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Belize Continues Tourism Surge

 Belize’s tourism sector continues to surge in 2017, according to the country’s latest travel data. Belize reported a total of 230,151 stayover arrivals in the first half of 2017, a 7.8 percent increase compared to the first six months of …

“Despacito” Driving Puerto Rico Travel Demand

 The hit song Despacito and its remix are driving demand for Puerto Rico travel, according to a new report from Hotels.clm. Since the song launched on April 17, searches for Puerto Rico on Hotels.com’s platforms are up more than 45 …

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American Airlines, TSA Work on New Screening Tech

 American Airlines is testing a new security screening technology. In collaboration with the Transportation Security Administration, the airline is testing a computed “tomography” scanner in one checkpoint lane of Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. CT checkpoint scanning …

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Expedia Caribbean

 Global travel giant Expedia has been growing significantly in the Caribbean, and it looks like that will continue in the next few years. To learn more about the company’s plans for what it says is a “thriving” market, Caribbean Journal …

 The Caribbean tourism industry needs stronger partnerships to realize its enormous potential, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association President Karolin Troubetzkoy told attendees this week at the CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference in the Bahamas. Troubetzkoy, hotelier of St. Lucia’s Jade …

Best Travel Credit Cards

 If you are a “frequent” Caribbean traveler, it’s likely that you’re a member of some kind of rewards club or have a special travel credit card. But not all such credit cards are created equal — and some may be far …

 While CJ’s Caribbean Travel Awards have become a significant annual event in the wider region, we realized that it was important to honor not just those doing great work at the regional level, but at the local level, too, That’s …

Travel to Trinidad

 Thinking of a getaway to Trinidad? There are a host of specials for stays on one of the Caribbean’s most energetic islands (and one of the region’s top culinary destinations) right now. The Chancellor Hotel, a 30-room property near Port …

Travel to Jamaica

 Looking to head to Jamaica this summer? Jamaica is offering guests a variety of affordable getaway packages this summer. The destination is hosting myriad of budget accommodations and value-added stays at high-end properties for the solo traveler, romantic getaways and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados travel demand is surging, according to the latest numbers from global travel giant Expedia. Travel demand to Barbados on all Expedia sites grew by 35 percent last year compared to 2014, according to the …

 Simons Chase, Editor in Chief of Cuba Journal, Caribbean Journal’s sister publication, will be giving a major talk on Cuba travel next week in Puerto Rico. Chase will headline an update on the State of Cuba Travel at the Expo …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A Caribbean-based resort company is going beyond glossy brochures and flashy websites and taking its brands directly to some of its consumers, meeting them right where they “live.” Unique Vacations Ltd, U.K. representatives for Sandals, …

 The Caribbean’s biggest new travel conference, ETI, is coming again to Puerto Rico this May 11-14. ETI, or Expo de Turismo Internacional, will bring together hundreds of stakeholders with an interest in growing and selling Caribbean tourism. “The ETI 2016 …

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 The water’s just different in the islands of the Bahamas particularly the less-traveled, beautiful Out Islands. And now the Abaco Beach Resort has an easy way for you to get there. It’s called the Ultimate Spring Getaway Package, and it …

 How to save on Jamaica right now By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Travelers this spring will find a variety of special packages, rates and discounts awaiting them in Jamaica. The deals range from budget-friendly to luxury accommodations, in everything from cozy …

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 A new beginning By Alexander Britell NASSAU — The Caribbean’s top private sector tourism association has a new leader. Acting President Karolin Troubetzkoy has officially been ratified as the organization’s new president through June 2018, following action taken ahead of …

 Nadine Ramphal’s guide to Nassau By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor As a co-owner of Craft Cottage – arguably the best local handicraft store in Nassau – my friend Nadine Ramphal meets her fair share of visitors. They come to the …

 Making your New Year’s resolutions? Us, too! After all, who doesn’t want to be the best version of themselves in 2016? Whether you want to lose weight, save money or just read more, we’ve rounded up some Caribbean places where …