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Cancun Is Getting New Flights from Newark

 Mexico’s tourism hub of Cancun is set for the arrival of a new daily nonstop flight from Newark.  Frontier Airlines is planning to launch new daily nonstop flights from Newark to Cancun beginning March 10, the company said in a …

Hilton Opens First Hotel in Guatemala

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has opened its first-ever hotel in Guatemala. The brand’s first property in the country is set in the heart of Guatemala City, with 130 rooms in a neo-colonial style. Amenities include an outdoor pool, …

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Spirit Adding New Flights to Guatemala

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is continuing its Caribbean Basin expansion with the planned launch of new service to Guatemala City. The lights from Houston to Guatemala will launch Sept. 7. They will operate thrice-weekly …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is continuing its rapid Caribbean expansion with a host of new routes out of Orlando International Airport. Beginning Oct. 4, the Miramar, Fla.-based carrier will begin offering international nonstop flights to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt’s Hyatt Centric Brand is expanding again in the region with its second property in Central America. The brand is slated to open a 138-room Hyatt Centric in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, …

 Hyatt has opened its first-ever Hyatt Centric in Guatemala. The Hyatt Centric Guatemala has a total of 138 rooms and suites in the heart of Guatemala City’s Zona 10, or “Zona Viva” upscale commercial neighborhood. The hotel is the product …

 By GERARD BEST CJ Contributor A historic gathering of diverse sectors of Guatemalan society recently took place in the country’s capital, hosted by the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry, commonly known as LACNIC. The gathering, called LACNIC On …

 Zacapa. It’s the titan of the premium rum sector, often the only quality aged rum non rum-drinkers have heard of, in large part due to its massive distribution network through Diageo. Famous for its aging “above the clouds” in Guatemala, …

 It is one of the far reaches of the Caribbean Basin — Guatemala, the heart of the Mayan world. That’s because it has a small but robust Caribbean coastline, making it a rich part of the wider Caribbean. And the …

 Above: Guatemala By the Caribbean Journal staff Guatemala is projecting big things in the tourism sector. The country’s tourist board said it was projecting 2.2 million visitors for the year 2014, with significant investment on the way in the next …

 Above: IDB headquarters in Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff The Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras assembled in Washington last week to outline a plan to promote “economic, social and institutional development in their countries.” Presidents Salvador Sanchez …

 Above: Guatemala’s Santo Tomas de Castilla Port By the Caribbean Journal staff Quietly, a new player has begun to emerge in the Caribbean cruise industry: Guatemala. The Central American country has received almost 220,000 cruise passengers in the last few …

 Above: a new ATR By the Caribbean Journal staff Avianca has taken delivery of a new ATR 72-600 plane for service in Central America. The turboprop plane is the first to enter the Central American region, and will begin operations …

 Above: humanitarian workers in San Marcos, Guatemala (graphic: GA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico, Guatemala and Belize were shaken by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake on Monday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The very strong quake rocked the …

 Above; Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guatemala Energy Minister Erick Archila Dehesa and Trinidad Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine recently held talks on potential business cooperation between the two countries. Dehesa said Guatemala was “keen” on …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guatemala will help Barbados’s government with its proposal to restructure the sugar cane industry. The support was revealed by Guatemala Foreign Minister Luis Fernando Carrera Castro during a courtesy call with …

 Above: the visit to Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guatemalan Foreign Minister Luis Fernando Carrera Castro led a delegation to Guyana this week. Castro held high-level talks with Guyana Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and His visit was part of …

 Yes, Guatemala is in the Caribbean. with a relatively tiny but robust Caribbean coastline located within the Biotopo Punta del Manabique preserve. And yes, Guatemala is one of the world’s Meccas for rum production, led by well-known producers like Zacapa …