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Op-Ed: The Future of Caribbean Air Transport

 Living in the time of COVID-19 has underscored how difficult it is to maintain our distance. Many of us are longing for a time when we can feel comfortable to reconnect with our family and friends and restart regular economic …

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Webinar: The Caribbean Travel Outlook for 2020

 What’s next for the Caribbean travel industry? How will it begin to rebound amid COVID-19? What’s the outlook for demand? A webinar June 2 will gather regional travel industry leaders for a roundtable discussion on the next steps for the …

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Can Puerto Rico Redefine Tropical Travel Post-COVID-19?

 The negative short-term economic global impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the tourism industry has been devastating.  Now, as the world begins to slowly reopen and potentially recapture their lost tourism industry, it is imperative to rethink and reassess how …

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 The United States government has extended its restriction on travel to Mexico, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf said.  The move limits non-essential travel to Mexico — including tourism. and will remain in effect until at least June 22.  …

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 Sandals Resorts is planning to open the vast majority of its Caribbean resorts in June, a company spokesperson confirmed to Caribbean Journal.  “We are pleased to announce that all of our resorts (with the exception of our Bahamas resorts) are …

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 Southwest Airlines is making a number of major changes to its flight operations amid the new realities of travel.  The changes range from face covering policies to a spectrum of social-distancing policies, all of which reflect the way we will …

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 As major hotel companies around the world adapt their properties to the new realities of travel, the Caribbean’s most famous resort brand, Sandals, is doing just that. Sandals Resorts has announced a major new health and safety measures it says …

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 Delta Air Lines has drastically reduced its Caribbean network in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but it has maintained service to two Caribbean destinations: San Juan, Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.  That means Delta Air …

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 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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 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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 It’s a time of unease and uncertainty in the Caribbean tourism industry — particularly in the hotel development market. To learn more about how coronavirus is impacting the hotel industry in the region, Caribbean Journal Invest talked to Paul Weimer, Senior …

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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.  …

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 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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