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Talking Tourism in the Dominican Republic’s La Romana

 Above: Ana Garcia Sotoca Pascual(CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell While Punta Cana is the Dominican Republic’s main tourism centre, the eastern half of Hispaniola has a wide range of tourism destinations, large and small. The country, which is currently receiving …

St Lucia PM on Visit to Cuba

 Above: Dr Kenny Anthony By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime MInister Dr Kenny Anthony arrived in Havana on Monday for an official visit to Cuba. In a statement, Anthony said St Lucia had “collaborated very closely” in regional …

Joe Biden to Begin Trinidad Visit

 Above: Joe Biden By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Vice President Joe Biden begins his visit to Trinidad and Tobago on Monday. Biden’s visit follows a trip to Trinidad and Tobago by US President Barack Obama in 2009, although …

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 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba is seeing a significant increase in travel demand, according to data from Expedia. Travel demand for Aruba grew by 15 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013, the company said. “As …

 The latest edition of our Caribbean Photo Tour brings you to Dominica, known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean, one of the most beautiful islands in the region. From towering mountains to shimmering waterfalls, Dominica is a feast for …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor ON MY RECENT JOURNEY of travel, self discovery, food and back roads, I found myself deep in the jungles of Costa Rica. How I ended up there is a long story, but what I heard about …

 Let’s be honest — if you want to go diving, it’s the Caribbean or bust. Whether it’s the unmatched sea life, easy access to dive sites or the sheer brilliance of the waters of the Caribbean Sea, the region is …

 Above: Bonaire (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell While Bonaire is one of the smallest destinations in the Caribbean, its tourism sector is one of the most important of any individual country in the region, measured as a percentage of its …

 Above: Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff After three months of year-over-year growth to start the year, the Caribbean hotel sector saw a mixed bag of numbers in April, according to data from STR. While hotel occupancy stood at 75 …

 Above: Saint Pierre, Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Seaborne Airlines will be launching direct service from San Juan to Martinique beginning in June, the company announced. The flights will operate out of San Juan on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and …

 By Vincent Vanderpool-WallaceCJ Contributor TOURISM MINISTERS and Commissioners and their counterparts in the private sector in the Caribbean have come to see that the region’s tourism industry is vastly underperforming compared to the potential that they see. Hotel occupancies across …

 Above: Xi Jinping (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff Chinese President Xi Jinping will be making an official visit to Trinidad and Tobagoon May 31, Trinidad’s government announced on Monday. It will mark the first time a Chinese …

 Above: a map of the quake By the Caribbean Journal staff The northeastern Caribbean was shaken on Monday by its second earthquake since Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake’s epicentre was 60 kilometres northeast of Stoney …

 By Alexander Britell After years of neglect, Haiti’s tourism sector is picking up steam again — with new flights from companies like JetBlue and the addition of tour packages for the first time from outlets like Canada’s Transat. While the …

 Above: the Condado Palm Inn & Suites (Photo: Best Western) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Condado Palm Inn & Suites has opened its doors in San Juan’s Condado district. The 151-room hotel is the first “Best Western Plus” to …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonJetSetSarah WHAT’S NOT to love about Grand Cayman’s Seven-Mile Beach? Sugar-white sand; glassy turquoise waters; a string of hotels, restaurants and bars right on the sand (shout out to Calico Jack’s!); and a lively, in-the-thick-of-it vibe. But sometimes …

 Above: a map of the quake (USGS) A 4.8-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across the northeastern Caribbean on Saturday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake was felt as far north as St Maarten, as far south as …

 After Caribbean Journal did a list of the top 10 beach bars in the Caribbean, Rum Journal thought it would be appropriate to do a companion list of the 10 best beach drinks in the Caribbean. Indeed, some of them happen …