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The Dominican Republic’s Hotel Boom Continues

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is continuing a full-fledged hotel development boom, according to new data from hotel analytics firm STR. The Caribbean’s most popular tourism destination has a total of 6,200 rooms in construction right now, …

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Mexico Is Getting a New All-Inclusive Barcelo Resort

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barcelo Hotels is planning to open a major new adults-only all-inclusive resort in Mexico. The new Barcelo Maya Riviera adults-only is slated to join the company’s existing Riviera Maya portfolio when it opens this December. …

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Norwegian Transforms Another Ship

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has completed another major refurbishment project on one of its ships, this time the Norwegian Sky. The project, part of the line’s wider Norwegian Edge fleet enhancement program, entailed a three-week dry …

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prince charles caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are planning a major visit to the Caribbean later this month. Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall are heading to the Caribbean March 17 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The largest hotel company in Cuba has added another major new all-inclusive to its portfolio: the Melia Internacional in Cuba’s tourism hub of Varadero. It’s a decidedly modern, innovative resort, immediately becoming perhaps the most …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Virgin Voyages just crossed a major threshold. It’s officially open for business. Sir Richard Branson’s new adults-only cruise line launched bookings on Thursday for its new-build Scarlet Lady ship, which will be sailing …

jamaica hotel project

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel chain H10 has launched construction on a 1,000-room hotel project in Jamaica. It will be the first-ever Jamaica hotel for the chain, which has a heavy presence in Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican …

virgin voyages caribbean destinations

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Voyages’ highly-anticipated debut is getting closer, and now Sir Richard Branson’s revolutionary adults-only cruise brand is adding two more new destinations to its portfolio. Virgin Voyages, which announced Havana, Cuba as its first port …

st martin cigar shop

 By Alexander Britell MARIGOT — No matter where you are in the Caribbean (outside of Cuba of course), it’s rarely easy to find great Cuban cigars. That includes most of the region’s top cruise destinations, where, even if you can …

dominican republic all-inclusive h10

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Punta Cana is home to another new hotel, following this week’s debut of the Ocean El Faro in Uvero Alto. The 618-room Dominican Republic all-inclusive is the latest by H10 Hotels; it will be followed …

cancun growing airport

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The region’s fastest growing airport is in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean. Cancun International Airport added a whopping 30 new air routes in the 2018 calendar year, according to officials from the state of …

punta cana beach hotels

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a busy few weeks for one of the biggest hotel companies in the Caribbean — and now Melia is at it again. Melia has unveiled the fruits of its $30 million project to …

all-inclusive cuba melia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba has a major new all-inclusive resort on the beach-filled island of Cayo Santa Maria. Melia Hotels International has opened its new Paradisus Los Cayos, the fourth Paradisus-branded hotel in the country. The new-build property …

toronto cuba flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada has long been the most significant market for tourists to Cuba — and now there’s another new way for travelers to make the trip. Sunwing has launched a new service from Toronto to Cienfuegos, …

Punta Cana Canada Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s most popular beach destination is getting more flights from Canada. Sunwing has begun operating its first-ever flight from Thunder Bay, Ontario to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. “We are very excited about …

royal caribbean new york

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is expanding its cruise network out of the greater New York City area, the company said on Wednesday. The cruise line will be adding new cruises in 2020-2021 on the Oasis of the …

richard branson cruise terminal

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Voyages has more big plans in Miami. Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson and Miami officials have announced plans to build a dedicated Virgin Voyages cruise terminal at PortMiami, slated for completion in November 2021. …

cuba all-inclusive

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing’s Memories brand is opening another new Cuba all-inclusive resort, the company announced on Thursday. The existing Hotel Brisas Trinidad del Mar will be rebranded next month as the Memories Trinidad Del Mar. Memories has …