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A New Executive Director for the Puerto Rico Tourism Company

 The Puerto Rico Tourism Company has a new director, following the election of Puerto Rico’s new Governor, Pedro Pierluisi.  Carlos Mercado Santiago has been appointed to the role, succeeding Carla Campos, who had served as executive director for four years.  …

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Why AMResorts Is Bullish on Curacao and Cozumel

 During our recent visit to the Riviera Maya, Mexico, Caribbean Journal (CJ) sat down with a couple of top AMResorts executives to see what flights were expected to help the all-inclusive company cut its losses during the pandemic. As part …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Little Bay, St Maarten

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Bradley Ollivierre, who sent in this lovely shot of Little Bay on the island of St Maarten.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

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 One of the top hotels on Harbour Island in The Bahamas has expanded with a new villa offering.  The island’s Rock House hotel has launched the new “Rock House Rental Villa,” a fully-staffed private villa for couples and families.  While …

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 The SoCo Hotel company is expanding with a new resort in Saint Lucia, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company, whose first hotel was in Barbados, will debut a new all-inclusive in Saint Lucia on May 1, according to a SoCo …

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 The Bahamas recently launched its BEATS, or Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay, which allows visitors to live and work remotely in the country for up to a year.  And now a host of properties in Grand Bahama have launched special …

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 The past year has changed a lot about the travel industry. What hasn’t changed is the world’s love affair with the Caribbean — and while intrepid travelers have already been returning to the region’s shores, demand (and arrival numbers) are expected …

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 With the recent rise fo remote work, more and more Caribbean destinations are courting longer-term visitors to take their “mobile” office with them.  But one Caribbean hotel is taking things a step further — they’ll even give you an office …

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 Now in its ninth year, CJ’s Cool List has always sought to inspire different kinds of getaways — to hotels with personality, with purpose. And the latest edition is a journey through a diverse portfolio of places to stay, from mountain …

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 Sandals Resorts International is set to open two resorts in The Bahamas over the next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On Jan. 28, the all-inclusive company will relaunch its Sandals Royal Bahamian resort on Cable Beach in Nassau.  That will …

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 JetBlue recently launched its first-ever flights from Newark to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. The new flights between Newark Liberty Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport is being operated on JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 aircraft, which also has …

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 The leading resort on the island of Bimini in The Bahamas is open again, Caribbean Journal has learned. Resorts World, which includes a marina, is headlined by the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini resort. Amenities include a rooftop infinity poo, …

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 Southwest Airlines is set to resume more of its flight service to Mexico, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On March 11, the low-cost carrier will be resuming its daily nonstop service between Houston Hobby and the island of Cozumel on the …

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 Even amid the challenges of the travel industry, one sector continues to lead demand: all-inclusive resorts. It’s why more major big brands are entering the increasingly competitive sector — all-inclusive resorts are what lots of people are looking for when they …

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 After a long and taxing year, Santa Claus is hanging up his suit and hat and spending the next year in a most appropriate place: Stocking Island in The Bahamas. The Bahamas’ government has announced that it had invited Santa …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is open for tourism once again, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  On Jan. 1, Curaçao officially reopened to all international travelers, following a limited reopening.  “Our borders are now fully open #WelcomeBack to our global …

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 Bermuda has expanded its pre-testing options for travelers to the island.  The Atlantic island has launched a program with Costco that offers in-store PCR saliva test kits, along with an OpenClear testing service in Midtown Manhattan.  The Costco program is …

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 Restaurants are about more than just food.  When we go out to eat, we aren’t doing so because we have to — we do it because we want to.  Because restaurants make our lives more interesting. They break up the …