tourism

Antigua Sailing Week Readies for 51st Edition

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The 51st edition of Antigua Sailing Week was launched this week in an event at Nelson’s Dockyard. The event, themed around “The Next 50 Years,” will run from April 28 to May 4 and has about 116 entries …

Frontier Airlines Launches Big Puerto Rico Expansion

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has launched a major new expansion of its flight service to Puerto Rico. In a huge boost for the still-recovering destination, Frontier has launched new daily nonstop flights from both Long …

St Martin, St Maarten Eye Joint Tourism Master Plan

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It may have two different countries on it, but it’s one island — and now both St Martin and St Maarten are joining together to plan for the island’s tourism future. The French and Dutch sides …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s Nature Island has made a strong recovery from Hurricane Maria, as one of the region’s most gorgeous destinations looks to bring back travelers in 2018. Dominica has long been a haven for travelers …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Buoyed by the debut of one of the Caribbean’s hottest hotels, the island of St Kitts is experiencing a tourism surge so far in 2018. There were a total of 25,744 stayover visitors to the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It may be far off the radar of most travelers, but Suriname was one of the fastest-growing destinations in the Caribbean Community last year, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados tourism continues to surge, as the destination posted another record-setting year in 2017, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism. Barbados reported 663,441 stayover visitor arrivals, a record five percent increase compared to 2016, …

 By Alexander Britell FORT LAUDERDALE — The world’s largest cruise industry conference had a strong Caribbean flavor this week as ports from across the region gathered for the annual Seatrade summit in Fort Lauderdale. The mood was a positive one, with …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica will host a tourism resilience and crisis management center to deal with climate-related issues, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. The center, which will be located at the University of the West Indies, Mona …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica is reporting a big increase in visitor arrivals to the island for the first two months of the year. The announcement came from Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett at a cocktail reception at the Terra …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Antigua hoteliers are reporting a booming start to the new year, calling it “the best hotel season in years.” The news comes after Minister of Tourism Charles Fernandez and CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has named a new Minister of Tourism. Danguillaume P. Oduber has been appointed as the island’s new Minister of Tourism, Public Health, and Sports. “It is an honor to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda tourism is off to a surging start so far in 2018, according to new data from the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority. Stayover visitor arrivals to the destination are up by 9 …

cayman islands tourism surging

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is off to a blazing start in 2018, according to preliminary numbers from the destination’s Department of Tourism. A total of 39,185 stayover visitors came to the Cayman Islands in January, a …

 By Alexander Britell It was a record-breaking year for the Caribbean region last year, even in the face of a pair of historic hurricanes. The Caribbean welcomed more than 30 million travelers for the first time ever, according to the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda tourism surged in 2017, buoyed by the island’s hosting of the America’s Cup race, according to new data. The island reported 270,000 air arrivals in 2017, a 10 percent increase year over year, according …

dominica carnival

 By Alexander Britell It’s a raucous, rousing message to the world that Dominica is open for business. It’s Mas Domnik, Dominica’s fascinating, festive carnival and it’s happening right now. Mas Domnik, Dominica’s unique brand of carnival, has officially launched under …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica welcomed the MV Mein Schiff 3 this week, both the first major cruise ship to call on Dominica — and the first call to the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth — since Hurricane Maria. The TUI …