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Copa Airlines Launching Guyana Service

 Above: a Boeing Next Generation plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines will be launching service to Guyana, the carrier announced this week. The airline will begin twice-weekly flights between Panama City and Georgetown beginning July 11, it …

Rebranding at Sunset Jamaica Grande

 Above: the new Jamaica Grande Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Sunset Jamaica Grande resort has rebranded itself as the Jamaica Grande Resort. The property, which recently undertook a “refreshing” of all 730 rooms, has added flat-screen TVs, in-room …

The New List: 10 Caribbean Hotels We’re Excited About in 2014

 You might call it the New List, or the Next List. It seems like there’s a new hotel property opening up in the Caribbean every day, and these are the hotel properties we’re excited about for 2014. These properties, which …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the Elbow Beach Bermuda Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Elbow Beach Hotel & Development Company will be taking over management at the Elbow Beach, Bermuda resort when the management contract of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group expires later …

 Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY – Demand for travel to the Caribbean region grew 20 percent in the first three quarters of 2013, according to a new report from Expedia. The fastest growing markets …

 Above: the Montego Bay Convention Centre By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY — What’s ahead for Caribbean tourism in 2014? After a 2013 that saw increases in hotel occupancy and tourist arrival numbers, the Caribbean is now looking to keep up …

 The latest edition of our new Deals of the Week feature takes you to some of the most interesting Caribbean travel deals available right now. Here they are, from Cancun to Anguilla: Better Than a Sweater in Cancun The JW …

 There’s a chill in the air across the Caribbean. Sure, it could be from a polar vortex, but it might just be coming from the sheer number of artful, luxurious and alluring hotel and resort properties in the region. We’re …

 Learning the clarinet, running a marathon, losing weight. There are too many New Year’s Resolutions to count. But while you can’t go wrong with most of them (that is, if you ever do them), why not become a better traveler? …

 Above: the new Westin Puntacana Resort & Club (Photos: OPDR) By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Westin Puntacana Resort & Club has officially opened in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana region. The property, which was built at a cost …

 Above: St Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Nevis get an airlift boost from St Maarten? That’s one of the initiatives Nevis Tourism Minister Mark Brantley is working on for the 2013/2014 season, hoping to expand …

The best luxury resorts.

 What is luxury? Luxury basically means one or two categories above what you’re used to. Luxury is about full service, full amenities and about having all your needs met — at any time of day. A luxury property has the …

 Cabarete in the Dominican Republic is one of the most international destinations in the Caribbean — and by far one of the coolest.  Cabarete is loaded with great beachside cafes and interesting small shops and is frequented by an eclectic …

 Above: Basil’s Bar (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell KINGSTOWN — “THE ROTI came from above.” No, it wasn’t a verse out of some apocryphal Old Testament chapter recently discovered in the West Indies. The scene was Aggie’s, a …

 Above: BVI Premier Dr Orlando Smith making a presentation in Brazil By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith led a delegation to Brazil this weekend, looking to highlight the territory’s tourism sector to a burgeoning …

 Sun, sand and sea. They’re the party pieces of the Caribbean. It’s not often, though that you ever see “mountains” included in that group. And that’s a shame, because while much of the region is, of course, flat, there are …

 They’re the ones who make everything run smoothly. Need a last-minute reservation? Looking to find that out-of-the-way boutique you heard about from your friends? The Caribbean’s hotel concierges help make the region’s tourism industry go — by making guest experiences …

 Just picture it — you fly to Aruba, settle in your island retreat and when you wake up the next morning, you fall out of bed right onto a golf course. This property, which is called La Colina, is located …