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Marriott to Open First Branded Property in Belize

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A Marriott-branded hotel is coming to the surging Caribbean tourism destination of Belize. ECI Development has announced plans to bring Marriott Hotels’ signature brand to Belize with a 203-unit hotel on popular Ambergris Caye. The …

Four Seasons Reopens in Anguilla

 By Alexander Britell It’s been a big week for Four Seasons in the Caribbean. Fresh of the announcement of the company’s planned launch in Belize, Four Seasons officially reopened its Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla, which had been closed …

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Four Seasons Is Expanding to Belize

 By Alexander Britell Four Seasons is opening another new property in the Caribbean as the company embarks on what appears to be a concerted expansion push in the region. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to develop Caye …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia is the fastest-growing tourism destination in the Caribbean right now, according to the latest data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The “Helen of the West Indies” reported a total of 386,127 stayover …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The government of Belize will expand its network of no-take zones, a type of marine protected area, from three percent to over 10 percent by the end of 2018. The expanded areas are managed in accordance …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott is adding Belize to its Caribbean portfolio. Marriott’s Autograph Collection is partnering with developer Andrew Ashcroft on a new property in Belize: Alaia. The boutique hotel, which will be set in the southern part …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Caribbean tourism industry professional Stacy Cox has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives for the next two years. Cox took office early last year following an unscheduled leadership change, and has …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking for a cruise to Cuba? Norwegian Cruise Line has announced an expansion of its sailings to Cuba and the wider Caribbean, the company announced this week. This fall, Norwegian Sun will offer a combination …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian air carrier WestJet is returning to St Maarten, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The carrier will begin weekly scheduled service between Toronto and St Maarten as of April 23, and every Saturday …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Thinking of a Caribbean cruise out of Tampa? Carnival has you covered. Carnival Cruise Line has kicked off a year-round program of seven-day Caribbean cruises from Tampa, doubling the line’s capacity at the port. Carnival …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dream Hotel Group is making its first foray into the Caribbean. Dream Hotel Group has announced the development of three hotels in the Caribbean: Unscripted Tulum, Unscripted Belize and Dream Belize. “We are thrilled …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A massive 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck the western Caribbean late Tuesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck in the middle of the western Caribbean sea at a depth of 10 kilometers, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to fly to the heart of the Caribbean Basin. Copa Airlines has announced the launch of new service between Denver, Colorado and Panama City. The new nonstop flights connect Denver to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada recently launched its first-ever flights to Belize. The new weekly nonstop flights between Toronto and Belize City are the latest service launch to what has become one of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing destinations. It’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s looking to be a very Merry Christmas for the Caribbean. With a quick rebound from this fall’s hurricanes, the Caribbean’s hotel industry is reporting a surge in holiday bookings, according to the Caribbean Hotel …

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 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed its lineup of summer 2019 itineraries. Norwegian Dawn will set sail on seven-day cruises to the Bahamas and Florida from May 25 to August 31, 2019. This marks the ship’s return …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton’s ramped-up Caribbean expansion shows no signs of slowing down. The company opened its second new Caribbean property this month with the debut of The Fives Downtown Hotel and Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton, in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is continuing its Caribbean expansion with a pair of major new projects on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Hilton has announced plans to open both a luxury Waldorf-Astoria and an all-inclusive Hilton in Cancun. …