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Aruba Plans New Group Business Push in North America

 Aruba is looking to grow its group business in the North American market, and the Dutch Caribbean destination has tapped a new sales director to lead that push.  The Aruba Convention has named Robert Hayes as its new regional sales …

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Puerto Rico Says Tourism “Open for Business” After Earthquakes

 Puerto Rico tourism officials say the destination is “open for business” in the wake of last week’s massive earthquakes on the island.  “Discover Puerto Rico is assuring the traveling public that Puerto Rico is open and is receiving visitors,” the …

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Antigua and Barbuda Sets a New Tourism Record

 For several years, Antigua and Barbuda has been among the Caribbean’s hottest destinations, with a thriving hotel pipeline, surging arrivals and even a brand-new, world-class-airport. And this week it just broke a record. Antigua and Barbuda received its 300,000th visitor …

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 The Bahamas is seeing an airlift boom, with air service expanding in 2019 and set for more growth in 2020, according to the country’s tourism officials.  The Bahamas is reporting an increase in airlift to three of its major destinations, …

 And as you peer out at the green hills, at the sweeping blues and the cliffs beneath, you begin to understand.  This four-bedroom Anse des Cayes villa is as much a destination as it is villa, a kind of mini-hotel …

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 Royal Caribbean International is predicting a massive surge in its cruise tourism business in the Caribbean over the next decade.  Speaking at the recent Caribbean Tourism Outlook forum in Antigua, Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley said he was predicting …

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 Jamaica’s Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston is getting a $60 million makeover.  The airport was officially taken over by Mexico’s Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico this week. The company now operates both Norman Manley and the Sangster International Airport in …

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 The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has launched its newest destination in The Bahamas: Nassau.  Bahamas Paradise, which already relaunched its popular cruises to Grand Bahama last month, has begun operating Nassau cruises out of West Palm Beach.  The company is …

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 The Bahamas’ SLS Baha Mar has named a new vice president and general manager, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The luxury resort on Cable Beach in Nassau has tapped Axel Gasser to the dual role, in which he will oversee and …

port st maarten projects

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port St Maarten is planning a series of improvement projects, officials announced this week. The new investments are part of a “primary focus of getting additional business in 2020 and beyond,” according to a statement. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In an important step for the crucial tourism economy in Grand Bahama, the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has resumed leisure cruises to Grand Bahama. After running humanitarian aid sailings to Grand Bahama in the wake …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines is continuing its fast-paced Caribbean expansion, Caribbean Journal has learned. Sun Country has announced plans to launch a new nonstop route from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Nassau in The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda tourism officials say the island destination is “open for business” following last week’s Hurricane Humberto. The storm passed about 75 miles north of Bermuda, with what officials called “minimal” damage as a result. Bermuda’s …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean International president and CEO Michael Bayley will headline a major tourism forum in Antigua next month. Bayley will be taking part in a special exchange called the Caribbean Tourism Sector Outlook Forum held …

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 By Alexander Britell While San Juan has long been Puerto Rico’s undisputed tourism hub, the island’s efforts to ramp up tourism development have meant a look at new destinations for growth. That’s what has taken developers to Ponce, the second-most-populous …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is one of the buzziest destinations in the Caribbean right now, according to the latest data from the twin-island country’s tourism authority. Antigua and Barbuda tourism has seen a 10 percent increase …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s all-important cruise sector continues to surge, according to the latest numbers released this week by Port St Maarten. The top-level Caribbean port reported close to 1.1 million cruise passenger arrivals between January and …

st maarten caribbean zip line

 By Guy Britton Zip lines come in many shapes and sizes, but this one is different. Very different.  The Flying Dutchman at Rainforest Adventures on St Maarten is the steepest zip line in the world. It’s an essential St Maarten experience, plunging more …