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How to Arrive in Barbados

 By Alexander Britell It’s an issue at too many airports across the Caribbean — long immigration lines, meaning lengthy waits for travelers after they’ve just spent hours on an airplane. And while some islands, like Aruba and Curacao, have come …

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Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation Names New CEO

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao is looking to Jamaica for its new tourism vision. The Dutch Caribbean island’s Tourism Development Foundation has announced the appointment of former Jamaica Tourism Director Paul Pennicook as its new managing director and chief …

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An Aruba-Curaçao Ferry?

 By the Caribbean Journal staff While it’s just about 70 miles between the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba and Curaçao, there’s traditionally been only one way to get between the two islands: by air. But after decades of talk, it’s …

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curacao caribbean hotel growth

 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor Caribbean hotels reported positive overall performance in August driven by strong pricing power, according to data from STR. On the islands where STR maintains a sufficient reporting sample, the Bahamas experienced the highest rise in occupancy …

caribbean boutique hotel awards

 There’s something very special about a boutique hotel. It’s not just the size — it’s the connection between hotelier and guest, the intimacy of the design, the way it becomes more than just a hotel – it becomes a work of …

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 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor Caribbean hotels reported mixed results across the industry’s three key performance indicators in July. When comparing July 2018 with July 2017, occupancy fell 3.8%, which was the largest decline observed in the metric thus far this …

curacao caribbean hotel growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is expanding its network in the Dutch Caribbean, with plans for a second weekly flight from Montreal to Curaçao. Air Canada currently operates one weekly flight from Montreal to Curaçao during the winter …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s hottest hotel markets continues to surge, according to new data from analytics firm STR. Curaçao’s hotel occupancy reached 80.3 percent in July, up 12.5 percent from the same period in 2017, …

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 It’s one of the most popular activities for travelers to the Caribbean — snorkeling. There’s just something about grabbing a mask and fins and exploring reefs, coves and beaches that calls on the adventurer in all of us. But while you …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Next week, a team of scientists and explorers will board the R/V Chapman and travel to the uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao as part of a series of oceanographic expeditions designed to document the health and biodiversity …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit Venezuela on Tuesday, rocking northern Venezuela and causing strong tremors across much of the southern Caribbean. The quake, which struck at 5:31 PM local time, was felt most strongly in neighboring …

 Even on a hot day, Mambo Beach is effortlessly cool. It’s a weekday afternoon, and the lounge chairs are filled with sunseekers, travelers are finding some shade in the pool and there’s nary an empty palapa in sight. The story’s …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Copa Airlines has expanded its service to offer daily flights between Curaçao and Panama City, Caribbean Journal has learned. Through these additions, the airline said it “aims to provide its passengers with more flight options, convenient …

curacao caribbean hotel growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotels in Curaçao are having a strong year, according to the latest numbers from STR and the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association. The Dutch Caribbean island’s hotel occupancy was 75.6 percent in June, up 12.8 …

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 We love the Caribbean all year round, but especially in summer. There’s something about those cool evening breezes, the afternoon ti’ punch on a hot afternoon, the joy of the uncrowded. Forget the Hamptons or Nantucket. The Caribbean is still …

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 They’re party beaches. They’re cool beaches. They’re sexy beaches.  Some beaches just have that certain extra level of hip, whether it’s the nightlife, the food, the lounging or the crowd. It all adds up to make a stretch of sand …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao has a new addition to its resort portfolio, following a major expansion by the Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort. The resort, set on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, recently added 114 new rooms …

curacao all inclusive

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking for an all-inclusive option in Curaçao? One of the island’s signature properties has you covered. Curaçao Acoya Resort, Villas and Spa has officially launched its new all-inclusive option, a boon for travelers looking to …