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The Caribbean Has a New Must-Visit Golf Resort

 By Alexander Britell It’s no secret that Caribbean golf is on the upswing — from new PGA tournaments in places like Punta Cana and more new courses from top designers. And now there’s another new hotspot in the Caribbean golf scene: …

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Karisma Planning South American Expansion

 Karisma is looking to make a major expansion in South America. The company has appointed Juan Pablo Franky as its new chief executive officer for the region, a role in which he will spearhead the expansion of Karisma’s brands. “We …

This Jamaican Travel Company Is Looking to South America

 If the Caribbean wants to continue its tourism growth, it will have to look south. Now, a major tour company in Jamaica is doing just that. Jamaica’s Glamour Destination Management has appointed São Paulo-based Mondo Travel Marketing as its sales …

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 Guyana looking to develop tourism sector By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Tourism Organization Secretary General Hugh Riley is in Guyana this week, looking to assist with some of the country’s aims of developing into a “must-see tourist destination.” Riley …

 “South America Undiscovered” By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guyana is embracing its geographic location in its new tourism push. The CARICOM member state is looking to rebrand itself as “South America Undiscovered,” as part of a planned National Tourism Policy. Tourism …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The vacation rental market is booming around the world, as established players continue to grow and startups continue to sprout. In the Caribbean, villas and vacation homes have long been popular options for travelers, and …

 Above: New Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana Lineu Pupo de Paula and Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Brazil has named its new Ambassador to Guyana, Lineu Pupo de Paula. The new Brazilian envoy recently presented his letters …

 Above: Suriname By the Caribbean Journal staff Suriname saw a solid improvement in tourism arrival numbers in 2013, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country welcomed 202,225 stopover visitors in the first 10 months of 2013, a …

 Above: Grand Cayman (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourist arrivals to the Cayman Islands surged in 2013, according to data released this week by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Cayman Islands received a total of 345,387 stopover visitors …

 Above: Bonaire (CJ Photo) MIAMI — By Alexander Britell Are travelers to the Caribbean thinking Dutch? While Caribbean tourism arrivals grew 1.8 percent in 2013, it was the Dutch Caribbean that led the way, significantly outperforming its regional neighbours, according …

 Above: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro made his first official visit to Guyana on Saturday, vowing to deepen cooperation between the South American neighbours. Maduro held talks with his Guyanese counterpart, Donald …

 Above: Nigel Fisher By the Caribbean Journal staff Nigel Fisher, the head of the United Nations’ MINUSTAH peacekeeping mission in Haiti, begins a South American tour this weekend. It is the first trip abroad for Fisher since he succeeded former …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is looking at ways to reposition its tourism sector, including strengthening the “Brand BVI” product. “Tourism provides business opportunities and jobs to many of our people, it increases the flow of …

 Barbados and Panama are “on the verge” of cementing air links between the two countries, according to Industry Minister Denis Kellman. Kellman was speaking at the official opening ceremony of Barbados’ trade mission in Panama. The Minister said officials had …