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CDC Ends Return Test Requirement, in Major Boost for Caribbean Tourism

 In a move celebrated across the wider travel industry, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lifted its requirement for travelers to test negative for Covid-19 before returning home to the United States from abroad.  It’s the culmination …

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The 15 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in the Caribbean 2022

 Being a boutique hotel isn’t just about size. Sure, the hotels on this list, all of which have 40 rooms or less, are not big.  But boutique is about more than that. It’s about character, about personality; about identity.  It …

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Dream Hotel Group Is Expanding to Saint Lucia

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 Saint Lucia tourism is starting to rebound, two years after the island was one of the first Caribbean destinations to reopen amid the pandemic.  In March, Saint Lucia reported its highest month of tourism arrivals since it first reopened back …

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 One of the Eastern Caribbean’s top music festivals is making a comeback.  Dominica’s popular Jazz n’ Creole festival will return to the Cabrits National Park on May 1, 2022, following a two-year hiatus amid the pandemic.  This will be the …

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 For most travelers, it’s the number one destination-within-a-destination: the beach bar.  As travel trends ebb and flow, it’s a constant, somehow managing to survive as the manifestation of our most romantic Caribbean travel fantasies.  Because there’s just something about a cocktail …

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 Saint Lucia just posted its strongest month for tourism since the onset of the pandemic.  The island welcomed 32,110 arrivals in March, the highest month of arrivals since the island first reopened for tourism in June 2020.  Saint Lucia is …

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 The highly anticipated new Zoëtry Curacao Resort and Spa has quietly made its debut as the island’s newest all-inclusive.  The luxury AMR Collection property has 72 suites, each of which has either garden, “tropical” or pool views, set at the …

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 Saint Lucia is no longer requiring testing for fully vaccinated travelers.  The island has removed all pre-entry requirements for the fully vaccinated, in addition to removing the requirement for pre-registration and upload of covid-related documents.  All fully vaccinated travelers must …

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 For centuries, Jamaica’s finest aged rums have long found immense popularity among connoisseurs around the world.  But for travelers to the island, finding them all in once place hasn’t always been easy.  For the best expressions from storied marques like …

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 Saint Lucia has updated its travel protocols, creating what the island is calling “Seamless Saint Lucia,” Caribbean Journal has learned. The changes, which will take effect March 5, mandate that fully vaccinated travelers and in-transit passengers aged 5 and up …

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 Three Saint Lucia resorts have joined with vacation provider Interval International.  The Bay Gardens Beach Resort, Croton Suites at Bay Gardens Hotel and Water’s Edge Villas are all now part of the Interval network. “There is great opportunity for independent …

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 There’s a new boutique resort on the island of Saint Lucia, Caribbean Journal has learned.  It’s called Sol Sanctum Wellness Hotel and Studio, and it’s all about wellness.  The property is home to eight guest rooms, with a decor and …

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 By Guy Britton Larry Cuculic took over as the newest chief executive officer of Best Western Hotels and Resorts towards the end of 2021, overseeing a company that is in the midst of a broad expansion push in the Caribbean …

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 Saint Lucia’s Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has named a new managing director, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property has tapped James Wyndham for the role, who served most recently as general manager of the Island House, one of the …

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 Sunwing Airlines has officially returned to the island of Saint Lucia.  The Canadian leisure carrier has kicked off new nonstop service between Toronto and Saint Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport.  Sunwing’s relaunch of operations to Saint Lucia means all major Canadian …

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 Saint Lucia has a new top tourism executive, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has named Lorine Charles-St Jules as its new chief executive officer.  “I consider it a distinct honor and a privilege to have been …

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 British Airways has resumed service between Saint Lucia and Port of Spain, Trinidad.  The extension of the carrier’s flights to Saint Lucia operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.  This summer, the carrier will operate service five times per week.  …