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“Rock of Ages” Musical Comes to Dreams Playa Mujeres

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Broadway’s most successful musicals has come to the Mexican Caribbean. Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts has announced plans to debut Rock of Ages at the Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf and Spa Resort. The …

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Major Travel Agent Group to Launch Caribbean Tourism Push

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Travel Leaders Group is partnering with the Caribbean Tourism Organization on a campaign to boost Caribbean travel in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The “One Caribbean Family Ambassador” campaign will include resources …

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Virgin Holidays to Open “Departure Beach” in Barbados

 By the Caribbean Journal staff You check out of your hotel, get in a cab and head to the airport. Then you wait. And wait. It’s never the best part of any vacation. But Virgin Holidays has announced a new …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Antigua is ready to welcome visitors again after bouncing back quickly from Hurricane Irma, the destination’s tourist board said this week. Hotels and resorts are back open, restaurants are buzzing and the …

 By Alexander Britell “I don’t want people to play golf while they’re in Jamaica,” Donnie Dawson says. “I want people to come to Jamaica to play golf.” While for years destinations like the Dominican Republic have been at the forefront …

 By Guy Britton ATLANTA — The Caribbean was well represented at one of the longest running and largest travel agent educational events of the year last week: Delta Vacations University, which took place at the Georgia International Convention Center and showcased …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Club Med may have invented the all-inclusive vacation, but Jamaican hotelier Abe Issa introduced the model to the Caribbean when he rebranded his 1949-built Tower Isle Hotel as Couples Ocho Rios back in 1978 and …

Punta Cana Resorts

 Punta Cana resorts welcome more than two million North American visitors each year, making the area the most popular single vacation destination in the Caribbean – and with good reason. The Dominican Republic resort town seduces with broad white-sands bordered …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor STAR Island Bahamas announced that it is now accepting overnight reservations beginning this November. The private destination, which uses off-grid technology to power the entire island, is welcoming guests to its first one-bedroom suite, The Nest. …

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 Travel company Vacation Express is expanding its flights to the Dominican Republic, it announced last week. The flights are available between Feb. 18 and Aug. 3, with flights leaving Kansas City on Friday and returning on Thursday. Vacation Express will …

labor day getaways.

 By Alexander Britell It isn’t the longest vacation of the year, but it’s one of the most important: Labor Day, the summer travel season’s exclamation point. Maybe you block out a three-day weekend, or add on a few extra days. …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Zemi Beach House and Hotel Christopher St. Barth have partnered to provide travelers heading to the Caribbean a unique opportunity. Instead of just visiting one island destination, guests can enjoy a multi-island experience– relaxing on …

family vacations

 You can take a great family vacation anywhere in the Caribbean. But some islands have a certain innate family-friendliness, an added level of comfort and ease that make a trip particularly well suited for a family traveling together, whether due …

 Affordable all inclusive getaways aren’t just a dream. Here’s how to do it. By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s impossible to really relax on vacation if, in the back of your mind, you’re constantly worrying about how you’re going to …

 Looking for a summer hiking getaway? Here’s your opportunity. Martinique is hosting its First International Hiking Festival from June 1-30, 2017, offering 30 different hikes all around the island. From the countryside to a beach walk, northern lush vegetation to …

Club Med Columbus Isle

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The French pioneers of the all-inclusive vacation, Club Méditerranée (Club Med) has 70 resorts all over the world, including half a dozen in the Caribbean (in Cancun, Mexico; the Turks and Caicos Islands; the Bahamas; …

 Vacation exchange giant RCI continues to grow in the Caribbean. The worldwide leader in exchanges has added more than 150 new affiliated properties in the Caribbean in the last decade. “The Caribbean is a highly desirable vacation location, and a …

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 Sunwing’s Vacation Express tour operator brand is continuing its expansion to the Caribbean. The company’s latest flights include new service to Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic out of Columbus, Ohio’s John Glenn Columbus International Airport. The flights are …