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Jamaica Names New Director of Visitor Safety

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has appointed a new director of visitor safety and experience, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has tapped Major Dave Walker to the role, in which he will further …

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Delta Launching New York-Bogota Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines is launching new flights from New York City to Bogota, the carrier said Monday. The new daily service will launch Dec. 21 out of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. “We …

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A Top Caribbean Hotel Reopens in Dominica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s leading sustainable hotels has officially relaunched in Dominica. The Jungle Bay Eco Villas has been reborn in Soufriere in southern Dominica, an important step for Dominica’s resurgent tourism industry. The popular …

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mexico hyatt centric

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Hyatt Centric brand has come to Mexico. Hyatt Hotels has announced the official debut of the 140-room Hyatt Centric Campestre Leon, the first-ever Hyatt Centric-branded hotel in the country. It’s also the first Hyatt …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to get to one of the most charming little destinations in the Caribbean. The Bequia Beach Hotel in the Grenadines has launched a new private flight service called Bequia Air, which …

st croix caribbean cities

 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor Our visit to St Croix’s two cities was the best of times and the better of times, and we had a Dickens of a time deciding whether we loved Christiansted or Frederiksted more. Then again, why …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy declined sharply in June, according to the latest numbers from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotels reported occupancy of 61.1 percent last month, a 6.7 percent decline that was the largest …

bermuda new hotel pool

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda will soon be home to a new boutique residential hotel, according to the Bermuda Tourism Authority. It’s called the Azura Boutique Hotel and Residences, a boutique hotel with a real estate component set on …

st barth food festival

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The sixth annual St Barth Gourmet Festival has announced the eight featured guest chefs for this year’s event. The guest chefs attending the festival include Chef Arnaud Faye, Relais & Châteaux La Chèvre d’Or; Chef Eric Bouchenoire, Joel …

caribbean kempinski resort pool

 By Alexander Britell The most anticipated hotel opening of 2019 in the Caribbean is set for October. Luxury hotel brand Kempinski has announced that its new hotel in Dominica will officially open its doors on Oct. 14 of this year. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Development firm Profusion Group is planning a $100 million expansion of Wyndham’s La Quinta brand across the Dominican Republic. The plan is to develop a portfolio of eight hotel projects across the Dominican Republic, set …

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 By Alexander Britell There’s almost always a corner of beginning in every Caribbean destination, one of the spots where tourism truly started on the island. In St Maarten you find it as you wind around the twisting streets adjacent to …

hilton aruba birthday

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor One of Aruba’s signature hotels is celebrating a very big anniversary this year. The Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino is marking its 60th birthday this year, and the property has launched new dining initiatives, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda will soon be home to its first-ever Hilton hotel. Set to debut in 2020, the Bermudiana Beach Resort will be part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton portfolio. The 111-room hotel, owned by Bermudiana …

tortola

 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor Most people tend to visit Tortola in the BVI by boat, whether that’s on a yacht charter offered by The Moorings or another charter company or, increasingly, as day visitors from cruise ships. There are no …

dominica caribbean tourism story

 By Alexander Britell Dominica has been seeing a remarkable surge in tourism arrivals that are the latest sign of the destination’s post-Maria comeback story. Dominica, one of the Caribbean’s most naturally beautiful destinations, saw a spectacular first quarter, with 23,444 …

riviera maya adults-only hotel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Desire Resorts, known for its portfolio of adults-only, clothing-optional resorts, is adding a new boutique hotel in the Riviera Maya. The new Desire Mansion will be a luxury hotel-within-a-hotel at the existing Desire Riviera Maya …

st barth christopher pool

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Barth’s most prestigious hotels is getting bigger. The boutique Christopher St Barth will be adding a collection of three new villas in December, Caribbean Journal has learned. The expansion comes after the …