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Bonaire Tourism “Has Recovered” From the Pandemic 

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Bonaire has officially completed its “recovery” from the pandemic, finishing off a stellar 2022 with more visitors than in 2019.  The Dutch Caribbean hotspot reported an increase of 12,394 visitors over 2019, exceeding pre-pandemic levels.  In fact, December 2022 was […]

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In Dominica, Boosting Local Tourism Entrepreneurs

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A new initiative by Dominica’s top hotel group aims to empower local hospitality and tourism entrepreneurs.  The new GEMS Entrepreneurship Challenge will award a total of $45,000 Eastern Caribbean Dollars (about $17,000 USD) to three winning entrepreneurs to help grow […]

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There's a New Tourism Minister in St Maarten

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St Maarten has a new Tourism Minister, following the appointment of Minister Arthur Lambriex to the role.  Lambriex has vowed to use the first 100 days of his term to reposition the destination and get a handle on the reconstruction […]

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Dominican Republic Tops 7 Million Tourists, Setting New Record

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No Caribbean destination welcomed more travelers last year than the Dominican Republic.  And it wasn’t particularly close.  The surging tourism destination surpassed seven million visitors in 2022, the first time the country has every achieved that milestone, and a new […]


Curacao Just Set Its All-Time Tourism Record

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Curacao has set an all-time record for tourist arrivals, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The island welcomed just under 490,000 visitors in 2022, a new record for annual visitation.  It was a remarkable turnaround for an island that saw a slow […]


Bonaire Is the Hottest Destination in the Dutch Caribbean 

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A morning snorkel in one of the hemisphere’s most pristine reefs. Afternoon in the capital of windsurfing. Dinner at the number one restaurant in the Caribbean.  It sounds like a bucket-list itinerary — but it’s just a regular day in Bonaire, […]

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Jamaica Reporting Record-Breaking Tourism Earnings 

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Jamaica’s strong recovery from the pandemic is leading to record-breaking tourism revenues for the island, according to the country’s Minister of Tourism.  Minsiter Edmund Bartlett say the island ended the year with tourism earnings of $3.64 billion.  “The 2022-2023 fiscal […]


Grenada Is Breaking Tourism Records

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Grenada is seeing visitor numbers ahead of its record-breaking pace from 2019, before the onset of the pandemic.  The island just saw its visitor numbers surpass its pre-pandemic totals for the third consecutive month.  That included 14,232 visitors in November, […]


Cayman Islands Tourism Is Heating Up   

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Tourism in the Cayman Islands is in the midst of a strong recovery – and surpassing tourism officials’ own initial targets for 2022.  The island had been forecasting a 40 percent recovery of its pre-pandemic tourism totals from 2019, but the […]

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Jamaica Eyes “Record” Winter Tourist Season 

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Jamaica is projecting a “record” winter tourist season, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  The winter tourism season typically begins Dec. 15, running through mid-April  Bartlett said the island is projecting a total fo 1.3 million seats, more than […]


Regional Caribbean Ferry Returns to Antigua

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Regional Caribbean ferry service L’Express des Iles has returned to the island of Antigua.  The ferry made its first trip to Antigua fro Guadeloupe this week after a nearly three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, carrying 415 passengers in a […]


Bermuda Tourism Arrivals Are Climbing Back 

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Bermuda’s tourism arrival numbers are beginning to climb back, according to numbers released by the Bermuda Tourism Authority.  For the year to date, the island has reported just under 80,000 visitors, representing a 76.1 percent increase over the same period […]


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