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Op-Ed: Rethinking Caribbean Cruise Port Revenues

 By Robert MacLellanCJ Contributor Can tourism-dependent Caribbean governments learn something from oil producing countries? When relatively small and poor oil producing governments sought to get a fair price for oil – their main source of national revenue – they banded …

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Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas Names New GM

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The soon-to-relaunch Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas has named a new general manager to oversee its reopening. The property has tapped Akis Neocleous as its new general manager, in which role he will had all operations. Neocleous …

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USVI Out in Front in Wake of Cuba Cruise Ban

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the industry-shaking ban of cruises and other travel to Cuba, major cruise lines are scrambling to adapt — and one Caribbean cruise destination is out in front. The US Virgin Islands said it was …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The greatest hotel in the US Virgin Islands is set for a comeback. The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas, long that island’s leading resort and arguably the flagship hotel in the wider destination, is set to return …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is making hotel development a strategic priority, according to Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. With few new hotels built in the territory in the last few decades, Bryan said he wants to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is looking to boost its airlift network in a big way. USVI Governor Albert Bryan, Jr says a strong “aerial highway” was critically important to the territory’s future. Bryan met this …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s largest airline is adding a pair of new routes to the US Virgin Islands. American Airlines will be launching new nonstop flights from both Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth to St Thomas, beginning Dec. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Demand for travel to the US Virgin Islands continues to surge. That was the takeaway from talks between the USVI’s Department of Tourism and several major airlines last week. There has been strong demand for …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Martha Stewart is getting into the Caribbean cruise industry. The home and lifestyle titan is partnering with Swiss cruise company MSC Cruises, with plans to offer curated excursions, gift packages and special onboard menus and …

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 By Alexander Britell The US Virgin Islands is already one of the Caribbean’s biggest cruise powers — but new Governor Albert Bryan Jr wants to take things to the next level. The USVI is determined to position itself as the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Thomas is seeing a surge in Airbnb demand, according to new numbers released by the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism. St Thomas is seeing a 338 percent growth in bookings …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a massive boost for the tourism fortunes of the island of St John, the Westin St John Resort Villas has officially reopened its doors. The reopening comes 16 months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands’ tourism industry is “open for business,” incoming Tourism Commissioner Joe Boschulte said this week. Boschulte, who awaits confirmation as the USVI’s new tourism chief, was speaking during the Caribbean Travel …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Stephen Roth of Kansas City, Missouri, who sent in this lovely shot of Charlotte Amalie in St Thomas, taken from his balcony aboard the Norwegian Bliss cruise …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the most popular resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands has completed its comeback, Caribbean Journal has learned. The 59-room Point Pleasant Resort has officially returned in St Thomas, marking another important step in …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The ever-expanding Margaritaville brand has opened another resort in the Caribbean Basin. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo celebrated its opening in Costa Rica with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week. The debut comes after a …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Construction of the second cruise pier at Port Zante in St. Kitts is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019, officials said this week. The announcement came from Minister of Public Infrastructure, Ian …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations has gotten a major new boost from low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines. Spirit has launched its newest nonstop flights from Orlando to St Thomas in the United States Virgin …