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Caribbean-Mexico Hotel Construction Booming

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel construction is booming in the Caribbean and Mexico right now, according to new data from analytics firm STR. The number of hotels in construction in the wider region is up 30.7 percent year over …

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Jamaica Has New Tourism Plans for This Town

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Set between Montego Bay and Negril, the beach town of Lucea could be in for a tourism makeover. Jamaica’s government says it has its sights set on Lucea as it develops resort centers across the …

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Sun Country Is Adding a New Route to Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines is adding a new route to the island of Jamaica, according to the Jamaica Tourist Board. The airline is planning to launch a new route between Dallas-Fort Worth and Montego …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s hottest all-inclusive destination has welcomed another new resort. Blue Diamond’s Royalton Antigua has officially opened its doors on the island’s beautiful Deep Bay, another all-inclusive in the destination’s enviable portfolio. The new 294-room …

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 You can call it cask-finishing or barrel finishing or secondary aging or whatever you like. But it’s no secret that using the barrels that once held other spirits to give different personalities to rum is an increasingly prominent trend in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cancun and Aruba are the two most popular international destinations for summer travel this year, according to a new report from Allianz Global Assistance. Cancun is in the top spot for American travelers for the …

jamaica hotel hurricane

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Hurricane season is almost upon us, and one Jamaica hotel is continuing its special storm protection for travelers. The Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay has reinstated its annual Hurricane Guarantee for 2019. Valid for resort stays …

jamaica nonstop flights

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica is in the midst of an airlift boom, and the trend will continue this summer. Jamaica is set to welcome a host of new nonstop flights this summer. Indeed, the island destination has secured over …

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 By Alexander Britell 007 is coming back to Jamaica. The next James Bond film, the 25th in the iconic film franchise, will include a stop in Jamaica. The news was revealed Thursday at a launch event by Bond producers and …

caribbean expansion posadas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico-based hotel giant Posadas is planning a major new resort destination in Mexico and the wider Caribbean. It’s called Tulkal, and it will feature multiple resorts, including a 515-room Fiesta Americana all-inclusive and a 340-room …

caribbean beachy salad

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Finally, a breath of fresh air coupled with new beginnings, signifying another season of Spring. With renewed energy and vigor, we start to clear out the old and refresh with the new – usually reserved for …

jamaica all-inclusive megaresort

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A long-in-the-works megaresort development has officially broken ground in Jamaica. It’s called Amaterra, and it will be one of the country’s largest all-inclusive resorts, set in the heart of the fast-growing parish of Trelawny near …

all-inclusive dominican republic excellence

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Excellence Group has has officially broken ground on a major new all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana. The new Finest Punta Cana resort will feature 450 suites on the beach …

caribbean airlines barbados

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines is adding a new nonstop route between Jamaica and Barbados, the company said.  The new route, subject to government approval, will run between Kingston, Jamaica and Barbados, with flights twice weekly on Mondays …

jamaica tourism record

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has had a record-breaking winter tourism season, according to estimates from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the island is estimated to have welcomed around 900,000 stopover visitors this …

antigua and barbuda

 By Alexander Britell It’s already Antigua’s most anticipated hotel opening of 2019 — but now the soon-to-debut Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa has announced another major component. The 294-room all-inclusive hotel will include Antigua’s first-ever overwater bungalows set on Antigua’s Deep …

jamaica tourism digital

 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 …

carnival cruise ship 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 …