Caribbean & Bermuda

The After Dark Sports Bar & Nightclub terrace at Breathless Punta Cana.

Posted on May 25th, 2016

Breathless Unveils Birthday Bash Package

In time for summer getaways, Breathless Resorts & Spas have announced its new Breathless Birthday Bash Package, available at destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean.
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The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Rico. (Photo credit: Victor Elias Photography)

Posted on May 25th, 2016

Puerto Rico’s Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Launches All-Inclusive Program

The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is now offering guests the option to choose between an all-inclusive package or nightly rates when staying at the four-star property on Puerto Rico’s northeast coast.
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At a panel on regional airlines led by Caribbean Journal's Alex Britell  (right), InterCaribbean Airways CEO Trevor Sadler (left) reminded everyone that his airline still pays commissions. (Photo credit:

Posted on May 20th, 2016

Expo de Turismo International (ETI), Part 2: It Wasn’t Just about Puerto Rico

"The travel industry will double in the next decade, making it the second largest industry in the world, exceeded only by agriculture," said Bill Todd, author of “Increase Sales Now,” to 400 travel agents at ETI, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company's annual conference. "You couldn't have picked a better career path."
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Houses in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.  (Photo credit: Ed Wetschler )

Posted on May 17th, 2016

Expo de Turismo International (ETI), Part 1: What’s New In Puerto Rico

Two things astonished Recommend's Caribbean editor Ed Wetschler at Puerto Rico's second annual ETI, or Expo de Turismo International.
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. (Photo credit: Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism)

Posted on May 12th, 2016

Delta Vacations Expands Offerings for the Dominican Republic

Due to double-digit growth in 2015, Delta Vacations is offering expanded offerings in the Dominican Republic, including new hotels and flights for 2016.
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The Half Moon Jamaica Resort & Spa in Montego Bay. 

Posted on May 12th, 2016

Report from JAPEX, Part 2: Hotel News

On May 3, Recommend's Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler quoted an Island Routes official who told him that the new highway connecting Montego Bay to Kingston would soon make it possible to expand the company's excursions to the capital. Three days later, Island Routes publicly announced a new Bob Marley and Kingston Highlights tour. We're on a roll, so let's look at some Jamaican hotel news.
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The Queen Emma Bridge in Willemstad, Curaçao.

Posted on May 12th, 2016

Curaçao—Live and Let Live

Yes, there are 65 dive sites, 35 beaches, a highly acclaimed Jazz Festival, varied cultures—from Dutch to Spanish—unique architecture, and a well-known Ostrich Farm, but it's the people of tiny Curaçao, said Eugene Rhuggenaath, Curaçao's Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, over lunch a few weeks ago, that make this Southern Caribbean island stand above the rest.
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Members of Aruban and Cuban governments signing the countries' landmark cooperative agreement in Havana, Cuba.

Posted on May 12th, 2016

Aruban and Cuban Governments Sign Milestone Agreement

Last week in Havana, Cuba, the governments of Aruba and Cuba signed a cooperative agreement in an effort to boost both countries’ tourism sectors.
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Saint Lucia

Posted on May 12th, 2016

Reap the Benefits of Selling Saint Lucia

Set in the West Indies, Saint Lucia is an island vacation that appeals to a wide range of travelers, whether they are interested in all-inclusive hotels, classic inns, boutique hotels with spas or wellness programs.
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Guadeloupe

Posted on May 11th, 2016

The Perks of Selling Guadeloupe

The Guadeloupe Islands, a department of France located in the Caribbean, are attracting visitors thanks to flights and theme packages, not to mention an endless array of activities.
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