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Saint Lucia’s Visitor Form Is Going Digital 

 Saint Lucia is digitizing its embarkation and disembarkation form for visitors, in what is hopefully part of a broader Caribbean trend.  The island has announced that, effective March 1, the immigration form for visitors is going digital.  The new electronic …

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Expedia: Punta Cana Leading Spring Break Travel Demand 

 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is leading travel demand for Spring Break 2023, according to new data from Expedia.  The company said travelers were already planning their spring getaways, with Punta Cana seeing the biggest increase in demand.  Searches for Punta …

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Barbados to Host Caribbean Travel Marketplace in 2023 

 The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is coming to Barbados this spring, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference will be held in Barbados May 9-11, 2023.  The annual event, which was held last …

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 JetBlue Airways is planning a new Caribbean push this spring to some of the region’s most popular destinations, Caribbean Journal has learned.  As part of the carrier’s expanded “Northeast Alliance” with American Airlines, JetBlue will be adding once-daily flights between …

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 The Cayman Islands has always been a great destination for a luxury beach or dive vacation, appealing to both romantic couples and families. But with travel restrictions finally lifted this summer, there are even more reasons to start planning a …

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 After having some of the strictest travel protocols in the hemisphere for much of the pandemic, Bermuda has removed all of its travel protocols.  Effective Nov. 14, Bermuda no longer requires its travel authorization process, its $40 fee or proof …

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 Canadian travelers are flocking to the Eastern Caribbean hotspot of Grenada, with the return and expansion of service from a number of carriers.  That includes the recent resumption of nonstop service from Toronto to Grenada on Air Canada, a route …

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 One of the British Virgin Islands’ most exclusive resort communities has added a major new amenity: a new heliport.  Virgin Gorda’s Oil Nut Bay has added a new heliport certified for international arrivals, the first of its kind in the …

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 There’s been a significant shift in the Caribbean’s testing policies, with just about every destination in the region having lifted its entry rules.  And now you can include St Maarten.  Effective Nov. 1, the Friendly Island will no longer require …

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 Bonaire has seen a strong recovery of its tourism industry in the last year, in spite of less-than-robust airlift to the island.  That is about to change this winter, however, according to the island’s tourist board.  In December, American Airlines …

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 Air Canada has officially restarted its weekly nonstop service between Toronto and Saint Lucia.  The weekly flight is currently operating on Sundays on Air Canada’s Rouge brand.  In November, however, the carrier will be increasing its Saint Lucia service to …

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 In a significant step, The Bahamas has officially removed testing requirements for all travelers entering the country. In a statement, the country announced that its testing requirements for entry had officially been eliminated. That means travelers no longer need to …

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 The Caribbean’s leading travel conference kicks off this week in Puerto Rico.  The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace is back in person for the first time since the beginning of 2020, gathering buyers and suppliers from around …

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 St Maarten is set to remove its requirement that visitors possess Covid-19 insurance.  Beginning Oct. 15, the insurance will no longer be mandatory for travelers into St Maarten.  “We would like for this to be optional for travelers,” said St …

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 Traveling to Barbados is now just as it was before the pandemic.  The island has officially lifted all of its travel health restrictions, the destination announced this week.  That means there are no more testing requirements for visiting Barbados, whether …

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 Puerto Rico tourism officials are urging visitors to maintain their planned trips to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona.  “We want to assure visitors, who already planned travel to San Juan, that Puerto Rico is open and safe to travel to,” …

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 The newest Caribbean destination to waive all of its travel health restrictions?  Antigua and Barbuda, one of the Caribbean’s booming tourism destinations.  The twin-island hotspot just announced that travelers no longer needed to show proof of vaccination or a negative …

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 Puerto Rico is set to play host to the largest travel marketing event in the Caribbean.  From Oct. 3-5, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association will hold its annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace event for the first time since the onset …

 

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