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Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Names New President

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has elected a new president, the regional tourism body announced this week.  The CHTA has elected Pablo Jose Torres Sojo as its next president, succeeding Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass.  Torres is currently the general manager of …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Culebrita, Puerto Rico

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Chris Zearley, who sent in this lovely shot of Culebrita on the island of Culebrita in Puerto Rico.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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Marriott Is Opening a New Hotel in Puerto Rico

 Marriott will soon be launching a brand-new hotel in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new, 152-room Aloft Ponce will be the second Aloft-branded hotel in Puerto Rico and the second Aloft hotel in the wider Caribbean when …

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 When it comes to real estate and golf, Anders Bogebjerg is an expert in both. Bogebjerg is not only the owner and founding partner of real estate company Group Palmera in the Dominican Republic, but he is also a former …

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 JetBlue is continuing its plans for a major expansion in the Caribbean this winter season, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company’s recently-announced Caribbean push will also include a trio of new routes from Raleigh-Durham to the wider region.  That will …

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 Air Transat is ramping up its flights to the Caribbean beginning in November, the company said.  Beginning Nov. 1, the Canadian vacation company will be adding flights to more than 40 destinations from cities including Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto.  …

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 Caribbean destinations are showing resilience amid the challenges of COVID-19, led by the tourism hub of Punta Cana, according to a new report from Expedia Group.  Searches for Caribbean destinations on Expedia Group sites had a positive increase last month, …

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 It began with destinations like Barbados and Bermuda offering travelers the opportunity to apply for permits to work remotely from the islands for one year.  Now some major hotel companies are embracing the new “workation” trend amid the pandemic, including …

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 The pandemic has seen an increasing number of homeowners look to the Caribbean, searching for more secluded, secure pastures.  The latest listing in Puerto Rico is precisely that, taken to the next level: it’s completely off the grid.  This home …

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 It’s at the core of any hotel design, and something that’s even more essential in a destination like the Caribbean: landscape architecture. And for years, Tom Hicks has been at the forefront of the industry, most recently with his work …

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 United Airlines is launching its newest Caribbean route next month, new scheduled service from Newark to St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands.  United will be operating the route four times each week, with roundtrip service on Sundays, Thursdays, …

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 Even in the midst of a pandemic, villa sales in the second quarter in the Turks and Caicos Islands actually eclipsed the numbers from the same period in 2019.  A strong part of that, Regency Christie’s International Real Estate senior …

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 Puerto Rico officially reopened for tourism on Wednesday, with a host of health and safety protocols for incoming travelers, and on Thursday promptly began a rollback of much of its service industry. On Thursday, Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced …

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 Puerto Rico’s Wyndham Grand Rio Mar has named a new director of golf and tennis, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property has tapped Seth Henrich to oversee its extensive program, which includes two 18-hole championship courses designed by Tom and …

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 A 5.5-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across Puerto Rico on Friday afternoon.  The quake’s epicenter was off the far southwestern coast of Puerto Rico, about 6.4 miles southwest of Guanica, according to the United States Geological Survey.  It struck at a …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Sandy Ruyack, who sent in this lovely shot from just offshore in Culebra, Puerto Rico.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in …