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Jamaica Tourism Is Ramping Up Its Digital Push

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaica Tourist Board has a new marketing director to lead its digital-focused push. Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, has announced the appointment of Camile Glenister as the JTB’s new Deputy Director of Tourism …

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Another Carnival Cruise Ship Gets a Makeover

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line has completed another makeover of one of its cruise ships, this time the Carnival Freedom. The line just concluded a three-week multimillion-dollar renovation of Freedom, adding a variety of new experiences and updated …

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Vacation Express Adding New Caribbean Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Vacation Express is adding several new routes to popular Caribbean destinations including Jamaica, Punta Cana and Cancun. The company will launch new weekly nonstop flights from New Orleans to Montego Bay between May 25 and …

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jamaica spirit routes

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing its rapid Caribbean expansion, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has officially launched two new nonstop routes to the island of Jamaica. Spirit’s new service includes nonstop routes from Orlando to both Kingston and Montego Bay. …

caribbean vacation express flights

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton Tourism isn’t just the beating heart of the Caribbean economy — it’s one of the largest economic sectors on earth. And in an age of increasing global challenges, that means the continued sustainability — and resilience …

caribbean stuffed plantain

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Many years ago, back in Culinary school, I can never forget this particularly hardcore instructor who trained me in fish fabrication and cooking. Every day upon arrival at 6am for class, he would add just a …

cayman islands hilton hotel

 By Alexander Britell The Cayman Islands is one of the Caribbean’s hottest markets for hotel development, and now it’s adding another big brand to its portfolio. Hilton Hotels has announced the signing of an agreement to open a new Curio …

jamaica villa resort

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton A Caribbean villa vacation is something rather different than your traditional hotel getaway. It’s a way to live the destination in another way, in tranquility, in seclusion, in privacy, with a different kind of …

adults-only resorts

 Sometimes we just want some time to ourselves. And thats where the adults-only resort comes in. But the concept of the adults-only resort has diversified in recent years. Today, adults-only resorts have moved beyond simply being enclaves of quiet and …

riu caribbean hotels

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Riu is planning more renovations in the Caribbean, the company said this week. That will include two properties: the Riu Palace Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and the Riu Ocho …

jamaica hotel project

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel chain H10 has launched construction on a 1,000-room hotel project in Jamaica. It will be the first-ever Jamaica hotel for the chain, which has a heavy presence in Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican …

caribbean beach hotels

 You didn’t want to spend 20 minutes walking from your room to get to the beach. That’s not why you’re here. You made the long journey so you could spend your vacation lazing on the sand, rum punch (or just …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor World leaders, legislators and academics from around the world convened in Montego Bay, Jamaica last week to commemorate the opening of The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center. The GTRCM is a first-of-its-kind tourism resource …

spirit jamaica expansion

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spirit has its sights set on Jamaica — and the low-cost carrier is showing now signs of slowing down. The Fort Lauderdale-based airline is set to launch yet another high-profile expansion to Jamaica this month …

jamaica tourism digital

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Montego Bay is seeing a huge surge in travel demand, according to new data provided to Caribbean Journal by Expedia. The destination recorded growth of nearly 40 percent in package demand in the third …

st thomas more nonstop

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands’ tourism industry is “open for business,” incoming Tourism Commissioner Joe Boschulte said this week. Boschulte, who awaits confirmation as the USVI’s new tourism chief, was speaking during the Caribbean Travel …

jamaica new resort

 By Alexander Britell There’s a new hotel in Montego Bay — and it’s rather unlike any of its neighbors. In the heart of the tourism capital’s “Hip Strip” the new S Hotel Jamaica has opened its doors, a trendy, design-forward retreat …

sun country caribbean flights

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Sun Country Airlines is expanding again in the Caribbean, with a pair of new routes to the region. The low-cost carrier has announced plans to launch new seasonal service from Dallas-Fort Worth to Montego Bay, Jamaica …