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Karisma to Reopen Caribbean, Mexico Resorts

 Karisma Hotels and Resorts is planning to reopen its portfolio of resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean beginning on June 15. The all-inclusive company will begin with four resorts on the Riviera Maya on June 15: El Dorado Maroma, Palafitos …

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Colombia’s Avianca Files for Bankruptcy

 Colombian airline Avianca has filed for bankruptcy, the carrier announced this weekend.  The company said it had “voluntarily filed for reorganization proceedings under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.” Avianca said it had done so to “protect our …

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Delta, LATAM Sign “Trans-American Joint Venture”

 Delta Air Lines and LATAM have signed a “trans-American Joint Venture Agreement,” the two sides said Thursday.  The move will combine the two carriers’ route networks between North and South America.  “Late last year, we set out to build the …

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 American Airlines has announced a series of changes to its schedule in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Crucially, though, the carrier said it would “continue” its short-haul flights to the Caribbean, with the suspension of just a few …

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 Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is adding a new nonstop route to the Caribbean coast of Colombia.  Spirit will be launching a new thrice-weekly flight from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Barranquilla, Colombia.  The new service, which launches April 23, will …

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 There’s a new way to get to Bogota from the Northeast.  Delta Air Lines has officially launched a new nonstop route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Bogota, Colombia’s El Dorado International Airport.  The new route is …

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 Aruba Airlines has launched a new nonstop service between Aruba and Barranquilla in Colombia.  The new service, which launched last week, will operate twice weekly, with flights on Mondays and Fridays, the company said. It’s part of quietly strong tourism …

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 A special exhibition highlighting the artistic achievements of early Caribbean civilizations will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning December 16. Showcasing more than 40 works drawn primarily from The Met collection and augmented by select loans …

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 Hyatt has opened another new hotel in Colombia, this time with the debut of the Hyatt Place Bogota Convention Center.  It’s the latest debut for the Hyatt Place brand in the wider Caribbean Basin region, following the recent debut of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Traffic to Puerto Rico’s primary airport is surging, according to the latest totals from Mexico-based ASUR, which operates Luis Muñoz Marín airport. San Juan’s air hub saw 7.6 percent growth in August compared to the same …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a potentially important move for the wider Caribbean travel industry, Brazil’s Azul and Colombia’s Avianca have signed an interline agreement. The move by the two major Latin American carriers means the companies are now …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s hottest hotel investment destinations has a brand-new property: Cartagena. The tourism destination on the Caribbean coast of Colombia is now home to a new adults-only, all-inclusive hotel by Spanish travel giant …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is adding a new hotel in the Caribbean. The luxury hotel brand is partnering with San Francisco Investments, a subsidiary of Valorem, to open a new luxury hotel and private …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Strengthening what has always been a strong South American market for the Dutch Caribbean, low-cost carrier Wingo has launched its first-ever flights between Bogota, Colombia and Curacao. Wingo’s new flights are operating twice weekly, with …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the hottest hotel pipelines in the Caribbean Basin might not be the one you expect. Set on the southwestern coast of the Caribbean Sea, Colombia has almost 4,000 rooms in construction, according to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s Luis Munoz International Airport in San Juan is seeing surging growth, according to new data from parent company ASUR. The airport, one of the major regional hubs in the wider Caribbean, saw a …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton continued its wider regional expansion this week with the debut of a new Hilton-branded hotel in Bogota, Colombia. The Hilton Bogota Corferias is HIlton’s 20th hotel in Colombia, with 410 rooms and 13,000 square …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing its rapid Caribbean expansion, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has officially launched two new nonstop routes to the island of Jamaica. Spirit’s new service includes nonstop routes from Orlando to both Kingston and Montego Bay. …