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The Best Caribbean Islands for 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 Adds New Michigan-Caribbean Flights

 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 …

How to Get $400 Free When You Book a Trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands

 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 …

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Beach Vacations

 We’re major proponents of experiencing the “authentic” Caribbean, urging travelers to look beyond sun, sand and sea and sample the region’s remarkably diverse culture, food, art and music. But we also love beach vacations. Sun, sand and sea remain still …

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 Delta Vacations has named a new president. The wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Airlines announced that it had appointed Jennie Ho as its new president, replacing John Caldwell. Ho had most recently served as Delta’s managing director for specialty and Canada …

 Travel Company Tourico Holidays, one of the world’s fastest-growing wholesale travel brokerages, has announced a major new partnership with UK-based online travel agency Loveholidays. Tourico has more than 1,000 hotels contracted in the Caribbean, where it has reported significant increases …

All Inclusive Costa Rica

 Costa Rica is one of the world’s greatest nature destinations. With one of the globe’s largest concentrations of biodiversity, it’s an adventurers’ dream, from volcanos to thermal baths to hiking trails, there is something for everyone. But that doesn’t mean …

Breathless Montego Bay

 Fast-growing AMResorts has expanded its Caribbean portfolio with another new all-inclusive resort: the adults-only Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa in Jamaica. The hotel is Breathless’ first Jamaica property. “Jamaica tops travelers’ lists as a sought-after destination on a consistent …

st kitts booming tourism

 Nevis has released a rundown of activities that visitors will find on the island in 2017. The calendar offers something for travelers seeking active vacations and relaxing getaways alike. First among the festivities is the 16th Bente Weber Memorial Swim …

 It was a heartbreaking loss for the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday’s Super Bowl, but one Caribbean island is looking to ease the pain. The Aruba Tourism Authority has offered expenses-paid vacations to the entire Falcons team. “Both teams overcame obstacles …

saint lucia cruise growth

 Two Eastern Caribbean neighbors are getting even closer. Guadeloupe-based air carrier Air Caraibes has added a new ATR 72 to its fleet to operate thrice-weekly flights between Martinique and St. Lucia. The new 74-seat plane is the first ATR in the …

 Carnival Corporation is adding a pair of new ships to its development pipeline. The company has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Ficantieri S.p.A. to build two new cruise ships, with final contracts expected to be executed in …

Best All-Inclusive Resorts

 The definition of “all inclusive resorts” has been changing. What used to mean endless buffet lines and mass-produced travel kitsch is rapidly becoming something very different, both in response to changing tastes and the arrival of new kinds of travelers. …

 The Dominican Republic has a new family-friendly all-inclusive. AMResorts’ new Now Onxy Punta Cana has debuted in Punta Cana, the brand’s third resort in the area. The hotel, which is located in Uvero Alto, includes 502 suites. “The Dominican Republic …

 Interval International and Ocean Two Partnership Limited, a subsidiary of Barbados hospitality group Ocean Hotels, announced the extension of their affiliation agreement.  The multi-year contract includes Ocean Two Resort and Residences, a mixed-use resort on the south coast of Barbados. …

 China’s HNA Group has announced the purchase of a 25 percent equity interest in Hilton Worldwide Holdings from affiliates of Blackstone. The value of the transaction is approximately $6.5 billion, or $26.25 per share in cash, and reduces Blackstone’s interest …

 There’s another new way to get to the Caribbean island of Roatan. Canadian tour operator Transat, has announced plans to add direct flights from Quebec City to Roatan beginning in December. That’s in addition to Spirit’s existing flights from Montreal …

Unique Vacations

 Unique Vacations has named a new Chief Operating Officer. The company, which is the worldwide representative for Sandals and Beaches Resorts, has appointed Jeff Clarke to the role. He had been serving as president of tour operator Travel Impressions, and …