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Caribbean Hotel Rates Climb Back Up — Slightly

 After a September that produced the year’s first decline in average daily rate (ADR), Caribbean hoteliers pushed room-rate comparisons back into positive territory during October 2019.  In comparison with last October, ADR rose 0.4 percent even as occupancy fell 5.2 …

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At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Look at the Ancient Caribbean

 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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Puerto Rico Air Traffic is Surging

 In another strong sign for Puerto Rico’s tourism industry, the island’s biggest air hub had a significant traffic surge in November.  Mexico-based ASUR, which manages San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, reported a 20.2 percent increase in passenger traffic …

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 Royal Caribbean has unveiled its newest cruises for the 2021-2022 Caribbean cruise season, the company announced.  Two of the line’s massive ships, Symphony of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, will be sailing across the Eastern and Western Caribbean …

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 You’re looking out at a frosted window or a flurry. Even going outside is a feat, making you dream about warm waters and palm trees.  Because you could be in the Caribbean right now.  And there are few times of …

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 In what is easily one of the most anticipated relaunches in the Caribbean in several years, the Ritz-Carlton St Thomas has officially reopened its doors.  The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas, long the leading hotel in the United States Virgin Islands, began …

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 Silver Airways has increased its flights to the island of Dominica, according to the Discover Dominica Authority.  The airline, which has hubs in Fort Lauderdale and San Juan, Puerto Rico, has added three new flights between San Juan and Dominica …

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 Fresh off a newly-launched codeshare agreement with Delta Air Lines, Caribbean carrier Silver Airways has announced a similar agreement with American Airlines.  That means travelers can book tickets that combine segments on American Airlines and Silver on a single ticket.  …

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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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 Carnival’s Carnival Fascination cruise ship is adding new Caribbean cruises out of its homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  In 2021, the ship will add three new seven-day Caribbean cruises out of San Juan, each of which will include stops …

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 Frontier Airlines has launched three new routes to Puerto Rico’s capital of San Juan.  The low-cost carrier has launched new thrice-weekly flights from Miami to San Juan’ new daily service from Newark Liberty International Airport to San Juan; and four …

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 GUSTAVIA — It came down to a rum-off.  For the first time, the most exclusive rums in the Caribbean went head-to-head in a blind tasting competition at Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barth, and a team of seven international …

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 Puerto Rico says it’s in the midst of a tourism boom, and another carrier is set to launch new daily nonstop flights to the island.  Beginning Nov. 14, Frontier will be operating a new daily flight between Newark Liberty International …

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 It was bound to happen. After six straight months of occupancy declines in the Caribbean, the region’s hotel room rates were down in year-over-year comparisons for the first time in 2019.   Compared with September 2018, Caribbean hotel occupancy dropped …

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 Hyatt has opened another new hotel in the Caribbean, with the debut of the new Hyatt Place in Aruba.  The second Hyatt-branded hotel in Aruba, the Hyatt Place Aruba Airport is the fourth Hyatt Place hotel in the broader Caribbean …

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 Fast-expanding low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is planning a major expansion in Puerto Rico, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Spirit’s expansion will be headlined by the launch of new daily nonstop flights from both Newark Liberty and Boston Logan airports to San …

 By Ricardo Álvarez-Díaz Two years ago last month, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, ultimately taking more than 3,000 lives. It also exposed the structural vulnerabilities of existing buildings, and further exacerbated the already painful impact of a more than decade-long …

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 Puerto Rico’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan continues to boom, according to the latest numbers released by Mexico-based parent company ASUR.  San Juan’s primary air hub reported 526,761 passengers in September, which represented a sizable 8.4 percent …