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Caribbean Mourns Sandals Resorts Founder Gordon “Butch” Stewart

 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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The Caribbean Travel Awards 2021

 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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American Airlines, Delta Expanding Flights to Antigua

 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 …

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 Two of Antigua’s most popular all-inclusive hotels have reopened their doors, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Galley Bay Resort and Spa, the adults-only all-inclusive resort in Antigua, reopened its doors this week, joined by the relaunch fo the St. James’ …

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 When Antigua and Barbuda reopened for tourism on June 4, it was among the first destinations in the Caribbean to do so — sending ripples across the region and, more importantly, a message that, even amid the challenges of COVID-19, …

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 One of the Caribbean’s top all-inclusive hotels is relaunching next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Antigua’s Curtain Bluff resort will reopen its doors on Oct. 24, the property confirmed.  The all-inclusive on the stunning south coast of Antigua will be …

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 By Bob Curley Some of the top hotels and resorts in Antigua and Barbuda are back to welcoming international guests, while others are waiting until the traditionally busier fall season before opening their doors again. Antigua was one of the …

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 One of Antigua’s leading boutique hotels is planning a November relaunch, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The beachfront Inn at English Harbour is reopening on Nov. 1, the property confirmed this week.  The 28-room hotel is set on Galleon Beach in …

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 Looking for a taste of Antigua and Barbuda? The twin-island destination is inspiring travelers with its new signature cocktail, The Lift Off. With the increasing popularity of virtual and socially-distanced happy hours, The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority asked Antigua …

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 Another Elite Island Resorts property is reopening in the Caribbean.  The popular St James’s Club Antigua resort will be relaunching operations on Oct. 14, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The all-inclusive beach resort is set on a private 100-acre peninsula in …

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 Antigua and Barbuda has released an updated set of health and safety protocols for visitors.  Most notably, all passengers arriving by air must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result, taken within seven days of their flight.  Travelers arriving by …

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 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor Citizenship by investment programs, which confer citizenship for buyers who meet a certain investment threshold, have been quietly fueling a surge in resort and real estate developments across the Caribbean. At the forefront of that …

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 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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 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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 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 …