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Why You Need Antigua and Barbuda’s “Cool Card”

 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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Dominica’s Fort Young Hotel Names New GM

 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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Grenada’s Spicemas Festival Is Hotter Than Ever

 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. …

Dominican Republic

 The Dominican Republic reported more than 3 million stayover visitors in the first half of 2016, a new record for what is the Caribbean’s most popular destination by volume. The country saw 3.043 million arrivals, with 42.7 percent from the …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A growing number of Caribbean countries are moving to prohibit incoming travel from Ebola-affected countries including Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. “With immediate effect, all visitors from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and …

 Above: St Thomas (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — Can the Caribbean region one day welcome 30 million stayover visitors to its shores? Why not? Speaking to attendees at this week’s State of the Industry conference in St …

 Above: Tobago (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Tobago received just over 1 million visitors in 2013 for the first time its history, according to Tobago’s Secretary of Tourism and Transportation, Tracy Davidson-Celestine. A large …

 Above: Grand Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is predicting a nearly 300,000-passenger increase in cruise arrivals this year, according to Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell. The Minister made the revelation a few weeks after the recent Cruise …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has unveiled a new tourism commercial aiming to court visitors from the local Caribbean market. The video is called “Just Next Door,” and was released by the Discover Dominica Authority …

 Above: Alexis and Craig Greiner met by a government delegation By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica welcomed its 2 millionth tourist to the island on Sunday, the first time the country has reached that number in its history. The travelers …

 Above: Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica received 1.8 million stopover visitors in the first 11 months of 2013, giving it a chance to receive more than 2 million stopover visitors for the first time, according to Tourism Minister …