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Jamaica’s Kingston Airport Is Getting a $60M Makeover

 Jamaica’s Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston is getting a $60 million makeover.  The airport was officially taken over by Mexico’s Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico this week. The company now operates both Norman Manley and the Sangster International Airport in …

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The 10 Best Bonaire Resorts

 Divers have long known the charms of the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, home to some of the most marvelous diving (and snorkeling) in the hemisphere.  But, increasingly, more and more travelers are beginning to discover that there is far …

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A Big Tourism Comeback in the USVI

 The US Virgin Islands is in the midst of a tourism renaissance, according to recently-released data. The USVI is reporting close to a 50 percent increase in stay-over arrivals this year. It’s what the USVI Department of Tourism is calling …

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 Marriott is planning a big comeback in St Thomas, with plans to reopen its signature Frenchman’s Reef resort and open a new resort under the Autograph Collection brand.  The combined $200 million project will see both properties open in 2020, …

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 By Alexander Britell Hilton is adding a new Dominican Republic resort to its growing portfolio of all-inclusive properties in the wider Caribbean region. The dual-resort Hilton La Romana will be opening its new family-friendly section on Dec. 1, according to …

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 By Alexander Britell What is almost certainly the most anticipated reopening of 2019 will be happening earlier than expected. The long-awaited return of The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas is set for Nov. 22, Caribbean Journal has learned. The reinvigorated resort’s debut …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off an expansion to Guadeloupe, JetBlue has announced plans to launch new nonstop flights to Guyana on the southern edge of the Caribbean. The new flights will be operating daily from New York’s John …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff An historic Caribbean resort is set to make its long-awaited comeback next year, Caribbean Journal has learned. Marriott’s Renaissance St Croix Carambola Beach Resort and Spa is set to return in the spring of 2020, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality, the largest independent hotel management firm in the United States, is merging with multinational hotel firm Interstate Hotels and Resorts. It’s a major move for Aimbridge, which just announced a significant expansion …

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 Aruba is an island that’s all about discovery. It’s a destination that begs travelers to get out into a car and explore, to discover its hidden corners, to go beach hopping, to walk around its neighborhoods and to really experience …

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 By Alexander Britell Marriott International is getting into the all-inclusive game, with plans to debut a new all-inclusive platform that will begin with five new resorts in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region. In a major foray into the increasingly competitive all-inclusive …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Divi Resorts has named a new general manager for its Divi Village and Divi Dutch Village hotels in Aruba, the company announced this week. The hotel company has tapped Ferry Zievinger for the role, which will …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly anticipated St Regis hotel project in Bermuda is targeting a 2021 debut, according to a statement from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The luxe hotel on St Catherine’s Beach in the historic town of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada’s leading airline is launching a pair of new routes to the Caribbean for the upcoming winter season. Air Canada has announced plans to launch new winter flights from Quebec City to the two most …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Airbnb is looking to expand its footprint in the luxury travel sector. While the company already owned Luxury Retreats, the new Airbnb Luxe looks to create another level of bespoke travel experience that include “access …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever AC Hotel in Jamaica has officially opened its doors in the heart of Kingston. Marriott’s design-focused boutique hotel brand has launched its new outpost in Kingston, a 219-room hotel that becomes the second …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new beachfront hotspot in Cancun. It’s called SacBé Beach Shack, and it’s the newest addition to the 450-room Marriott Cancun Resort on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. The beach shack blends Tulum style …

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 By Alexander Britell The world’s largest hotel company is set to debut its newest hotel in the Caribbean next week. It’s the highly-anticipated AC Hotel Kingston in Jamaica, which will begin welcoming guests June 17. The stylish new $50 million …