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A Celebration of Tourism in Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The best of Jamaican tourism was on display in Kingston this weekend as Caribbean Journal presented the Caribbean Travel Awards to Jamaica’s winning contingent, highlighted by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett receiving the award for Caribbean …

Bermuda Seeing Surge in Airbnb Travel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more travelers to Bermuda are looking to homesharing options like Airbnb, according to new data released by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The number of visitors to Bermuda who chose vacation rentals last year …

CHTA Marketplace Coming to Jamaica in 2019

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is coming to Jamaica. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at Jamaica’s Montego Bay Convention Centre from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, 2019. …

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 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — One of Puerto Rico’s leading resorts is relaunching in March. The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf and Beach Resort is reopening March 1 after a brief closure during Hurricane Maria. The resort …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello addresses attendees at CHTA Marketplace By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — There was even Despacito. A fanfare-filled opening ceremony kicked off the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace …

 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is set for San Juan. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference is being held next week at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. In what is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing has launched its first-ever nonstop flights to Bonaire. The weekly service out of Toronto will operate on Sundays through April 15; it is currently the only nonstop flight between Canada and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The PGA Tour and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company have announced the launch of a special, unofficial PGA Tour event in March 2018. The tournament aims to support recovery efforts on the island, and will …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is reporting strong sponsor and delegate interest in the upcoming Caribbean Travel Marketplace, to be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. CHTA’s Director General Frank Comito …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing Airlines has launched its first-ever flights between Montreal, Canada and Antigua. The first Sunwing flight was welcomed by a water cannon salute at Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport on Sunday. Sunwing is operating the …

 If you subscribe to Caribbean Journal, you love traveling to the Caribbean. And so do your friends and family. So what do you get for your fellow Caribbean travel aficionados? We have you covered with the 2018 edition of the …

 By Alexander Britell It’s hard to think of a more remarkable trip in the Caribbean than a sailing journey across the British Virgin Islands. It’s something I’ve had the privilege of doing several times, and each time it felt life-changing …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace event will go on as planned in San Juan in January, the trade association announced this week. The event, one of the Caribbean’s leading tourism conferences, …

all-inclusive beaches

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Travel Leaders Group is partnering with the Caribbean Tourism Organization on a campaign to boost Caribbean travel in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The “One Caribbean Family Ambassador” campaign will include resources …

jamaica visitor safety

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican destination of Montego Bay saw big growth in the first half of 2017, according to the latest data from travel giant Expedia. Montego Bay saw nearly 20 percent growth in the first half, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean subsidiary Azamara Club Cruises has announced plans to expand its fleet of ships offering all inclusive cruises. Azamara has entered into an agreement to purchase a sister ship to Azamara Journey and Azamara …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re hungry for a Caribbean vacation (or just plain hungry) you’ll want to know about the Barbados Food & Rum Festival, scheduled for November 16 to 19. Now in its eighth year, the event …

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is partnering with travel associations around the world to strengthen the tourism sector in the region. CHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy announced that the association has joined forces with close to a dozen regional travel …