Hurricane Maria

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Marriott Reopening Renaissance St Croix Resort in 2020

 By the Caribbean Journal staff An historic Caribbean resort is set to make its long-awaited comeback next year, Caribbean Journal has learned. Marriott’s Renaissance St Croix Carambola Beach Resort and Spa is set to return in the spring of 2020, …

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Dominica, a Caribbean Tourism Comeback 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 …

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Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin Airport Keeps Up Strong Growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is continuing to see strong passenger growth, according to the latest data from parent company ASUR, which also operates a host of regional airports in Mexico and Colombia. …

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 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor The Caribbean hotel industry saw its first occupancy decline since October 2018, but continued its run of growth in room rates and revenues, according to April data from hotel analytics STR. In year-over-year comparisons with April …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel Caravelle, among the most popular places to stay on the island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, has closed to begin a renovation project. The renovation and remodeling will last through the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s airlift boom is continuing with Delta Air Lines’ planned launch of a new route from Detroit to San Juan. The nonstop route will operate weekly on Saturdays between Detroit Metropolitan Airport and San …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new hotel project is underway on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico, a big boost for an island with a tourism industry still reeling from the storms of 2017 and whose flagship …

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 By Alexander Britell and Dana Niland St Thomas is getting a big airlift boost this summer — and it looks like the start of a trend. The flight expansion will be highlighted by the addition of a second daily nonstop …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Since its debut in 2011, Dominica’s Secret Bay has been one of the Caribbean’s bucket-list hotels: a stunning, cliffside eco-luxe retreat comprised of jaw-dropping villas. And now you can actually live there. The boutique Secret …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has quietly become the fastest-growing airline in the Caribbean so far in 2019. And this week, the carrier was at it again, launching a pair of new nonstop routes to the island …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a massive boost for the tourism fortunes of the island of St John, the Westin St John Resort Villas has officially reopened its doors. The reopening comes 16 months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s biggest airport, the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Airport in San Juan, is seeing a continued rebound in passenger traffic, according to new data from ASUR, which manages the airport. San Juan saw a …

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 By Alexander Britell While Puerto Rico has quietly become a haven for high-end hotels in recent years, one property has remained perhaps its signature luxury resort: the St. Regis Bahia Beach. And while many resorts have already reopened their doors …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A wave of celebrities descended upon Puerto Rico this weekend to mark the grand reopening of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. The ultra-luxe resort reopened last month after having shuttered in the wake of Hurricane …

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 By Alexander Britell It began in 2011, a personal real estate project that turned into a dream hotel that turned into one of the Caribbean’s bucket-list travel experiences. A little over a year ago, Hurricane Maria came, and Dominica’s halo …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s legendary El San Juan hotel is now targeting a December reopening. The landmark 388-room hotel in Isla Verde will hold its grand reopening on Dec. 14. The property, which has been shuttered since …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff After more than a year of significant year-over-year monthly declines, San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport saw a surge in traffic last month, according to a new report from ASUR, which operates the airport. …

 By Alexander Britell PARADISE ISLAND — Travel and tourism is essential to the Caribbean, and after last year’s storms, revitalizing the industry is more important than ever. That was the message by former United States President Bill Clinton on Wednesday …