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Dreams All-Inclusive Planning March Relaunch in Panama

 The all-inclusive Dreams Playa Bonita resort in Panama will be opening at the end of the first quarter, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The resort, which is parent company AMResorts’ only hotel property in Panama, will reopen on March 10, 2021, …

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Riu Reopens Panama Resort

 RIU Hotels and Resorts has reopened its Riu Playa Blanca in Panama, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The reopening of the 573-room resort, which is set in Panama’s “Arco Seco” region, means the company has now reopened all of its hotel …

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Enterprise Expands to Aruba, Panama

 Enterprise Holdings has announced the expansion of its Enterprise Rent-a-Car brand to both Aruba and Panama.  The new locations join sister brands National Car Rental and Alamo Rent a Car brands in the two countries.  Both locations are located in …

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 A new Webinar this week will take an in-depth look at two real estate markets on the Caribbean coast of Central America: Roatan, Honduras and Panama.  Caribbean Journal Invest has partnered with Selling the Caribbean on on the latest edition …

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 United Airlines is adding 35 routes across the Caribbean and Latin America in August, the carrier said this week.  That includes new flights to Cancun from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Newark and San Francisco.  United is also increasing its flights …

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 Panama-based Copa Airlines hopes to resume operations on June 1, 2020, pending approval from regional authorities. The move follows a 30-day extension of the suspension of all international flights in the country due to the coronavirus crisis. In addition, between …

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 Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts has introduced a new 360-degree quality, safety and hygiene program CleanComplete Verification, the company said this week.  The CleanComplete Verification program expands the “standards of quality and cleanliness” at the company’s 58 beachfront branded properties across …

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 Sunwing is suspending all of its outgoing Caribbean flights for the next two weeks amid the coronavirus epidemic.  The Canadian travel giant said it would be suspending all flights to its “sun” destinations for the next two weeks in order …

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 One of the Caribbean Basin’s most charming historic quarters will soon be home to a new Hyatt hotel.  Hyatt has announced plans to open the new Hotel La Compañia in Panama City, Panama’s Casco Viejo historic district.  The hotel will …

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 Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor.  The 735-foot-long, 55,254-gross-ton ship will be making its maiden voyage to Miami this week before launching a series of itineraries in the Caribbean …

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 Marriott International has announced the launch of its newest property in Panama.  The new Residence Inn Panama City is set in the capital’s Punta Paitilla neighborhood.  The 144-room property is the first Residence Inn in Panama, joining a local portfolio …

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 In 2012, Caribbean Journal’s Rum Journal first launched the Rum Awards — a unique celebration of the best rums of the year.  And after seven previous incarnations, the annual Rum Awards morphed into a full-fledged rum event in St Barth, …

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 A special exhibition highlighting the artistic achievements of early Caribbean civilizations will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning December 16. Showcasing more than 40 works drawn primarily from The Met collection and augmented by select loans …

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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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 Viceroy is planning a 2021 debut for its highly-anticipated overwater bungalow resort on the Caribbean coast of Panama.  The Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama will be opening its doors in 2021, according to Viceroy’s Web site.  The long-awaited resort, which …

st maarten copa flights expanding

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama’s Copa Airlines is set to operate four weekly flights to St Maarten for the upcoming winter season, according to the St Maarten Ministry of Tourism. The important regional carrier will resume the flights by …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Baseball legend and Panama native Mariano Rivera will soon be the face of Panama’s reenergized tourism push. The former New York Yankees closer, who will inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, will …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The soon-to-relaunch Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas has named a new general manager to oversee its reopening. The property has tapped Akis Neocleous as its new general manager, in which role he will had all operations. Neocleous …