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Turks and Caicos, Belize Leading Caribbean Tourism Growth

 Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands and Belize were the Caribbean’s fastest-growing tourism destinations in the first quarter of 2014, according to government and CTO data. As reported earlier this …

Sonesta Coming to Curaçao

 Above: the Kura Hulanda Village Curaçao (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sonesta is coming to Curaçao. The brand will be taking over at the Kura Hulanda hotel properties on the island, parent company GHL Hoteles announced on …

Ranking the Caribbean on Cell Phone Use

 Above: Grand Cayman (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Where do people use cell phones the most in the Caribbean? To find out, we looked at the most recent edition of the World Bank’s World Development Indicators report, which …

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 Yes, the Caribbean has the best diving in the world. And while you can find a great place to dive almost anywhere in the region, some places have those extra-special qualities, the right combination of water, access and wildlife — not …

 Some countries are culinary destinations; some islands are culinary destinations; and some hotels are culinary destinations. The Caribbean is full of such hotel properties — the ones that view cuisine as integral to hospitality (and sometimes even more than that). These …

 Golf in the Caribbean — sweeping vistas, soft ocean breezes and swaying palm trees. It’s such a beautiful place to play golf that when you slice into the water on the fourth hole, you won’t have a care in the …

 Above: the signing ceremony in Philipsburg over the weekend (Photo: GSM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ministers from Curacao and St Maarten have signed a new protocol agreement on areas of cooperation between the two countries. Curacao Economic Affairs and …

 Above: Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff Curacao posted the largest year-over-year increase in cruise passenger visits of any country in the Caribbean last year, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Dutch Caribbean island welcomed 610,186 cruise …

 Above: Bonaire (CJ Photo) MIAMI — By Alexander Britell Are travelers to the Caribbean thinking Dutch? While Caribbean tourism arrivals grew 1.8 percent in 2013, it was the Dutch Caribbean that led the way, significantly outperforming its regional neighbours, according …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is looking to court more visitors from around the Caribbean region, aiming to attract around 2,800 regional visitors in the coming months, according to the government. Earlier this …

 Above: Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff Curacao’s tourism sector is surging in 2013, according to a new report from Expedia. The booking giant said it is seeing growth across a number of source markets, including 18 percent year over …

 Above: the ParadiseWorld Destination Music Festival in 2012 By the Caribbean Journal staff Electronic music project Major Lazer will headline the second ParadiseWorld Destination Music Festival in Curacao on Dec. 21. The festival is the latest major music event to …

 Above: the Dutch Caribbean delegation By the Caribbean Journal staff The Prime Ministers of Aruba, Curacao and St Maarten visited Colombia and Venezuela this past weekend, joining Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima on their visit to the islands’ two …

 Above: the Kura Hulanda Resorts By the Caribbean Journal staff Colombia-based GHL Hoteles will be taking over operations at the recently-shuttered Kura Hulanda Resorts in Curacao. The Kura Hulanda, represented by Managing Director Peter Heinen, signed an agreement with GHL …

 Above: the Kura Hulanda By Alexander Britell The Kura Hulanda Hotel in Curacao has closed its doors and been declared bankrupt, Netherlands-based Sandton Hotels announced. The Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club remains open, however. In a release, Sandton Founder …

 They’re the ABC islands — Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. This Dutch Caribbean enclave at the southern tip of the Caribbean is a beautiful mix of European, Caribbean and international tastes, styles and customs. It’s also home to some beautiful small …

 Dutch, Indonesian, Danish, French … Curacao is a world of flavours. The Dutch Caribbean island features a diverse range of culinary experiences, from traditional French bistros to funky Latin-fusion outposts. Here are six restaurants to try next time you’re there. …

 Above: Wladimir Balentien after his record-breaking 56th blast By the Caribbean Journal staff A record that had stood in Japan for 49 years was broken on Sunday by an outfielder from Curacao. Wladimir Balentien, a native of Willemstad, Curacao, hit …