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Antigua and Barbuda Is Open for Tourism — Here’s What to Expect

 When the first commercial flight touched down in Antigua and Barbuda since the COVID-19 crisis began, arriving passengers were greeted by a host of new anti-infection procedures — as the destination officially reopened for tourism on June 4. Of the destination’s …

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Antigua “Making Progress” on Fifth Cruise Berth

 While COVID-19 has impacted the destination’s tourism sector, Antigua and Barbuda officials say it is continuing to construct a fifth cruise berth, which will be ready at the beginning of the upcoming winter tourist season.  The $80 million, 30-year agreement …

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How Antigua and Barbuda Hotels Are Readying for Travelers

 Hotels in Antigua and Barbuda are beginning to prepare for the eventual return of travelers with new measures aimed at minimizing risks of COVID-19 transmission.  That’s led by the destination’s newest resort, the adults-only Hammock Cove, which has implemented a …

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 With the rise of “virtual” vacations, Antigua and Barbuda has launched a pair of new tourism shows.  The new digital programming includes “In the Mix,” which will air every Thursday at 10AM and feature some of the destination’s best mixologists …

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 After its near destruction by Hurricane Irma in 2017, Barbuda is quietly making a comeback, with several projects on stream: most notably, the Barbuda Ocean Club, a massive new development by Discovery Land Company, and a long-awaited project by Robert …

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 There’s a new luxury resort community project that’s quietly launched in the Caribbean: the Barbuda Ocean Club, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  Discovery Land Company, the developer and operator of some of the world’s most exclusive residential club communities and …

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 It’s not been easy for destinations to address the uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but one Caribbean country’s tourism authority has put out an important message.  Balancing both the need to address the current situation and ensure that travelers …

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 The spectacular beaches of the Caribbean remain the region’s ultimate siren song for travelers. They’re the reason we sit at our desks, dreaming of the islands, placing ourselves there, even just for a moment.  They’re the essence of what makes …

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 It’s just you and the sand. No crowds, no hassle, no long journeys to get from your room to the water.  That’s what the best beach resorts are about — places where nothing stands between you and the object of …

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 Antigua and Barbuda is one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in the Caribbean, and now the twin-island country is looking to continue its surge in arrivals with more airlift.  A delegation from the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority led by …

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 Antigua and Barbuda may be breaking tourism records for stopover arrivals — but it’s also quietly becoming a major new Caribbean cruise power.  The Eastern Caribbean destination, which now has a partnership with Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest cruise …

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 It’s been a stellar year for Caribbean travel. Stayover tourist arrivals are booming almost universally across the region. It seems like a new hotel opens up every week (and if you read Caribbean Journal, you realize it’s even more often …

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 After the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017, the beach-filled paradise of Barbuda is about to go green in a major way. The United Arab Emirates is joining with the CARICOM Development Fund and other partners to build a …

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 New hotels, new villas, new dining hotspots. It may be the quietest time of year in the Caribbean, but the region is as hot as ever – and an October vacation in the Caribbean means you’ll often feel like you …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Atlantic is adding new flights to one of the Caribbean’s buzziest hotspots, Antigua and Barbuda. The transatlantic carrier will be expanding its Antigua service from three weekly flights to four weekly flights. That change …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is one of the buzziest destinations in the Caribbean right now, according to the latest data from the twin-island country’s tourism authority. Antigua and Barbuda tourism has seen a 10 percent increase …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor There’s a new passport to some of the best values and experiences in Antigua and Barbuda. And it’s digital. The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has launched its new “Cool Card,” a downloadable card that gives …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is set to launch a big expansion to Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport, tourism officials said Monday. The New York City-based carrier will be adding two additional flights from New York to Antigua every …