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Delta Has a New Route in the Caribbean: New York-Antigua

 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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The Caribbean Travel Awards 2018

 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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CHTA President: Caribbean Missing Huge Tourism Opportunity

 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 …

 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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 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 …

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 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 …