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Saint Lucia Tourism Just Set Another Visitor Record

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia’s tourism industry had another record-setting year in 2018, according to a new report from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. The destination reported a total of 1,218,294 visitors in 2018, a 10.2 percent increase …

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St Kitts Seeing Strong Arrival Growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was a banner year for St Kitts tourism in 2018, according to the latest data from the St Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority. The country’s airport reported 149,871 passengers in 2018, compared to …

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St Maarten Eyes Continued Cruise Growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After an impressive recovery from Hurricane Irma in 2018, St Maarten is expecting another big year for its all-important cruise industry in 2019. And Port St Maarten is hitting the ground running, with six ships …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The tourism industry in St. Kitts and Nevis is moving with “leaps and bounds,” according to Minister of Tourism, Lindsay Grant. During a public address last week, Grant highlighted that 2018 has been a landmark year …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St. Kitts and Nevis is seeing continued growth in its increasingly important cruise sector. The destination reports it is attracting more than one million passengers per season. “We are having bigger ships,” said Minister of Tourism, …

Norwegian Growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff European low-cost carrier Norwegian, which has been steadily expanding its Caribbean presence in recent years, is seeing a continued surge in passenger growth, according to the company’s latest data. The company carried around 3.4 million …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue saw a traffic surge at the beginning of the fourth quarter, according to newly-released data from the New York City-based carrier. JetBlue reported just under 4.06 billion revenue passenger miles in October, which represented …

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 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor Caribbean hotels reported positive overall performance in August driven by strong pricing power, according to data from STR. On the islands where STR maintains a sufficient reporting sample, the Bahamas experienced the highest rise in occupancy …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda tourism is having a banner 2018, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. The island just posted its 10th consecutive quarter of positive growth, with leisure and vacation arrivals up solidly, according to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotels in Curaçao are having a strong year, according to the latest numbers from STR and the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association. The Dutch Caribbean island’s hotel occupancy was 75.6 percent in June, up 12.8 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is reporting strong visitor growth in 2018, according to the latest numbers from the Jamaica Tourist Board. The destination reported 1.25 million stayover tourist arrivals from January to June, a 5.9 percent increase in …

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 By Fatima Thompson Caribbean hotel performance comparisons showed some positives for the first time in 2018, according to March data from STR. The region is on the road to recovery, and several destinations that were not affected by last year’s …

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 By Rico Louw Similar to the opening month of 2018, February hotel performance was sluggish when compared with historical trends in the Caribbean, according to the latest data from STR. As noted in our article last month, Q1 months are …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda tourism is off to a surging start so far in 2018, according to new data from the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority. Stayover visitor arrivals to the destination are up by 9 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda tourism surged in 2017, buoyed by the island’s hosting of the America’s Cup race, according to new data. The island reported 270,000 air arrivals in 2017, a 10 percent increase year over year, according …

 JetBlue saw a 3.2 percent increase in traffic in June, according to the company’s latest data report. JetBlue reported 4.078 billion revenue passenger miles last month, up from 3.953 billion in June 2016. Available seat miles grew by 4 percent …

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 American Airlines is seeing renewed growth in Latin America and Caribbean traffic, according to the company’s latest traffic results. Revenue passenger miles to Latin America and the Caribbean totaled 2.454 billion in May, a 1.6 percent improvement over May 2016 …

 Low-cost carrier Norwegian continues to show strong traffic growth, according to the company’s latest monthly report. Norwegian carried more than 2.9 million passengers in May, an increase of 11 percent compared to the same month in 2016. The carrier has …