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Delta Launches Big Panama Expansion

 Delta Air Lines has expanded its service to Panama City, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The carrier has added three of new routes from the United States this week, including Los Angeles-Panama, New York-Panama Orlando-Panama.  That’s along with a second flight …

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How to Visit Bonaire Right Now

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is back.  American travelers can return to the island beginning next month, when both American Airlines and Delta relaunch service from the U.S. to Bonaire.  On June 5, American Airlines will be resuming weekly …

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Delta to Keep Blocking Middle Seats Through April

 Delta Air Lines will continue to block middle seats through at least April 30, the carrier said this week.  That means Delta will remain the only carrier still blocking middle seats amid the pandemic.  Delta will also continue to limit …

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 Delta Air Lines will continue blocking middle seats through at least January 2021 as a health and safety precaution, the carrier said this week.  Delta continues to be the leader among U.S. airlines in this particular safety protocol; others airlines …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba is officially back open for tourism, following a phased source market approach that first kicked off with regional and European travelers and last month included a reopening for travelers from the United States.  So …

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 The Bahamas is open for tourism, and major air carriers have officially returned to the destination.  Southwest Airlines kicked off the return with the resumption of daily flights from Baltimore to Nassau on July 1.  On July 2, New York …

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 Mexico’s hip destination of Puerto Vallarta has officially reopened for tourism.  This week, Puerto Vallarta welcomed its first visitors since the beginning of the pandemic.  More than 45 hotels in the area have reopened to visitors, all with occupancy capped …

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 The Bahamas is officially open for tourism.  The 700-island destination reopened its borders for international tourism on July 1, part of a phased reopening that began with a reopening for boaters and private aviation on June 15.  Most crucially, incoming …

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 The US Virgin Islands officially reopened for tourism earlier this month, the first Caribbean destination to do so.  So what is the state of USVI tourism right now? How does one travel there? What are the health and safety protocols …

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 As part of its new health and safety measures amid the pandemic, Delta Air Lines says it is blocking middle seats on all of its flights through Sept. 30.  All middle seats will either be shown as unavailable or not …

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 As Caribbean destinations from the United States Virgin Islands to Saint Lucia begin to reopen their borders to travelers, it’s a time of great change and opportunity for the Caribbean.  This week’s Caribbean Travel Outlook webinar presented by Caribbean Journal …

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 In a major move for the Caribbean tourism sector at large, the island of Jamaica is reopening its borders for travelers beginning June 15. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett announced the decision in a letter from the Ministry of Tourism …

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 What’s next for the Caribbean travel industry? How will it begin to rebound amid COVID-19? What’s the outlook for demand? A webinar June 2 will gather regional travel industry leaders for a roundtable discussion on the next steps for the …

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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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 Aruba has signaled its intent to reopen its borders for tourism as early as June 15, and now the destination has unveiled a stringent new health and safety program called the “Aruba Health and Happiness Code.” The cleaning and hygiene …

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 Delta is planning a relaunch of a number of its Caribbean flight routes in June, Caribbean Journal has learned.  After operating just a handful of routes to the Caribbean in May, Delta Air Lines is planning to operate a total …

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 Delta Air Lines and LATAM have signed a “trans-American Joint Venture Agreement,” the two sides said Thursday.  The move will combine the two carriers’ route networks between North and South America.  “Late last year, we set out to build the …

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 Delta Air Lines is adding a pair of new routes to its Caribbean flight schedule for the month of may, Caribbean Journal has learned.  After flying just two routes to the Caribbean region in April, Delta Air Lines has announced …