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Dominica Is Reopening for Tourism on Aug. 7

 The Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica is reopening to all foreign visitors on Aug. 7.  The country, known as the “Nature Island” for its abundant natural beauty, has announced a streamlined process for all travelers.  What it means is that …

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U.S. Visitors Return to Bermuda

 The first United States travelers since the beginning of the pandemic returned to Bermuda this week.  Bermuda reopened its borders on July 1, with the first commercial flights from the U.S. on July 6.  JetBlue is now flying from New …

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The Bahamas Has a New Mobile App

 The Bahamas has launched a new mobile app for visitors to the destination.  The launch, which coincides with the destination’s reopening for tourism on July 1, includes downloadable island guides, flight charter request processing and even recommendations based on the …

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 Curaçao hotels are working to prepare for the eventual return of visitors, according to the Curaçao Hotel and Tourism Association. CHATA recently ran a series of site inspections across the Dutch Caribbean island to examine how hotels have been implementing …

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 The coronavirus pandemic has hit the travel industry hard, and the situation in Bermuda was no different, according to new data released by the Bermuda Tourism Authority.  Total air visitor arrivals were down by 38 percent in the first quarter, …

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 Belize has closed down its borders in the country’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced. That means the country’s borders are now closed both to foreign visitors and Belizeans seeking to re-enter the country, he said. …

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 One of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing destinations just reached another tourism milestone.  The island of Saint Lucia reported a total of 423,736 stayover visitors in 2019, the highest total in the history of the destination — just in time for Saint Lucia’s …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s one of the most sought-after corners of the Caribbean — that famous triangle of Caribbean hotspots: St Maarten, St Barth and Anguilla. And just two years after Hurricane Irma, the trio of destinations is in the midst …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor There’s a new passport to some of the best values and experiences in Antigua and Barbuda. And it’s digital. The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has launched its new “Cool Card,” a downloadable card that gives …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s landmark Fort Young Hotel has named a new general manager, the property announced this week. The Fort Young has tapped Jose Abreu as its new general manager, in which role he will oversee the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most popular summer festivals has gotten even hotter — and solidified its positions as one of the top Caribbean carnivals to visit. Grenada’s Spicemas, the Spice Isle’s signature carnival event, saw …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a what was a blistering 2018, Belize’s tourism sector has seen another strong year so far in 2019. The destination is reporting a 6 percent jump in stayover tourist arrivals for the first half …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s cruise sector is seeing a surge in traffic, and officials are “buoyant” about what’s ahead in 2019. “The 2018 cruise tourism’s performance was an historic achievement,” said Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia has expanded an initiative to add free Wi-Fi zones across the island. The latest iteration of the Government Island-Wide Network has added five free Wif-Fi “zones” across the island. That includes spots in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadians are flocking to Antigua and Barbuda, according to recently-released numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. In the first half of 2018, Antigua and Barbuda reported a total of 23,243 tourists from Canada, a number …

Cancun U.S. Visitors

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Even in the face of heightened travel warnings, Cancun continues to see a surge in visitor activity. Cancun International Airport reported a total of 2.08 million passengers in March, a 14.5 percent increase in traffic …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more travelers to Bermuda are looking to homesharing options like Airbnb, according to new data released by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The number of visitors to Bermuda who chose vacation rentals last year …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The transformed Appleton Estate has reopened for visitors after a $7.2 million renovation and rebranding project. The new Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience in Siloah, Jamaica, is the brainchild of parent company Gruppo Campari. …