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The Green Caribbean Awards 2019

 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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Antigua Is One of the Caribbean’s Hottest Cruise Ports

 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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American Travelers Are Flocking to Barbados

 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 …

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 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 …

st kitts tourism sizzling

 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 …

st maarten cruise continued

 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 …

st kitts cruise growth

 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 …