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Haiti’s Best Western Premier Targets March 15 Opening

 Above: a rendering of Haiti’s Best Western Premier By Alexander Britell PARADISE ISLAND — The Best Western Premier Haiti will open its doors March 15, according to Best Western Regional Director Tom Osborn. The hotel, in the Petion-Ville neighbourhood of …

Transat Unveils Haiti Travel Offerings

 Above: Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian tour operator Transat has unveiled its new tourism packages for travel to Haiti. The company, which is based in Montreal, is the first major operator in the country to offer such packages …

Cuba Reports “Record Number” of Tourist Arrivals in 2012

 Above: the Melia Cohiba hotel in Havana (Photo: Melia Hotels) By the Caribbean Journal staff Almost 2.84 million foreign tourists traveled to Cuba in 2012, according to a report in Cuba’s Granma government newspaper. That number reportedly represented growth of …

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 Above: Panama’s first JW Marriott hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff The first JW Marriott hotel has opened in Panama, Marriott announced. The 118-room JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort is located in the Buenaventura beachfront community in the …

 Above: Luperón in the Dominican Republic (Photo: GDR) By Alexander Britell Despite its traditional allure as a vacation destination, the Caribbean is finding itself in an increasingly competitive global travel marketplace. But while the onset of the global financial crisis …

 Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin and WTO SG Taleb Rifai (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of the UN’s World Tourism Organization, is currently on a visit to Haiti, joined by Carlos …

 Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Tourism Organization, which concluded its State of the Industry conference last week in St Kitts, has big plans for the region: to make the Caribbean the “most desirable, year-round, …

 Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda will be hosting a sports tourism venture with leading travel industry news site TravelMole dubbed the “Legends of Cricket” match. The venture, which is being held in partnership …

 Above: Altos de Chavon in Casa de Campo By the Caribbean Journal staff The board of directors of the 7,000-acre Casa de Campo resort have named Peter Bonell as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Bonell, who was recruited by Jose …

 Above: villas at El Secreto in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff The El Secreto resort in Belize has officially opened. The resort, which is located 11 miles from San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye, is accessed by a private …

 Above: the Tabarre neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince (Photo: US Embassy in Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Embassy in Haiti issued a security message to US citizens traveling in or visiting Haiti this week after a spate of …

 Beyond Luxury Vacations has premiered a fresh, authentic way to experience all that the Caribbean has to offer. Select your island paradise of choice — popular destinations include Grenada, Antigua, Barbados, the Grenadines, Jamaica and St Lucia — and this …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada needs to introduce a flagship hotel in order to promote itself on the world stage, according to Michael McIntyre, chairman of Grenada’s Airlift Committee. “Venturing into an area like this will result in greater …

 Following the announcement that SuperClubs had terminated its lease at the Breezes Rio Bueno, Jamaica, a separate SuperClubs-managed property has been placed in receivership. Runaway Bay Developments, which owns the SuperClubs-managed SuperFun Beach Resort and Spa in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, …