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IHG’s Newest Hotel Brand Is Coming to Mexico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Avid, the newest hotel brand by hospitality giant InterContinental Hotels Group, is coming to Mexico. The first-ever avid [sic] in Mexico has broken ground in Fresnillo, with plans for a 95-room hotel set to debut …

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Copa Expanding St Maarten Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama’s Copa Airlines is set to operate four weekly flights to St Maarten for the upcoming winter season, according to the St Maarten Ministry of Tourism. The important regional carrier will resume the flights by …

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Hilton’s Newest Caribbean Resort Is in Anguilla

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is at it again in the Caribbean, announcing plans to bring its LXR Hotels and Resorts brand to Anguilla. In November, the LXR brand will debut at Anguilla’s luxe Zemi Beach House Hotel and …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is continuing to ramp up its expansion plans in Mexico, with plans to open its 100th hotel in the country by 2022, Caribbean Journal has learned. Over the next three years, Hilton will add …

Marriott Caribbean Rooms

 By Alexander Britell As major brands like Hilton continue to expand their presence in the Caribbean, the world’s largest hotel company is ramping up its own plans in the region. Marriott plans to add more than 6,000 new hotel rooms …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Citing increased holiday travel to the island, Delta Air Lines is adding more capacity to San Juan for the peak winter season. The airline said it was upsizing two of the aircraft types used to …

jetblue caribbean wifi

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a boon for travelers to the Caribbean, JetBlue Airways is adding Wi-Fi across its Caribbean network. The addition comes as JetBlue has kicked-off a years-in-the-making restyling to its cabin experience, with the first aircraft …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has big plans in the Mexican Caribbean, and now the travel giant is adding yet another hotel in the region. Hilton has announced plans to open the Caribbean’s first Canopy by Hilton hotel, with …

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 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 …

United Avianca Copa

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major development for regional aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean, United Airlines has announced an agreement with Panama’s Copa Airlines and Colombia’s Avianca for a joint business agreement. The agreement, still pending …

Montego Bay Jamaica hotel boom aerial

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica, like many Caribbean destinations, has long talked about courting more tourism from Latin America. Now, it’s about to get a lot of help in that regard. Leading Latin American carrier LATAM Airlines Group has …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Paris-based hotel giant AccorHotels has closed on its purchase of a significant interest in hospitality firm sbe [sic]. The deal includes a 50 percent interest in sbe, whose portfolio of hotel brands includes SLS, Delano, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is upping its culinary game in the Caribbean beginning this month. The New York City-based carrier plans to launch a new fresh food offering on select Caribbean routes, with its EatUp Cafe menu now …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt has opened its first-ever hotel in Colombia’s capital: the Grand Hyatt Bogota. The new 372-room property is set in the heart of Bogota’s Ciudad Empresarial Sarmiento Angulo commercial district. “We are thrilled to announce …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Radisson Hotel Group has announced a new appointment to lead its Americas regional marketing strategy. Radisson has tapped Catherine Higgins Whiteside as its new vice president of marketing in the Americas. In the role, Higgins …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is planning big growth for its flagship brand, Hilton Hotels, and the company has made a new hire to spearhead its expansion. The company has named Vera Manoukian as its new senior vice president …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Copa Airlines has confirmed its plans to launch new flights from Panama to Barbados. The new flights, which will launch July 17, will operate twice weekly between the two destinations. “Copa Airlines is proud to …

W Panama

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott’s W Hotels brand is continuing its expansion in the Caribbean Basin. The company is set to debut the new W Panama on Jan. 23, 2018, according to a Marriott statement. The newest W in …