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The 20 Best Caribbean Islands to Travel to in 2020

 The islands of the Caribbean are in the middle of a new age, as dynamism, optimism and investment sweep across destinations as diverse as they are beautiful.  And that means the world of places to visit in the Caribbean keeps …

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American Airlines Is Adding an Extra Daily Flight to St Croix

 The island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands is set for a big boost next summer with the launch of an additional daily flight on American Airlines from Miami.  The new flight, revealed by USVI Tourism Commissioner Joseph …

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American Airlines Kicks Off Two New Nonstop Routes to St Thomas

 The world’s largest airline launched a pair of new routes this week to a Caribbean destination on the rise: St Thomas.  The latest boosts to St Thomas’ tourism renaissance came with the arrival of new winter flights from both Chicago …

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 After a September that produced the year’s first decline in average daily rate (ADR), Caribbean hoteliers pushed room-rate comparisons back into positive territory during October 2019.  In comparison with last October, ADR rose 0.4 percent even as occupancy fell 5.2 …

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 In what is easily one of the most anticipated relaunches in the Caribbean in several years, the Ritz-Carlton St Thomas has officially reopened its doors.  The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas, long the leading hotel in the United States Virgin Islands, began …

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 The island of St Croix in the USVI has quietly become one of the hottest culinary destinations in the Caribbean, with a vibrant dining scene and a host of top young chefs like Digby Stridiron.  And now there’s another great …

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 The US Virgin Islands has enacted a new bill aimed at spurring hotel development and construction in the Caribbean territory.  The USVI’s expanded Hotel Development Bill gives hotel developers the ability to channel a percentage of room revenue both to …

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 Marriott is planning a big comeback in St Thomas, with plans to reopen its signature Frenchman’s Reef resort and open a new resort under the Autograph Collection brand.  The combined $200 million project will see both properties open in 2020, …

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 Tropic Ocean Airways, the Fort Lauderdale-based airline specializing in seaplane flights, is launching a major expansion in the Caribbean. Tropic Ocean plans to establish a base of amphibious airplanes in Puerto Rico, the company’s CEO, Rob Ceravolo, said this week. …

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 New inter-island service between the British Virgin Islands and the United States Virgin Islands will launch next month.  Turks and Caicos-based interCaribbean Airways, which has been steadily growing its footprint in the region, will be launching daily flights between Tortola …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the industry-shaking ban of cruises and other travel to Cuba, major cruise lines are scrambling to adapt — and one Caribbean cruise destination is out in front. The US Virgin Islands said it was …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The greatest hotel in the US Virgin Islands is set for a comeback. The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas, long that island’s leading resort and arguably the flagship hotel in the wider destination, is set to return …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is making hotel development a strategic priority, according to Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. With few new hotels built in the territory in the last few decades, Bryan said he wants to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is looking to boost its airlift network in a big way. USVI Governor Albert Bryan, Jr says a strong “aerial highway” was critically important to the territory’s future. Bryan met this …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s largest airline is adding a pair of new routes to the US Virgin Islands. American Airlines will be launching new nonstop flights from both Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth to St Thomas, beginning Dec. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel Caravelle, among the most popular places to stay on the island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, has closed to begin a renovation project. The renovation and remodeling will last through the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Demand for travel to the US Virgin Islands continues to surge. That was the takeaway from talks between the USVI’s Department of Tourism and several major airlines last week. There has been strong demand for …

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 By Alexander Britell The US Virgin Islands is already one of the Caribbean’s biggest cruise powers — but new Governor Albert Bryan Jr wants to take things to the next level. The USVI is determined to position itself as the …