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Tourism Is Rebounding in The Bahamas

 Buoyed by one of the Caribbean’s leading travel health systems, The Bahamas is seeing a broad tourism rebound.  Indeed, tourism is rebounding every day in The Bahamas, Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said this week.  Almost 300,000 visitors have received Bahamas …

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Martinique Is Now Open for Tourism

 One of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations is once again open for tourism — including to travelers from the United States. The French Caribbean island of Martinique is open again, Caribbean Journal has confirmed. So what do American travelers need to …

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British Virgin Islands Removes Quarantine for Vaccinated Travelers

 In a significant step for the reopening of its tourism sector, the British Virgin Islands has removed the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers. The country had recently eased its regulations, imposing a quarantine for vaccinated travelers only as they …

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 Antigua and Barbuda has undertaken a strong vaccination push in the tourism sector, with more than 60 percent of all tourism employees in the country now vaccinated. Second dose vaccinations are now underway for more than 3,500 employees in the …

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 Antigua and Barbuda has continued its model tourism reopening with a new designation by the US CDC as a “low-risk” destination.  Antigua and Barbuda has been moved to Level 1, the lowest risk level, in the most recent travel advisory …

turks and caicos tourism vaccination

 It’s now one of the most vaccinated countries in the world: the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Turks and Caicos has received an Alert Level 1 rating from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the wake of the …

st barth reopening june

 The Caribbean’s most glamorous destination is reopening this week, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The French Caribbean island of St Barth will officially reopen its borders for tourism on June 9 to all fully vaccinated travelers from the United States, Europe …

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 American Airlines has launched a pair of new routes to the island of Saint Lucia, Caribbean Journal has learned. The flights, which officially kicked off this weekend, include new nonstop flights from both Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and New York’s …

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 Saint Lucia has updated its travel protocols, with expanded on-island access for vaccinated travelers.  The country’s government has revealed new regulations that mean “vaccinated travelers can enjoy more opportunities to experience the entire island,” according to a statement.  That means …

riu all-inclusive bahamas

 The Bahamas’ Riu Palace Paradise Island is back, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Paradise Island all-inclusive officially reopened in May, according to The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism.  The adults-only all-inclusive resort is set adjacent to the Atlantis Paradise Island resort …

puerto rico tourism heating up

 Puerto Rico continues to see tourism growth in 2021 — a trend that’s continuing through the holiday weekend.  Hotel occupancy in Puerto Rico is nearing 96 percent for the Memorial Day weekend, according to projections from the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.  …

dominican republic tourism continues

 The Dominican Republic’s tourism sector continues to show strength, with strong growth in April, according to new data from the country’s Ministry of Tourism.  The country reported more than 327,000 visitors in April, a 7.5 percent increase compared to March …

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 Anguilla is set to reopen its borders for tourism on May 25, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The island had closed its borders for a month to manage a cluster of active cases identified on April 22.  Anguilla said it had …

caribbean tourism post pandemic

 The upcoming Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference will offer a “post-pandemic look” at the region’s tourism industry, organizers say.  The event, the brainchild of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, will be held virtually this year from May 11-14.  Buyers from …

jamaica travel ban united kingdom

 Jamaica has officially ended its ban on travel from the United Kingdom. The island had banned flights from the United Kingdom at the end of 2020 amid concerns over a new strain of COVID-19. “This will enable the critical gateways …

grenada tourism authority ceo

 The Grenada Tourism Authority has named a new Chief Executive Officer, with industry veteran Petra Roach tapped for the role.  Roach had spent the last 27 years with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, most recently as global head of markets and …

bahamas vaccinated travelers

 In a major move for the wider Caribbean tourism industry, The Bahamas has announced plans to become the region’s first island destination to waive testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers.  Simply put, if you are fully vaccinated, you won’t have …

cayman tourism minister

 The Cayman Islands has named a new Tourism Minister, following the British Overseas Territory’s recent elections.  New Premier Wayne Panton has assigned MP Kenneth Bryan to the role, which includes the portfolios of tourism and transport.  Bryan succeeds longtime Cayman …