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Balearia Relaunches Ferries from Florida to The Bahamas

 Balearia Caribbean has relaunched its ferry service from Fort Lauderdale to The Bahamas.  The South Florida-based company runs ferry services from Port Everglades to Bahamian destinations including Bimini and Freeport.  The company will be offering three sailing services a week, …

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Aruba Reopens to Travelers from Canada, Europe

 Aruba has reopened its borders for tourists from Canada, Europe and the rest of the Caribbean (with the exception of the Dominican Republic and Haiti). The Dutch Caribbean island had already reopened to travel from nearby Bonaire and Curacao.  On …

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Anguilla Now Has “No Cases” of COVID-19

 The island of Anguilla has officially been declared “COVID-19” free.  The World Health Organization has categorized the Caribbean island as having “no cases,” an improvement from a previous designation of “sporadic cases” by the global body. Anguilla’s borders remain closed …

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 As travelers begin to return to the region, the Caribbean’s leading destinations are devising new ways to attract them. Right at the forefront is The Bahamas, which has been taking its sales and promotion efforts “virtual” amid the new realities …

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 The Sandals Grande Antigua Resort is open for travel, making it the first Sandals resort in the Caribbean to reopen since the pandemic began.  The all-inclusive property officially began welcoming guests on June 4 as Antigua and Barbuda reopened its …

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 As part of its new health and safety measures amid the pandemic, Delta Air Lines says it is blocking middle seats on all of its flights through Sept. 30.  All middle seats will either be shown as unavailable or not …

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 Aruba is preparing to reopen its borders to international travel as early as the end of next month — and the island’s leading resort is making preparations for the potential relaunch of tourism.   For years, the adults-only Bucuti & …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has launched a new series aimed at giving travelers “virtual” vacations to the destination.  The new initiative, which launched last week, airs on Facebook every Friday.  Each week’s “vacation” will feature a different theme, …

bermuda digital arrival

 It’s quite an innovation in the wider Caribbean-Atlantic region: Bermuda’s digital arrival card.  Instead of long waits at the immigration line, Bermuda give travelers the opportunity to fill out their immigration forms digitally in advance of their trips.  But uptake …

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 All-inclusive vacations present travelers with a wide variety of included amenities, including room, meals, activities, and dining all under one roof. But no vacation is one size fits all, and everyone who travels has their own unique interests. These Caribbean …

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 It’s been a banner year so far for tourism in the Cayman Islands, and the numbers continue to climb for what is one of the hottest destinations in the wider Caribbean.  The tri-island destination has seen 386,290 stayover visitors through …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s major tourism hub of Montego Bay is set for a full-fledged hotel boom.  Some 6,000 new hotel rooms are coming to the destination on the northwestern coast of Jamaica over the next five years, …

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 By Carlos CastilloConsul General of the Dominican Republic in New York Tourism and hospitality have become synonymous in the Dominican Republic. They are the mainstay of the economy, and a tremendous source of pride within our culture. New York City …

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 Over the last few years, Antigua and Barbuda has developed into one of the Caribbean’s hottest hotspots, thanks to an energetic mix of world-class hotels, exotic beauty and what just might be the best airport in the entire Caribbean. Antigua …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is planning a major expansion of what the company calls the “best Wi-Fi at sea.” The cruise line will be expanding its MedallionNet service to six new ships in 2020, including Grand Princess, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional carrier interCaribbean Airways has launched its first-ever service between Tortola, BVI and Santiago in the Dominican Republic. The new service is operating twice each week, with flights between the two destinations on Mondays and …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Baseball legend and Panama native Mariano Rivera will soon be the face of Panama’s reenergized tourism push. The former New York Yankees closer, who will inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, will …

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