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The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas Is Opening in November

 By Alexander Britell What is almost certainly the most anticipated reopening of 2019 will be happening earlier than expected. The long-awaited return of The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas is set for Nov. 22, Caribbean Journal has learned. The reinvigorated resort’s debut …

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USVI Out in Front in Wake of Cuba Cruise Ban

 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 …

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USVI Looking to Take Cruise Industry to Next Level

 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 the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Thomas is seeing a surge in Airbnb demand, according to new numbers released by the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism. St Thomas is seeing a 338 percent growth in bookings …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has new tourism leadership, following the British Overseas Territory’s recent election. New BVI Premier Andrew Fahie will also be serving as Minister of Tourism, following his Virgin Islands Party’s win in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a massive boost for the tourism fortunes of the island of St John, the Westin St John Resort Villas has officially reopened its doors. The reopening comes 16 months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands will soon have a new Commissioner of Tourism. New Governor Albert Bryan has named local businessman Joe Bosculte to the role; he will soon appear before the Virgin Islands Legislature …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spirit’s big Caribbean expansion includes another new route to St Thomas. The low-cost carrier is set to launch its new three-times-weekly flights from Orlando to St Thomas on Nov. 8. The flights are part of …

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 By Alexander Britell A major new hotel project is coming to St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. The government of the United States Virgin Islands is working on a deal that would provide up to $10 million for …

 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 Alexander Britell It’s back. One of the Caribbean’s most beloved hotels has reopened its doors on the island of St Thomas: the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. In a huge step forward for the tourism industry in St Thomas, the …

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 By Alexander Britell One of the region’s coolest destinations just got a huge lift. Florida-based Spirit Airlines has officially launched its new nonstop flights to the island of St Croix in the United States Virgin Islands. The new service is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands will break ground this week on a major transformation project for the waterfront in Charlotte Amalie in St Thomas. US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp will lead the groundbreaking on the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major tourism training push is set for the United States Virgin Islands next week, as Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence launches a three-day training program for tourism industry professionals in the territory. The program, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Thomas’ Cyril E. King airport is set for a major transformation. United States Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp has announced that he will soon unveil the plans for a $230 million modernization of the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Getting to the island of St Croix just got even easier. Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has announced plans to launch new nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and the island of St Croix in the United …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Members of the Caribbean community have planned the first annual live “Caribbean Relief Concert” to raise money for natural disaster relief efforts for those countries impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The concert is scheduled for …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bitcoin mania has officially hit the sea, with the fast-growing crypotcurrency now entering the yacht brokerage market in the Caribbean. Fort Lauderdale-based Denison Yachting has announced that it will now accept Bitcoin as payment for …