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Apple Leisure Group Names New CEO

 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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Editor’s Note: Abaco, Grand Bahama and the Comeback to Come

 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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Sunwing Is Returning to Tobago

 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 …

st kitts booming tourism

 By Alexander Britell Buoyed by increased airlift and sizzling hotel development, St Kitts and its sister island of Nevis are seeing a surge in tourism so far in 2019. The destination has seen a 15.3 percent increase in air arrivals …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking for an affordable getaway to Playa del Carmen, Mexico? The bustling beach town on the Caribbean coast of Mexico is now home to its first Holiday Inn Express, following its debut this week. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is set to host the Caribbean’s leading tourism marketing event in 2020. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be hosted at the Baha Mar resort in Nassau in early …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Montego Bay is seeing a huge surge in travel demand, according to new data provided to Caribbean Journal by Expedia. The destination recorded growth of nearly 40 percent in package demand in the third …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In what is happily becoming something of a regional trend, another island has launched a digital immigration process for travelers — before they even get on their flights. Bermuda has launched its new Visitor Arrival …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The biggest travel conference in the Caribbean is back again for 2019, this time on the white sands of Montego Bay in Jamaica. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace is headed to …