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How Sandals Resorts Is Helping Its Team Members

 Sandals Resorts all over the Caribbean to provide care packages for its team members as the region works to fight the coronavirus epidemic.  Like many hotels all over the world, Sandals Resorts International recently announced that it would be closing …

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Carnival, Cunard Extend Cruise Pause

 Carnival says it is extending its pause in operation through May 11, the company announced this week.  Carnival said all North America sailings will be paused until May 11, “as COVID-19 continues to impact global health and commerce.” For now, …

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Jamaica Confident Tourism Will Get Back to “Full Strength”

 It’s a time of great uncertainty for the global travel industry, but Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said he has “every confidence that the tourism industry will get back to full strength at some point.” Of course, it may look …

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 Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Caribbean hotels showed double-digit performance declines during the weeks ending with March 14 and March 21 2020, according to preliminary weekly data from STR.   Before we get into the details of that impact, it …

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 St Kitts and Nevis has ramped up its efforts against the novel coronavirus with the imposition of a State of Emergency in the twin-island federation.  The declaration imposes a curfew for all citizens between 7PM and 5 AM every day …

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 American Airlines says it is extending its change fee waivers for customers who purchase travel through April 15.  The move aimed at giving customers “additional flexibility in purchasing travel in light of concerns around coronavirus,” according to the world’s largest …

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 The twin-island federation of St Kitts and Nevis is the latest Caribbean country to implement aggressive measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.  St Kitts and Nevis, which just confirmed its first cases of coronavirus, said it was …

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 Trinidad-based regional airline Caribbean Airlines is continuing its cargo operations amid coronavirus, the carrier said.  The company continues to operate its cargo freighter flights and ground transport trucking services moving cargo between the United States and the Cribbean.  Much of …

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 The Bahamas has put in a series of strong measures in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has put in a new “Emergency Order” effective through March 31 that will …

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 The French Caribbean island of Martinique has implemented what its government is calling “aggressive” measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Martinique has shut down all inbound flights to the island, having canceled all international flights to and …

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 Saint Lucia’s government is closing the country’s airports to all incoming flights, both commercial and private.  The move was set to go into effect at 11:59 PM on March 23.  The shutdown will last through Sunday, April 5, according to …

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 The British Virgin Islands has closed all of its international ports to inbound travel, the British Overseas Territory announced.  The move, which went into effect on March 22 at 11:59 PM, will last for a period of 14 days “in …

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 JetBlue Airways has delayed its planned launch of new service to Guyana, the result of the coronavirus pandemic.  JetBlue, which had been planning to launch flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Georgetown, Guyana on April 2, …

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 It’s not been easy for destinations to address the uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but one Caribbean country’s tourism authority has put out an important message.  Balancing both the need to address the current situation and ensure that travelers …

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 Another Caribbean island has implemented strong measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus called COVID-19.  The island of Anguilla is set to close its airport and seaport beginning Friday, March 20 for at least the next 14 days.  …

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 In a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Dominican Republic is closing its land, sea and air borders for 15 days, the country’s President, Danilo Medina, announced.  The move takes effect at 6 AM on Thursday, …

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 A pair of Caribbean destinations are leading the way with aggressive measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.  That includes the French Caribbean department of Guadeloupe and the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands.  In what is …

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 Sunwing is suspending all of its outgoing Caribbean flights for the next two weeks amid the coronavirus epidemic.  The Canadian travel giant said it would be suspending all flights to its “sun” destinations for the next two weeks in order …