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Jamaica Just Updated Its Travel Protocols

 Jamaica has updated its travel protocols, narrowing the testing window for incoming travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned. Travelers to Jamaica now need to present a negative PCR or antigen test result within three days before arriving in Jamaica. That’s a …

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St Kitts and Nevis’ Model Tourism Reopening

 The twin-island federation of St Kitts and Nevis officially reopened its borders for International tourism on Oct. 31, and in the last three months has helped set an example to the rest of the region on how to undertake a …

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Curacao Launches Long-Term Stay Program

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is the latest Caribbean destination to launch a long-term stay option, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Curacao has debuted the @HOME in Curacao program, which allows approved applicants to stay for a maximum period of …

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dominica safe travels

 The Caribbean island of Dominica has received a “Safe Travels Stamp” from the World Travel and Tourism Council.  The stamp is a global safety and hygiene stamp for travel and tourism, aiming to reassure travelers that the destination’s protocols meet …

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cancun travel demand expedia

 American travelers are eyeing Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean for spring getaways, according to a new report from travel giant Expedia.  The Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cancun and Isla Mujeres were the most-searched-for destinations on the company’s platforms …

st croix bed and breakfast

 Business travelers are more likely than vacationers to stay “in town” on most Caribbean islands. But if you’re looking for a different travel experience than the usual resort stay, there are few better destinations than downtown Christiansted, St Croix. With …

st kitts nevis montpelier hotel

 Another hotel in St Kitts and Nevis has been approved for international travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The luxe Montpelier Plantation and Beach hotel in Nevis is now one of eight hotels in St Kitts and Nevis approved for international …

cozumel hotels testing

 Almost two dozen hotels on the Mexican island of Cozumel have partnered to provide guests with testing to meet the new CDC requirements that mandate a negative test within 72 hour before travel for everyone returning to the United States. …

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 The US Virgin Islands is open for tourism, and the destination has been at the forefront of the nascent Caribbean travel rebound.  The USVI continues to see airlift to the territory expand, with both relaunched flights and new routes from …

belize yachting

 Belize has received the “Safe Travels Stamp” from the World Travel and Tourism Council.  The stamp, billed as the first global safety and hygiene stamp for destinations, was awarded to the country at the end of last month.  The aim …

st thomas beach bar

 It was more than a bar.  For decades, Iggies Beach Bar was the spot on St Thomas, the place where the locals went and the guests stayed, where everyone of every stripe and spirit made pilgrimage.  And then came “Irmaria,” …

caribbean demand travel rise

 Travel demand for the Caribbean continues to rise amid the pandemic, according to a new report from travel insurance platform Squaremouth.  While international travel has unsurprisingly decreased, the Caribbean is taking a larger share of international travel demand in the …

caribbean hotels coolest

 Now in its ninth year, CJ’s Cool List has always sought to inspire different kinds of getaways — to hotels with personality, with purpose. And the latest edition is a journey through a diverse portfolio of places to stay, from mountain …

bahamas tourism momentum

 Tourism in The Bahamas is gaining momentum, with the return of major hotels and a host of additional flights.  Indeed, the country’s Ministry of Tourism said there was “great optimism in that the islands will see a return to record-breaking …

caribbean travel awards 2021

 That next trip.  Maybe it’s for a holiday, maybe it’s for a family reunion, maybe it’s an annual tradition.  That next trip, that vacation to plan for, to dream about; it’s one of the greatest antidotes to creeping monotony in …

bahamas resorts world bimini

 The Resorts World Bimini resort in The Bahamas is reopening Dec. 26, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The casino resort on North Bimini has been shuttered since the beginning of the pandemic.  “Resorts World Bimini couldn’t be happier to be opening its doors …

bahamas st kitts december

 When the first Caribbean destinations began reopening in June, the travel world was filled with uncertainty. But in the six months since, the Caribbean has sent a message to the world that tourism reopenings can largely be done in a …