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Silver Airways’ Newest Destination

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s about to get a whole lot easier to visit the beach-filled paradise of Cat Island in The Bahamas. Silver Airways has officially announced a new twice weekly service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and New …

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Grenada Has a Major New Luxury Hotel: Silversands

 By Alexander Britell In what is easily the most important luxury hotel opening in Grenada in decades, the island has officially welcomed the new Silversands Grenada boutique hotel. The $125 million Silversands Grenada, which is already a member of Leading …

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St Maarten Looks to Boost Philipsburg Nightlife

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the Caribbean’s busiest cruise destinations – but when the ships depart and the sun goes down, Philipsburg, St Maarten tends to get quiet. A new project is looking to change that, however. Set …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Airbnb has been making major inroads in the Caribbean — and one destination is seeing bigger growth than the others, according to newly released data from the sharing economy giant. The leader? The island of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica’s top luxury destination is planning a huge transformation project, Caribbean Journal has learned. Luxury hospitality and development firm Gencom is leading a $100 million project, which will include a wave of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a spectacular year so far for tourism in The Bahamas — and it’s gotten even better. The country just released its first-half stopover visitor numbers, and the result is a 15.2 percent growth …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s already the Caribbean’s greatest villa destination, with a higher concentration of ultra-luxe villas than anywhere else in the region, an impressive collection of eateries, world-class shopping, pristine beaches and a landscape that just begs …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s best diving destinations is bringing back its popular dive fest. Grenada will hold its second annual Pure Grenada Dive Fest, the destination announced this week. The four-day event will take place from October …

 By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY — In years of golf lessons, no one had ever asked me that. It was a humid morning in Montego Bay at the Tryall Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica’s destination golf resort and among the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations continues to surge. Grenada, which was named Caribbean Journal’s Destination of the Year in the 2017 Caribbean Travel Awards, has continued its surging performance with strong arrival growth so …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s always been known for its blue, but now Bonaire is making it official. Bonaire, long one of the Caribbean’s top destinations for snorkeling and diving, is developing a multifaceted public private partnership program that will …

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 By Alexander Britell NEW YORK — Caribbean tourism has a new pace-setter. The Bahamas reported a whopping 18 percent surge in stopover visitors in the first quarter of 2018, the fastest rate of growth in the region. That was announced …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Puerto Rico is looking to Airbnb to help drive its tourism recovery. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello met this week in San Francisco with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, who together announced a new agreement on …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic saw a tourism surge in the first quarter of 2018, according to newly-released data from the country’s Central Bank. After a strong January and February, the destination saw a 14.7 percent increase …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados broke a 30-year-old tourism record last year, and the trend continues upward. The island is on track for even more sustained growth in 2018, according to Petra Roach, the U.S. Director of Barbados Tourism …

 By Alexander Britell One of the most innovative urban projects in the Caribbean is soon coming to fruition. It’s called the Teleferico de Santo Domingo, and it’s the region’s first-ever urban cable car system. The project, which has become famous …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Its intoxicating blend of French-Caribbean flavors, world-class rum and unmatched gastronomy have turned Martinique into the Caribbean’s hottest cruise destination right now. The destination is reporting record breaking arrival growth for the 2017-2018 cruise season, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is off to a blazing start in 2018, according to preliminary numbers from the destination’s Department of Tourism. A total of 39,185 stayover visitors came to the Cayman Islands in January, a …