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Playa Del Carmen Gets Its First Holiday Inn Express

 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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Bahamas to Host Caribbean Travel Marketplace in 2020

 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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Expedia: Montego Bay Demand Is Surging

 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 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cancun and the government of the state of Quintana Roo continue to make progress increasing Internet access for travelers. In the last two years, officials have added 17 Wi-Fi and three access point modules in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is set to host the Caribbean’s leading travel conference at the end of next month. The 2019 edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference will be held Jan. 29-31 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off the debut of his already-acclaimed eatery Braata, St Croix Chef Digby Stridiron has announced the opening of another new restaurant: Ama at Cane Bay. The new restaurant, which is set at the former …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Is there a hotter destination in the Caribbean right now? Whether it’s new brands on the way, spectacular eateries or terrific boutique hotels, Antigua and Barbuda is rapidly becoming one of the Caribbean’s in-demand destinations. …

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 There’s a dynamism in the Caribbean now, a movement. The region is at once reinventing itself and delving even deeper into the beauty of its traditions and its culture. There are new hotels, new restaurants, new destinations and new ideas. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is missing a huge opportunity to reap the economic benefits of tourism, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association President Frank Comito said this week. Empty hotel rooms are costing the region billions of dollars …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor U.S. demand for travel to Cuba is making a steady comeback.  Since May, tour operators like insightCuba, are seeing increases in leads and bookings, while new hotels on the island are about to launch and U.S. …

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 Simply put, the Puerto Rico travel industry has made a remarkable recovery from Hurricane Maria. Airlines are back, cruise passengers have returned, the hotels are open again and new ones are also making their way in the pipeline. Travelers are …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more Jamaica vacations are being booked on mobile devices, according to a new report from global travel giant Expedia Group. Jamaica saw a spike in mobile demand from January to June of 2018, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Demand is rising for hotel accommodations in Cuba, according to a new report from global travel giant Expedia. Since May of last year, Expedia says it has seen increased demand for Cuba accommodations, with growth …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations continues to surge. Grenada, which was named Caribbean Journal’s Destination of the Year in the 2017 Caribbean Travel Awards, has continued its surging performance with strong arrival growth so …

 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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 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 …