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Mexico: Strong Growth in Tourism Revenue in First Quarter

 Above: the Grand Velas Riviera Maya By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico saw an almost 15 percent increase in revenue from international visitors in the first quarter of 2014, according to data from the country’s Central Bank. In the first …

The Caribbean’s Best Spas – 2014

 With healing waters, inspiring nature and dreamy vistas, you might say that the Caribbean itself is one big spa. But when you’re looking for a that extra level of relaxation and therapy, the region has you covered, with some of …

Dreams Tulum Completes Redesign

 Above: the Dreams Tulum resort on Mexico’s Caribbean coast By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dreams Tulum resort has completed a major redesign project, the property announced. The newest addition to Tulum hotels included a redesign of 222 guest rooms …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 7.5-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City on Friday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The major quake struck at around 7:27 AM …

 Above: a room at the Malliouhana in Anguilla, which is currently being renovated (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There are 162 hotels and 26,647 rooms in the Caribbean/Mexico hotel development pipeline, according to a new report from STR. …

 Some countries are culinary destinations; some islands are culinary destinations; and some hotels are culinary destinations. The Caribbean is full of such hotel properties — the ones that view cuisine as integral to hospitality (and sometimes even more than that). These …

 Above: the Yucatan Siglo XXI Convention Center in Merida By the Caribbean Journal staff The city of Merida, Mexico will be playing host to the upcoming Sixth Summit of Heads of State and/or Government of the Association of Caribbean States. …

 Above: the soon-to-be Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff US-based AMResorts is adding a pair of new hotels in the Caribbean region. The company will be taking over sales, marketing and brand management to the …

 Sometimes a Caribbean all-inclusive resort is exactly what you need.  Or, in the case of an extreme winter, exactly what the doctor ordered: sun-drenched beaches, no wallets, no stress, no schedules and plenty of space to wind down … or …

 Above: a rendering of the Baha Mar resort project in New Providence By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico hotel development pipeline reached 26,557 rooms in January, a 30 percent increase over January 2013, according to a new report from …

 Traveling can be stressful. And even when you’re returning from a likely very relaxing vacation to the Caribbean, you still want comfort, style and convenience — all the way to the gate at the airport. And you can find it …

 Above: the Hyatt Zilara Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff The first Hyatt-branded Cancun all inclusive has officially opened its doors. The Hyatt Zilara Cancun officially opened this week, the first of what will be a series of new Hyatt-branded …

 Above: Cuba FM Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla arrived in Mexico City this week for a two-day visit. Parrilla, who had prevoiulsy been in New York to vsiit …

 Above: the meeting in Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade Kuribreña has concluded a visit to Cuba that included a meeting with Cuban leader Raul Castro. In a statement, Cuba’s government characterized the meeting …

 Above: signing of the framework agreement in Mexico By the Caribbean Journal staff A Haitian-Mexican chamber of commerce? That’s the idea put forth by Haiti Ambassador to Mexico Guy Lamothe, who is looking to increase trade ties between the two …

 Above: a Baltus showroom in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury furniture design firm Baltus Collection is expanding its footprint in the Caribbean, with a new showroom in Panama and plans for another in the Dominican Republic. The 10,000-square-foot …

 Above: Mexico City By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has named its Miami Consul General the country’s new Ambassador to Mexico. Sandra Grant Griffiths, who has been serving as the Consul General of Jamaica in Miami, is a three-decade veteran …

 Above: the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic leads the Caribbean hotel construction pipeline, according to the most recent report from STR. There are 2,475 rooms under construction in the Dominican Republic, the most in the …