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Aruba Launches Aggressive Measures Against Coronavirus

 Aruba, one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations, has launched a series of aggressive measures to contain and prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus.  The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has officially restricted all non-residents of Aruba from entering …

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Dominican Republic Closing Borders for 15 Days in Coronavirus Measure

 In a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Dominican Republic is closing its land, sea and air borders for 15 days, the country’s President, Danilo Medina, announced.  The move takes effect at 6 AM on Thursday, …

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Caribbean Hotels Open 2020 With Declines

 Caribbean hotels opened 2020 with the region’s lowest January occupancy level since 2011, according to data from STR.   For the month, occupancy was down 3.7% year over year to 66.5%. Average daily rate (ADR) also fell 1.5% to US$253.09, …

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 The highly-anticipated new all-inclusive Royalton Grenada has officially opened its doors on the island’s Magazine Beach.  The new Royalton, set at the former Grenadian by Rex Resorts property, is a major infusion of energy into Grenada’s tourism sector.  The 269-room, …

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 The tourism hub of Punta Cana will play host to the leading tourism conference in the Dominican Republic next month.  ASONAHORES, the Dominican Republic’s national hotel and tourism association, will run the 20th edition of the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange …

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 Grupo Piñero, which owns the  Bahia Principe all-inclusive chain, is planning a major renovation of its resort in Tulum, Mexico. The company says it has allotted $40 million to upgrade its Bahia Principe Grand Tulum resort. The remodel, part of a …

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 Long gone are the days where the Dominican Republic was known only for inexpensive all-inclusive getaways: today the Dominican Republic can match any other destination in the Caribbean for the quality and variety of its luxe hotels, many of which …

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 The highly-anticipated new Dreams resort in Punta Cana is set to make its debut next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana is set on a crescent of beach northwest of Punta Cana, past Bavaro …

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 Sometimes it seems as if there’s a new hotel project launching in the Caribbean every week.  And that’s because the Caribbean continues to see rapid growth in hotel development, led by the region’s traditional trio of high-volume travel destinations.   …

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 The first-ever Six Senses resort in the Caribbean has officially broken ground on the island of Grenada.  The new project is the latest by the region’s hottest luxury hotel developer, Range Developments, the company behind the celebrated Park Hyatt St …

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 All-inclusive vacations present travelers with a wide variety of included amenities, including room, meals, activities, and dining all under one roof. But no vacation is one size fits all, and everyone who travels has their own unique interests. These Caribbean …

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 The new Serenade Punta Cana resort, which is slated to open in June, has officially launched sales.  The casino resort on Punta Cana’s Playa Cabeza de Toro in the Dominican Republic has begun taking reservations, hotel executives confirmed to Caribbean …

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 While Punta Cana has long been the Caribbean’s all-inclusive powerhouse, travel giant Apple Leisure Group is looking to cultivate a new destination in the Dominican Republic.  It’s called Miches, and the destination will kick off with two new all-inclusive hotels.  …

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 The Caribbean’s busiest airport is planning major improvements to its customer experience this year, headlined by the implementation of U.S. Customs and Immigration PreClearance.  Punta Cana, which is the most popular destination in the Dominican Republic and the wider Caribbean …

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 The Caribbean hotel industry reached its highest levels ever in average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR), according to 2019 data from STR.   For the year, the region posted a year-over-year ADR increase of 5.6 percent …

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 The best hotels take you somewhere. They transport you, taking you to another plane, another dimension of comfort, serenity and experience.  The best historic hotels take you to another time — by a carefully curated cocktail of history, luxury and authenticity.  …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Eli Tremblay, who sent in this gorgeous shot of the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

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 Spain’s Palladium Hotel Group, which has a large footprint in the Caribbean, has named a new president and a chief executive officer.  The company has tapped Abel Matutes Prats as its new president, and selected Jesus Sobrino as the new …