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Bahamas’ Margaritaville Resort Project Relaunching Construction

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By Joe Pike, Special Contributor A spokesperson for the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board told Caribbean Journal Invest (CJI) on Thursday that the much-anticipated Margaritaville Beach Resort in Nassau, The Bahamas will resume construction on May 11 with plans to […]


CHTA Urging Tour Operators to Pay Caribbean Hotels

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Citing the pressures facing Caribbean hotels and resorts because of the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is calling on international tour operators that have delayed paying hotels for services delivered to the operators’ clients […]


Comito: Crisis Offers Big Chance to Upgrade Caribbean Tourism Product

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The COVID-19 crisis presents an opportunity for the Caribbean to upgrade its tourism product, according to Frank Comito, the CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Speaking on a recent Foreign Press Association webinar, Comito explained how the Caribbean hospitality […]


Caribbean Tourism “Will Emerge Stronger After Coronavirus”

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It’s uncharted territory for the Caribbean region (and the world) right now, but the region’s top tourism leaders are pointing to the Caribbean’s past experience with major disruptions as hope for its future.  The Caribbean has “considerable experience in managing […]

Caribbean Mourns Legendary Grenada Hotelier

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The Caribbean is mourning one of its most legendary hoteliers, Grenada’s Sir Royston Hopkin, who passed away over the weekend.  Hopkin was the proprietor of the renowned Spice Island Beach Resort on Grenada’s Grand Anse Beach.  Hopkin, a former CHTA […]

How the USVI Is Rebranding St Croix

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St Croix, the US Virgin Islands’ largest island, is getting a new tourism identity.  USVI tourism officials have launched a full-fledged rebranding of St Croix, with a new push aimed at educating travelers on the unique features of the island.  […]


Royalton Is Opening a New All-Inclusive in Grenada

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Canadian all-inclusive brand Royalton is set to open a new resort in Grenada that will instantly become the largest property on the island.  The new Royalton Grenada is slated to open March 1, Grenada tourism officials confirmed at the recent […]

Antigua Is the Next Caribbean Cruise Powerhouse

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Antigua and Barbuda may be breaking tourism records for stopover arrivals — but it’s also quietly becoming a major new Caribbean cruise power.  The Eastern Caribbean destination, which now has a partnership with Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest cruise […]

Barbados' South Gap Hotel Completes Major Renovation

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The South Gap Hotel in Barbados has completed a major renovation project, Caribbean Journal has learned. The hotel on the southern coast of Barbados has completed a nearly $3 million renovation project. The two-year-long project included the transformation of its […]


Grenada’s Leo Garbutt Named CHTA Caribbean Hotelier of the Year

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NASSAU — The owner of Grenada’s Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel has been named Caribbean Hotelier of the Year by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.  Garbutt was awarded in a ceremony during the CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace event  in Nassau, The […]

Bahamas Buzzing for Next Month’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace

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Next month’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace in The Bahamas is generating lots of buzz and excitement, organizers of the region’s premier travel conference said this week.  The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s leading annual conference will be hosted Jan. 21-23 at […]

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Nature Conservancy Partnering

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has teamed up with the Nature Conservancy with the goal of creating a more resilient Caribbean. The organizations have signed an agreement to protect the environment and promote tourism sustainability. “It’s a […]


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