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Jamaica’s Kingston Airport Is Getting a $60M Makeover

 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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A New Way to Cruise to Nassau in The Bahamas

 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 Names New GM

 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 …

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 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 …

punta cana marriott all-inclusive

 By Alexander Britell Marriott International is getting into the all-inclusive game, with plans to debut a new all-inclusive platform that will begin with five new resorts in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region. In a major foray into the increasingly competitive all-inclusive …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy declined sharply in June, according to the latest numbers from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotels reported occupancy of 61.1 percent last month, a 6.7 percent decline that was the largest …

United Airlines Curacao Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines is adding a new destination in the Caribbean: Curacao. The regional airline is planning to launch new flights from Trinidad and Tobago to Curacao, with service slated to begin Aug. 2. The flights …

Bermuda Airbnb Experiences

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival is planning a big Bermuda expansion. Carnival Cruise Line will operate its largest Bermuda season ever in 2019-2020, with more than 40 voyages visiting the destination, including a total of 8 week-long cruises departing from …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new Caribbean destination resort project has broken ground on the northern tip of Saint Lucia. The highly-anticipated Cabot Saint Lucia could be a game-changing project for Caribbean hospitality and an even more significant …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In recent years, more and more private cruise destinations have been popping up around the region, from Belize to The Bahamas. But a new private port of call set to debut this fall will be …