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Sunwing Adds Montreal-Mazatlan Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing has added a new nonstop flight to Mexico, the Canadian travel giant announced this week. Beginning Dec. 18, Sunwing will operate nonstop flights between Montreal and Mazatlan, with service running weekly on Tuesdays. The …

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Jamaica Establishing Global Center for Tourism Resilience

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has unveiled the new Global Center for Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management, a first-of-its-kind resource based in the Caribbean at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica. The …

Puerto Rico Looks to Airbnb to Help Drive Tourism Recovery

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Puerto Rico is looking to Airbnb to help drive its tourism recovery. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello met this week in San Francisco with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, who together announced a new agreement on …

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Cancun U.S. Visitors

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Even in the face of heightened travel warnings, Cancun continues to see a surge in visitor activity. Cancun International Airport reported a total of 2.08 million passengers in March, a 14.5 percent increase in traffic …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing destinations is continuing its surge into 2018. Grenada recorded total arrivals of 100,654 for January 2018, an increase of more than 30 percent over January 2017. In addition, all visitor categories …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The best of Jamaican tourism was on display in Kingston this weekend as Caribbean Journal presented the Caribbean Travel Awards to Jamaica’s winning contingent, highlighted by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett receiving the award for Caribbean …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more travelers to Bermuda are looking to homesharing options like Airbnb, according to new data released by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The number of visitors to Bermuda who chose vacation rentals last year …

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is coming to Jamaica. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at Jamaica’s Montego Bay Convention Centre from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, 2019. …

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — One of Puerto Rico’s leading resorts is relaunching in March. The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf and Beach Resort is reopening March 1 after a brief closure during Hurricane Maria. The resort …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello addresses attendees at CHTA Marketplace By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — There was even Despacito. A fanfare-filled opening ceremony kicked off the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace …

 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is set for San Juan. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference is being held next week at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. In what is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing has launched its first-ever nonstop flights to Bonaire. The weekly service out of Toronto will operate on Sundays through April 15; it is currently the only nonstop flight between Canada and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The PGA Tour and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company have announced the launch of a special, unofficial PGA Tour event in March 2018. The tournament aims to support recovery efforts on the island, and will …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is reporting strong sponsor and delegate interest in the upcoming Caribbean Travel Marketplace, to be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. CHTA’s Director General Frank Comito …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing Airlines has launched its first-ever flights between Montreal, Canada and Antigua. The first Sunwing flight was welcomed by a water cannon salute at Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport on Sunday. Sunwing is operating the …

 If you subscribe to Caribbean Journal, you love traveling to the Caribbean. And so do your friends and family. So what do you get for your fellow Caribbean travel aficionados? We have you covered with the 2018 edition of the …

 By Alexander Britell It’s hard to think of a more remarkable trip in the Caribbean than a sailing journey across the British Virgin Islands. It’s something I’ve had the privilege of doing several times, and each time it felt life-changing …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace event will go on as planned in San Juan in January, the trade association announced this week. The event, one of the Caribbean’s leading tourism conferences, …