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American Airlines Kicks Off Two New Nonstop Routes to St Thomas

 The world’s largest airline launched a pair of new routes this week to a Caribbean destination on the rise: St Thomas.  The latest boosts to St Thomas’ tourism renaissance came with the arrival of new winter flights from both Chicago …

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USVI “Resumes Business” After Tropical Storm Karen

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The USVI has “resumed business” following the passage of Tropical Storm Karen, officials said Wednesday. While the storm brought heavy rainfall to the trio of islands, it “had little to no impact on the territory’s …

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Point Pleasant Resort Officially Reopens in St Thomas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the most popular resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands has completed its comeback, Caribbean Journal has learned. The 59-room Point Pleasant Resort has officially returned in St Thomas, marking another important step in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations has gotten a major new boost from low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines. Spirit has launched its newest nonstop flights from Orlando to St Thomas in the United States Virgin …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Airbnb has been making major inroads in the Caribbean — and one destination is seeing bigger growth than the others, according to newly released data from the sharing economy giant. The leader? The island of …

 By Alexander Britell It’s back. One of the Caribbean’s most beloved hotels has reopened its doors on the island of St Thomas: the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. In a huge step forward for the tourism industry in St Thomas, the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines is set to relaunch an important service for the United States Virgin Islands this month. The carrier is launching daily nonstop flights between New York and St Thomas, with the expanded service …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St. Thomas was devastated by Hurricane Irma, but the island’s tourism infrastructure is beginning to rebuild and recover. The Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, perhaps the island’s signature hotel, has announced “high expectations” to begin taking …

 It’s got all of the ingredients: a beach, a beach bar, perfect water. But what turns a beach resort into the one you never want to leave? The legendary Bolongo Bay Beach Resort has developed that into an art form, …

 How to celebrate the big game By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Superbowl Sunday’s almost here, and St. Thomas’ Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is celebrating the 50th installment of the football competition with not one but two limited-edition cocktails. Both festive …

 A hotel called home By Guy Britton ST THOMAS — You can feel it the moment you arrive. It’s about the guests. They’re all … so … happy. That’s because at the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, the hotel becomes more than …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The folks at St Thomas’ Bolongo Bay tell us that this potent punch is best enjoyed at Iggies Beach bar, the popular drinkery at the USVI all-inclusive resort. But since it includes (count ‘em) five …

 Above: Dick Doumeng By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is mourning the loss of Dick Doumeng, the owner of the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St Thomas, who passed away earlier this week. Doumeng, who was 78, passed away …

 By Richard DoumengOp-Ed Contributor 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). It’s also a time of continuing challenges for tourism in the region. A prolonged state of economic uncertainty in the world. Airlift issues …