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The Cool List: The Coolest Caribbean Hotels for 2020

 The Caribbean’s roster of high-design, forward-thinking, fun-loving hotels continues to grow.  Everyone has a different definition of what’s cool — particularly when it comes to hotels.  But a cool hotel should have an x-factor, a special quality that turns it into …

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15 Hot New Hotels for the Caribbean in 2020

 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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Bahamas Buzzing for Next Month’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace

 Next month’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace in The Bahamas is generating lots of buzz and excitement, organizers of the region’s premier travel conference said this week.  The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s leading annual conference will be hosted Jan. 21-23 at …

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 Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines is adding more new routes to the Caribbean next year — to The Bahamas, Cozumel and Puerto Rico. The company, which has been rapidly expanding its Caribbean network over the past several years, has announced plans to …

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 It’s been a stellar year for Caribbean travel. Stayover tourist arrivals are booming almost universally across the region. It seems like a new hotel opens up every week (and if you read Caribbean Journal, you realize it’s even more often …

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 There’s a new craft cocktail bar in the heart of The Bahamas’ most popular destination.  It’s called Bon Vivants Cafe and Bar, and the new bar is set in Nassau’s Sandyport neighborhood.  The bar, with a decor featuring oversized rattan …

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 In what would be a major boost for those flying to the The Bahamas, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism said it was testing preclearance of flights in Florida.  That would mean that travelers could go through immigration and customs in …

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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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 British Airways is expanding its flights service to The Bahamas next year, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The air carrier will be adding a new weekly Tuesday flight between London Heathrow and Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport.  That service is slated …

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 One of the top tournaments on professional golf’s Korn Ferry tour is coming to the Baha Mar.  The 2020 Bahamas Great Abaco Classic will be moved to Royal Blue Golf Club at Baha Mar due to Hurricane Dorian’s impact on …

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 United Airlines is adding a new nonstop route to The Bahamas in 2020, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The carrier is launching new weekly nonstop service between Denver and Nassau.  The weekly Saturday service will launch March 7, 2020, according to …

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 Carnival Cruise Line has brought its completely transformed Sunrise ship for a season of new Caribbean cruises out of Fort Lauderdale.  Carnival Sunrise officially launched its season of four and five-day Caribbean cruises this week. Each four-day cruise will be …

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 “Jacques Cousteau couldn’t find the bottom.” The legendary explorer came here to the Ocean Hole in Eleuthera in 1971, drawn to one of the stunning inland sikholes called Blue Holes of which there are more in The Bahamas than anywhere …

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 The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has launched its newest destination in The Bahamas: Nassau.  Bahamas Paradise, which already relaunched its popular cruises to Grand Bahama last month, has begun operating Nassau cruises out of West Palm Beach.  The company is …

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 The Bahamas’ SLS Baha Mar has named a new vice president and general manager, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The luxury resort on Cable Beach in Nassau has tapped Axel Gasser to the dual role, in which he will oversee and …

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 Air Canada is upping its flight service to Nassau, Bahamas for the upcoming winter tourist season.  The carrier is doubling its weekly flights from Montreal to Nassau to a total of four weekly flights, Bahamas tourism officials announced this week.  …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation is undertaking a major investment in The Bahamas, with plans for two major new cruise developments in the country that could mean $180 million in new investment. The company has signed an agreement …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In an important step for the crucial tourism economy in Grand Bahama, the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has resumed leisure cruises to Grand Bahama. After running humanitarian aid sailings to Grand Bahama in the wake …