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st kitts arrival growth

St Kitts Seeing Strong Arrival Growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was a banner year for St Kitts tourism in 2018, according to the latest data from the St Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority. The country’s airport reported 149,871 passengers in 2018, compared to …

us virgin islands tourism commissioner

US Virgin Islands Nominates New Tourism Commissioner

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands will soon have a new Commissioner of Tourism. New Governor Albert Bryan has named local businessman Joe Bosculte to the role; he will soon appear before the Virgin Islands Legislature …

belize

Travelers Are Flocking to Belize Right Now

 By Alexander Britell and Dana Niland Belize is one of the hottest destinations in the region right now, according to the latest data from the country’s tourism board. The country on the Caribbean coast of Central America reported 14.6 percent …

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punta cana frontier flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Frontier is adding a new nonstop route to the Dominican Republic’s tourism capital of Punta Cana as part of a wider expansion of its network. The low-cost carrier has announced plans to launch a new …

grenada tourism boom

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is breaking records amid a full-fledged tourism boom. The tri-island destination (which also includes the islands of Petite Martinique and Carriacou), welcomed a total of 528,077 visitors across the cruise, stayover and yachting sectors …

caribbean biggest travel conference

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The biggest travel conference in the Caribbean is back again for 2019, this time on the white sands of Montego Bay in Jamaica. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace is headed to …

st thomas point pleasant

 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 …

puerto rico aguadilla airport

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s Rafael Hernandez International Airport in Aguadilla just set a record for passenger traffic in a calendar year. Aguadilla is set on the northwest corner of the island of Puerto Rico. The airport handled …

Jamaica Tourism Revenue

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is seeing a surge in tourism revenue, according to a new report from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The island is expected to generate a record $3.3 billion USD in tourism earnings for 2018, …

kingston jamaica flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Kingston is heating up. Another major air carrier has launched new service to Jamaica’s capital, this time with Delta Air Lines launching daily flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Delta is operating …

saint lucia airport

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major redevelopment of Saint Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport is moving forward, officials said this week. The country’s parliament has voted to borrow $100 million for the project, whose plan is set to be unveiled …

punta cana five star hotel

 By Alexander Britell The most popular destination in the Caribbean’s most-visited country is getting yet another new hotel. The Dominican Republic’s impressive hotel development pipeline added another property this week with the groundbreaking for the Infiniti Punta Cana hotel. The …

caribbean cruise port wi-fi

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the Eastern Caribbean’s fastest-growing cruise ports now has a major new amenity: free Wi-Fi. Antigua and Barbuda’s Ministry of Tourism, through the St. John’s Development Corporation, has partnered with telecom provider Digicel to provide …

puerto rico allegiant

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing low-cost carrier Allegiant has launched three new nonstop routes to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The new services are operating from Cincinnati, Raleigh-Durham and Pittsburgh. “The launch of these new routes allows Puerto Rico, ahead …

celebrity edge caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Celebrity Edge cruise ship has launched its first-ever cruise to the Caribbean. Celebrity Cruises’ new state-of-the-art ship made its first-ever Caribbean call this week with a stop in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. …

sun country st kitts jamaica

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The tourism industry in St. Kitts and Nevis is moving with “leaps and bounds,” according to Minister of Tourism, Lindsay Grant. During a public address last week, Grant highlighted that 2018 has been a landmark year …

BVI Airbnb

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has signed a memorandum of understanding with home sharing giant Airbnb, the territory announced this week. The partnership “aims to drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism to the islands, democratize the …

anguilla resort

 By Alexander Britell It was the resort that started everything. When the Malliouhana made its debut on Meads Bay in the 1980s, it was a game-changer for Anguilla, in large part representing the birth of luxury tourism — and tourism in …