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Southwest Resuming Seasonal Daily Caribbean Flights This Winter

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is resuming its seasonal daily Caribbean flights for the upcoming tourist season, the carrier announced this week. The seasonal network will relaunch Nov. 4, 2018. That will include flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International …

Carnival Legend Repositioning to Tampa

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Legend ship is repositioning to Port Tampa Bay next year, the company announced in a statement this week. The 2,124-passenger ship will head to Port Tampa Bay beginning in October 2019 …

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Air France’s New Caribbean Summer Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air France has launched several new summer services in the Caribbean. The focal point of the carrier’s schedule will be two weekly flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport, services …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Costa Rica’s top surf hotels has reopened following a major renovation. The newly-transformed Gilded Iguana has relaunched in the town of Nosara after a year of upgrade projects. The redesign of the Gilded …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Planet Hollywood is coming to the Caribbean. Sunwing Travel Group has signed a deal with Planet Hollywood to bring Planet Hollywood-branded resorts to the wider Caribbean region. Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica will open …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton’s rapid expansion in the Caribbean Basin is continuing in 2018 with the planned debut of a new Curio-branded property in Costa Rica. The Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton, is set in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is adding a major new property in the Caribbean Basin. The company has announced the signing of a new Radisson Blue in Costa Rica. The new-build hotel will feature 100 rooms, …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Triumph will operate a diverse itinerary schedule in 2019-2020, with a wide variety of cruises, including several to the Caribbean, according to the company. The options range from four- to 14-day cruises, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple Leisure Group has the largest pipeline of all-inclusives in the Caribbean, the company reported this week, as the Caribbean’s fastest-growing all-inclusive company continued its surge this year. In a statement, Apple Leisure Group said it …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo is opening a new signature beach house, located on Nacascolo Beach. The Andaz Beach House, located less than 10 minutes away from the resort via shuttle, will have an …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Four Seasons’ footprint is expanding in Costa Rica. A new project is coming to Costa Rica’s Papagayo peninsula, dubbed the Four Seasons Private Residences Prieta Bay at Peninsula Papagayo. The property will be located on …

Saint Lucia Jazz at Lincoln Center

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company, is expanding again with a pair of new resorts in St Lucia. AMResorts will manage two new luxury all inclusive resorts in what will be …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has officially launched a new direct service between Amsterdam and San Jose, Costa Rica. KLM is operating the flights twice weekly throughout the winter season, with a third weekly service to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is making a major push in the Caribbean, with more nonstop flights in its portfolio. Southwest has officially launched new daily flights to both the Turks and Caicos Islands and Punta Cana, Dominican …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Maarten’s major new tourist attractions is set to debut in November. Rainforest Adventures has announced that the St Maarten Rockland Estate eco-park, which will feature the world’s steepest zip line, will open …

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 Canadian leisure carrier WestJet has announced a Caribbean network expansion for the upcoming 2017-2018 winter travel season. WestJet will be launching new nonstop weekly service from Calgary to Belize City, along with additional flights from Toronto to Caribbean destinations including …

 Hollywood actor and director Mel Gibson is selling his 403-acre jungle retreat in Costa Rica. The property, called Playa Barrigona, has been listed with Christie’s International Real Estate for $29.75 million. The property includes three homes on a hilltop with …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All is the 14th in the long-standing series of co-publications by the World Bank and International Financial Corporation (IFC). This annual report on the ease in doing business, now in …