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Carnival Relaunching Caribbean Cruises From New York

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Carnival Cruise Line is set to relaunch its Caribbean cruise operations out of New York’s Manhattan Cruise Terminal. The company’s Carnival Magic cruise ship officially arrived in New York this week, with an initial four-day cruise to Bermuda. That will […]


American Airlines Launches New Routes to Cozumel, Mexico and Jamaica 

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American Airlines has just launched a pair of new Caribbean routes, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The world’s largest airline has kicked off new service from Austin, Texas to both Montego Bay, Jamaica and the island of Cozumel, Mexico.  Both are […]


The 15 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in the Caribbean 2022

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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 […]


Marriott Just Opened a New Hotel in Puerto Rico 

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It’s one of the biggest trends in travel since the onset of the pandemic: the rise of the digital nomad, and the increased popularity of long-term, remote-work stays.  And that’s precisely the target at Marriott’s newest Caribbean hotel, the new […]

A New Real Estate Project in San Juan’s Condado District 

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By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI Construction is set for June for Haus 57, Puerto Rico’s latest real estate project in the destination’s popular Condado district. Jaime M. Domenech, an associate broker at Ilia Martinez & Associates, said there will be 12 units […]

Spirit Airlines Just Launched Another New Route to Puerto Rico 

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Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has launched another new route to Puerto Rico, this time to the island’s “Second City.” The airline has kicked off nonstop service between Orlando and Ponce, another boost for a city that continues to grow as […]


Tradewind Aviation Is Expanding Its Fleet 

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Tradewind Aviation, the Connecticut-based airline that has become the Caribbean’s top luxury carrier, is expanding.  The company has announced the order of 20 brand-new Pilatus PC-12 NGX single-engine turboprop aircraft.  Tradewind offers both on-demand private charter and scheduled shuttle service […]

Caribbean Travel Marketplace Is Coming to Puerto Rico  

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The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace is making a comeback.  The popular industry event is set to return in October in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after having been canceled last year amid the pandemic. (A virtual version […]

CJI Conversation: Best Western CEO Larry Cuculic on the Caribbean Market

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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 […]


BetMGM Launches Sports Betting in Puerto Rico 

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BetMGM has officially launched sports betting in Puerto Rico, set at the Casino Del Mar at the La Concha Resort in San Juan.  The company said it was now accepting wagers at the resort through 12 kiosks and five betting […]

Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of Newest Cruise Ship

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Royal Caribbean has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship: Wonder of the Seas.  The new ship is making its debut after three years of construction, with plans to kick off sailings in Fort Lauderdale on March 4.  Wonder of […]

American Airlines Launching New Flights to Jamaica, Cozumel

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There’s a new U.S. hub for Caribbean travel — Austin, Texas.  The fast-expanding US city, which has seen dramatic growth amid the pandemic, is rapidly becoming a significant source market for Caribbean travel.  And now it’s seeing more flights, with another […]


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