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Travel Portal Rizort Is Expanding in the Caribbean

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Luxury vacation marketplace Rizort is adding new destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. The portal, which launched in April, uses virtual realty to offer a new way for travelers to choose their destinations. “Rizort is a …

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From Barbados to Barbuda, 7 Caribbean Vacations for November

 The Caribbean his heating up for the winter season, and that’s being buoyed by a truly impressive lineup of hotel relaunches, from boutique St Barth stays to venerable Anguilla retreats. And whether you’re planning a Thanksgiving getaway or looking to …

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More Jamaica Vacations Are Being Booked on Mobile: Report

 By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more Jamaica vacations are being booked on mobile devices, according to a new report from global travel giant Expedia Group. Jamaica saw a spike in mobile demand from January to June of 2018, …

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 The Dominican Republic is more than just Punta Cana. But knowing where to go — and where to stay — is another matter. That’s because the country is filled with mini-destinations, from the antique charm of Santo Domingo’s  Colonial Zone …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Vacations has announced a major new distribution agreement with Hilton, the company announced this week. Delta Vacations, the official vacation provider for Delta Air Lines, is adding more than 400 new Hilton properties to …

celebrity cruises st maarten

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Celebrity Cruises returned to St. Maarten on Tuesday with the arrival of Celebrity Equinox, the latest cruise line to relaunch on the island in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Celebrity is set to bring more than …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff MarineMax Vacations has expanded its fleet in the British Virgin Islands. The charter operator has added the new MarineMax 362, customized from the Aquila 36 model, a 36-foot power catamaran with two private en-suite cabins. …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Apple Vacations has expanded its 2018 “Exclusive Vacation Flight” charter program with flights out of Pittsburgh to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic operating on Allegiant Air. For travel March 2-August 24, 2018, Apple Vacations will offer Exclusive Vacation …

Caribbean Princess

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Princess Cruises will continue offering summer Caribbean cruising from Florida in 2019, with family-friendly summer vacations in both the Eastern and Western Caribbean. The line’s summer departures from Fort Lauderdale open for sale December 14. “With …

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 By Alexander Britell The world’s biggest hotel company has a massive footprint in the Caribbean, and it’s only getting bigger. But with such a large network of properties around the region, Marriott was also impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation is returning to some of the cruise ports hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the company announced this week. Several of Carnival’s brands are returning to Grand Turk, St Thomas and San …

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 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 …

 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 …

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. …

 Sandals is closing its Sandals Grande Antigua resort for maintenance in September. The property will be closed between Sept. 20 and Dec. 17, the first time it has been closed since first opening on the island in 1992. “There is …

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 …

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 Apple Vacations has added new flights to its Exclusive Vacation Flight charter program out of Lansing, Michigan. The company will operate nonstop flights from Lansing to Cancun, Punta Cana and Jamaica starting Dec. 23. The Cancun flights will operate on …

 The U.S. Virgin Islands is expanding its popular travel credit promotion. The USVI’s Department of Tourism has launched a new program called “Centennial PLUS” to coincide with the destination’s 100th anniversary as a U.S. territory. Now, the package offers $400 …