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Spirit Airlines Is Relaunching Flights to the Caribbean

 Spirit Airlines is planning a major relaunch of its flight service to the Caribbean over the next two months, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The low-cost carrier is planning a roll-out of relaunched routes in June and July, kicking off as …

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Jamaica Is Reopening for Tourism on June 15

 In a major move for the Caribbean tourism sector at large, the island of Jamaica is reopening its borders for travelers beginning June 15. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett announced the decision in a letter from the Ministry of Tourism …

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Southwest Airlines Is Planning a Caribbean Relaunch

 Southwest Airlines is planning to relaunch a number of routes as the Caribbean begins opening up once again for tourism, the carrier said.  While the launches are dependent on each individual destination’s reopening plans, Southwest Airlines said it would be …

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 In a move to “enhance” its liquidity, all-inclusive company Playa Hotels and Resorts has closed on the sale of two of its resorts in Jamaica.  The company has sold the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa in Ocho Rios …

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 Delta is planning a relaunch of a number of its Caribbean flight routes in June, Caribbean Journal has learned.  After operating just a handful of routes to the Caribbean in May, Delta Air Lines is planning to operate a total …

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 For many people, singer Jimmy Buffett and his signature tune perfectly capture the island vibe they crave while slogging away at their busy lives the rest of the year. That’s even more true right now, as we all dream of …

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 Jamaica saw surging tourism growth last year, fueled largely by a dramatic increase in visits by travelers from the United States.  Jamaica reported 1.838 million stayover arrivals from the United States market, which represented a 12.9 percent increase compared to …

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 Jamaica is looking to reposition its historic town of Falmouth, a town that is coming to its own as a full-fledged travel destination. Jamaican tourism officials say they’ll be marketing the capital of the Trelawny parish “in its own unique …

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 The number of world-class Caribbean restaurants continues to multiply, making this landmark selection, which first launched back in 2013, more and more difficult each year.  The Caribbean food sector continues to send a strong message to the world that this …

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 The Caribbean hotel sector is, in a word, buzzing. New hotels seem to be popping up every week, and it’s not just the traditional hotel hubs. Sure, there are new Caribbean hotels on the way in places like the Dominican …

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 The best Jamaica resorts set the standard for the Caribbean travel experience; since the dawn of the jet-set age, Jamaica has been a haven for rarefied, elegant, character-filled hospitality, and that’s even more true today.  Few islands boast as diverse …

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 Hyatt’s newest all-inclusive hotels have held their grand openings in the heart of Punta Cana in the  Dominican Republic. Playa Hotels and Resorts has debuted the new Hyatt-branded Ziva and Zilara resorts in Punta Cana’s tony enclave of Cap Cana. …

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 South American carrier LATAM has launched a new route from Peru to Jamaica.  The new nonstop flights from Lima, Peru to Montego Bay, Jamaica will be operating three times each week, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  “For now …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Samantha Illiffe, who sent in this stunning photograph of a purple sky at the Holiday Inn in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Have you taken a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it …

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 The Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana is seeing a massive rebound in tourism demand, according to a new report from Allianz Global Assistance.  The travel insurance giant said analysis of nearly 2.4 million flight itineraries showed that the …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Adam Pearson, who sent in this lovely shot of the view from his balcony at the Secrets Wild Orchid resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo in …

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 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 …

 Nearly 15 years after opening as Sandals Whitehouse, the Sandals South Coast resort is the only major hotel development on the south shore of Jamaica. And as long as that remains the case, this all-inclusive hotel will remain a special …