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American Airlines Resumes Saint Lucia Flights

 American Airlines has returned to Saint Lucia.  The airline relaunched its flights from Miami to Saint Lucia on July 9, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The world’s largest airline is operating the once-daily service on Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  Saint Lucia first …

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U.S. Visitors Return to Bermuda

 The first United States travelers since the beginning of the pandemic returned to Bermuda this week.  Bermuda reopened its borders on July 1, with the first commercial flights from the U.S. on July 6.  JetBlue is now flying from New …

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Saint Lucia, Mexico Resorts Join Royalton Portfolio

 Blue Diamond resorts has added its Royalton brand to a pair of resorts in the wider Caribbean.  The company has announced the rebranding of its Mystique Blue Boutique Suites in Holbox and Mystique Royal St Lucia resorts.  The two resorts …

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st thomas puerto rico jetblue

 JetBlue is launching a Caribbean expansion beginning in August, with new routes to Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.  Beginning Aug. 6, JetBlue will be operating a new route from Philadelphia to San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz …

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 This new age of travel means visitors have new questions as they plan their trips.  What is the flying experience like? How have hotels changed? How can I ensure that I feel safe? How is the on-island experience different? To …

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 The Bahamas has begun the phased reopening of its tourism industry, officially reopening its borders for international boaters, yachters and private aviation.  A COVID-19 RT-PRC negative swab test is required for entry, and must be presented upon arrival.  Results need …

turks and caicos ocean club

 The Ocean Club Resorts in Turks and Caicos are set to relaunch in time for the destination’s reopening for tourism. The dual-resort portfolio on Grace Bay Beach will reopen July 22, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means both the Ocean …

st croix buccaneer resort

 The pastel pink walls; the rolling green fairways; the graceful twilight steps of a Moko Jumbie.  Since 1947, The Buccaneer resort in St Croix has been the essence of the St Croix vacation: the beauty, the culture, the sport.  And …

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 As Caribbean destinations from the United States Virgin Islands to Saint Lucia begin to reopen their borders to travelers, it’s a time of great change and opportunity for the Caribbean.  This week’s Caribbean Travel Outlook webinar presented by Caribbean Journal …

caribbean air transport future

 Living in the time of COVID-19 has underscored how difficult it is to maintain our distance. Many of us are longing for a time when we can feel comfortable to reconnect with our family and friends and restart regular economic …

caribbean travel outlook

 What’s next for the Caribbean travel industry? How will it begin to rebound amid COVID-19? What’s the outlook for demand? A webinar June 2 will gather regional travel industry leaders for a roundtable discussion on the next steps for the …

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 The negative short-term economic global impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the tourism industry has been devastating.  Now, as the world begins to slowly reopen and potentially recapture their lost tourism industry, it is imperative to rethink and reassess how …

mexico travel restriction

 The United States government has extended its restriction on travel to Mexico, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf said.  The move limits non-essential travel to Mexico — including tourism. and will remain in effect until at least June 22.  …

sandals resorts caribbean

 Sandals Resorts is planning to open the vast majority of its Caribbean resorts in June, a company spokesperson confirmed to Caribbean Journal.  “We are pleased to announce that all of our resorts (with the exception of our Bahamas resorts) are …

southwest airlines flights changing

 Southwest Airlines is making a number of major changes to its flight operations amid the new realities of travel.  The changes range from face covering policies to a spectrum of social-distancing policies, all of which reflect the way we will …

sandals resorts caribbean

 As major hotel companies around the world adapt their properties to the new realities of travel, the Caribbean’s most famous resort brand, Sandals, is doing just that. Sandals Resorts has announced a major new health and safety measures it says …

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 Delta Air Lines has drastically reduced its Caribbean network in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but it has maintained service to two Caribbean destinations: San Juan, Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.  That means Delta Air …

jamaica tourism training

 Jamaica will be playing a key role in the restoration of global tourism when the coronavirus pandemic ends, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  The country is not just working to help its own tourism sector recover, he said, …