Caribbean & Bermuda

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Posted on February 11th, 2016

Innovation at Sea

Whether it's building a naturally powered ship with the largest guest capacity in the world or utilizing the latest technology to satisfy guests' needs, there's no shortage of innovations coming from the Genoa-based Costa Group, whose Costa Cruises line, interestingly enough, began as a party cruise—it's come a long way, baby.
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Countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission. (Photo credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Posted on February 5th, 2016

Travel Industry Responds to Zika

New reports on Zika’s spread, potential effect and modes of transmission surface by the day, but is it, and how is it, affecting travel to destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America?
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Spa treatment room at the Condado Vanderbilt in Puerto Rico.

Posted on February 1st, 2016

Different Visions of Luxury for Fast Escapes

The following five resorts present different visions of vacations, but they all have these two things in common: An ambiance that bespeaks luxury and nonstop flights from the mainland.
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The 694-room, 32-suite all-inclusive Melia Nassau Beach.

Posted on January 26th, 2016

What’s New in the Bahamas

As Joy Jibrilu, Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, noted at a Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Marketplace press conference, The Bahamas is about more than just Baha Mar.
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STR's findings about Caribbean tourism.

Posted on January 25th, 2016

Caribbean Tourism Business: The Big Picture

At the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Marketplace at Atlantis Resort & Casino on Paradise Island, Recommend's Caribbean Editor, Ed Wetschler, was impressed by STR's director of client services Newton Kam's, unbiased, tell-it-like-it-is summarization of STR's findings about Caribbean tourism.
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The Moon Grand Villa.

Posted on January 21st, 2016

Palace Resorts Introduces Palace EDGE Program

Palace Resorts has launched Palace EDGE (Exceptional Destination Groups & Events), a new program for U.S. tour operators that offers group and wedding benefits.
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From left to right: Samora Emmanuel, manager, airport operations - FLL for JetBlue Airways, Petra Roach, director, USA for Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., Richard Sealy, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Dale Holness, Broward County Commissioner, District 9 and Josh Powe, Airport Manager - FLL for JetBlue Airways.

Posted on January 21st, 2016

JetBlue Launches Barbados to Fort Lauderdale Service

Petra Roach, director of the U.S. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) beamed as she announced the launch of JetBlue’s new service from Barbados to Fort Lauderdale, beginning April 28.
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CeBlue Villas & Beach Resort in Anguilla.

Posted on January 21st, 2016

CeBlue Villas & Beach Resort Spring Break Promotion Ends Soon

CeBlue Villas & Beach Resort’s Spring Break promotion ends Jan. 31, giving you just a wee bit of wiggle room to book your clients on a tropical getaway to this boutique property on Crocus Bay Beach in Anguilla.
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Karisma Hotels & Resorts' El Dorado Seaside Suites.

Posted on January 21st, 2016

Karisma Hotels & Resorts Ups Commission to 21 Percent

Karisma Hotels & Resorts is upping its commission to 21 percent and adding a new loyalty travel club program.
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Travel Bound's new Beach Collection 2016 brochure features seaside properties in Hawaii, Florida and California.

Posted on January 20th, 2016

Travel Bound Offers Incentives on Beach Collection

Travel Bound has launched its new Beach Collection 2016 and is offering vacation incentives to agents who make a booking from any of the featured destinations.
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