tourism

Bermuda Seeing Boom in Tourism Spending

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Bermuda is seeing a boom in tourism spending so far in 2017, according to the latest data from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Bermuda, buoyed by its hosting of the America’s Cup sailing …

Condor Launches New Bahamas Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Germany’s Condor Airlines has launched a new nonstop flight between Frankfurt and The Bahamas. The first Condor-Nassau flight arrived to the sounds of Junkanoo drums at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling Airport on Monday. Condor has made …

Aruba’s New Free Wi-Fi Zones

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most innovative destinations is continuing to raise the bar with the launch of new free Wi-Fi zones across the island. Aruba has unveiled five new zones “in order to enhance our …

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 By Alexander Britell The world’s biggest hotel company has a massive footprint in the Caribbean, and it’s only getting bigger. But with such a large network of properties around the region, Marriott was also impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first cruise ship since Hurricane Maria is returning to the island of St Croix on Nov. 11, US Virgin Islands tourism officials announced. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn ship is coming to St Croix …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize is continuing to show seriously strong growth in its tourism sector so far in 2017, according to the latest data from the country’s tourist board. Stayover visitors to Belize totaled 319,119 through the end …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Tobago Tourism Agency has named its first-ever Chief Executive Officer. The agency has appointed Louis Lewis, who most recently served as director of tourism in St Lucia, a role in which he served …

 By Alexander Britell Low-cost carrier Norwegian officially launched its first ever flights from Fort Lauderdale to Martinique on Monday, kicking off the new nonstop service with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and some French Caribbean flair. (The flight was welcomed at Martinique’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bermuda Tourism Authority has a new chairman. Bermuda Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons has named Bermudian hotelier Paul Telford as the new chairman of the board of the BTA. Simmons’ appointment comes after the retirement …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Barth’s most legendary nighttime spots has reopened in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Le Ti St Barth, the edgy, always-bustling restaurant-lounge, opened its doors again this weekend. Le Ti St Barth, which …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has named Henry Charles Fernandez as the country’s new Minister of Tourism. Fernandez had already been serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration; the Tourism portfolio will …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana is slated to open Nov. 1 in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub. The newest Punta Cana all inclusive will have a total of 168 suites and will be …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Things are looking strong for St Kitts’ Port Zante so far this season, according to tourism officials. Four inaugural ship calls will be made to Basseterre’s cruise port later this month and in early December, …

 By Alexander Britell There was a lively bourbon masterclass event at Gustavia’s popular 25 Quarter bar on Monday, a few hours after a luxury yacht had found its way into the harbor. La Petite Colombe was serving warm baguettes and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s most popular tourism destination continues to show strong growth, according to the latest numbers from the country’s Central Bank. The Dominican Republic welcomed 4.4 million visitors through August, a 6.7 percent increase over …

 By the Caribbean Journal Even in the wake of last month’s storms, the British Virgin Islands remains the sailing capital of the world. In a sign of its renewed strength, the BVI will play host to the important annual BVI …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Sea cruise ship will be making its first-ever call to San Juan this week, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company confirmed. The ship will arrive at the Port of San Juan on …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s another new addition to Haiti’s fast-expanding tourism product. The modern-contemporary Basilic Bed and Breakfast boutique hotel is the latest new property to debut in Haiti, following an official opening announced by the country’s Ministry …