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A New CEO at Choice Hotels

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hospitality giant Choice Hotels officially has a new CEO. Patrick Pacious began his tenure as the company’s president and chief executive officer this week. He succeeds former CEO Steve Joyce, who was recently tapped as …

Bahamas “Back to Business” After Irma

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is “back to business” after the passage of Hurricane Irma, officials said Wednesday. All airports in The Bahamas are now open and operating, with international and domestic service having resumed. Major properties in …

Nassau Airport Reopens

 Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport has reopened following Hurricane Irma, the Nassau Airport Development Company announced. The airport sustained no damage from Hurricane Irma, leading to an “all clear” issued by the Bahamas’ Emergency Management Agency and the Meteorological Department. …

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 Caribbean Airlines is now offering rebooking fee waivers to travelers whose plans have been affected by Hurricane Irma. Travelers who have confirmed tickets for the period between Sept. 5 and Oct. 31 can now rebook without change fees. The carrier …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian national carrier Bahamasair has officially launched its new weekly service between Nassau and the Haitian city of Cap-Haitien. The flights were inaugurated with a ceremony at Cap Haitien’s Hugo Chavez International Airport. Haiti Tourism …

 Global music superstar Mariah Carey recently paid another visit to Nassau in The Bahamas, stopping for a meal at the country’s signature restaurant: Graycliff. The pop icon dined in a private dining room with her boyfriend Bryan Tanaka at the …

 Canadian leisure carrier WestJet has announced a Caribbean network expansion for the upcoming 2017-2018 winter travel season. WestJet will be launching new nonstop weekly service from Calgary to Belize City, along with additional flights from Toronto to Caribbean destinations including …

katsuya baha mar

 The highly-anticipated Katsuya eatery has officially opened at the Baha Mar in Nassau. The eatery is the product of a partnership between Chef Katsuya Uechi and globally renowned designer Philippe Starck. Katsuya, which has 250 seats in its space just …

 It begins, as it should, with a perfect stretch of sugar-white sand, with navy umbrellas and turquoise waves. This is the other side of Nassau, a kinder, gentler edge of the island of New Providence called Sandyport. It’s a true …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The best Caribbean ports don’t just give you a sample of the culture of the larger destination, they also provide worthy “shopportunities” at every price point. So if you want a tangible reminder of the …

 By Alexander Britell Before you read any further, know this: the Baha Mar is open in the Bahamas. And it is an impressive thing. It is remarkably built, wonderfully modern and tastefully executed. It is a class above what you’re …

 The fast-growing Courtyard by Marriott brand is expanding again in the Caribbean Basin, with a new Courtyard slated to debut in San Pedro Sula, Honduras next year. The news follows similar Courtyard debuts in Caribbean cities including Kralendijk, Bonaire, Nassau …

family vacations

 You can take a great family vacation anywhere in the Caribbean. But some islands have a certain innate family-friendliness, an added level of comfort and ease that make a trip particularly well suited for a family traveling together, whether due …

 Comedian Chris Tucker has signed on for two shows aboard Carnival Breeze and Carnival Liberty this fall as part of the Carnival LIVE Concert Series. Carnival LIVE brings live music and comedy to the seas and provides guests to enjoy …

 Christie’s is hosting an auction of wine and spirits featuring historic cognacs from the collection of Nassau’s Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, the largest wine cellar in the Caribbean and one of the largest on earth. The auction will take place …

 Southwest Airlines is making moves in the Caribbean. The carrier officially launched new daily nonstop service to four Caribbean destinations on Sunday, all out of its growing Caribbean-network hub in Fort Lauderdale. The carrier has launched daily nonstop service from …

 Beauty isn’t seasonal. So when you’re planning your summer vacation for 2017, you need to be thinking Caribbean. Because, contrary to the views of some, the Caribbean is just as wonderful a place to visit in the summer as it is …

 The Melia Nassau Beach resort in New Providence has completed a $19 million renovation project that first began back in 2014. The 694-room resort has been “completely transformed,” according to the property, with 102 rooms belonging to Melia’s The LEVEL …