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Blue Diamond to Manage Havana’s Paseo del Prado Hotel as a Royalton

 Canada’s Blue Diamond is taking over management of the Paseo del Prado La Habana, Cuba’s newest luxury hotel.  The hotel, which had been operating under Accor’s SO/hotels brand, has a total of 250 rooms and suites in a prominent location …

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Air Transat Is Relaunching Havana, Cuba Flights 

 Air Transat is relaunching its Havana service for the upcoming winter tourist season, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Canadian carrier is set to restart flights between Montreal and Havana on Dec. 19.  The service will be operating three times each …

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Air France Is Ramping Up Its Caribbean Service 

 Air France will be operating more flights to the Caribbean this summer than it did before the onset of the pandemic, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The French carrier said this week it would be operating “above pre-crisis levels” to destinations …

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 The first new hotel to debut in Cuba since the pandemic has opened its doors in Havana.  Southeast Asian firm Archipelago has debuted its new property on the island, the Grand Aston La Habana Hotel.  The 600-room sky rise is …

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 Southwest Airlines is relaunching what was its most prominent route to Cuba in February, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The carrier will be resuming daily flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Havana on Feb. 17, 2022.  That complements existing daily …

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 Canadian hotel company Blue Diamond is opening eight resorts in Cuba in December, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On Dec. 20, the company will relaunch the Starfish Cayo Guillermo; Grand Memories Santa Maria; Sanctuary at Grand Memories Santa Maria; Memories Paraiso; …

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 Caribbean Airlines will resume service to Havana, Cuba starting December 14, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The airline will operate a weekly, non-stop service each Tuesday between Trinidad and Havana, with connections available to other destinations. With safety protocols fully in …

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 Spanish hotel giant Iberostar has launched a new low-cost, long-haul airline to bring Spanish and other European travelers to the Caribbean.  It’s called World2fly, and the airline has already taken deliver of its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft.  Initially, the airline …

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 Air France is expanding its service to the Caribbean this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That will include up to 14 weekly flights from Paris-Orly Airport to both Guadeloupe and Martinique.  Air France will also be flying up to seven …

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 Southwest Airlines is set to continue its Caribbean relaunch this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned. The relaunch is headlined by a major increase in its Cancun service beginning June 12 that will include the return of Saturday-only service from Pittsburgh …

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 People are starting to travel again. And while the numbers are, unsurprisingly, not what they were at the beginning of last year, there seems to be growing optimism in the travel industry — particularly the all-important aviation sector, with increased vaccination …

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 Caribbean Airlines has announced the suspension of all of its flights to Havana, Cuba. The move took immediate effect this week, and will be in place “until further notice,” according to a statement from the Trinidad-based company.  The move comes …

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 Caribbean Airlines has continued its 2020 expansion with a new weekly route between Guyana and Cuba. The weekly flights between Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport and Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport will operate on Saturdays.  The service, which began this …

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 Indonesia-based Archipelago International is expanding in Cuba.  The company said this week it had been awarded management contracts for a pair of hotels in Cuba: the first is the 320-room Panorama Hotel in Havana, which will be rebranded as the …

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 Air France is making its return to the Caribbean this summer, the carrier said this week.  The airline will be relaunching its flight service to the wider Caribbean beginning in July.  The relaunch will include Fort-de-France, Martinique; Havana, Cuba; Pointe-a-Pitre, …

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 Southwest Airlines is planning to relaunch a number of routes as the Caribbean begins opening up once again for tourism, the carrier said.  While the launches are dependent on each individual destination’s reopening plans, Southwest Airlines said it would be …

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 The hottest Caribbean hotel opening of 2019 is here.  Kempinski’s first-ever Caribbean resort has officially opened its doors in the north of Dominica.  The 151-room Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica resort is a monumental new addition to an island …

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 Caribbean Airlines is adding another new route out of what is becoming a growing regional hub in Jamaica, the company announced this week. Caribbean Airlines will begin its newest service between Kingston, Jamaica and Grand Cayman on Dec. 3. The …