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Riu Reopens Panama Resort

 RIU Hotels and Resorts has reopened its Riu Playa Blanca in Panama, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The reopening of the 573-room resort, which is set in Panama’s “Arco Seco” region, means the company has now reopened all of its hotel …

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United Airlines Adding New Flights to Dominican Republic, Belize

 United Airlines is kicking off a new Caribbean expansion headlined by the launch of new service to destinations including the Dominican Republic and Belize.  That includes the launch of new nonstop service from Denver to Belize City, Belize, along with …

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Top Costa Rica Resort Hits the Market

 A leading Costa Rica resort has hit the market, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  The Si Como No Resort and Wildlife Refuge has been listed for sale with CBRE Hotels.  The property first opened in 1992 as a five-key resort …

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 American Airlines is adding Costa Rica to its newly-announced pre-flight testing program, the company said this week.  The plan will begin on Oct. 15 at Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport.  In the next few weeks, American Airlines will be launching a …

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 Costa Rica will be reopening its borders on Sept. 1 to American travelers — but only those who are residents in a handful of states.  That includes travelers with proof of residence in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine …

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 Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts has introduced a new 360-degree quality, safety and hygiene program CleanComplete Verification, the company said this week.  The CleanComplete Verification program expands the “standards of quality and cleanliness” at the company’s 58 beachfront branded properties across …

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 The Caribbean hotel sector is, in a word, buzzing. New hotels seem to be popping up every week, and it’s not just the traditional hotel hubs. Sure, there are new Caribbean hotels on the way in places like the Dominican …

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 The biggest hotel in Bermuda has been sold.  The iconic Fairmont Southampton has been sold to a partnership led by Miami-based investment firm Gencom, the company announced.  The seller was Europe’s AccorInvest.  The hotel will be remaining under the brand …

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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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 The Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection, a luxury resort in Costa Rica, has been acquired by hospitality investment firm Gencom.  The property, which aligned with Auberge Resorts Collection in 2015, is the latest in a series of expansion moves by …

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 Riu Hotels and Resorts has continued its region-wide water park push.  The company has opened a new “Splash Water World” park in Costa Rica.  The large-scale aquatic center will be accessible for guests at both the Riu Guanacaste or the …

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 Spain’s Barceló Hotel Group is bringing a new adults-only, all-inclusive resort to the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  The new Barceló Maya Riviera is set to debut Dec. 15 in the heart of the Riviera Maya, a company spokesperson told Caribbean …

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 Costa Rica’s tourism sector is about to get a major boost from Europe. European carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is launching new flights to Costa Rica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The air giant is launching four flights per week from …

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 Hyatt is opening another new hotel in Costa Rica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new Hyatt Place San Jose Cariari will be set in the heart of the most important economic hub in the country, about a mile from the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel brand is coming to the French side of St Martin. The highly-anticipated Secrets St Martin Resort and Spa will be making its debut on Feb. 1, 2020, Caribbean Journal has learned. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The soon-to-debut Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun in Mexico is adding another major component to the project: an adults-only resort. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to open a 380-suite “upscale oasis” for …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montego Bay is booming. The Jamaican travel hub, which is seeing a massive boost in new airlift in 2019, will get another lift in November with the launch of new daily American Airlines flights from …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is adding a new nonstop route to San Jose, Costa Rica. The New York City-based carrier is launching a new thrice-weekly route between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and San Jose, Costa Rica. …