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Carnival Set to Begin Mexico Cruise Expansion

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Panorama ship is heading to California, part of a wider plan to expand its cruise offering along the coast of Mexico. The ship, which will be based in Long Beach, will …

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American Airlines Expanding Miami-Curaçao Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s getting even easier to visit one of the Caribbean’s most fascinating travel destinations. American Airlines is adding a third daily flight from Miami to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, starting this upcoming winter. …

Hilton Looks to Grow Luxury Portfolio with New Hire

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has announced a new hire aimed at spearheading its luxury expansion. The company has tapped Martin Rinck as the new global head of the luxury and lifestyle group at Hilton, a portfolio that includes …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina was on hand this week to inaugurate Hilton’s newest Caribbean hotel: the new Hampton by Hilton Santo Domingo Airport. The newest hotel in the capital has a rooftop swimming pool, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is planning a major expansion of its Maurice Bishop International Airport. The project is being backed by a $66 million concessional loan from China, according to a government release. The project will include a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The increasingly popular Caribbean destination of Martinique is looking to expand and upgrade its airport. The Aime Cesaire Airport Authority has presented plans for its new airport extension project, which will nearly double the size …

Royalton Caribbean Expansion

 Royalton Luxury Resorts is making a big expansion in the Caribbean region, with a number of new hotels set to come on stream in the next few months. The Royalton Blue Waters resort in Montego Bay will be ready Oct. …

WestJet Caribbean

 Canadian air carrier WestJet has released its 2016-2017 Caribbean flight schedule, with a host of updates and additions to existing routes. The new slate of additions is led an increase to 13 weekly frequencies from Calgary to Cancun, along with five-times-weekly …

 Winair could soon have a new hub in the Caribbean. The regional airline has been officially granted “airline” designation by St Kitts and Nevis Aviation Minister Mark Brantley. That means the carrier is now allowed to originate and terminate flights …

 United is planning a major fleet expansion. The carrier announced that it had made an order to purchase 25 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The new planes come in addition to a previously-announced order of 40 737-700s. The company said it …

 The Nonsuch Bay resort in Antigua is planning a significant expansion. The project is planning a $58 million expansion project that will include a combination of 188 new condominium and hotel units, according to Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister Asot Michael. …

 Fast-growing regional hotel brand AMResorts has named a new senior vice president. The company, which is a subsidiary of Apple Leisure Group, has promoted Colette Baruth to Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales, Revenue Management & Distribution, it announced this …

 Copa Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th airplane, the Panama-based carrier announced. The Boeing 737-800 is being leased from SMBC Aviation Capital. “We are proud to celebrate this historic achievement for our company and for the country – a …

 By Alexander Britell WILLEMSTAD — JetBlue is expanding its service to Curaçao. The company announced Thursday that it would be adding a third weekly flight out of New York from the end of next year. That’s a dramatic increase for …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott International is embarking on a major expansion push in Latin America and the Caribbean, the company said this week. The company said it plans to open 60 new hotels in Latin America and the …

 A big new airport project in Grand Cayman  By Alexander Britell GRAND CAYMAN — The Cayman Islands will soon have a major new airport terminal in Grand Cayman. The Cayman Islands officially broke ground Thursday on a $55 million terminal expansion project …

 A boost for the Spice Isle By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue Airways is expanding its recently-launched Grenada service. The company, which already operates flights from New York to Grenada on Thursdays and Sundays, will be adding a third weekly …

 Major room growth in Latin America, Caribbean By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Wyndham Hotel Group has reported record room growth in its Latin America and Caribbean portfolio for the second quarter of 2015, with 11 new properties and 1,281 new rooms …