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bahamas tourism record

The Bahamas Just Set an All-Time Record for Visitor Arrivals

 In a year of stirring highs and unimaginable tragedy, tourism in The Bahamas still managed to post a record-breaking year. In a significant sign for the country’s tourism comeback, The Bahamas is reporting record-breaking visitors arrivals across all sectors in …

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“Significant Interest” in USVI Hotel Development

 NASSAU — The US Virgin Islands is seeing renewed demand from hotel developers looking to build in the territory, according to USVI Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte.  Boschulte, who was speaking during the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace Conference …

puerto rico tourism open

Op-Ed: Yes, Puerto Rico Is Open for Tourism

 Puerto Rico, like its people, is warm, hospitable and resilient. A melting pot of Spanish, Taino Indian and African cultures, cuisine and breathtaking nature leaves travelers breathless, and yet, whether it’s your first or tenth time visiting, the island always …

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saint lucia tourism milestone

 One of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing destinations just reached another tourism milestone.  The island of Saint Lucia reported a total of 423,736 stayover visitors in 2019, the highest total in the history of the destination — just in time for Saint Lucia’s …

bermuda spa february

 Bermuda’s month of wellness is back again this year, with Bermuda Spa Month set for the entire month of February.  Bermuda launched its first-ever Spa Month last year, and the 2020 edition will include treatments at many of Bermuda’s top …

st kitts and nevis tourism

 St Kitts and Nevis continues to see sizzling tourism growth, according to the latest numbers from the twin-island federation.  St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport reported 163,453 passengers in 2019, a very strong 7 percent improvement compared to the …

cancun airport push

 After a sluggish summer, Cancun’s air traffic managed to climb into positive territory with a late-2019 push.  Mexico’s most popular destination reported a total of 25.48 million passengers in 2019, a 1.1 percent increase over the calendar year 2018.  That …

hilton caribbean st kitts aerial

 Hilton has been rapidly expanding its footprint in the Caribbean, and its latest resort in the region will debut on the island of St Kitts.  The highly-anticipated Koi Resort will open this month under Hilton’s Curio Collection brand, according to …

cancun airport push

 Mexico’s tourism hub of Cancun is set for the arrival of a new daily nonstop flight from Newark.  Frontier Airlines is planning to launch new daily nonstop flights from Newark to Cancun beginning March 10, the company said in a …

delta new york bogota

 There’s a new way to get to Bogota from the Northeast.  Delta Air Lines has officially launched a new nonstop route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Bogota, Colombia’s El Dorado International Airport.  The new route is …

antigua and barbuda tourism milestone

 For several years, Antigua and Barbuda has been among the Caribbean’s hottest destinations, with a thriving hotel pipeline, surging arrivals and even a brand-new, world-class-airport. And this week it just broke a record. Antigua and Barbuda received its 300,000th visitor …

bahamas air service

 The Bahamas is seeing an airlift boom, with air service expanding in 2019 and set for more growth in 2020, according to the country’s tourism officials.  The Bahamas is reporting an increase in airlift to three of its major destinations, …

caribbean islands best

 Dominica continues to see a full-fledged tourism renaissance, according to the most recent data from the Discover Dominica Authority.  Dominica reported a total of 75,726 visitors in the first 10 months of 2019, representing a 52 percent increase over the …

 Puerto Rico has its first-ever Hyatt Regency Resort. Hyatt Hotels has completed its highly-anticipated transformation of the former Gran Melia resort in Puerto Rico, debuting the new Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico. The property, which underwent a multimillion-dollar overhaul, …

american airlines guyana new york

 American Airlines has officially begun its first-ever flights from New York to Georgetown in Guyana.  The new nonstop flights will operate daily between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport.  While much of the …

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 Dominica is “open for business” following the island’s recent general elections, the Discover Dominica Authority said in a statement.  Leading up to the elections, there had been pockets of what officials called “civil disobedience” on the island, focused in the …

caribbean travel awards cover

 It’s been a stellar year for Caribbean travel. Stayover tourist arrivals are booming almost universally across the region. It seems like a new hotel opens up every week (and if you read Caribbean Journal, you realize it’s even more often …

bahamas test

 In what would be a major boost for those flying to the The Bahamas, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism said it was testing preclearance of flights in Florida.  That would mean that travelers could go through immigration and customs in …