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The Bahamas Is Seeing a Surge in Tourism Arrivals

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is seeing very strong tourism performance so far this year, according to the latest data from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The Bahamas has seen a 10.2 percent increase in international arrivals for …

Rosewood Tuckers Point

Bermuda Is Seeing a Tourism Boom in 2018

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda tourism is having a banner 2018, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. The island just posted its 10th consecutive quarter of positive growth, with leisure and vacation arrivals up solidly, according to …

WestJet Belize

Belize Sees Continued Growth in Tourism Arrivals

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism to Belize continues to ramp up in 2018, according to the latest numbers from the Belize Tourism Board. The Western Caribbean destination reported a total of 269,502 stayover tourist arrivals in the first six …

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Jamaica Development

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another high-profile tourism conference is coming to the island of Jamaica. Jamaica is set to host the Tourism Resilience Summit of the Americas in September, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. The summit will …

Atlantis Paradise Island

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s leading tourism conference is coming to The Bahamas this fall. The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference, or SOTIC, is set for Atlantis, Paradise Island from Oct. 2-5. “Globally, the tourism …

cayman islands tourism surging

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands just broke a tourism record. The destination welcomed more than 1.3 million combined visitors in the first half of 2018, the most ever for the Cayman Islands in the first six months …

 By Dana Niland and Alexander Britell Americans are flocking to Barbados. That’s the news from the island’s tourism industry, with the destination’s big marketing push in North America seeming to pay off. Barbados reported 8.8 percent growth in stayover visitors …

caribbean hotels rebound

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic tourism is up almost 6 percent so far in 2018, according to new data from the Dominican Republic’s Central Bank provided to Caribbean Journal. The country reported a total of 2.9 million visitors …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda’s Pompano Beach Club has completed a series of renovations to the property, according to a statement from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The hotel’s changes included a full renovation of its wrap-around pool bar, resurfacing …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new cruise port in the Dominican Republic? Dominican Republic tourism officials are mulling exactly that, according to a statement from the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. Officials this week broached the idea of establishing …

Loren At Pink Beach

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda’s hip new Loren at Pink Beach boutique has added a new range of accommodations, according to the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The property has opened seven standalone villa residences, ideal for larger groups of family …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Guyana Tourism Authority says it has been laying the groundwork to support a push to promote community tourism in Guyana. The agency’s director, Brian Mullis, highlighted several primary objectives, including raising the profile of the …

westjet growth

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has unveiled the new Global Center for Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management, a first-of-its-kind resource based in the Caribbean at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Given the global impact of Jamaica’s music industry, it’s no surprise that the country’s tourism sector is now looking to ramp up the growth of music tourism to the island. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association officially has a new president. Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass has taken the reins as the new president of the CHTA. Affonso-Dass succeeds outgoing President Karolin Troubetzkoy, who was hailed …

jamaica tourism future

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has big plans for Kingston as a center for urban tourism, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. “City tourism is a very exciting area of development; that’s what makes New York what it …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Old San Juan’s most popular seafront promenades is back in business. The Paseo La Princesa, which was closed after suffering damage during Hurricane Maria, has opened its access to the public again, albeit …

islands to live on

 By Alexander Britell American Airlines officially launches its first-ever flights to Bonaire this weekend, with plans for more. The carrier will also be adding flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Dec. 15 through March 30, 2019. That’s along with …