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Caribbean Room With a View: Biras Creek Resort on Virgin Gorda

 Above: a Grand Suite at Biras Creek IT’S ACCESSIBLE only by boat or helicopter — but the Biras Creek Resort on the British Virgin Islands’ Virgin Gorda has rooms that are worth the trip. This week’s Caribbean Room With a …

Canadian Travel Agents Head to Haiti

 Above: Canadian travel agents in Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal tsaff A group of Canadian travel agencies arrived in Haiti on Wednesday for an exploratory trip, the Ministry of Tourism announced. The group includes 18 different Canadian …

Caribbean Room With a View: Grenada’s Laluna Resort

 Above: a Cottage Suite (Photos: Laluna) IT’S ALMOST ALWAYS the first thing we do when we get to a hotel room in the Caribbean. We head out to the balcony (if there is one, of course) and look at the …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A change to Dominica’s Marriage Act has the country looking to capitalize on the multibillion-dollar wedding and honeymoon market. One of the major aspects to the change in the law is …

 Above: Norman Manley International Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is planning to privatize management at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston by 2014, Transport Minister Omar Davies announced. The move will be implemented through a public-private …

 Above: Abaco By the Caribbean Journal staff A new programme in the Bahamas will help the country’s hotel sector go green. The Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action-Advanced Programme, which launched this week, aims to improve the competitiveness …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon GREAT EXUMA — IT’S IRONIC that while I love to travel far from home, many of the resorts I love actually feel a lot like home. Maybe it’s because in reality they’re lot a nicer than my …

 THEY’RE JUST SAND AND WATER. But they make the Caribbean go. The Caribbean has, in our humble opinion, the best beaches in the world, and choosing just 10 is, well, [insert grain of sand joke here]. This year’s inaugural Beach List …

 Above: Tortuga Bay at Puntacana By Alexander Britell The Dominican Republic has grown into one of the dominant tourism destinations in the Caribbean, nearing 5 million visitors in 2012. The country also led the Caribbean in hotel growth last year, …

 Above: Bonito in St Barth By Alexander Britell TINY ST BARTH is a sandy slice of mainland France, an outpost of the Cote D’Azur in the Caribbean. But on Rue Lubin Brin in Gustavia, perched on a hillside, Chef Laurent …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …