry, with the passing of Gordon “Butch” Stewart, the founder and chairman of Sandals Resorts International.  Stewart was 79. Stewart was known for …

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 That next trip.  Maybe it’s for a holiday, maybe it’s for a family reunion, maybe it’s an annual tradition.  That next trip, that vacation to plan for, to dream about; it’s one of the greatest antidotes to creeping monotony in …

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 More airlines are expanding their flights to Antigua and Barbuda for the winter as demand for the destination continues to rise, officials said this week.  Air Canada made its return to Antigua this weekend, while more United States and United …

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 Antigua and Barbuda has been open for tourism since June, and the country’s ever-popular yachting industry is gearing up for the winter season.  Even better? The country is planning to run all of the high-profile yachting events its calendar, including …