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5 Trending Food Destinations in the Caribbean

 Sitting under a palapa at the water’s edge, dining on whole snapper glazed in unagi joined by a 2016 Astrid & Therese riesling, one begins to realize just how much the Caribbean culinary scene has changed in recent years.  Because …

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Silver Airways Is Launching New Planes in the Caribbean

 Silver Airways is set to launch its newest aircraft in the Caribbean, the company said this week.  The Fort Lauderdale-based carrier, which has a vast network of flights both to The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean (the latter out of …

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21 Small Caribbean Beach Resorts to Visit in 2020

 It’s just you and the sand. No crowds, no hassle, no long journeys to get from your room to the water.  That’s what the best beach resorts are about — places where nothing stands between you and the object of …

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caribbean hotels decline

 Caribbean hotels opened 2020 with the region’s lowest January occupancy level since 2011, according to data from STR.   For the month, occupancy was down 3.7% year over year to 66.5%. Average daily rate (ADR) also fell 1.5% to US$253.09, …

st croix usvi

 St Croix, the US Virgin Islands’ largest island, is getting a new tourism identity.  USVI tourism officials have launched a full-fledged rebranding of St Croix, with a new push aimed at educating travelers on the unique features of the island.  …

usvi hotel interest

 NASSAU — The US Virgin Islands is seeing renewed demand from hotel developers looking to build in the territory, according to USVI Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte.  Boschulte, who was speaking during the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace Conference …

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 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 …

st croix american airlines

 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 …

american airlines st thomas nonstop

 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 …

st croix dine culinary

 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. …

bvi coronavirus pandemic

 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 …

st croix usvi

 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 …

ritz carlton st thomas

 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 …