"Strong" Outlook for Bonaire Tourism 

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is projecting a strong 2022, according to new data fro Tourism Corporation Bonaire.  The island’s top tourism organization is reporting a “strong increase” in bookings in the first six months of this year.  And […]


Martinique Tourism Names New Deputy Director for Americas

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The Martinique Tourism Authority has appointed a new Deputy Director of the Americas, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The MTA has tapped Karine Roy-Camille, a former president of the Martinique Tourism Authority, the the role, in which she will help “ensure […]


CHTA: Caribbean Needs to Ready for “Impending Surge of Arrivals” 

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The Caribbean is likely set for an “impending surge of arrivals and continued growth,” according to Nicola Madden-Greig, president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.  And that means the region’s hotel industry will need to ramp up efforts to […]


JetBlue Ramping Up Service to Montego Bay, Jamaica 

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JetBlue is significantly ramping up its flight service to Montego Bay, Jamaica.  By July 2022, the carrier will have 40 percent more seats between the United States and Montego Bay than it did before the pandemic began.  The announcement come […]

Remote Work Driving Airbnb Growth in the Caribbean  

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Airbnb continues to see booming growth in the Caribbean, driven by remote work, according to new numbers from the company.  The share of nights booked for long term stays in the first quarter of 2022 almost doubled compared to the […]

St Thomas Carnival’s Big Comeback 

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St Thomas Carnival made its triumphant return this past weekend in the US Virgin Islands. The 70th annual edition of St Thomas Carnival was an “eclectic celebration of culture and tradition,” according to the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.  […]


The Dominican Republic Just Set Another Tourism Record 

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The Dominican Republic just set another tourism record, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The country reported 626,010 tourist arrivals in April — the most visitors in April in the history of the destination.  That number represents 7 percent more than April 2019 […]

New Acting Director of Turks and Caicos Tourism 

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There’s a new acting director of the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board.  Tourist Board veteran Mary Lightbourne has been named to the role, succeeding Pamela Ewing, who announced her resignation this week.  Ewing had served for 17 years at […]

Saint Lucia Tourism Is Rebounding 

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Saint Lucia tourism is starting to rebound, two years after the island was one of the first Caribbean destinations to reopen amid the pandemic.  In March, Saint Lucia reported its highest month of tourism arrivals since it first reopened back […]


Aruba’s Top Music Festival Is Back 

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Aruba’s popular Soul Beach Music Festival is back.  The annual event will make its post-pandemic return from May 25-30.  Headliners will include Mary J. Blige, New Edition and comedian Mike Epps.  In a statement, the Aruba Tourism Authority said it […]

The Caribbean Island of Saba Just Removed Testing Rules for Travelers 

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The tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Saba has removed all of its testing rules for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Effective May 1, the island will no longer require travelers to have a pre-travel test or complete an online health […]

Nevis Tourism Eyeing Strong 2022

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Nevis is projecting a strong year of tourism arrivals, according to the island’s new tourism chief.  Devon Liburd, who took over as the CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority in February, said bookings from the end of last year for […]


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