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New Flights from Orlando to The Bahamas 

 Bahamasair, has relaunched a major route between Florida and The Bahamas.  The Bahamas’ national flag carrier just restarted service between Orlando International Airport and Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport.  The flights, which resumed this week, will be operating twice …

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TUI Ramps Up Jamaica Flights for Summer Season

 Tour operator TUI has significantly ramped up its flight service to Jamaica this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company has increased its flight program to the island by 10,000 seats this summer, according to Torrance Lewis, district sales manager …

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7 Ways to Experience St Kitts Right Now

 St. Kitts has been one of the fastest growing travel destinations over the past decade, adding resorts like the Park Hyatt at Christophe Harbour and the Koi Resort on Half Moon Bay, as well as new attractions like the St. …

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 Martinique is an island in the Caribbean, and one of the region’s most fascinating destinations. But it’s very much the French Caribbean. When it comes to choosing a hotel, that means a lot of unfamiliar names (no Marriotts or Hiltons …

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 The Bermuda Tourism Authority has a new interim chief executive officer, following the unexpected departure of former CEO Charles Jeffers.  “We thank Charles for his contributions to Bermuda during a very difficult period for the country and the world at …

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 Jamaica is set for the highly-anticipated return of Carnival in Jamaica.  The carnival season begins Friday, July 1, concluding on July 16; Jamaica has not hosted Carnival since April 2019 as a result of the pandemic.  The plan this year, …

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 Southwest Airlines has relaunched another nonstop route to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The low-cost carrier has officially resumed nonstop service between Orlando International Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport.  The relaunched service is …

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 It’s morning in Bimini and I’m in the pool overlooking the lagoon and Rockwell Island.  There’s no one else here, just the bobbing yachts and the sound of the water and the glimmer of the sun under the clouds.  This …

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 An entire weekend dedicated to a single fruit?  If you’ve ever tasted a mango from Nevis, you understand.  The Eastern Caribbean island is celebrating the return of its signature culinary festival this summer, with the relaunch of the Nevis Mango …

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 Jamaica has already reached 1 million stopover visitors in 2022, officials revealed this week.  The number instantly puts the island among the most-visited destinations in the Caribbean so far this year. Traveler Brian Simmons was the 1 millionth visitor, arriving …

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 British Airways just set a major milestone in Antigua and Barbuda, celebrating the 60th anniversary of its first flight to the twin-island country.  The carrier first touched down at VC Bird International Airport on June 1, 1962, then called the …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Blake, who sent in this lovely shot of the waters off the tiny island of Klein Curacao. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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 80 percent of the value of tourism experiences worldwide are driven by small and medium-sized businesses.  But less than 20 percent of the returns go to that sector, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  That’s why Bartlett is leading …

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 Tiny Saba, the Dutch Caribbean island that’s long been one of the region’s best-kept secrets, has a brand-new hotel.  The new Saba Arawak Hotel just opened its doors on a hillside in the Windwardside area of the island.  Set across …

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 Being a boutique hotel isn’t just about size. Sure, the hotels on this list, all of which have 40 rooms or less, are not big.  But boutique is about more than that. It’s about character, about personality; about identity.  It …

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 If you’re heading to this British Overseas Territory in the northeastern Caribbean, you’re most likely interested in fine dining, beach bar hopping, great diving and pampering at a luxury resort. The undisputed stars of the island, though, are its jaw-droppingly …

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 Barbados just updated its travel requirements for vaccinated travelers last week — following that up with new rules for unvaccinated travelers.  So what to visitors to the island need to know?  Fully vaccinated visitors (those with at least two doses …

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 Bonaire’s popular local food celebration, Taste of Bonaire, is making its return.  The first Taste of Bonaire since the onset of the pandemic is set for June 11, Tourism Corporation Bonaire announced.  The first edition, dubbed “Taste Is Back,” will …