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Air Canada Reporting Strong Caribbean Growth

 Canada’s leading carrier is showing strong growth in the Latin America and Caribbean region, according to Air Canada’s latest report. The carrier reported 571 million revenue passenger miles to the region in December, up 9.6 percent over the same period …

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Trinidad and Tobago Could Expand Trade With These Three Countries

 A group of countries including the Dominican Republic, Canada and India are looking to expand trade with Trinidad and Tobago. Dominican Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago Dr Jose Serulle Ramia, in a visit with Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon this week, …

WestJet’s Newest Hire

 A new EVP By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian carrier WestJet has named a new executive vice president, the company announced. The company has appointed Harry Taylor to the position of executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer. The …

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 Big boom in tourism from Canada By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is seeing a big surge in tourism from Canada, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island received 10,776 tourists …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Sunwing Vacations has announced the addition of a new direct flight from Sudbury, Ontario to Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba beginning on Dec. 24. The weekly Thursday flight will operate from December 24, 2015 to March 24, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada’s strong growth growth in Latin America and Caribbean traffic continued last month. The carrier reported 364 million revenue passenger miles in June in Latin America and the Caribbean, up from 337 million in …

 Above: Memories Holguin By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing’s Cuba expansion continues to gain steam. The Canadian vacation giant has added a series of new flights to Cuba, the company announced this week. The company announced that it would be …

 Above: the Royalton Cayo Santa Maria By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel firm Sunwing continues to expand its air service to Cuba. The carrier announced this week that it would be launching a new weekly winter flight between Kitchener-Waterloo …

 Above: the Memories Varadero Beach Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing Vacations has announced plans to launch summer service from Ottawa for the first time, the company announced. The flights, which launch May 11, will operate weekly between Ottawa …

 Above: Haiti’s Moulin sur Mer hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff When Montreal-based Transat debuted its first travel packages to Haiti, it was largely alone in making a bet on Haiti’s still-nascent tourism sector. Now, Haiti is a rising tourism …

 Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao received 450,953 tourists in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That was a 2.5 percent increase over the previous year, buoyed by a summer season that …

 Sunwing Vacations will soon be launching weekly direct flights from Ottawa to St Maarten, the carrier announced. The nonstop Monday service will officially launch Dec. 15, the company said. The Toronto-based carrier operates flights across Mexico and the Caribbean, and …

 Above: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper meeting Monday with Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Dr Rufus Ewing (Photo: OPM Canada) By the Caribbean Journal staff Should the Turks and Caicos Islands become part of Canada? It may sound strange, but …

 Above: Tobago (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Canada could be considering public-private partnerships on the island of Tobago, according to the Tobago House of Assembly. Canada’s High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, Gerard Latulippe, …

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Negotiations on the long-awaited CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement are expected to conclude “no later than June 2014,” CARICOM’s Heads of Government said in a joint communique issued on Wednesday. …

 Above: Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Prime Minister visited Barbados and Montreal, Canada this weekend, ahead of his visit to the CARICOM conference in St Vincent this week. Mitchell visited Barbados on Friday …

 Above: Nevis Tourism Minister Brantley and Four Seasons Founder Isadore Sharp By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis Tourism Minister Mark Brantley recently met with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Founder Isadore Sharp in the latter’s private residence in Toronto. The …