tourism

Antigua and Barbuda Courts Chinese Tourism Market

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s no bigger potential tourism source market for the Caribbean anywhere on earth — China. And while many destinations have talked about courting tourists from the country, one destination made a measure push this week. Antigua …

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Norwegian Launches Newest Caribbean Route

 By the Caribbean Journal staff European low-cost carrier has launched its newest route to the Caribbean, this time with a service out of Montreal. This week, Norwegian began operating thrice-weekly service between Montreal and the French Caribbean island of Martinique. …

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Antigua to Star on Bravo’s Married to Medicine

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Antigua and Barbuda is set for a star turn as the destination in a three-episode run of the BRAVO television series “Married to Medicine.” The show chronicles the lives of seven women in the Atlanta medical …

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bermuda tourism goals

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda has completed its new National Tourism Plan, laying out its goals through the year 2025. The plan has set an acronym, AGILITY, to cover what Bermuda calls seven pillars: awareness and relevance; “greener”; infrastructure; …

caribbean opportunity

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is missing a huge opportunity to reap the economic benefits of tourism, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association President Frank Comito said this week. Empty hotel rooms are costing the region billions of dollars …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is looking to deepen its ties in the cruise industry, and has announced a major new hire to spearhead the strategy. The USVI Department of Tourism has tapped industry specialist Joe …

jamaica all inclusive new

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Excellence Oyster Bay has officially opened in Jamaica. The new adults-only addition to Jamaica’s buzzing north coast is the first Excellence-branded resort in the English-speaking Caribbean. The $110 million adults-only project, which held …

curacao tourism development

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao is looking to Jamaica for its new tourism vision. The Dutch Caribbean island’s Tourism Development Foundation has announced the appointment of former Jamaica Tourism Director Paul Pennicook as its new managing director and chief …

st kitts flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Getting to St Kitts is about to get a whole lot easier. The Eastern Caribbean destination is seeing continued growth from carriers across the United States and Canada. The new flights include United’s new Wednesday …

grenada travelers

 By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more travelers are flocking to the Caribbean island of Grenada, according to the latest numbers from the Grenada Tourism Authority. The destination has received 111,446 stayover visitors so far this year, a jump …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spirit Airlines has officially begun operating its newest route to Puerto Rico. The carrier this week launched its new daily flights from Orlando to the Puerto Rican city of Aguadilla. The daily service is a …

 By Alexander Britell PARADISE ISLAND — Travel and tourism is essential to the Caribbean, and after last year’s storms, revitalizing the industry is more important than ever. That was the message by former United States President Bill Clinton on Wednesday …

grenada true blue bay

 By Alexander Britell One of Grenada’s most beloved small hotels is making some additions. The island’s True Blue Bay resort has announced the soon-to-debut addition of 21 new rooms at the boutique property, part of True Blue’s new “Cocoa Pod” …

dominica rooms

 By Alexander Britell Dominica’s impressive tourism recovery has extended to its hotel sector, according to a media briefing on the heels of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference in Nassau this week. Out of 962 rooms on …

sunwing grenada

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Grenada officially opened its 2018-2019 cruise season with an inaugural visit from Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Breeze cruise ship. The ship, which has a capacity of 4,428 passengers, was welcomed with a steel pan salute. …

st maarten turnaround

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A year after Hurricane Irma, St Maarten is still very much in recovery mode — but its all-important tourism sector is beginning to see a turnaround, according to new data from the island’s tourism board. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was a banner year for Martinique’s cruise sector last year, according to local tourism officials. The destination and its signature port in the capital of Fort-de-France welcomed more than 620,000 cruise passengers last year. …

 By Guy Britton PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Fifth Avenue is alive at night, teeming with sound and color, filled with crowds and flavor. By day, there’s another melody, leisurely and light, a place to stroll and warm up before cooling off …