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Bermuda Tourism “Upbeat” Amid Airlift Challenges

 2019 was a year of “measured” performance for Bermuda tourism, as the island saw cuts in airlift but still managed to hit new highs for total visitation numbers.  Indeed, Bermuda’s overall visitor tally was its highest on record last year, …

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Cruise Growth Helps Montserrat Top Tourism Milestone

 Strong cruise growth has helped the tiny island of Montserrat to set top a significant tourism milestone.  For the first time since the eruption of Montserrat’s Soufriere Hills Volcano in 1995, Montserrat welcomed more than 20,000 cruise and stayover visitors …

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JetBlue Caps Off Strong Year of Traffic Growth

 JetBlue capped off a strong 2019 with another solid month of traffic growth, according to the latest numbers from the New York City-based air carrier.  JetBlue reported 4.6 billion revenue passenger miles in December, a 5.7 percent increase over the …

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 Hotel construction continues to grow in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region, according to a newly-released report from hotel analytics firm STR. And that is led by two of the region’s tourism powerhouses: the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  In the Caribbean, the …

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 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor July marked the Caribbean’s fourth-straight month with a decline in hotel occupancy, and for the second month in a row, we saw a rather steep decline because of lower demand and a rise in new inventory. …

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 By Carlos CastilloConsul General of the Dominican Republic in New York Tourism and hospitality have become synonymous in the Dominican Republic. They are the mainstay of the economy, and a tremendous source of pride within our culture. New York City …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was a strong second quarter for Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin airport, according to new data from ASUR, which manages the airport. The airport saw a 6.1 percent increase in passenger traffic in the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a what was a blistering 2018, Belize’s tourism sector has seen another strong year so far in 2019. The destination is reporting a 6 percent jump in stayover tourist arrivals for the first half …

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 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor May marked the Caribbean’s second-straight month with a decline in hotel occupancy levels, and growth in new inventory was the main reason why. However, hotelier pricing confidence has kept overall performance in positive territory. In year-over-year …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is urging regional leaders to explore new ways to grow tourism in the Caribbean — with the use of data chief among them. Minnis, the Bahamas’ Prime Minister and representative …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico’s tourism hub of Cancun is seeing renewed cruise growth following a few sluggish months, according to new data from ASUR, which manages a portfolio of regional airports that includes Cancun. Cancun handled a total …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique’s Aime Cesaire Airport is seeing record-breaking growth so far in 2019, according to new data. The airport reported a total of 643,719 passengers in the first quarter of 2019, a 7.05 percent increase compared …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s shaping up to be a good year for the Caribbean hotel industry, thanks to its strongest run of occupancy and revenue growth in years. Caribbean hotel occupancy was up 1.1 percent in March to …

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 We can happily report that the Caribbean is, in fact, getting greener. Whether it’s the regular debut of a new solar park, the frequent launch of a new wind farm or a renewed regional focus on sustainability. While more work …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton There’s a new power player in the Caribbean cruise industry: Antigua and Barbuda. The twin-island destination continues to see strong growth in its cruise industry, buoyed by its recent partnership with global cruise giant …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism arrivals to Barbados rose by 2.7 percent last year, a solid performance and another year of positive growth, according to new data from Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. But the biggest story last year was …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The month of March is expected to be a record-breaking period in Saint Lucia’s cruise sector. The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority said it was anticipating over 140,000 cruise visitors to the island over the course of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean region is projecting strong tourism growth in 2019, regional tourism officials said this week. The Caribbean Tourism Organization is forecasting arrival growth of between 6 and 7 percent this year, continuing what it …