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Silver Airways Acquires Seaborne to Create Major New Caribbean Airline

 By Alexander Britell There’s a new power player in Caribbean aviation. Fort Lauderdale-based airline Silver Airways has acquired San Juan-based Caribbean regional airline Seaborne Airlines in what could be a transformative move for the region’s air sector. Silver has closed …

Frontier Airlines Launches Big Puerto Rico Expansion

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has launched a major new expansion of its flight service to Puerto Rico. In a huge boost for the still-recovering destination, Frontier has launched new daily nonstop flights from both Long …

Caribbean Photo of the Week: The Condado Lagoon

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jose Buera, who sent in this beautiful shot of sunrise at the Condado Lagoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Have you taken a great photo in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines is boosting its service to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The carrier is adding a fourth daily flight between Atlanta and San Juan, effective June 8, the company announced. Delta operates the flights …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has officially launched sales for Caribbean cruises on its soon-to-debut Norwegian Encore cruise ship. The ship, which will be Norwegian’s fourth “Breakaway-Plus”-class ship, is slated to launch in the Caribbean in the …

 By Alexander Britell One of the hippest corners of the Caribbean has a serious new addition: the Serafina Beach Hotel, a 96-room stunner in the heart of the Condado neighborhood in San Juan. Puerto Rico’s first new hotel opening of …

 By Alexander Britell In a huge boost for the island of Puerto Rico as it makes its post-storm recovery, Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda will be reprising his role as Alexander Hamilton in a production on the island. Miranda had ended …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Serafina Heach Hotel is slated to make its debut next month in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The hotel, the first hotel by the popular Serafina Restaurant Group in New York City, is planning …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the best way to fly to Anguilla. Luxury airline Tradewind Aviation is resuming its service between San Juan and Anguilla, with service set to resume Dec. 14. That’s just in time for next high …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Caribbean tourism industry professional Stacy Cox has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives for the next two years. Cox took office early last year following an unscheduled leadership change, and has …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Fascination ship has returned to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a year-round schedule of Caribbean cruises. The ship recently underwent an “extensive” multimillion-dollar dry dock that added a host of new …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor After months of renovations due to the damages caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, San Juan’s VIVO Beach Club has officially reopened with an array of new attractions, new entertainment line-up and business strategy. VIVO Beach Club …

 Video By Guy Britton There isn’t anywhere like this. The design, the decor, the little details that dot the place. This is the O:live Boutique Hotel, a 15-room property in the heart of Puerto Rico’s luxurious Condado district, and it’s …

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is coming to Jamaica. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at Jamaica’s Montego Bay Convention Centre from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, 2019. …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Puerto Rico’s El San Juan Hotel will officially reopen its doors on October 1, 2018, following its closure due to the impact of Hurricane Maria. The 388-room property in Isla Verde, part of Curio Collection …

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — One of Puerto Rico’s leading resorts is relaunching in March. The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf and Beach Resort is reopening March 1 after a brief closure during Hurricane Maria. The resort …

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — After a mixed bag of results in 2017, the Caribbean hotel industry is bullish on its prospects for 2018, according to Frank Comito, CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Comito, who was …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello addresses attendees at CHTA Marketplace By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — There was even Despacito. A fanfare-filled opening ceremony kicked off the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace …