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Virgin Atlantic Is Adding More Barbados Flights

 Virgin Atlantic is ramping up its flight service to the island of Barbados for the upcoming winter travel season.  Virgin will be adding more flights from Manchester to Barbados beginning this winter, with the addition of a third weekly flight …

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ALG Taps New Executive Leadership for Vacations Push

 Apple Leisure Group has announced three new appointments to its executive leadership team to oversee the company’s “rapidly growing” Vacations brands.  The travel company has tapped Jacqueline Marks, Steve Dumaine and Ray Snisky to the ALG executive committee, overseeing the …

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St Maarten Cruise Port Planning Improvements

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port St Maarten is planning a series of improvement projects, officials announced this week. The new investments are part of a “primary focus of getting additional business in 2020 and beyond,” according to a statement. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines is set for another expansion of service to the Caribbean in 2020, according to the company. Southwest will be launching new nonstop routes to Cozumel, Mexico and Turks and Caicos next …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is seeing a surge in travel demand, according to numbers provided to Caribbean Journal by Expedia Group. Demand from both within the United States and abroad is up considerably, the travel giant said. …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Mexico-based Interjet Airlines is in the midst of a significant expansion push. The airline said it woulld be expanding overall service through its Mexico City hub by 40 percent and officially establish Cancun International Airport as …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Global travel and hospitality company Apple Leisure Group has named Alejandro Reynal as its new chief executive officer, the firm announced this week. In what the company called a “planned transition,” Reynal will succeed Alex …

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 By Alexander Britell On Sept. 8, 1932, the biggest storm ever recorded in Abaco pummeled the island, destroying hundreds of homes and killing 10 people, just enough to land it on page 22 of the Sept. 9 edition of the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing is returning to Tobago for the upcoming winter season, according to a statement from the Canadian travel company. The move comes after what Sunwing called an “immensely successful” inaugural season in the 2018-2019 peak …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Saint Lucia’s Bay Gardens Resorts has appointed travel professional Kelly Fontenelle-Clarke as its representative in the United States market. The Atlanta-based representative has more than two dozen years of marketing experience, including many years working for …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s major tourism hub of Montego Bay is set for a full-fledged hotel boom.  Some 6,000 new hotel rooms are coming to the destination on the northwestern coast of Jamaica over the next five years, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing is continuing its Caribbean-Mexico expansion with a pair of new routes to the increasingly popular destination of Mazatlan. The Canadian travel giant is launching direct flights from both Ottawa and Quebec City to Mazatlan, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The soon-to-debut Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun in Mexico is adding another major component to the project: an adults-only resort. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to open a 380-suite “upscale oasis” for …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Baseball legend and Panama native Mariano Rivera will soon be the face of Panama’s reenergized tourism push. The former New York Yankees closer, who will inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, will …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has tapped a longtime veteran of the Caribbean travel industry to be its new chief executive officer. The SLTA has appointed former USVI Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty to the role, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel demand for The Bahamas is booming so far in 2019, according to a new report from Expedia Group. The Bahamas saw a 43 percent growth in travel demand in the first quarter of 2019, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s leading resort brands has launched a major new push aimed at travel agents. Elite Island Resorts, which operates resorts around the Caribbean from Antigua to Barbados, has unveiled a new initiative …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Planet Hollywood brand is set to open a new all-inclusive in the Caribbean, this time in Cancun. Sunwing Travel Group’s Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun is slated to make its debut in “late …