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A Tourism Development Boom in St. Lucia

 The island of St. Lucia is quietly seeing a development boom. On the heels of the announcement of the Pearl of the Caribbean resort project, St. Lucia is reporting a wave of development that will add more than 1,000 new hotel …

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Richard Branson’s Supersonic Airplane Plans

 Sir Richard Branson is making a big push in commercial supersonic air travel. Branson has announced that Virgin Galactic’s manufacturing team, The Spaceship Company, has partnered with Colorado-based Boom Supersonic to work on Boom’s new supersonic airplane. Boom introduced its …

Martinique Seeing Huge Jump in US, Canadian Visitors

 Martinique is booming. The French Caribbean department is seeing a significant increase in visitors from the United States and Canada, following a concerted push in recent years to focus on the North American market. This year’s peak tourist season saw …

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 The Caribbean has rebounded significantly from the downturn, but some Caribbean countries are showing more hotel development growth. In fact, there are three Caribbean countries with more than 1,000 hotel rooms in the “under contract” stage, or under construction, according …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is seeing a significant improvement in cruise numbers the territory’s Ports Authority reported. The BVI received 32,133 cruise passenger arrivals in October, up 487 percent year over year. By comparison, the …

 A hotel development surge By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Jamaica is undergoing a hotel development boom. The Caribbean tourism giant will see 1,600 new hotel rooms break ground this year alone, according to Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill. The construction …

 Above: Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie at the recent Eleuthera Business Outlook By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian island of Eleuthera is on track for a “major economic boom,” according to Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie. Christie said the …

 Above: Nassau, Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There are three countries in the Caribbean with more than 500 rooms in construction, according to the latest According to the latest pipeline report from STR, the Bahamas leads the …

 Above: construction at the Kittitian Hill project in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — This may be a relatively small island, but it seems hard to go anywhere here without seeing a new hotel or condominium …