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Caribbean Airlines Suspends Cuba Flights

 Caribbean Airlines has announced the suspension of all of its flights to Havana, Cuba. The move took immediate effect this week, and will be in place “until further notice,” according to a statement from the Trinidad-based company.  The move comes …

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Sunwing Relaunching Cuba Flights

 Sunwing is relaunching its flight service to Cuba on Dec. 13, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Canadian travel giant will relaunch Cuba flights with weekly service from Toronto and Montreal to Cuba’s beach vacation hub of Varadero.  Both the Toronto …

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Blue Diamond Is Opening a New All-Inclusive in Cuba

 Blue Diamond Resorts is opening a new all-inclusive resort in Cuba next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company will launch operations of the Starfish Cayo Guillermo on Dec. 10.  The all-inclusive is a rebranding of the former Club Cayo …

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 There’s a new epicenter in the world of Caribbean rum: the island of St Barth.  In a turbulent year around the world, the island played host to the ultimate rum experience of 2020: the Caribbean Rum Awards and St Barth …

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 If you haven’t gotten around to visiting Anguilla as yet, imagine an island the size of Manhattan with the population of just two high-rises, surrounded by 33 sugary white beaches, lapped by stunning turquoise waters ‒ with temps in the …

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 Indonesia-based Archipelago International is expanding in Cuba.  The company said this week it had been awarded management contracts for a pair of hotels in Cuba: the first is the 320-room Panorama Hotel in Havana, which will be rebranded as the …

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 The newest rum brand to hit the market is “Rude Bwoy,” a collection of rums born out of a deep family connection to the Caribbean. The brand is the brainchild of Patrick Mitchell and James Larson, who have cultivated both …

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 Air France is making its return to the Caribbean this summer, the carrier said this week.  The airline will be relaunching its flight service to the wider Caribbean beginning in July.  The relaunch will include Fort-de-France, Martinique; Havana, Cuba; Pointe-a-Pitre, …

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 Southwest Airlines is planning to relaunch a number of routes as the Caribbean begins opening up once again for tourism, the carrier said.  While the launches are dependent on each individual destination’s reopening plans, Southwest Airlines said it would be …

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 Caribbean Airlines has officially launched its first-ever charter cargo service, with the inaugural flight taking off this weekend.  The flight was used to move “essential supplies” from Guyana to Cuba, according to the company.  The aim of the service is …

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 Some of the most famous cocktails in the world originated in the Caribbean, and while they come in a variety of tastes and traditions, they all share one common ingredient: rum. Here are some of our favorite Caribbean cocktails and …

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 For many people, singer Jimmy Buffett and his signature tune perfectly capture the island vibe they crave while slogging away at their busy lives the rest of the year. That’s even more true right now, as we all dream of …

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 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor More than 130 hotel projects have been delayed in the Caribbean due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, said Frank Comito, CEO and director general of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). Comito, who …

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 The highly-anticipated new all-inclusive Royalton Grenada has officially opened its doors on the island’s Magazine Beach.  The new Royalton, set at the former Grenadian by Rex Resorts property, is a major infusion of energy into Grenada’s tourism sector.  The 269-room, …

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 Turks and Caicos-based regional carrier interCaribbean Airways is launching its latest expansion, this time with more flights between Jamaica and Cuba.  Beginning March 9, the fast-growing airline will be launching an additional two flights each week between Kingston, Jamaica and …

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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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 Cuba’s Memories Hoguin Beach Resort has reopened as an exclusively adults-only property, parent company Sunwing announced this week.  The new Memories Holguin, which caters exclusively to guests over 16, recently renovated several of its dining venues.  The property also has …

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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 …