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Hyatt Opens New Hotel in Panama’s Old City 

 Hyatt’s Unbound Collection has debuted its first hotel in the Caribbean Basin: the new Hotel Hotel La Compañía, set in the heart of Panama City’s charming old city.  The new hotel in the Casco Viejo quarter is anchored by a …

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The Caribbean’s Newest Overwater Bungalow Resort Is in Panama

 It remains one of the great frontiers for Caribbean travel aficionados: Bocas del Toro, the spectacular archipelago in the Caribbean waters off the coast of Panama.  For years, it’s also been home to the vast majority of overwater bungalow resorts …

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Copa Is Returning to Barbados 

 Barbados is set to welcome back another airline this spring, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines will be resuming its flights from Panama City’s Tocument International Airport to Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport on June 15.  The relaunched …

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 The newest Marriott International resort has opened its doors in the Dominican Republic.  The Ocean Club, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Norte is the first-ever Luxury Collection resort in the Caribbean.  It joins one other Luxury Collection property in wider …

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 The search for lost rums has gotten a bit out of hand.  There’s been so much attention, to the point of obsession, over finding rare bottlings of now-defunct distilleries that it’s begun to obscure the magnificent quality of the many …

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 Delta Air Lines has expanded its service to Panama City, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The carrier has added three of new routes from the United States this week, including Los Angeles-Panama, New York-Panama Orlando-Panama.  That’s along with a second flight …

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 It’s one of the most charming neighborhoods in all of Central America: the Casco Antigua (also known as Casco Viejo) of Panama City, Panama.  And now one of the world’s biggest hotel brands is entering the market.  Hyatt’s Unbound Collection …

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 Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has added The Bristol Panama to its Registry Collection Hotel Portfolio. The luxury hotel is the second to join Wyndham’s recently-unveiled brand. “With our prestigious new Registry Collection Hotels brand, independent luxury hoteliers can take advantage …

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 One of the top all-inclusive destinations in Panama is set to reopen on Nov. 19.  Islas Secas, which is actually comprised of 14 privately-owned islands in the Gulf of Chiriqui, has a total of four Casita sites and three clamping-style …

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 Princess Cruises has relaunched another ship, with the return of the Emerald Princess cruise ship.  Emerald Princess departed this week from the Port of Los Angeles for a 15-day Panama Canal crossing concluding in Fort Lauderdale.  “Princess has been a …

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 The Club, Barbados, one of the island’s top all-inclusive resorts, is officially open again.  The resort has reopened under parent company Elite Island Resorts’ vaccination policy, which requires proof of vaccination for all guests 16 and over.  “We’re open, and …

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 One of the most popular all-inclusive resorts in Saint Lucia is back, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The St James’s Club Morgan Bay resort is officially open once again.  The property, just a short drive from both Rodney Bay and Saint …

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 There was no bigger presence at this past week’s Seatrade cruise industry conference in Miami than that of the Caribbean.  The collection of Caribbean cruise ports was the liveliest, most energetic center of the show, which is the leading global …

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 The leading golf resort in Panama has unveiled a new look.  The Buenaventura Golf and Beach Resort, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, has completed an upgrade to its 114 guest rooms and suites.  The new look has “maintained the hotel’s …

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 Elite Island Resorts’ portfolio of Caribbean all-inclusive resorts now requires all guests 16 and over to show proof of vaccination.  The new policy, first announced last month, officially took effect this week.  The company had initially set the threshold at …

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 One of the Caribbean’s leading resort companies has announced a significant update to its travel rules: all guests over the age of 12 will be required to show proof of Covid vaccination upon arrival.  Elite Island Resorts has a broad …

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 Luxury cruise line Seabourn is set to homeport its Seabourn Ovation cruise ship out of Miami.  Beginning in November, the ship will operate a series of Caribbean itineraries through April 2022.  That will include stops in Caribbean destinations including San …