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Jamaica Eyes Key Role in Global Travel Comeback

 Jamaica will be playing a key role in the restoration of global tourism when the coronavirus pandemic ends, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  The country is not just working to help its own tourism sector recover, he said, …

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Marriott CEO: “We Will Travel Again”

 As the world fights the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the world’s largest hotel company, Marriott International, is shifting to help healthcare workers and caregivers, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said.  Marriott has launched a new initiative called “Rooms for Responders,” which gives …

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CBRE’s Paul Weimer on What’s Next for the Caribbean Hotel Market

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 Saint Lucia’s government is closing the country’s airports to all incoming flights, both commercial and private.  The move was set to go into effect at 11:59 PM on March 23.  The shutdown will last through Sunday, April 5, according to …

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 The British Virgin Islands has closed all of its international ports to inbound travel, the British Overseas Territory announced.  The move, which went into effect on March 22 at 11:59 PM, will last for a period of 14 days “in …

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 In a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Dominican Republic is closing its land, sea and air borders for 15 days, the country’s President, Danilo Medina, announced.  The move takes effect at 6 AM on Thursday, …

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 Cancun, one of the Caribbean’s hottest hotel markets, is now home to another new property, this time the first-ever Canopy by Hilton in Mexico.  Hilton’s new lifestyle brand, Canopy by Hilton, opened the new Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla …

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 A striking new resort project has officially broken ground in St Vincent and the Grenadines in a major step forward for the future of tourism in the country. The new 10-story hotel will be the first hotel project on the …

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 Caribbean Journal scours the Caribbean for the best places to stay, the best beaches, the best food and the must-try experiences of the region, focusing on properties big and small and destinations both heavily visited and far under the radar.  …

marriott all-inclusive

 Marriott sent shock waves through the travel industry over the summer when the world’s biggest hotel company announced a full-fledged foray into the fast-expanding, increasingly competitive all-inclusive sector.  It was not a surprise, then, that the company said its first …

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 It’s been a stellar year for Caribbean travel. Stayover tourist arrivals are booming almost universally across the region. It seems like a new hotel opens up every week (and if you read Caribbean Journal, you realize it’s even more often …

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 The Bahamas is one of the most fascinating travel destinations on earth.  From its incredible people to its remarkable natural beauty, there’s a reason why The Bahamas continues to be one of the world’s trending getaways.  And that’s why we …

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 Virgin Atlantic is ramping up its flight service to the island of Barbados for the upcoming winter travel season.  Virgin will be adding more flights from Manchester to Barbados beginning this winter, with the addition of a third weekly flight …

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 Apple Leisure Group has announced three new appointments to its executive leadership team to oversee the company’s “rapidly growing” Vacations brands.  The travel company has tapped Jacqueline Marks, Steve Dumaine and Ray Snisky to the ALG executive committee, overseeing the …

port st maarten projects

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port St Maarten is planning a series of improvement projects, officials announced this week. The new investments are part of a “primary focus of getting additional business in 2020 and beyond,” according to a statement. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines is set for another expansion of service to the Caribbean in 2020, according to the company. Southwest will be launching new nonstop routes to Cozumel, Mexico and Turks and Caicos next …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is seeing a surge in travel demand, according to numbers provided to Caribbean Journal by Expedia Group. Demand from both within the United States and abroad is up considerably, the travel giant said. …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Mexico-based Interjet Airlines is in the midst of a significant expansion push. The airline said it woulld be expanding overall service through its Mexico City hub by 40 percent and officially establish Cancun International Airport as …