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Americans Are Flocking to Jamaica

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Jamaica saw surging tourism growth last year, fueled largely by a dramatic increase in visits by travelers from the United States.  Jamaica reported 1.838 million stayover arrivals from the United States market, which represented a 12.9 percent increase compared to […]


Royalton Opens New All-Inclusive Hotel in Grenada

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The highly-anticipated new all-inclusive Royalton Grenada has officially opened its doors on the island’s Magazine Beach.  The new Royalton, set at the former Grenadian by Rex Resorts property, is a major infusion of energy into Grenada’s tourism sector.  The 269-room, […]


The Caribbean Just Set an All-Time Record for Visitor Arrivals

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The Caribbean region set an all-time record for visitor arrivals in 2019, according to a new report from the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization. Stayover arrivals to the Caribbean totaled 31.5 million, the highest total in the region’s history. That represented […]


Guyana Just Launched Its First “Rum Route”

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There’s a new way to explore one of the region’s leading rum destinations.  The Guyana Tourism Authority has launched its first-ever official rum route, in collaboration with the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Capitalizing on Guyana’s rich agricultural traditions, local cultural heritage and cuisine, the Guyana Rum […]

More Travelers are Visiting Martinique

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The French Caribbean department of Martinique continues to draw more travelers in 2019.  The island, one of the Caribbean’s most fascinating and culturally rich destinations, saw a 6.1 percent increase in stayover visitor arrivals through the first half of 2019, […]

British Virgin Islands Tourism Is Surging

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The British Virgin Islands is seeing a major tourism rebound so far this year, according to the latest data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The British Virgin Islands reported 172,776 stayover tourist arrivals in the first half of 2019, representing […]


Royal Caribbean Cruises Set to Surge

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Royal Caribbean International is predicting a massive surge in its cruise tourism business in the Caribbean over the next decade.  Speaking at the recent Caribbean Tourism Outlook forum in Antigua, Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley said he was predicting […]

Making Caribbean Tourism Sustainable — And What It Means

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By Julie Bielenberg CJ Contributor ST VINCENT – It was perhaps fitting that the Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism was delayed by a storm. What was then-Tropical Storm Dorian delayed the beginning of the recent Caribbean Tourism Organization’s 2019 sustainability […]

Bahamas Urges Caribbean on Data-Fueled Tourism Growth

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is urging regional leaders to explore new ways to grow tourism in the Caribbean — with the use of data chief among them. Minnis, the Bahamas’ Prime Minister and […]


A Must-Visit Sustainable Tourism Conference in the Caribbean

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By the Caribbean Journal staff A major Caribbean tourism conference is making its return this year with the relaunch of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism Conference. The “Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development,” or STC, will focus on leveraging […]

Saint Lucia Eyes Continued Cruise Growth

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The month of March is expected to be a record-breaking period in Saint Lucia’s cruise sector. The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority said it was anticipating over 140,000 cruise visitors to the island over the course […]

More Travelers Are Visiting Grenada

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By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more travelers are flocking to the Caribbean island of Grenada, according to the latest numbers from the Grenada Tourism Authority. The destination has received 111,446 stayover visitors so far this year, a jump […]


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