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BVI’s Cooper Island Beach Club Reopens for Season

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cooper Island is open again. The beloved Cooper Island Beach Club in the British Virgin Islands, which had already rebuilt and reopened over the summer, has officially reopened for the season. The family-owned eco-hotel, long …

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Spanish Chain Best Hotels Building Punta Cana Resort

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel chain Best Hotels is building a new hotel in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana. Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina was on hand to lay the first stone on the project, …

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Jamaica Seeing Strong Visitor Growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is reporting strong visitor growth in 2018, according to the latest numbers from the Jamaica Tourist Board. The destination reported 1.25 million stayover tourist arrivals from January to June, a 5.9 percent increase in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Taking the time to plan your next career move? A Caribbean vacation is always a good way to start. That seems to have been the plan this week for global basketball superstar and three-time NBA …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten has named a new director of tourism as the island recovers from last year’s storms. The St Maarten Tourist Bureau has appointed May-Ling Chun to the role, it announced in a statement. Chun …

 A unique island in the Caribbean By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Before I visited, I knew only two things about Montserrat. One: It was the home of Arrow, of “Hot, Hot, Hot” fame.  And two: It had been devastated …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a sluggish first half, tourist arrivals to Belize are beginning to surge. The country showed a 6.9 percent increase in stayover arrivals in the third quarter of 2015, compared to the same period in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has launched a major new ad campaign aimed at repositioning and reshaping the image of cruising. The new ad released this month shows cruisers on a number of Caribbean excursions, from swimming with …

 The Dutch Caribbean island continues 2015 surge By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba tourism is showing no signs of slowing down in 2015. The Dutch Caribbean’s tourism power is reporting a 16.2 percent increase in tourism arrivals in the first …

 Above: the British Virgin Islands (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is seeing a 3.8 percent improvement in tourist arrivals in 2015, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The British Overseas …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff After a strong 2014, Montserrat has seen a sharp reduction in tourism so far this year, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. In 2014, the tiny island near Antigua saw a 22.2 percent …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Grenada received 133,521 tourist arrivals in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That represented an 18.4 percent increase over 2013, the highest rate of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean reported record tourist arrivals in 2014, according to a new report from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The region welcomed an estimated 26.3 million tourists last year, a 5.3 percent increase over the previous …

 Above: the Cayman Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands received more than 380,000 stayover tourist arrivals in 2014, the best year for the destination in more than a decade. The total of 382,816 visitor air arrivals represented …

 Above: a Royalton resort in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba has eclipsed three million tourists in 2014, according to new data from the government. That represented a growth of around 6 percent over the previous year, according to …

 Above: Ile a Vache in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is reporting a 21.1 percent increase in tourist arrivals in 2014, according to third-quarter numbers reported by the country’s Ministry of Tourism. Haiti welcomed 362,890 stayover arrivals in …

 Above: Paul Pennicook (CJ Photo) By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Paul Pennicook returned to the Jamaica Tourism Board in July as the country’s Director of Tourism for the second time — this time with more experience and a new …

 Above: Turks and Caicos By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands received a total of 199,347 stopover arrivals in the first half of 2014, a 25 percent increase compared to the same period in 2013, according to …