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Bahamas Signs Air Services Agreements With Qatar, Australia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has signed three new air services agreements, Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar announced this week. D’Aguilar signed deals with Qatar, Australia and Finland during the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Air Services Negotiation …

A New Air Traffic Control Tower in Montego Bay

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The new air traffic control tower at Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport will become fully operational next month, according to the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority. “Our team in Montego Bay is ready to move over. …

caribbean travel

The Caribbean Travel Awards – 2017

 This year was not without its challenges in the Caribbean. But in the face of overwhelming adversity, the Caribbean showed its toughness and resilience. It’s something that’s eminently clear, as hard-hit islands quickly recover, with most already welcoming back travelers, …

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riu resorts

 Spanish hotel giant Riu Resorts is one of the leading all-inclusive brands in the Caribbean, from adults-only resorts to family-friendly properties. And its footprint in the region may be even larger than you think — from Aruba to the Bahamas to …

marriott hotels

 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor The Caribbean hotel industry showed performance growth just one month after a pair of massive hurricanes swept through the region. Caribbean occupancy for the month was up 3.7% in year-over-year comparisons, and with a 6.9% increase …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff MBJ Airports Limited, the operator of Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport, has broken ground on a new $12 million USD project aimed at rehabilitating the airport’s taxiways. The project will include the removal and reconstruction …

 Many resorts in the Caribbean are perfect for travelers of all ages, whether you’re looking for a family getaway or a romantic escape. But certain resorts are tailor made for the latter, with the perfect combination of comfort, seclusion and, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Four Caribbean destinations in the Caribbean are seeing particularly strong increases in interest for the holiday season, according to new data from the Expedia group. Punta Cana, San Juan, Montego Bay and Aruba have the …

 The Caribbean’s tourism season is about to heat up. But if you’re planning a new getaway to the islands right now, the good news is that there are some deals to be found, particularly on your flight. That’s where Fareness …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor As the Thanksgiving Holiday rolls around, with it comes a flurry of activity and excitement as families prepare to master the most important of all meals – the Thanksgiving Feast. Supermarket shelves fully stacked with boxes …

marriott hotels

 By Alexander Britell The world’s biggest hotel company has a massive footprint in the Caribbean, and it’s only getting bigger. But with such a large network of properties around the region, Marriott was also impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. …

negril

 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor Negril may not be Jamaica’s hippy hangout like it was back in the 1970s, but it still retains a mellow vibe that’s a nice departure from the more in-your-face tourism towns of Montego Bay and Ocho …

 By Alexander Britell We drive down the path of an old coastal highway, a now-bumpy dirt road that was here during the jet set days, when Montego Bay was the among the Caribbean’s first big travel hotspots. After a short …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Palace Resorts is expanding with another new resort project in the Caribbean. The company has announced plans to open a new Punta Cana all inclusive in the Dominican Republic. The move was first announced by …

 By Fatima ThompsonCJ Contributor While the Caribbean recovers from one of the busiest and most destructive hurricane seasons of the past several decades, many questions exist regarding the impact these tragic storms have had on recent hotel performance. While one …

 The holidays are fast approaching, meaning it’s time to start thinking about your next Caribbean vacation (that is, if you haven’t already planned a Caribbean trip in the meantime). For us, there’s nothing better than Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Maarten’s major new tourist attractions is set to debut in November. Rainforest Adventures has announced that the St Maarten Rockland Estate eco-park, which will feature the world’s steepest zip line, will open …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is launching a new Culinary Cruise Series featuring a pair of top Miami chefs, the line announced this week. Sailing out of Fort Lauderdale in February, Miami-based chefs Brad Kilgore and Scott Linquist …