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A New Beach Hotel Opens in Puerto Rico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff While much of Puerto Rico’s tourism industry is, unsurprisingly, concentrated in San Juan, the island is starting to see smaller, harder-to-reach destinations growing, too. That includes the southwestern beach town of Cabo Rojo, which is …

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Puerto Rico Set to Break Cruise Record

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A little over a year after Hurricane Maria, the island of Puerto Rico is about to set a major milestone . The destination’s cruise industry is projecting more than 1.7 million cruise passengers in the …

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Spirit Launching Two New Routes to Puerto Rico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spirit’s Caribbean expansion continues to speed up, with two new routes coming to the island of Puerto Rico. Beginning Feb. 14, the carrier will launch new daily nonstop routes from both Tampa International Airport and …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In recent years, the Condado neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico has become a new Caribbean capital of chic. From luxury boutiques like Ferragamo and Cartier to hip hotels like the O:live and the Serafina, …

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 Simply put, the Puerto Rico travel industry has made a remarkable recovery from Hurricane Maria. Airlines are back, cruise passengers have returned, the hotels are open again and new ones are also making their way in the pipeline. Travelers are …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Airbnb has been making major inroads in the Caribbean — and one destination is seeing bigger growth than the others, according to newly released data from the sharing economy giant. The leader? The island of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexican company Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico will be the new operator of the Norman Manley Airport in Kingston, Jamaica. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, or GAP, has been operating Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport since April …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the top hotels in Isla Verde is getting a new look. The Verdanza Hotel in San Juan’s beachy neighborhood of Isla Verde is undergoing a $3 million renovation that will cover all 222 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff After more than a year of significant year-over-year monthly declines, San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport saw a surge in traffic last month, according to a new report from ASUR, which operates the airport. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s most luxurious resort has completed its post-Hurricane Irma recovery. Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve reopens its doors Monday, a significant step for the burgeoning luxury travel market in Puerto Rico — and for the …

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 There’s something very special about a boutique hotel. It’s not just the size — it’s the connection between hotelier and guest, the intimacy of the design, the way it becomes more than just a hotel – it becomes a work of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line is coming to Louisiana. For the first time, one of the cruise brand’s ships will homeport at the Port of New Orleans. In 2020, the 2,400-passenger Disney Wonder cruise ship will launch …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Puerto Rico’s hotels have a new top executive. The Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association has elected Pablo Torres, general manager of San Juan’s Caribe Hilton Hotel, as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Leading Caribbean regional carrier Seaborne Airlines has officially moved into a new terminal location at San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. Seaborne’s new main check-in counter and passenger boarding gates have both moved, with …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Puerto Rico’s most iconic hotels is about to reopen its doors. The famous El San Juan hotel, now part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, will reopen Oct. 1, Caribbean Journal has learned. The reopening …

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 It’s nearly autumn, but the Caribbean is as green and beautiful as ever — and if you come to the region right now, you’ll find uncrowded beaches, cool evening breezes and, perhaps most importantly, the best rates you’ll find all year. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Puerto Rico’s landmark hotels will be reopening, Caribbean Journal has learned. The iconic Caribe Hilton, one of the purported birthplaces of the piña colada cocktail and the first Hilton to open beyond the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff WestJet is adding more Caribbean options from Toronto this coming winter season, according to a new statement from the carrier. The company will be adding extra flights from Toronto to Caribbean destinations including Kingston, Jamaica, …