Hyatt Zilara and Ziva: You’re Invited

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Two Hyatt hotels announce their new opening dates and you're invited to explore them. The opening of Hyatt Zilara and Ziva Rose Hall, after an $80+ million renovation of the Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall property, has been pushed back from Nov. 1 to Nov. 23.

Jamaican Leaders See Major Changes

Posted on September 24th, 2014

During the Jamaican Product Exchange (JAPEX), one of the main topics was how Jamaican tourism leaders see major changes happening in travel to the island—from adventure travel, new hotel brands, millennials, and even what is happening with marijuana tourism. Here's what you need to know.

Anguilla Hotel News

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

During the Caribbean Tourism Organization's annual State of the Industry Conference in St. Thomas, the deputy director of tourism spoke on how Anguilla was raising the bar in luxury, and adding new hotels.

Selling “Authentic Experiences” in the Islands

Posted on September 19th, 2014

In the keynote address at the Caribbean Tourism Organization's (CTO) State of the Industry Conference in Saint Thomas, Apple Leisure Group CEO, Alex Zozaya, said his vision of Caribbean travel is about selling authentic experiences in the islands.

4 Fab Family Resorts

Posted on August 27th, 2014

These four resorts fit the bill when it comes to a family vacation in the Caribbean.

Onsite Review: Punta Cana’s Melia Caribe Tropical—The Level

Posted on July 31st, 2014

My rule: It is better to book a standard room in an outstanding resort than to book the best room in a mid-market resort. And I’m always right—except when I’m not. Which brings us to the Melia Caribe Tropical in Bavaro, Dominican Republic.

Onsite Review: Sandals LaSource Resort & Spa, Grenada

Posted on July 31st, 2014

When Sandals’ chairman Butch Stewart, and CEO Adam Stewart, cut the ribbon for their newest property on April 29, they declared that their goal had been to create a more luxurious experience than they’d done at any previous Sandals resort. They’ve succeeded.

Jamaica & the USVI—Not the Jimi Hendrix Experience

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Here’s why this reporter attended the Caribbean Tourism Organizations’ adventure travel seminar for agents in June: According to CTO statistics, “The rapidly developing tourism niche market [is] currently estimated at U.S. $263 billion.”