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Southwest Airlines to Spend $2 Billion to “Transform” Customer Experience

 Southwest Airlines says it is planning to spend $2 billion on a project to “transform” its customer experience, the carrier said. The planned investments are “designed to enhance and simplify Customers’ journeys,” according to a statement. The carrier, which has …

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Major Caribbean Resort Sold for $100 Million 

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The Caribbean Island of Statia Just Removed All Testing Rules 

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has officially discontinued its entry travel rules, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means the island no longer requires pre-testing for travelers, effective May 11.  Statia, which is a short ferry or plane ride from …

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 The Park Hyatt St Kitts, the island’s leading luxury hotel, has named a new general manager, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property has tapped Richard Elliott to the role, in which he will oversee the resort’s operations, including its 126 …

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 Cancun is seeing a full-fledged surge in air passenger traffic, according to new data from Mexico-based ASUR, which manages Cancun International Airport.  The Mexican Caribbean hotspot reported passenger traffic of 2.617 million in April, which represented a 59.6 percent increase …

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 Hyatt Hotels is expanding its focus on all-inclusive, particularly in the Caribbean, with a new portfolio called the “Inclusive Collection.” The new portfolio includes nine different “luxury” all-inclusive brands, the vast majority of which come from the company’s purchase of …

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 Caribbean Airlines is adding a new nonstop route to Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Trinidad-based carrier is launching a new nonstop route between Orlando, Fla. and Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport in July.  The new route, which kicks …

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 JetBlue is significantly ramping up its flight service to Montego Bay, Jamaica.  By July 2022, the carrier will have 40 percent more seats between the United States and Montego Bay than it did before the pandemic began.  The announcement come …

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 Airbnb continues to see booming growth in the Caribbean, driven by remote work, according to new numbers from the company.  The share of nights booked for long term stays in the first quarter of 2022 almost doubled compared to the …

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 St Thomas Carnival made its triumphant return this past weekend in the US Virgin Islands. The 70th annual edition of St Thomas Carnival was an “eclectic celebration of culture and tradition,” according to the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.  …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Carolyn Vasiliauskas, who sent in this stunning shot on Ambergris Caye in Belize. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

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 One of the coolest new resorts in Jamaica has made a big change: it’s now offering all-inclusive vacations.  The S Hotel Montego Bay, the hotel that has injected new energy into Montego Bay’s famous “Hip Strip,” has rebranded as an …

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 The most exciting event in the Dutch Caribbean of 2022 has expanded again, this time with a new Photo Competition.  The Bonaire Rum Week Photo Competition, which launched May 5, seeks the best photos of Bonaire under or above the …

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 Puerto Rico’s premier golf resort has added another innovation: its own beer label.  The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Beach and Golf Resort has debuted the new Rio Mar Lager Beer, a Vienna-style lager that’s made locally — and offered …

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 It’s been one of the fastest-growing airlines in the Caribbean amid the pandemic, and now low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is set to launch another expansion to the region.  In June and July, Frontier will kick off new nonstop service to …

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 JetBlue has announced that it has “enhanced” its proposal to acquire low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines.  The deal would amount to $33 per share, offering what JetBlue called “both superior financial value and greater certainty” than a competing offer by low-cost …

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 There’s a new eco-tourism destination in The Bahamas.  The celebrated Coral Vita coral farm in Grand Bahama is now open to the public.  The farm, which debuted in 2019, has a mission to restore dying coral reefs in the region.  …

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 Hollywood legend and celebrated hotelier Robert De Niro has unveiled the next phase of his development on the Caribbean island on Barbuda.  It’s the new Beach Club at Nobu, the new Barbuda outpost of the renowned Japanese eatery that opened …