Curacao Tourism “Fully Recovered," Setting New Records

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Curacao is now “fully recovered” from the impact of the pandemic, tourism officials said this week.  The Curacao Tourist Board is reporting 355,661 stayover visitor arrivals in the first three quarters of 2022, a 103 percent increase compared to the […]

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Apple Leisure Group Has Big Expansion Plans in the Caribbean

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It’s the hottest thing in travel right now, particularly in the Caribbean: all-inclusive, the all-in-one food and beverage concept that’s become the most sought after demand for travelers. And it’s also the hottest thing in hotel development, with more and […]


Dominican Republic-Curacao Flights Kick Off

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Startup Dominican Republic airline Arajet has officially launched its newest service between Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Curacao International Airport.  The new low-cost carrier is initially starting with two weekly flights between the two Caribbean destinations.  The flights will operate […]


Curacao Tourism Surges, Tops Pre-Pandemic Levels 

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Tourism in Curacao is surging, with the month of August eclipsing pre-pandemic arrival totals, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Dutch Caribbean island reported 42,633 stopover arrivals in August, a 10 percent improvement over the same period in 2019.  The wave […]

A New Executive Chef at the Curacao Marriott

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The Curacao Marriott Beach Resort has named a new executive chef, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property has tapped Eric Sala to the role, in which he will oversee all kitchen operations at the resort’s four dining concepts.  Sala was […]

Curacao Hotel Association Chief Steps Down

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The managing director of the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association has stepped down, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Maria-Helena Seferina-Rojas, who had served in the role for two years, officially left her post on Sept. 1.  The move comes as the […]


The Caribbean’s Newest Adults-Only Hotel Is in Curacao 

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A new luxury adults-only hotel is opening its doors this month on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao.  It’s called the Kura Botanica Hotel, and it’s a transformation of the former Kura Hulanda resort hotel in Willemstad.  It’s set in […]

Another Positive Month for Curacao Tourism 

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It was another positive month in what has been a very strong summer for tourism in Curacao.  The month of July saw hotel occupancy of 73.7 percent, a 9 percentage-point jump compared to July 2019, before the pandemic, according to […]

Air Canada Is Returning to Curacao 


Air Canada is relaunching its service to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao.  The carrier’s new Curacao schedule includes flights from both Toronto and Montreal.  “This means that more visitors from Canada can now visit our country. Canada is an […]


Wind Creek Names New Marketing Director for Aruba, Curacao Resorts

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Wind Creek Hospitality has named a new director of sales and marketing for its Aruba and Curacao resorts, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company has tapped Janien Huistra to the role; Huistra had been serving as sales and marketing director […]

A Culinary Refresh at the Curacao Marriott 

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The Curacao Marriott Beach Resort has completed a refresh of its culinary program, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The resort’s eateries have added new menus and new options.  That includes Zala Gastro Lounge, which is now offering lunch service, with everything […]

Sandals Opening Helps Curacao Tourism Break Record

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For whatever reason, Curacao has struggled for years to draw travelers in significant numbers to the United States.  But that’s now changing, for one major reason: the opening of the new Sandals Royal Curacao.  In the first month after the […]


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