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Cayman Islands Tourism Is Heating Up   

 Tourism in the Cayman Islands is in the midst of a strong recovery – and surpassing tourism officials’ own initial targets for 2022.  The island had been forecasting a 40 percent recovery of its pre-pandemic tourism totals from 2019, but the …

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Travelers Are Flocking to Curacao Right Now 

 It’s hard to say precisely when the renaissance began.  It might have been in March, when Curacao became one of the first Caribbean destinations to remove its pre-testing requirements.  Or perhaps it was June, when the new Sandals Royal Curacao …

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Bonaire Adds New Options for Visitor Tax 

 Over the summer, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire put in a new “visitor tax,” aiming to replace its existing room and rental car taxes.  The $75 tax is due before entering Bonaire, either digitally or at the passport line …

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 Since the onset of the pandemic, no carrier has added more new flights to the Caribbean than low-cost airline Frontier.  And now it’s adding even more.  The airline has announced plans to add another three weekly flights to Jamaica’s tourism …

jamaica tourism recovery

 Jamaica has topped the 2 million mark for stayover visitors this year, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The numbers through October are “in line with previous projections,” according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  “It is truly gratifying to see our …

aruba surge visitors

 Aruba has moved past the recovery phase of its tourism rebound, with arrival numbers setting all-time records.  The Dutch Caribbean island has seen what officials are calling a “surge” in visitors arrivals in 2022, one that has “not only approached …

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 St Maarten is set to remove its requirement that visitors possess Covid-19 insurance.  Beginning Oct. 15, the insurance will no longer be mandatory for travelers into St Maarten.  “We would like for this to be optional for travelers,” said St …

st kitts visitors deeper

 It starts with the bold green of Mount Liamuiga, the vibrant rainforests, those golden beaches.  And it’s a call for travelers looking for, well, something a little deeper.  St Kitts has officially revealed its tourism rebrand, with a new focus, …

dominican republic tourism all time

 Tourism in the Dominican Republic is growing at a dazzling pace in 2022, and the country just set another record.  The month of July saw the most visitors to the Dominican Republic in a single month in the country’s history, …

guadeloupe travelers

 Travelers no longer need to show proof of a negative test or proof of vaccination in order to visit the French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe.  Following the French government’s recent changes to its health protocols, visitors to Guadeloupe are now …

st maarten testing vaccinated

 St Maarten is making it easier for vaccinated travelers to visit the island.  Beginning Aug. 1, the destination’s Electronic Health Authorization Service, an online registration portal, will give immediate pre-approval for vaccinated travelers once they completely fill out their forms.  …

jamaica visitors 2022

 Jamaica has already reached 1 million stopover visitors in 2022, officials revealed this week.  The number instantly puts the island among the most-visited destinations in the Caribbean so far this year. Traveler Brian Simmons was the 1 millionth visitor, arriving …

bermuda tourism ceo beach rocks

 Bermuda is seeing strong tourism numbers after two years of low demand that crippled the destination’s tourism industry.  Buoyed by the upcoming SailGP events in May, the island is projecting stellar occupancy and a surge in visitors in the coming …

Belize

 It’s easier than ever to visit Belize.  The Caribbean destination has officially waived testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers.  For those who cannot show proof of vaccination or are unvaccinated, Belize still requires proof of a negative PCR test taken …

dominican republic tourists

 The Dominican Republic is aiming to welcome more than 7 million tourists in 2022, according to the country’s Tourism Minister, David Collado. That would be an all-time record for the country, and easily the largest total in the wider Caribbean …

dominican republic tourism december

 Even amid the pandemic, the Dominican Republic’s tourism industry just posted its best-ever December.  The news was revealed by Dominican Republic Tourism Minister David Collado in an end-of-year briefing.  A total of 728,335 visitors came to the Dominican Republic last …

anguilla day trippers

 Anguilla has announced new protocols as the island reopens its borders to day-trippers and passengers on one-day cruise excursions to the island.   The new protocols do not require these visitors to make an application for entry permission into Anguilla on …

caribbean tourism rebound winter

 The Caribbean tourism industry is primed to “flourish” with a “strong winter rebound,” according to Nicola Madden-Greig, the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.  The pronouncement comes as the Caribbean continues to recover faster than any other …

 

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