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Sunwing Continues Buffalo-Caribbean Flights

 More flights out of Buffalo By the Caribbean Journal staff In a bid in part to ease travel for many Toronto-area travelers, Canadian travel giant Sunwing is offering flights out of Buffalo International Airport for a second winter season this …

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Jamaica Secures 60,000 New Airline Seats

 More flights to the island By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY – Jamaica’s set for a major airlift boost this tourist season. The island has secured more than 60,000 new airline seats, according to Tourism Director Paul Pennicook. The director announced …

This is the Caribbean’s Most Innovative Country

 The latest Global Innovation Index By the Caribbean Journal staff If the Caribbean wants to compete in the global economy, it will need to come up with new ideas, new platforms and new strategies. That means innovation. So what’s the …

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 All-inclusive returns after Hurricane Odile last year By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos has reopened its doors folowing Hurricane Odile last year, Hyatt announced. The company said that the property had been “transformed,” now including a newly-redesigned …

 A new project in Puerto Rico By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A new inn has broken ground in Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company announced this week. The new project is called Rincon Ojo de Agua, a 16-room project that …

 A new loan from IDB By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $10 million loan in an initiative to reduce poverty and create jobs in Barbados. The program aims to alleviate the country’s poverty and …

 A major new hotel development By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new hotel project will soon launch in the Condado district of Puerto Rico’s capital, San Juan. The project began in earnest with the recent demolition of buildings 880 …

 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 …

 New hire at regional airline By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional air carrier LIAT has named Captain Arthur Senhouse its new Director, Flight Operations. The appointment, which took effect Sept. 1, includes responsibility for “all aspects of the airline’s flight …

 Closer to pact By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada and China are “pressing ahead with plans to formalize an air services agreement,” Grenada’s government said in a statement. That was announced by Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell following his …

 DOJ approves deal By the Caribbean Journal staff Expedia has completed its acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide, a deal that represents an enterprise value of $1.6 billion. The deal is the latest significant acquisition for Expedia, which also acquired Travelocity at …

 A new hotel executive in St Lucia By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The BodyHoliday has appointed Atanas Botev as its new General Manager. In his new capacity as GM he will be responsible for leading the management and development of all …

 A major new entry By the Caribbean Journal staff A top luxury brand is coming to Jamaica. Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts announced this week that it was planning to open a new Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resort to Montego Bay. …

 A new Hyatt Place By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt Hotels has announced the opening of a new hotel in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. The 126-room property is the first Hyatt Place hotel in the country. It’s part of …

 Eman’s latest green push in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba has been on a major green push in recent years, with a high-profile plan for 100 percent green energy by 2020, by far the most ambitious public-sector project …

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 Why you need to visit Fowl Cay By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor As Caribbean resorts go, Fowl Cay is ne plus ultra. What better way to describe this 50-acre private-island resort where everything – and we mean everything – is …

 Regional carrier relaunches flights By Dana NilandCJ Contributor LIAT will resume flights to and from Dominica’s Douglas-Charles Airport beginning Friday, September 18, the airline said in a statement. LIAT was forced to suspend its services to Dominica on August 27 …

 A new portal for the TCI By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has officially launched operations of its London Office. The new branch is an extension of the territory’s Office of the Premier, and will henceforth …