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The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas Is Making Its Return

 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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The USVI Is Making a New Hotel Development Push

 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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USVI Looking to Boost Airlift to St Croix, St Thomas

 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 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 …

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 By Alexander Britell and Dana Niland St Thomas is getting a big airlift boost this summer — and it looks like the start of a trend. The flight expansion will be highlighted by the addition of a second daily nonstop …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader R. Reid-Smith, who sent in this delightful shot of Ha’Penny Beach on the island of St Croix in the United States Virgin Islands. Have you taken …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spirit has its sights set on Jamaica — and the low-cost carrier is showing now signs of slowing down. The Fort Lauderdale-based airline is set to launch yet another high-profile expansion to Jamaica this month …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands’ tourism industry is “open for business,” incoming Tourism Commissioner Joe Boschulte said this week. Boschulte, who awaits confirmation as the USVI’s new tourism chief, was speaking during the Caribbean Travel …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands is trending right now on the global Kayak travel platform, according to new data from Kayak’s Holiday Travel Hacker. The Caribbean destination is the number six trending destination for New …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is looking to deepen its ties in the cruise industry, and has announced a major new hire to spearhead the strategy. The USVI Department of Tourism has tapped industry specialist Joe …

st thomas hotel reopen

 By Alexander Britell The Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort in St Thomas, which was badly damaged during last year’s hurricanes, will reopen. The 502-room property, the largest hotel in St Thomas, is likely to open in 2020, according …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Thomas’ major cruise harbor in Charlotte Amalie is proposing a series of improvement projects, according to United States Virgin Islands officials. The projects include a proposed dredging of Charlotte Amalie Harbor and its adjacent …

 By Dana Niland and Alexander Britell The  Cyril E. King Airport in St Thomas will soon begin a major transformation project. The plan, revealed by the Virgin Islands Port Authority this week, is estimated to cost around $230 million. “We’re …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s leading boat shows is back again in the British Virgin Islands. Boaters in the BVI, USVI and Puerto Rico are once again preparing for the fourth Annual BVI Exquisite Boat Show. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands is slated to launch a major new voluntourism-style program called Purpose in Paradise. The comprehensive program aims to enhance the territory’s “broad network of community-based philanthropic activities and strengthens our …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has officially launched sales for Caribbean cruises on its soon-to-debut Norwegian Encore cruise ship. The ship, which will be Norwegian’s fourth “Breakaway-Plus”-class ship, is slated to launch in the Caribbean in the …

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 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed its lineup of summer 2019 itineraries. Norwegian Dawn will set sail on seven-day cruises to the Bahamas and Florida from May 25 to August 31, 2019. This marks the ship’s return …

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 As the Caribbean works to recover from last month’s hurricanes, (a process that is already taking shape), one of the biggest questions we hear from travelers is, “where can I still visit?” Or, for some, “can I still visit the …